Religious Holidays

BRIEF HISTORY OF HOLIDAYS

Centre Holiday Traditions

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Centre is associated with the Presbyterian Church through a formal covenant with the Synod of Living Waters.

Here’s a list of religious holidays taking place this year.

July

17 Eid al-Fitr (Islam—conclusion of Ramadan fasting; begins at sundown on 17th.

24 Pioneer Day (Mormonism—celebrates Latter Day Saints’ entrance into Salt Lake Valley.

September

13, 14, 15 Rosh Hashanah (Judaism—New Year; start of 10 High Holy Days; begins at sundown on 13th)

22, 23 Yom Kippur (Judaism—Day of Atonement; begins at sundown on 22nd)

23-24 Eid al-Adha (Islam—Feast of Sacrifice that concludes Pilgrimage; begins at sundown on 23rd)

27 Sukkot (Judaism—begins at sundown on 27th)

November

11 through 15 Diwali (Hinduism—Festival of Lights)

29 First Sunday of Advent (Christianity—Four Sundays of Advent before Christmas)

December

6, 7 through 14 Hanukkah (Judaism—Festival of Lights; begins at sundown on 6th and ends on 14th)

25 Christmas (Christianity—birth of Jesus)

February

10 Ash Wednesday (Christianity—beginning of 40 days of Lent before Holy Week)

March

20 Palm Sunday (Christianity)

23, 24 Purim (Judaism; begins at sundown on 23rd)

23 Holi (Hinduism—Festival of Colors)

25 Good Friday (Christianity)

27 Easter Sunday (Christianity)

April

23 through 30 Passover (Judaism—Feast of Unleavened Bread; begins at sundown on 23rd; observed through 30th)

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