Monthly Archives: July 2011

Visakha Puja – Buddha Day

May 6, 2012 Buddhist marking of the birth, enlightenment and death (attainment of Nirvana) of Lord Buddha. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=15&menuid=21967&pageid=19137

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National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2012 Is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress when people of various faith traditions are asked to pray and meditate. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/29/presidential-proclamation-national-day-prayer

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Holy Week – Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

April 1-8, 2012 In Christianity Holy Week is the week immediately before Easter. It commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the gospels. http://www.crivoice.org/cyholyweek.html

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New Year – Hindu

February 23, 2012 The New Year is based on the months in the Lunar Hindu Calendar. http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/byrnes-celebrations/diwali.html

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Spring Equinox – Nav Ruz/Norouz (New Year) – Bahi’a/Zoroastrian

March 20, 2012 Baha’i observance of the vernal equinox symbolizing spiritual growth and renewal. Zoroastrian New Year. http://www.heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/nowruz/nowruz2.htm

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