Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nirvana Day

February 15, 2012 Observance of the death of Buddha at the age of 80 yrs and his entrance into nirvana. Nirvana Day is a time to remember the teachings of the Buddha. Some monasteries will open their doors to lay … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

January 23, 2012 Begins a fifteen Day Festival for Chinese people of all religions. Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of the departed.Traditionally a religious ceremony honoring Heaven and Earth. Year of the Dragon. www.chineseparade.com

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18 -25, 2012 Christian observance with prayers for the restoration of unity between the churches of faith. The theme for 2012 is “We will be changed…” I Cor. 15:51-58. A week for ecumenical dialogue, prayer, and celebration. www.geii.org/wpcu_index.htm

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Bodhi Day

December 8, 2011 Buddhist celebration of the day when prince Gautama took his place under a Bodhi tree and vowed not to move until he reached supreme enlightenment. Here he was tempted to partake in worldly pleasures but found the … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas Day

December 6, 2011 Christians celebrate the birth of St Nicholas bishop of Myra, in modern day Turkey. He is the patron saint of children and who in noted for giving gifts. St Nicholas is also known in the Netherlands as … Continue reading

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