Rama Navami 17 April

Celebrating Rama Navami: The Divine Birth of Lord Rama Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador As the spring season blooms with a sense of renewal, Hindus around the world begin tocelebrate Rama Navami — a dharmic religious festival commemorating the birth of Lord Rama,the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama Navami falls on the … Continue reading “Rama Navami 17 April”

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Vaisakhi 13 April

Post contributed by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Vaisakhi is festival celebrated by Sikhs worldwide which commemorates the founding of the Sikh community, known as Khalsa, in 1699. It is celebrated each year on the 13th or 14th April.  Beyond its religious roots, the festival embodies unity, equality and service. It also marks the harvest festival in the … Continue reading “Vaisakhi 13 April”

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Holi 25 March

Holi, also called the festival of sharing and love or the festival of colours, is a Hindu two-day festival in the Spring. This year Holi is on 25 March, with Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan being celebrated on 24 March. The holiday is officially celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna … Continue reading “Holi 25 March”

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Nowruz 20 March

Post contributed by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, starts at different times across different hemispheres, but is generally marked by the first day of Spring. In 2010, the UN declared March 21st as International Nowruz Day. Nowruz is all about celebrating new beginnings: the start of the new year, the … Continue reading “Nowruz 20 March”

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Maslenitsa 11-17 March

Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador Maslenitsa is a week-long celebration rooted in Slavic tradition that acknowledges thechange from Winter to Springtime; this year Maslenitsa is happening from 11-17 March. This festival originated in pagan times and is celebrated during the last week before the beginning of Lent in the Orthodox Christian calendar. Alternatively … Continue reading “Maslenitsa 11-17 March”

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Maha Shivaratri

Chinnappa, A. N. (2018) Devotees offer prayers and perform rituals in front of a statue of Lord Shiva at a temple in Bengaluru during the Maha Shivratri festival, Available at: https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1668134/maha-shivaratri.jpg Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador Maha Shivaratri is one of the most significant festivals in India, which is known as ‘TheGreat Night … Continue reading “Maha Shivaratri”

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