The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and the event where her body was taken into Heaven, before it could begin to decay. 

Because the day signifies Mary's passing into eternal life, it is


Published in Christianity
Sunday, 12 January 2014 15:51

Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox

The feast of the Transfiguration of Christ celebrates the occasion when Jesus revealed His divine glory on Mount Tabor in Galilee. 

Jesus told his disciples that He


Published in Christianity
Sunday, 12 January 2014 10:05

Ascension of Jesus

Legend has it that Jesus had been crucified, died, and rose from the dead. 

After his resurrection, he appeared a number of times to his disciples. 

Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus gathered his 11


Published in Christianity
Sunday, 12 January 2014 09:02

Lailat al Miraj

This day, one of the most important events in the history of Islam, commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's nighttime journey from Mecca to the 'Farthest Mosque' in Jerusalem where he ascended to heaven, was purified, and given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times daily. 

The Prophet Muhammad was at the Kabaa in Mecca when he was


Published in Islam
Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:30

Yom Ha'Atzmaut

This Hebrew date, which corresponds to 14th May 1948, indicates the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the "provisional government" read and signed a Declaration of Independence in Tel Aviv.

In a ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the


Published in Jewish
Thursday, 09 January 2014 07:45

Yom Hashoah

This is the day on which the Jews remember the Holocaust.

The name comes from the Hebrew word 'shoah', meaning 'whirlwind'. 

Yom Hashoah has been a legal religious day in Israel since 1959. 


Published in Jewish
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:37

Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian

Palm Sunday commemorates the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem after he had raised Lazarus from the dead. 

The people had heard of the miracle and were expecting His arrival.  

A crowd went out to meet Jesus and welcomed Him with displays of honour and shouts of praise.

Published in Christianity
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:25

Palm Sunday - Christian

Passion Sunday is the sixth and last Sunday of Lent and the Sunday before Easter. 

It is also called Palm Sunday because


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