Yom Hashoah: Remembering Destruction

Quick Facts Summary: a commemoration for Jews killed during the Holocaust 2021 Date: 7th-8th April (sundown to sundown) Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel Linked Holidays: International Holocaust Remembrance Day (worldwide) Background and Theological Significance Yom HaShoah, or in full Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה), is the official Holocaust Remembrance Day […]

Mahavir Jayanti: Learning Liberation

Quick Facts Summary: a Jain festival celebrating the birth of Mahavira 2020 Date: 6th April Celebrated by: Jains, Indians (as a National Holiday) Linked Holidays: Diwali (Jainism), Buddha Jayanti (Buddhism) Background and Theological Significance Jainism developed in the Dharmic theological tradition that originated and evolved in the Indian subcontinent over the course of thousands of […]