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Holy Days

Baha'is to Implement New Calendar Worldwide

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

If you have Baha'i friends, you can ask them what day of what Badi month of what Vahid it is, and if they look a little confused please be forgiving as it may take some time to get adjusted to a new way of measuring one of our most precious common resources -- time.

The Faithful Shopper: For Your Holy Day Holiday

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Passover here and Easter just days away, now is the time to plan a treat for your feast - or as a gift for your host or hostess. Whether you're a...

Eggs on End on the Spring Equinox

Donna Henes | Posted 05.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

The Spring Equinox has long been observed as the start of a new year throughout much of the world, which only makes sense. New life. New beginnings. The spring, when birds lay their eggs, when plants and animals are born, when all of nature is refreshed, replenished, renewed, is a perfect time to begin a new year.

Why are 5 Million 'Spies' Celebrating the First Day of Spring?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Arranging for so many 'secret agents', including Arctic Inuit and Kalahari tribes people, to celebrate "Naw Ruz", a holiday special to Iranians and other countries with historical ties to Persia, seems to be a bizarre way to commit sedition against a country.

This Is What a Holy Day Celebration Looks Like

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Sometimes our holy day celebration might simply comprise a few friends or family members sitting around the coffee table reading some prayers and listening to beautiful recorded music, perhaps with a warm pie out of the oven to follow.

The Birth of Baha'u'llah

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

From the perspective of a statistician, how would you explain that someone who lived in Arabia in the sixth century still has such a profound influence over the lives of a billion of the world's people fourteen centuries later?

The Welcoming Jewish Holy Day Of Sukkot

Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion

The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2013 begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 18, and ends at nightfall September 25. The Festival of ...

My Personal 10 Commandments

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Every year between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I promise to have a better filter, to be more discreet, to just shut up. These are the days of Awe, but I think of them as the days of "Aw," as in, "Aw, why on earth did I say that?"

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 03.07.2012 | Religion

ISTANBUL — Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into chilly waters across southern and eastern Europe on Friday to retrieve crucifixes in cere...

Turn The Holidays Into 'Holy' Days With These Family-Bond-Building Activities

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

You would think that people would be more relaxed at this time, but for many it is the opposite. It is not a time for "holy days," for true connection and contemplation, but instead a time of stress and despair.

Muslims Seek School Closings On Holy Days

wsj.com | SUZANNE SATALINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Muslims groups here are pressing city officials to close public schools on two of the faith's holiest days, just as schools do for major Jewish and Ch...