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
Religious festivals around the world
Nov 07, 7:23 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Ishani Roy @royishani_roy 10/19/17 AT 9:24 AM The Indian festival of lights, called Diwali, was celebrated Thursday in India and in other parts of the world. People lit oil lamps known as "diyas" and candles, along with other firework displays.The glittering festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. The date of Diwali changes each year depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. For instance, in 2018, Diwali will fall on Nov. 7 and in 2019, it will occur on Oct. 27.The festival is celebrated over a span of five days with Diwali being the third day, which is the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik.This year, the festival of lights was on Oct. 19. Also known as Deepavali, which is a Sanskrit word for "rows of lighted lamps," it is one of the most popular festivals … [Read more...] about Diwali 2017 Photos: Indian Festival Of Lights Celebrated All Over The World
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Mehal Jain July 17, 2018 10:30 pm Change Font Size In the written submissions, the petitioner submitted that the restriction on the entry of women in the Sabarimala temple is nowhere connected with the religious practices performed there. The Supreme Court five-judge bench on Tuesday commenced hearing on the challenge to the constitutionality of the ban on entry of women in the historic Sabarimala Temple. Opening the case of the petitioners, Advocate R. K. Gupta submitted that it has been an age-old practice to restrict the access of the temple to menstruating women between the age of 10 and 50 years. [Breaking] Entry Of Women To Sabarimala Temple: SC Refers The Matter To Constitution Bench [Read Judgment] He drew the attention of the bench to the judgment of a Division Bench of the High Court of Kerala in S. Mahendran v. The Secretary, Travancore Devaswom Board, upholding the practice of banning the entry … [Read more...] about Sabarimala Women’s Entry [Day-1] Restrictions On Entry Of Women Nowhere Connected With Religious Practices In The Temple, Submits Petitioner [Read Written Submissions]
Each year Unesco's list of World Heritage sites around the world expands, with France now up to a grand total of 44 after the addition of the stunning Chaîne des Puys volcanoes in the Auvergne region. But there are scores of attractions across the country on Unesco's waiting list, with only a certain number from each country able to be added each year. Some may not make the cut at all because the competition is so stiff. We've narrowed down a selection of 15 from the full waiting list of sites in France (which is available here) that we think you have to check out now, before treasured World Heritage status brings in floods of tourists - although if we are honest many of them will already be known to frequent visitors of France. Although it's fair to say that tourists have already discovered a fair few of the sites below, but still, better to go sooner rather than later. 1. Mercantour National Park Photo: Mercantour Tourism One of ten of national parks in France, this … [Read more...] about 15 special sites to visit in France before the world finds out
SUMMER solstice is celebrated around the world mark the day with important traditions. Here is all you need to know about this annual event that takes places in the Northern Hemisphere. What is summer solstice? Summer solstice is the longest day of the year and is the official start of summer It always takes place from June 20 to June 22 in the northern half of the year. In 2018 it takes place on Thursday, June 21. Summer solstice this year will end on September 23 at which point the autumn equinox begins. How is the longest day of the year celebrated in the UK? In the UK, the summer solstice centres around Stonehenge, which was built between 3,000 and 1,600 BC, where pagans thousands of years ago marked the day. Crucially the rising sun only reaches the centre of the ancient stone circle on one day of each year. Crowds of devotees, often dressed for the occasion, regularly converge to watch the moment the sun rises above the Heel Stone. It’s just one of the many pagan … [Read more...] about Summer solstice 2018 rituals – how is the longest day of the year marked in the UK and around the world?