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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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Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, or greater Eid, is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijah, the 12 month of the Islamic calendar. This year this will be around 10th-11th September, depending on the sighting of the new moon. Also known as … Continue reading

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Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, or lesser Eid, celebrates the breaking of the fasting during Ramadan. It is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. This year that will be around … Continue reading

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Why do Jews celebrate Passover

Passover, or Pesach, is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar. It celebrates the Jews leaving Egypt and slavery behind them, and being led to freedom by Moses. The Pharaoh at the time refused to set the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Lantern festival takes place at the very end of the Chinese New Year celebrations but it is not a national holiday in China. The festival can be traced back two thousand years. It began as a Buddhist custom where … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in…

Over the last two Decembers I have published a series of posts about how Christmas is celebrated in different countries. There are quite a few of them now, and I shall be continuing the series in future Decembers, so I … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in Greenland?

Christmas trees have to be imported, mostly from Denmark, because trees don’t grow that far north. Every village puts a tree on the nearest hilltop so that everybody can see it, and then people decorate their own Christmas trees on … Continue reading

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