Ridván: The Quest for Unity and Peace

Quick Facts Summary: a Bahá’í festival commemorating Bahá’u’lláh as a Manifestation of God 2019 Date: 20th April – 2nd May (sundown to sundown) Celebrated by: Bahá’í Linked Holidays: Naw-Rúz Background and Theological Significance Ridván is the principal religious festival for Bahá’í, and is often referred to as the ‘Most Great Festival’. It is seen as […]

The Dormition and Assumption of Mary: Celebrating the Mother of God

Quick Facts and Stats   Summary: A Feast commemorating the death of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and her subsequent assumption into heaven.   2018 Date: 15th August   Celebrated by: Christians (Primarily the Orthodox and Catholic churches)   Linked Holidays: The Twelve Great Feasts of the Eastern Orthodox Church; The Feast of the Transfiguration. […]

Shavuot: Gifts from God

Quick Facts Summary: a Jewish harvest festival that also commemorates the giving of the Torah   2018 Date: 19th – 21st May (sunset to sunset)   Celebrated by: Jews   Linked Holidays: Pesach / Passover, Sukkot (Judaism), Pentecost (Christianity)   Background and Theological Significance Shavuot (in Hebrew, שבועות), literally meaning the Festival of Weeks, is […]