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These are two distinct events. “Festival of Faiths” is an Annual event held at Jefferson Memorial on Sunday before Christmas, where as Festivals of the World is a calendar of Festivals listed here below. Usually an article is written about major festivals in each faith tradition, it is the essence of the festivals from a layman’s point of view so every one can grasp the meaning and essence of that festival.

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FESTIVALS OF MAY | www.Centerforpluralism.com/festivals/

05/02 – Bahá’í – Twelfth day of Ridvan Festival

05/10 – Buddhism – Buddha’s Birthday

05/11 – Islam – Shab-e-Barat –
Details – http://centerforpluralism.com/muslims-celebrate-shab-e-baraat-a-marathon-prayer-night/

05/23 – Baha’i – Declaration of Bab
Details –http://centerforpluralism.com/bahai-the-declaration-of-the-bab/

05/25 – Zoroastrian – Jashn e Khordad – Celebrating Water –
Details –http://centerforpluralism.com/zoroastrianism-khordad-sal/

05/26 – Islam – Ramadan Month Begins –
Details – http://centerforpluralism.com/is-ramadan-different-from-american-muslims/

05/29 – Baha’i – Ascension of Baha’u’llah
Details – http://centerforpluralism.com/bahai-the-ascension-of-bahaullah/

05/30 – Jewish – Shavuot
Details – http://centerforpluralism.com/judaism-shavout-the-feast-of-the-weeks/

If your festival is not on the list, it is because, there is none this month or possibly we missed it. Please send an email to info@Centerforpluralism.com  – Thanks

JUNE  2017

  • 06/01 – Jewish – Shavuot
  • 06/16 – Sikhism – Guru Arjun Das Sahib Martyrdom
  • 06/20 – Pagan – Summer Solicitice
  • 06/22 – Islam – Laylat al-Qadr (27th of Ramadan)
  • 06/25 – Islam – Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan Eid)
  • 06/25 – Hinduism  – Jagannath Rath Yathra – Chariot Procession
  • 06/29 – Christianity – Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul

YOUR PARTICIPATION REQUESTED – THIS IS VOLUNTARY WORK, IF YOU KNOW A FESTIVAL THAT WE HAVE NOT LISTED- PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO Info@CenterforPluralism.com

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While we are updating the pages with enormous information, I suggest you to google any of the festival in the following manner.  Type in the NAME OF THE FESTIVAL + MIKE GHOUSE and out pops the information from Google.

APRIL 2017 FESTIVALS 

“Festivals of the World” is an educational series started by Mike Ghouse in 1993.

When we live as neighbors, we might as well learn about each other. The best way to build cohesive societies is for its members to understand each other’s sorrows and joys, and festivities and commemorations. Washington dc local news, San diego local news, center for pluralism essence of the festivals of the world, so we can learn about each other 

04/05 –  Ramnvami (Lord Ram’s Birth)  Wednesday, Hinduism –
http://centerforpluralism.com/happy-ramnvami-birth-celebration-of-lord-rama/

04/08 – Mahavir, (Lord Mahavir’s Birth)  Sunday – Jainism
http://centerforpluralism.com/wisdom-of-lord-mahavir-live-and-let-live/

04/08 – Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary Celebrations in New York
http://centerforpluralism.com/guru-gobind-singhs-350th-birth-anniversary-celebrations/

04/10 – Hazrat Ali ( Hazrat Ali’s Birth) Monday – Shia Muslims
http://centerforpluralism.com/hazrat-ali-4th-muslim-caliph/ and
http://centerforpluralism.com/imam-ali/

04/10 – Passover,  Monday, Jewish
http://centerforpluralism.com/a-passover-seder-haggadah-supplement/

04/11 – Hanuman Jayanthi, Tuesday, Hinduism
http://centerforpluralism.com/happy-hanuman-jayanthi-a-hindu-festival/

04/11 – Baisakhi (Festival of Harvest – Hindu, Sikh)
http://centerforpluralism.com/happy-baisakhi/

04/14 – Good Friday (Christianity)

04/16 –  Easter, Sunday, Christianity
http://centerforpluralism.com/a-muslim-pluralist-celebrates-easter-2/

