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April, 2011

April, 2011

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April, 2011

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  1. April, 2011 Holy days Diverse Religions

  2. April 4-14 • April 4- New Year (Hindu) • April 4-12- Ramayana (Hindu) • April 5- Qingming (Chinese Tradition) • April 12- Ramanavami (Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Rama.  In Ramayana, the day involves telling of stories and going to the temple) • April 14- Baisakhi (in Sikh, the day commemorates the founding of the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh brotherhood )

  3. April16-17 April 16- Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian celebration of the resurrection of Lazarus by Jesus) April 17 • Palm/Passion Sunday (Christian) • MahavirJayanti (Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday. Shrines are visited. Teachings are reviewed and reflected upon)

  4. April 18 April 18-21- Theravadin New Year (Buddhist ) April 18 • Lord's Evening Meal (Jehovah's Witness Christian) • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

  5. April 19-21 April 19-26- Pesach (Passover) (Jewish 8 day pilgrimage festival celebrating the Exodus from slavery to freedom. Also known as Passover)) April 21 • First Day of Ridvan (Baha'i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha'u'llah declared that he was God's messenger for this age. Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9 and 12 of the festival)   • Maundy Thursday (Christian)

  6. April 22-30 April 22- Good (Holy) Friday (All Christians) April 23 • Black Saturday (Christian observance of the day between Jesus' crucifixion and the Easter Ressurrection)  • St. George Day (Christian) April 24- Easter (All Christians) April 29- Ninth Day of Rivan (Baha'i) April 30- St. James the Great Day (Orthodox Christian)