Christian Festivals…

Christian Festivals… by Rosemary Jackson,  Redbridge Faith forum Member Christian Festivals The main festivals celebrated by Christians are Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. These festivals are inextricably linked. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Easter is when we remember His sacrificial death and His resurrection. Pentecost is when we rejoice that God sent…

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Faith Festivals… Chanukah

Chanukah … by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum This year, Chanukah started  7 December and ends Friday 15 December. This festival notes the reclaiming of the Jewish Temple by a group of freedom fighters called the Macabees. When they entered the Temple to light the everlasting light (a feature in many places…

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Hajj and the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid Al Adha)

Eid Al Adha by Mohamed Omer, Muslim representative & Chair of Redbridge Faith Forum Every year, Muslims young and old, rich and poor, kings and peasants from all over the world take part in the largest gathering on Earth; the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj is a religious obligation that every Muslim must fulfil, if…

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VESAK – 5th May 2023

VESAK is a religious and cultural festival celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. It is celebrated in the day of full moon in the month of May with utmost devotion. This day holds great importance for Buddhists as the day is marked important events that took place in the life of Buddha on this…

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