Category Archives: Religious Education

Summer Solstice

In the Northern hemisphere, the summer solstice is the name given to the longest day of the year – i.e. the day when the sun appears highest in the sky and there is more sunlight than on any other day … Continue reading

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How do Jews celebrate Passover

According to the stories, the Jewish people left Egypt in such a hurry that they didn’t have time to wait for the bread they had been baking to rise. To mark this, during Passover they now eat only unleavened bread. … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and the first day of Holy Week. It commemorates the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem at the beginning of the last week of his life. He sent some of his disciples ahead … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday

The word shrove comes from the Old English word shrive meaning penance. It’s the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent a time of fasting. The date changes each year as it is dependent on the … Continue reading

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Saint Andrew’s Day

November 30th is the feast day of Saint Andrew, best known in the UK as the patron saint of Scotland.  It marks the first of a series of Scottish winter celebrations, which continues with Christmas, Hogmanay and Burns Night. Like … Continue reading

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Diwali (Hindu festival)

Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrated on the 15th day of Karthika, which falls between mid-October and mid-November in the Gregorian calendar. This year that will be on 30th of October. Known as the Festival of Light, it signifies the … Continue reading

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The Story of Rama and Sita

When handsome prince Rama married the beautiful Sita, he planned to rule the kingdom with her when his time came to take the throne. However, his wicked stepmother tricked the king into sending them away, and when the old king … Continue reading

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