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Eid-Al-Adha

Eid-Al-Adha takes place on varying dates in June each year, following the Islamic lunar calendar. This significant Islamic festival commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God, and it coincides with the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca. The exact date of Eid-Al-Adha may vary from year to year, depending on the sighting of the moon, but it is a time of spiritual reflection, gratitude, and celebration for Muslims around the world.

Epiphany / Twelfth Night

Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night takes place on the 6th of January every year and marks the end of the Christmas season and commemorates the revelation of Jesus as the Son of God in Christian tradition.

Orthodox Christmas Day

Orthodox Christmas Day is usually celebrated on the 7th of January every year and is a significant religious holiday observed by Orthodox Christians worldwide.

World Religion Day

World Religion Day takes place on the third Sunday of January every year, is a day dedicated to fostering interfaith understanding and harmony.

St Brigid’s Day (Ireland)

St Brigid's Day takes place on the 1st of February every year, marking a significant cultural and religious occasion in Ireland. This day celebrates St Brigid of Kildare, one of Ireland's patron saints, known for her compassion, generosity, and strong connection to Irish heritage.

Candlemas Day

Candlemas Day takes place on the 2nd of February every year, a Christian holiday that marks the presentation of Jesus at the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary. It is also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Event Series Start of Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community. As the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, Ramadan rotates by approximately 10 days each year. 

Good Friday

Good Friday, observed on 29th March this year but varying annually between March 20th and April 23rd, holds profound significance in the Christian faith, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his ultimate sacrifice for humanity's redemption.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, a cherished day of celebration and renewal, graces us with its presence on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 each year. This sacred holiday, observed by Christians worldwide, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and symbolises hope, redemption, and the promise of new beginnings. Whether you're a devout believer, a seeker of spiritual truths, or simply someone who appreciates the traditions and festivities of Easter, this day offers a time of reflection, rejoicing, and renewal.

Easter Tuesday

Easter Tuesday, occurring the day after Easter Monday, continues the spirit of celebration and reflection that permeates the Easter season. Falling on the Tuesday following Easter Sunday each year, this day offers a gentle transition from the festivities of Easter weekend back into the routines of daily life.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday, observed the day after Easter Sunday, is a time for relaxation, reflection, and continued celebration. Falling on the Monday following Easter Sunday each year, this day holds significance in many cultures and traditions as a continuation of the Easter festivities.

Passover (Jewish)

Passover, a cherished Jewish holiday, occurs annually, typically in March or April following the Hebrew calendar. This significant celebration serves as a reminder of the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The date may vary slightly each year due to the lunar calendar, but the essence of Passover remains consistent – a time for reflection, gratitude, and family gatherings.

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