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Friday, 17 January 2014 06:19

Thanksgiving - USA

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Thanksgiving is an interfaith holiday in the USA. 

The American Thanksgiving holiday began as a feast of thanksgiving in the early days of the American colonies almost

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:29

Thanksgiving - Canada

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The Canadian thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October, where Canadians give thanks for a successful harvest. 

Around 1578 an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, was unsuccessful in his attempts to find a

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 13:07

First Nations Day

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First Nations Day was created in 1982 for Canadian Native people, and many people see this day as

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:04

National Day of Prayer USA

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On this day, the first Thursday of May each year, all people of different faiths in the United States pray or the nation and its leaders. 

In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. 

In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln called 

Monday, 06 January 2014 21:02

Women's World Day of Prayer

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This is a multi-faith day that originated in 1887 with Presbyterian and Methodist women, who were joined by Baptist women in 1891. 

Later women from the various other denominations joined and today the day is celebrated

 

Sunday, 05 January 2014 08:29

Scout Sunday

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The Scout movement was started by Lord Baden Powell in England in 1907. 

The founding of the Boy Scouts in the United States is celebrated on the 8th of February, or on the preceding Sunday if the 8th of February is not a Sunday. 

 

Sunday, 05 January 2014 08:01

Scout Sabbath

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The Saturday following Scout Sunday is known as Scout Sabbath. Scouts commemorate Scouting during a regular religious service of their choosing.  

 

Sunday, 05 January 2014 07:57

Four Chaplains Sunday

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At about 1am on 3rd February 1943 a US Army troopship with more than 900 men on board was sailing about 100 miles off the coast of Greenland.  There were also four chaplains on board, namely

 

Friday, 03 January 2014 07:23

Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a seven-day holiday that is celebrated throughout the world as an alternative to the various religious holidays, to honour African heritage, family, community and culture.  Kwanzaa was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in December 1966. 

During the holidays there are activities such as candle lighting, libations (ritual pouring of drinks to the gods) and on the last day a feast and gift giving. 

There are seven principles of Kwanzaa or being black that are celebrated, namely

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