04/20 – Ridvan, Thursday, Bahá’í
http://centerforpluralism.com/bahai-festival-ridvan/

04/23 – Yom Hashoah (Jewish)
http://centerforpluralism.com/yom-hashoah/

04/24 – Shab-e-Meraj Lailat al Meraj – Prophet Muhammad’s ascension
http://centerforpluralism.com/lailat-al-meraj-or-shab-e-meraj-a-muslim-prayer-night/

04/30 – Ghambar Festivals (Zoroastrian)
http://centerforpluralism.com/zoroastrian-festivals-gahambar/

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DATE SYMBOL NAME OF FESTIVAL MONTH DATE RELIGION ARTICLE DESCRIPTION
01/01/16 Gantan-Sai JAN 01/01/16 Shinto
01/01/16 Solemnity of Mary JAN 01/01/16 Christianity
01/05/16 Guru Gobind Singh Birth JAN 01/05/16 Sikh
01/06/16 Ephiphany JAN 01/06/16 Christianity
01/06/16 Nativity of Jesus (Aremenian) JAN 01/06/16 Christianity
01/07/16 Christianityristmas day (Orthodox) JAN 01/07/16 Christianity
01/13/16 Lohri JAN 01/13/16 Sikh
01/14/16 Makra Sankranti/ Pongal JAN 01/14/16 Hindu
01/17/16 World Religion Day JAN 01/17/16 Bahai
01/24/16 Mahayana New Year JAN 01/24/16 Buddhism
01/25/16 Conversion of St. Paul JAN 01/25/16 Christianity
01/25/16 TuB’Shevat JAN 01/25/16 Jewish
01/26/16 Holocaust & Genocides JAN 01/26/16 Pluralism
02/03/16 Setsubun FEB 02/03/16 Shinto
02/10/16 Ash Wednesdy FEB 02/10/16 Christianity
02/10/16 Lent FEB 02/10/16 Christianity
02/11/16 Feast of our Lady (Catholic) FEB 02/11/16 Christianity
02/12/16 Saraswati Puja FEB 02/12/16 Hindu
02/12/16 Vasant PanChristianityami FEB 02/12/16 Sikh
02/15/16 Nirvana Day FEB 02/15/16 Buddhism
03/01/16 The Nineteen Day Fast MAR 03/01/16 Bahai
03/07/16 Shivaratri MAR 03/07/16 Hindu
03/14/16 Clean Monday (Orthodox) MAR 03/14/16 Christianity
03/14/16 Nanakshahi Sikh New Year MAR 03/14/16 Sikh
03/17/16 St. Patrick’s Day MAR 03/17/16 Christianity
03/20/16 Palm Sunday MAR 03/20/16 Christianity
03/20/16 Ridvan MAR 03/20/16 Bahai
03/20/16 Spring Equinox MAR 03/20/16 Pagan
03/23/16 Holi MAR 03/23/16 Hindu
03/24/16 Purim MAR 03/24/16 Jewish
03/25/16 Good Friday MAR 03/25/16 Christianity
03/26/16 Holy Saturday MAR 03/26/16 Christianity
03/27/16 Easter Sunday MAR 03/27/16 Christianity
04/04/16 Annunciation APR 04/04/16 Christianity
04/14/16 Vaisakhi APR 04/14/16 Sikh
04/15/16 Ramnvami APR 04/15/16 Hindu
04/20/16 Mahavir Jayanthi APR 04/20/16 Jain
04/20/16 Ridvan APR 04/20/16 Bahai
04/22/16 Hanuman Jayanthi APR 04/22/16 Hindu
04/22/16 Therevada New Year APR 04/22/16 Buddhism
04/23/16 Passover (April 23-30) APR 04/23/16 Jewish
05/01/16 Easter Sunday (Orthodox) MAY 05/01/16 Christianity
05/05/16 Lailat-ul-Meraj MAY 05/05/16 Islam
05/15/16 Pentecost MAY 05/15/16 Christianity
05/21/16 Shab-e-Barat MAY 05/21/16 Islam
05/23/16 Declration of Bab MAY 05/23/16 Bahai
05/25/16 Buddha Day MAY 05/25/16 Buddhism
05/28/16 Ascension of Baha’ullah MAY 05/28/16 Bahai
05/29/16 Corpus Christianity MAY 05/29/16 Christianity
