Dec 31, 5:00 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 12/31/18 AT 5:00 AM The new year is here and while we don't need a reminder for when St. Patricks Day or Christmas Day falls, there are some religious holidays that depend on the lunar calendar. Below is a list of religious holidays for the world’s major religions. Please note: Jewish, Baha’i and Islamic holidays begin at sunset the previous day.Christian holidays 2019:Jan. 6, Sunday: EpiphanyJan. 13, Sunday: Baptism of the Jesus: Feb. 2, Saturday: CandlemasFeb. 14, Thursday: St. Valentine's DayMarch 6, Wednesday: Ash WednesdayMarch 17, Sunday: St. Patrick's DayMarch 19, Tuesday: St. Joseph's DayApril 14, Sunday: Palm SundayApril 18, Thursday: Maundy ThursdayApril 19, Friday: Good FridayApril 21, Sunday: EasterApril 22, Monday: Easter MondayApril 23, Tuesday: St. George's DayMay 30, … [Read more...] about Religious Holidays 2019: Complete Calendar For Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist Religions
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Laura Davison, Bloomberg Published 9:20 am PST, Friday, December 21, 2018 The federal government is running out of time to avert a shutdown in the days leading up to the Christmas holiday as Democrats, Republicans and the White House are at an impasse about a line item representing .004 percent of the spending this fiscal year -- $5 billion for President Donald Trump's border wall. Without a funding bill, nine federal departments and several agencies -- representing about a quarter of the $1.24 trillion in government spending for fiscal year 2019 -- will shut down early Dec. 22. The remaining three-quarters of the government, including the Department of Defense, Department of Labor and Health and Human Services, were already funded and won't be affected by the shutdown. Federal rules prohibit employees classified as "essential" from taking paid time off, including time for illness, vacation or religious obligations during a shutdown. That includes security staff at … [Read more...] about Holiday flights safe, but not national park trips in shutdown
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Updated 12:17 pm CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 The 32nd annual Alamo Heights Night put the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word into a Fiesta mood Friday night, April 20, 2018. The 32nd annual Alamo Heights Night put the campus of the University of the Incarnate Word into a Fiesta mood Friday night, April 20, 2018. Photo: Marco Garza For MySA On Friday, April 27, 2018, Fiesta continued in Market Square. The Fiesta included live bands as well as the traditional fiesta foods and beverages. On Friday, April 27, 2018, Fiesta continued in Market Square. The Fiesta included live bands as well as the traditional fiesta foods and beverages. Photo: Marco Garza/Give Me A Shot For MySA Buy photo Fiesta spirit was in full force on Thursday, April 27, 2018, during college night at NIOSA. The tradition … [Read more...] about Easter pushes Oyster Bake, other events, to before Fiesta’s official start in 2019
IT is a time of year which marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on Jesus' disciples. It is more commonly known as Whitsun for those who are not religious - and there is some confusion over whether it means a day off work. Here's what you need to know. When is Whitsun 2018 and is it a UK bank holiday? In 2018, Whitsun is on Sunday, May 20. Whitsun is the seventh Sunday after Easter and is the name for the Christian festival of Pentecost. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ's disciples. Whit Monday follows Whitsun, which falls this year on Monday, May 21, 2018. This date used to be a bank holiday in the United Kingdom, but in 1967 it was replaced by a fixed bank holiday on the last Monday of May. This year, the bank holiday at the end of May falls on Monday, May 28, 2018. What is Pentecost? Pentecost is a Christian holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter. It marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and followers of Jesus Christ while they were in … [Read more...] about What date is Pentecost 2018, what is Whitsun and is the Christian observance a bank holiday?
MORE than 15million people around the world adhere to Judaism, an ancient religion spanning over 3,000 years. But how do observers celebrate the Hebrew calendar? From Lag BaOmer to Purim, here's the rundown of the major Jewish festivals for the coming year. What are the major Jewish festivals? There are numerous Jewish festivals, but only five of them allow observers to miss work. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover and Shavuot are viewed as the most important festivals in Judaism, where observers are forbidden from labour. Work is permitted on two minor holidays, Purim and Hanukkah. But there are others too, dotted throughout the Hebrew year. Here's the background to the festivals, and how they're celebrated. Shabbat - The Sabbath Shabbat means seventh, and comes at the end of the Jewish week every Saturday. The weekly festival is so central to Jewish life that the term shomer Shabbat (Shabbat observer) is synonymous with religious Jews. The day of rest begins on Friday at … [Read more...] about Jewish festivals 2018-2019 – from Shavuot and Purim to Yom Kippur, here are all the special dates for the Hebrew Year