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Tibetan New Year; a time to cleanse oneself of last year’s negativity and begin anew. Festivities continue for another week and include visits to relatives and resolutions for the year ahead.

Tibetan New Year; a time to cleanse oneself of last year’s negativity and begin anew. Festivities continue for another week and include visits to relatives and resolutions for the year ahead.

Observance of the death of Buddha, the point at which he left the cycle of death and rebirth. Celebrated through meditation and the visitation of temples and monasteries. February 15th is the alternative date.

First day of the new year as based on the movement of the sun, moon, and stars.

Begins the six-week season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection.

Sometimes known as Fat Tuesday; Christian carnival day on the eve of Lent.

The first glimpse of spring, also dedicated to the Celtic goddess Brigid. Begins at sunset of the previous day.

Also called “Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple”; celebrates the presentation of Jesus in the Temple.

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

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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