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

  • 18th March Holi (Hindu)
  • 20th March Naw-Ruz
  • 3rd April (Sun) Ramadan to 2/3 May (Muslim)
  • 2nd April Nawratras -Chatria Navratras:
  • 13th April Vaisakhi/Baisakhi (Sikh)
  • 15th April Good Friday (Christian)/ 17th April Easter Day (Christian)
  • 15th April- 23rd April Passover / Pesach (Jewish)
  • 6th May  – Vesak Full moon Day (Buddhist)

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!

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,…

Faith Festivals… Chanukah

By rff | January 16, 2020

Chanukah … by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum 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 of worship) there were only one, still sealed, container of oil.…

Faith Festivals… Easter

By rff | September 12, 2019

What Easter means to me… by Phil Butcher, Trustee of Redbridge Faith forum As a Christian, Easter is the most important Feast in our calendar. Within Roman Catholicism, in common with many other Christian traditions, the Easter season starts with Lent, forty day period of prayer, almsgiving and abstinence. At the start we receive ‘ashes’…