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Mahayana New Year

posted by sandrews

Observance of the new year; falls on the first full moon of January.

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Tu B’Shevat

posted by Jana Melpolder

Also known as New Year for Trees; Israel’s celebration of trees (begins at sundown).

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Martin Luther King Day

posted by Jana Melpolder

The third Monday of January; commemorates the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the preacher and leader of the U.S. civil rights movement.

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Test Event

posted by sandrews

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World Religion Day

posted by Jana Melpolder

Observance to create unity, ease suffering, and bring peace. Observed every third Sunday of January.

Ashura

posted by Jana Melpolder

Commemorates the martyrdom of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

Makar Sankrant

posted by Jana Melpolder

Festival marking the day the sun begins its northward journey and enters the sign of Makar. Celebrants traditionally bathe at the Prayag and Ganga Sagar.

Maghi

posted by Jana Melpolder

Commemoration of a battle in which forty Sikhs died for Guru Gobindh Singh Ji.

Hijra (Islamic New Year)

posted by Jana Melpolder

First day of the first month of the Islamic year.

Epiphany / Three Kings Day

posted by Jana Melpolder

Culmination of the Christmas season when the Magi arrive in Bethlehem; Epiphany means the “showing.”

Feast of the Theophany

posted by Jana Melpolder

Feast to recall the revelation of the Trinity in Christ’s baptism.

Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday

posted by Jana Melpolder

Celebrates the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the ten Gurus.

Gantan-sai / Shogatsu

posted by Jana Melpolder

New Year festival; day to visit a shrine in order to thank the kami, ask the kami for good fortune, and make resolutions for the year ahead.

Feast of St. Basil

posted by Jana Melpolder

Commemoration of St. Basil the Great, father of Eastern monasticism.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

posted by Jana Melpolder

Celebrates Mary’s most important title as Mother of God and continues the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

New Year

posted by Jana Melpolder

Non-religious and traditional celebration of the new calendar year.

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