Faith Festivals… Pesach

What Pesach means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum     This is the festival of Passover. This remembers the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. We eat unleavened bread (Matzo) as the Israelites didn’t have time to bake bread because of their speedy departure from Egypt. …

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Faith Festivals… Ramadan 23rd March 2023

What Ramadan means to me… by Mohamed Omer, Muslim representative & Chair of Redbridge Faith Forum Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and Muslims believe that it is during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Muslims see this month…

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Hindu Festivals – NAWRATRAS -CHATRIA NAVRATRAS: 22nd March 2023

What is this festival? Naw or Nav means nine, ratra means night so it is the festival of nine nights. As with all other Hindu festivals there are a few different aspects attached to the festival of Nawratras ie Seasonal: The nawratras are celebrated twice a year, in the Spring, Chatria Navratras and in the…

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Baha’i Naw-Ruz  (New Year) 20th March 2023

Baha’i Naw-Ruz  (New Year) 20th March 2023 Naw-Ruz is one of the 9 Baha’i Holy Days that are celebrated all over the world, annually, by members of the Baha’i Community.  On all of the Holy Days work is suspended and school children usually take the day off, if permitted, to celebrate with their family and…

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Hindu Festivals – Festival of Holi

Holi, the festival of colours and bonfires, is one of the most joyful festive holidays of the year. It is celebrated on full moon day in February – March.  Like most Hindu festivals, the date for Holi changes every year because it is dependent on the lunar calendar. It is a celebration of the arrival…

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