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Hari Raya Puasa by Nazry Bahrawi

Hari Raya Puasa is the Malay name for ‘Eid al-Fitr ( الفطر عيد ) that is celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is a common mistake among the uninitiated to think of it as a celebration […]

Dragon Boat Festival by Zhao Zhenxing

The Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Jie (端午节) falls on the 5th day of the 5th Moon in the Chinese calendar, and its symbol is the pyramidal rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves, called Zong Zi (粽子)

Vesak Day by Alastair Gornall

In Theravada Buddhism (the form of Buddhism practised in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) the festival of Vesak is the day of the year in which the Buddha was (1) born, (2) became enlightened, and (3) died/entered nirvāṇa.

Labour Day by Nilanjan Raghunath

Labour Day or May Day is celebrated in many countries on 1 May. In the United States, it takes place on the first Monday in the month of September and therefore the long weekend is […]

Easter Week by Paolo Di Leo

Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ, is known and celebrated in many countries, even where Christianity is not the main religion. However, it is not Christmas that is the most important liturgical event […]