Jun 14, 9:42 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 05/15/18 AT 7:39 AM Depending on the sighting of the moon, the Muslim holy month of fasting or Ramadan is supposed to begin May 15.Ramadan is a time when Muslims all over the globe unite to celebrate their faith by fasting from dawn (fajr) until dusk (maghrib), praying five times a day and giving alms. The fast is broken after sunset by consuming “iftar,” that is, drinking water or eating dates while chanting prayers.The Muslims believe fasting and abstaining from bad practices such as drinking, sex, smoking and telling lies, is supposed to rekindle their relationship with God or Allah.This year, while most Arab countries including Saudi Arabia are expected to ssee the new moon on Tuesday, other countries like Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and India may see the new moon the following day, hence beginning the lunar month a day … [Read more...] about Ramadan 2018: Customs From Around The World For Islamic Fasting Month [Photos]
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Feb 04, 5:23 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Suman Varandani @suman09 02/16/18 AT 7:47 AM The Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, falls on Friday and this day is one of the most important traditional celebrations in China and other countries with a large Chinese population. Each year corresponds to one of 12 different zodiac signs and animals — the rooster, monkey, dragon, tiger, goat, dog, horse, snake, ox, rat, pig and rabbit. This year is the year of the dog.The Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year as it is based on the lunar calendar. It normally falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20 and lasts about 15 days, until the full moon arrives with the Festival of Lanterns.The earliest-known records of the celebrations date back to as early as the 14th century B.C., when the Shang Dynasty was in power, according to the History Channel.The … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year 2018: Greetings, Traditions, History Of The Annual Spring Festival
World Christmas is a special time for people around the world celebrating the annual holiday. People spend time with family and loved ones, exchange gifts, and create lasting memories with one another. The day is a religious holiday Christians celebrate to welcome the birth of Jesus, according to Britannica. The holiday has many different names and by the 20th century was celebrated by Christians and non-Christians, developing into a secular family holiday, according to Britannica. Although Christmas was a holiday celebrated in different ways around the world, it did not become a federal holiday in the U.S. in 1870, according to History.com. When Oliver Cromwell the Puritans took over England in 1645, they canceled Christmas to get rid of cultural traditions in England. The holiday was restored when Charles II came into power in 1649. In America, the holiday was outlawed in Boston from 1659 to 1681 and anyone who was caught celebrating the holiday was fined five shillings, according … [Read more...] about The History of Christmas and Holiday Traditions Celebrated Around The World
PUBLISHED: 10:26 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 21 September 2018 Zita Whalley The Yellow offer various fitness classes for the Brent community Image: The Yellow www.chriswinter.co.uk [email protected] 07970108312 A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Berent community. From October 1 the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free, Find a new hobby at Wembley Park's newest community centre. Image: The YellowThe Yellow, Wembley Park’s community centre, will reopen October 1 in brand-new, state-of-the-art premises. Formally The Yellow Pavilion, the centre is delivered by Quintain - the team behind the regeneration of Wembley Park - in partnership with Brent Council. The hub invites residents to take part in the creative and dynamic classes that will further position Brent as the 2020 London Borough of Culture while creating more opportunities for the local … [Read more...] about Vibrant new community centre opens in Wembley Park.
By Liz Teitz Published 10:51 am CST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The celebration was observed locally Saturday, Nov. 4, 2018. Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The celebration was observed locally Saturday, Nov. 4, 2018. Photo: B. Kay Richter For MySA Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The celebration was observed locally Saturday, Nov. 4, 2018. Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The celebration was observed locally Saturday, Nov. 4, 2018. Photo: B. Kay Richter For MySA Diwali is India's most important holiday and celebrates the victory of good over evil. The celebration was observed locally Saturday, Nov. … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: Diwali lights up downtown San Antonio with music, dance and culture