This is celebrated on January 14 in the years through 2100 according to the Gregorian calendar. Observances that show respect for the domestic animals that matter a lot to people. Observed by the Baha’i’ to enhance and commemorate interfaith harmony and understanding. In major US cities, the day eventually evolved into a month-long series of events and became GLBT Pride Month. Celebrated by Muslims in the last ten days of Ramadan to commemorate the first revelation to Muhammad of the Holy Quran, it is also known as the night when destinies are decided and Muslims pray to Allah for a good destiny. The Declaration of Independence was signed on this day in 1776.is the world's largest Speed Dating service for single professionals with monthly events in over 70 cities in the US and Canada.If you are so successful and busy that you don't have time to meet new people, don't like to date clients or co-workers and are not interested in the bar scene then try Pre-Dating speed dating events! 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The New Year is celebrated to commemorate the kindness and generosity of St. Asalha Puja, also known as Dharma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. Celebrated by Rastas to commemorate the birthday of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican politician who foretold the crowning of a King in Africa, and instigated the “Black to Africa” movement. Festival that celebrates and honors the loving bond that exists between a brother and a sister. Celebrates and commemorates the 5243 Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna, the highest and most revered god in the Hindu religion. Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican churches mark this day to celebrate the heavenly birthday (the day she was received into heaven) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the LGBT Community, “coming out” means the voluntary self-disclosure of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Hindu celebration to commemorate Rama’s victory over evil. The day of Ashura or the tenth day of the first Islamic month (Muharram), is observed by Muslims as a whole. Celebrated by Jews as the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, it is also known as the Day of Atonement and is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance. to celebrate and honor 500 years of North American Indigenous people’s resistance and survival. This day is observed by the Baha’i followers to celebrate the birthday of the founder of the Babiism, a precursor to the Baha’i faith. Observance and commemoration of the completion of the yearly cycle of weekly Torah readings. Celebrates the festival of lights, the most colorful and popular festival celebrated with great fervor by Hindus, Janis, and Sikhs. Also celebrated by the Pagans as the Feast of the Dead; Pagans also celebrated it to commemorate the Celtic New Year. Celebrated by Anglican and Roman Catholic Christians to honor all known and unknown saints. Mexicans regard this annual holiday as a happy occasion that reunites them with the souls of loved ones. Celebration of the birth of Saint Nicolas, patron saint of children and the role model for gift giving. Celebrated by Roman Catholics to commemorate the Virgin Mary’s conception as being without sin and therefore immaculate. Buddhists commemorate Siddhartha Gautama’s attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India. Established by the United Nations in 1948, it commemorates the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is the date most celebrated although it is celebrated on different dates in India and Pakistan. Day observed by catholic Christians commemorating the legendary appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531 c.e. During the seven days of the holiday, people visit one another’s homes to offer good wishes for the New Year. July 23: Birthday of Haile Selassie I; Haile Selassie (Rastafari). Roman Catholic observance and commemoration of their belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, was taken body and soul into heaven. This commemorates and marks the death and burial of the Virgin Mary. September 8-13: Hajj (Islam), the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca). Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, typically referred to as Patriot Day, is dedicated to remembering the 2,977 people killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City, New York, United States. Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. Beginning at sundown on the day before, Eid al-Adha lasts for three days and commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to obey God by sacrificing his son. Shia Muslims observe Ashura to mark the martyrdom of Hussain. From that day to the present, Native Americans observe Indigenous People’s Day, not Columbus Day. 17-23: (sunset of the previous day to nightfall of last day) Sukkot (Jewish) also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. The literal translation of Simchat Torah is “Rejoicing in the Torah.” Oct. October 31-November 1: Somhain (Southern Hemisphere Wiccan). This two-day celebration honors the souls of dead children on 11/1 and honors the souls of older relatives and friends on 11/2. This day has become an annual day of recognition of AIDS to: remember those who have died, acknowledge the need for continued commitment to care for those who are HIV/AIDS-positive, and to support the research to find a cure. Many churches are named for this saint who is also the Dutch version of Santa Claus. Siddhartha Gautama was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. * JUDAISM: All Jewish holidays begin and end at sundown on the dates listed. This is celebrated on the first Sunday of the year, but if this Sunday falls on January 1, 6, or 7, it is celebrated on January 2. However, since the 7th month of the year roughly coincides with August rather than July according to the formerly used lunar calendar, Obon is still observed in mid-August in many regions of Japan, while it is observed in mid-July in other regions. The first Monday in September is celebrated with picnics and parades honoring workers in the two countries. The “Paryushan-Parva,” is celebrated annually for self-purification and uplift and reinforces adherence to the ten universal virtues in practical life. It was an ideal opportunity to set up local governments in Mexico since Spain was in turmoil without clear leadership. This day was first observed by the United Nations General Assembly in1982. Each festival day is dedicated to one of the different forms taken by Durga. This is a time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and repentance. While not an official government holiday, most American-Indian organizations and tribes do observe this holiday. Founded in 1988, in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, the emphasis is that the most basic form of activism is coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person. Each evening candles are lit on the “menorah” (candelabra), adding one candle each night.
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