Rakehel

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    Ramanavami

    Local customs vary. A Hindu celebration commemerating the birth of Lord Rama, hero of the religious epic poem, The Ramayana. The day involves telling stories and going to the temple.
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    Easter

    Considered the most holy of Christian sacred days. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion. Observances include worship services, special music, feasting, and parades.
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    Purim

    Begins at sundown on the day before. A Jewish celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide. Giving to the poor, sharing food with friends, and merrymaking mark the observance.
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    Good Friday

    A Christian remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus and the related events.
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    Palm Sunday

    A Christian celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The day begins Holy Week. Observed by worship celebrations and parades using palm branches
  6. The commemoration of an event in World War II when four Chaplains of Jewish and Christian traditions (Catholic and Protestant) gave their life jackets to others as a troop ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
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    Holi

    Local customs vary. The Hindu spring festival dedicated to the god of pleasure. It is observed in a colorful and exuberant manner. People shower each other with colored water and smear a red or green powder on each other.
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    Ashura

    An Islamic optional single day fast recognizing the Creation, Noah's departure from the ark, and the saving of Moses from Pharaoh. ashura.com
  9. An interdenominational commemoration of an event in World War II when four Chaplains of Jewish and Christian traditions (Catholic and Protestant) gave their life jackets to others as a troop ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean. *(Scroll down the page at the link below.)* oostburgfpc.org
  10. An oldie but moldie: Drawing Down the Moon, by Margot Adler. What can I say, I'm a late bloomer?! But I am enjoying the large amount of info presented.
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    World Religion Day

    Originally a Baha'i sponsored day dedicated to the unity and oneness of all the world's religions. Many other religions also now commemorate the day. worldreligionday.org
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    Twelfth Night

    A Christian observance of the close of Christmastide. Some calendars note the day as being observed on the 5th. schooloftheseasons
  13. Catholic Christian honoring of the appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531 c.e.
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    Hanukkah

    Begins at sundown on the day before. Observed through the 15th. Known as the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is a commemoration of the Maccabean recapture and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple in 165-164 BCE. Special readings and praise songs focus on liberty and freedom. The eight candle Menorah is lit.
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    Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)

    Buddhist celebration remembering the time when Prince Gautama took his place under the Bodhi tree, vowing to remain there until he attained supreme enlightenment. Local customs vary.
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    Day of Covenant

    Baha'i celebration of the covenant as presented in the last will and testament of Baha'u'llah.
  17. This particular date regards the United States, but other countries have similar holidays and/or traditions. holidays.net
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    Al-Quds Day

    Islamic day for proclaiming solidarity in support of oppressed people. inminds.co.uk
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    All Souls' Day

    A Christian day of prayers of intercession for the dead. Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the vision of God in heaven.
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    Reformation Day

    Protestant Christian anniversary in rememberance Martin Luther posting his Theses on a Wittenberg Church door. sundayschoollessons.com
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    Samhain

    Samhain (October 31): Wicca celebration of endings and beginnings. Revering of elders is observed. Begins at sundown the day before. This holiday is considered the Witches' New Year, representing one full turn of the seasonal year. This is the last of the harvest Sabbats. Halloween is celebrated on October 31st, Samhain is recognized as November 7th. They both stand for the same purpose. This holiday celebrates and honors the dead and as well as a time to appreciate and be grateful for the year's harvest. It is a time to get ready for the upcoming winter.
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    Milvian Bridge Day

    Christian day of solemn reflection on the relationship of the spiritual community and the powers of civil government. On Oct 28, 312 c.e., Emperor Constantine prevailed in a battle and proceeded to make Christianity the legal religion of the Roman Empire.
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    St. Francis Day

    Catholic Christian day celebrated for many reasons. Animals are commomly blessed. St. Francis founded the Franciscan Monastic Order. stjohnthedivine.org
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    Ganesh Chaturthi

    A Hindu festival to honor Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati. Images of Ganesha are worshipped. Local customs may vary. hindunet.org
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    Lailat al Miraj

    Islamic observance of Mohammed's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension to heaven. bbc.co.uk