Ramadan 22/3-21/4

The month of Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of 22 March, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca. Lasting for 30 days, this year Ramadan will end on the evening of 21 April, depending on the sighting of the moon. The auspicious month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, contemplation … Continue reading “Ramadan 22/3-21/4”

22 March 2023 by

Nowruz (20 March)

Nowruz is the Iranian or Persian New Year. It marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the March equinox, when the sun crosses the equator from south to north. The spelling and pronunciation of Nowruz varies by country – other spellings include Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevrus and Nauryz. Over … Continue reading “Nowruz (20 March)”

20 March 2023 by

Holi 8 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 8 March, with Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan happening on 7 March. The holiday is officially celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna of … Continue reading “Holi 8 March”

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Hinamatsuri (3 March)

Hinamatsuri is a Japanese festival that is celebrated every year on the 3rd of March. It is also known as the doll festival, and it celebrates female children where people pray for their continued health and happiness. During the holiday, families display ceramic dolls dressed in the decorative robes of the ancient imperial court. This … Continue reading “Hinamatsuri (3 March)”

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La Chandeleur 2 February

In France and Belgium, 2 February is a day often dedicated to the making and eating of crêpes. Religiously, this day is known in the Christian faith as La Chandeleur or Candlemass, marking the day that Jesus was presented at the temple in Jerusalem and takes its name from the Christian tradition of bringing candles … Continue reading “La Chandeleur 2 February”

2 February 2023 by