An introduction to Faith Festivals

We have been asking our trustees to share with us a brief guide to a Faith festival that is important to them.

Click on the buttons below to see what they say.

Some of our trustees have shared Festivals they are celebrating and what it means to them.

Faith Festivals

We will be adding to these over the next few months, so please come back and have a look again!

We hope you find them useful and informative!

Baha’i Naw-Ruz  (New Year) 19th March 2024

By rff | March 29, 2023

Baha’i Naw-Ruz  (New Year) 19th March 2024 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…

Celebrating Faith Festivals in 2021 Safely

By rff | April 15, 2021

  Practice Eco Conscious Ramadan It was in the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages giving guidance and distinguishing between right and wrong. So any one of you who is present that month should fast, and anyone who is ill or on a journey should make up…

Faith Festivals… Tu B’Shevat

By rff | February 10, 2020

What means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Tu B’Shevat falls in February. Tu B’Shevat This is the new year for trees and in the Holy Land very many trees are planted. School children are encouraged to take part in tree planting ceremonies. This is an…

Faith Festivals… Purim

By rff | January 16, 2020

What Purim means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Purim falls in March this year. It is to celebrate the survival of the Jewish people in Persia. Queen Esther, wife of the King,  Ahasuhearus, petitioned the King to protect his Jewish subjects. The Chief Minister, Haman,…