Lancashire Methodist District

Inter Faith

Inter Faith Religious Festivals 2020

 

April

9                 Passover – begins at sundown, 8 days duration, celebrating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in
                   Egypt (Judaism)

10               Good Friday (Christian)

12               Easter Sunday (Christian)

14               Vaisakhi – harvest festival, and commemoration of the creation of the Khalsa (Sikh)

24               Beginning of Ramadan (Islam)

 

May

1                 Buddha day – celebrates the birth, and death, of the Buddha (Buddhism)                        

28 - 30         Shavuot – commemorates the giving of the 10 commandments (Judaism)

24               Eid al-Fitr – the breaking of the fast of Ramadan (Islam)

31               Pentecost – marking the coming of the holy spirit (Christian)

 

July

30 (3 days)  Eid al Adha – commemorates the story of Abraham and Isaac (Islam)

 

September

18 – 20       Rosh Hashannah – beginning of New year (Judaism)

27              Yom Kippur – day of atonement (Judaism)

 

October

2 - 9           Sukkot – shelters, commemorating protection while journeying from Egypt (Judaism)       

17 - 25       Navratri – nine nights festival (Hinduism)                                               

31              All Hallows / All Saints (Christian)

 

November

8 – 15        INTER FAITH WEEK

12             Birth of prophet Bahaullah (Ba’hai)

14             Diwali – festival of light (Hinduism, Sikhism)

30             Birth of Guru Nanak (Sikh)

 

December

8               Bodhi day – enlightenment of the Buddha (Buddhism)

10 - 18      Hannukah – marks the rededication of the temple after a defeat of the Greeks (Judaism)
25             Christmas (Christian)