06/06/16 Ramadan (Full month fasting) JUN 06/06/16 Islam
06/12/16 Shavuot JUN 06/12/16 Jewish
06/20/16 Summer Solictice JUN 06/20/16 Pagan
06/29/16 St. Peters and St. Paul’s Day JUN 06/29/16 Christianity
07/01/16 Shab-e-Qadr JUL 07/01/16 Islam
07/05/16 Eid-al-Fitr (Eid Ramadan) JUL 07/05/16 Islam
07/06/16 Rath Yatra JUL 07/06/16 Hindu
07/09/16 Martyrdom of the Bab JUL 07/09/16 Bahai
07/19/16 Dharma Day JUL 07/19/16 Buddhism
07/22/16 Feast of Mary magdalene JUL 07/22/16 Christianity
08/15/16 Assumption of the Blessed Mary AUG 08/15/16 Christianity
08/18/16 Raksha Bandhan AUG 08/18/16 Hindu
08/25/16 Janamashtami Krishn’s birth AUG 08/25/16 Hindu
08/29/16 Paryushan (8/29-09/05) AUG 08/29/16 Jain
09/08/16 Birth of Virgin Mary SEP 09/08/16 Christianity
09/09/16 Radha Asthami SEP 09/09/16 Hindu
09/11/16 Eid al Adha (bakrid) SEP 09/11/16 Islam
09/11/16 Unity Day USA SEP 09/11/16 Pluralism
09/13/16 Onam SEP 09/13/16 Hindu
09/22/16 Autum Equinox SEP 09/22/16 Pagan
10/01/16 Navaratri ( 9 days) OCT 10/01/16 Hindu
10/02/16 Muharram (Muslim New Year) OCT 10/02/16 Islam
10/03/16 Rosh Hashanah (2 days) OCT 10/03/16 Jewish
10/07/16 Durga Puja OCT 10/07/16 Hindu
10/11/16 Dussehra OCT 10/11/16 Hindu
10/11/16 Yom -e-Ashura OCT 10/11/16 Islam
10/12/16 Yom Kippur OCT 10/12/16 Jewish
10/17/16 Sukkot (7 days) OCT 10/17/16 Jewish
10/20/16 Diwali OCT 10/20/16 Sikh
10/20/16 Guru Grant Saheb initiation OCT 10/20/16 Sikh
10/25/16 SimChristianityat Torah OCT 10/25/16 Jewish
10/30/16 Diwali OCT 10/30/16 Jain
10/30/16 Diwali OCT 10/30/16 Hindu
10/31/16 All Hallows’ Eve OCT 10/31/16 Christianity
10/31/16 Samhain OCT 10/31/16 Pagan
11/01/16 All Saint’s Day NOV 11/01/16 Christianity
11/01/16 Birth of the Bab NOV 11/01/16 Bahai
11/02/16 Birth of Baha’ullah NOV 11/02/16 Bahai
11/14/16 Guru Nanak’s birthday NOV 11/14/16 Sikh
11/15/16 ShiChristianityigosan NOV 11/15/16 Shinto
11/23/16 Niinamesei NOV 11/23/16 Shinto
11/24/16 Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom NOV 11/24/16 Sikh
12/08/16 Bodhi Day DEC 12/08/16 Buddhism
12/08/16 Feast of immaculate conception DEC 12/08/16 Christianity
12/12/16 Prophet Muhammad’s birth DEC 12/12/16 Islam
12/22/16 Winter Solictice DEC 12/22/16 Pagan
12/24/16 Christianityristmas Eve DEC 12/24/16 Christianity
12/25/16 Christianityristmas Day DEC 12/25/16 Christianity
12/25/16 Hanukkah (7 days) DEC 12/25/16 Jewish

At first we published it in Asian News Magazine from 1993 through 2001,in 1996 we went on the air and broadcasted it every Saturday on the Radio, and no festival was missed. Since 2001 – its on Yahoogroups, Facebook and my email campaign and will continue here at the Center for Pluralism.  As the months go, we will add links to each festival sharing what the festival or commemoration is about.

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