eBook Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia Of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, And Spiritual Commemorations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1598842064
  • ISBN-13: 9781598842067
  • DDC: 203.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1036 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
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Overview

Covers more than 800 celebratory occasions from the world's major and many of the minor religious communities. This title covers the many ways people celebrate their religious lives across worldwide religious boundaries. It provides information on many celebratory activities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Ascension of (November 28).
2: Abhidhamma Day.
3: Aboakyer Festival.
4: Acorn Feast.
5: Adalbert of Prague, Saint's Day of St. (April 23).
6: Adi Da Samrajashram, Anniversary of Adi Da's First Footstep on (October 17).
7: Advent.
8: African Methodist Quarterly Meeting Day (August).
9: Agnes, Feast Day of St. (January 21).
10: Agua, La Fiesta de (October).
11: Ahoi Ashtami.
12: Airing the Classics.
13: Aizen Summer Festival (June 30–July 2).
14: Aki Matsuri (October).
15: Akshay Tritiiya.
16: Akshay Tritiya (Jain).
17: Aldersgate Day.
18: Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Commemoration Days for.
19: All Saints Day (November 1).
20: All Souls Day (November 2).
21: Alphabet Day (May 24).
22: Alphonse de Ligouri, Saint's Day of St. (August 1).
23: Amalaka Ekadashi.
24: Amarnath Yatra.
25: Ambuvachi.
26: Amitabha's Birthday.
27: Anant Chaturdashi.
28: Anapanasati Day.
29: Andrew, Saint's Day of St. (November 30).
30: Anne, Feast Day of St. (July 26).
31: Annunciation, Feast of the (March 25).
32: Ansgar, Saint's Day of St. (February 3).
33: Anthony of Padua, Saint's Day of St. (June 13).
34: Aparecida, Feast of Our Lady of (October 12).
35: Asalha Puja Day (“Dhamma Day”).
36: Ascension Day.
37: Ashokashtami.
38: Ashura.
39: Ash Wednesday.
40: Assumption of the Virgin (August 15).
41: Auditor's Day.
42: Augustine of Canterbury, Saint's Day of St. (May 27).
43: Augustine of Hippo, Saint's Day of St. (August 28).
44: Aurobindo, Birth Anniversary of Sri (August 15).
45: Avatar Adi Da Samraj's Birthday (November 3).
46: Avataric Divine Self-Emergence, Day of (January 11).
47: Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Intercalary Days) (February 25–March 1).
48: Báb, Festival of the Birth of the (October 20).
49: Báb, Festival of the Declaration of the (May 23).
50: Báb, Martyrdom of the (July 9).
51: Babaji Commemoration Day (July 25).
52: Baba's Day (January 18).
53: Bahá'í Calendar and Rhythms of Worship.
54: Bahá'í Faith.
55: Bahá'í Fast (March 2–20).
56: Bahá‘u’lláh, Ascension of (May 29).
57: Bahá‘u’lláh, Festival of the Birth of (November 12).
58: Balarama, Appearance Day of Lord.
59: Baptism of the Lord, Feast of the.
60: Bartholomew's Day, Saint (August 24).
61: Basket Dance.
62: Befana (January 5).
63: Beltane (May 1).
64: Benedict of Nursia, Saint's Day of St. (July 11).
65: Benedict the African, Saint's Day of St. (April 3).
66: Bhairava Ashtami.
67: Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Appearance Day of.
68: Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Appearance Day of.
69: Bhishma Ashtami.
70: Bhumanandaji Paramahansa, Birthday of Swami Guru (December 24).
71: Bible Sunday (October).
72: Black Christ, Festival of the (October 21).
73: Black Nazarene Festival (January 9).
74: Blajini, Easter of the.
75: Blessing of the Fleet.
76: Bodhi Day (December 8).
77: Bodhidharma Day (October 5).
78: Bok Kai Festival.
79: Boniface of Germany, Saint's Day of St. (June 5).
80: Boun Ok Phansa.
81: Bridget, Saint's Day of St. (July 23).
82: Brigid of Kildare, Saint's Day of St. (February 1).
83: Buddhism.
84: Buddhism—Cycle of Holidays.
85: Buddhist Churches of America Founding Day.
86: Burning of Judas.
87: Butter Lamp Festival.
88: Calendars, Religious.
89: Cannabis Day (July 1).
90: Casimir, Saint's Day of St. (March 4).
91: Catherine of Siena, Saint's Day of St. (April 29).
92: Celebrity Center International (First Week of August).
93: Chair of St. Peter, Feast of the (February 22).
94: Chaitra Purnima.
95: Chandan Yatra.
96: Chaturmas Vrat.
97: Che Kung, Birthday of.
98: Chichibu Yomatsuri.
99: Children's Day.
100: Chinese New Year's (Preliminary Festival).
101: Chinese New Year's Day.
102: Chinese Religion.
103: Chinese Religion—Annual Cycle of Festivals.
104: Chinmayananda, Commemoration Days for (May 8, August 3).
105: Chittirai Festival.
106: Chokhor Duchen.
107: Chongmyo Cherye (May).
108: Christianity.
109: Christmas.
110: Christ the King, Feast of.
111: Circumcision, Feast of the (January 1).
112: Clement of Ohrid, Saint's Day of St. (August 9, July 17).
113: Columba, Saint's Day of St. (June 9).
114: Common Era Calendar.
115: Common Prayer Day.
116: Confucius, Anniversary of the Death of (October 1).
117: Confucius's Birthday.
118: Conversion of St. Paul, Feast of the.
119: Corpus Christi, Feast of.
120: Counting of the Omer.
121: Covenant, Day of the (November 26).
122: Cyprian, Saint's Day of St. (September 16).
123: Cyril and Methodius, Saint's Day for Sts. (May 11).
124: Czestochowa, Feast Day of Our Lady of (August 26).
125: Dalai Lama's Birthday (July 6).
126: Danavira Mela (December 22).
127: Daruma Kuyo (February 3).
128: Darwin Day (February 12).
129: Dasain.
130: Data Ganj Bakhsh Death Anniversary (February 26).
131: Dattatreya Jayanti.
132: Day of All Things.
133: Days of Awe.
134: Death of Jean-François Lefevre de la Barre (July 1).
135: Dhan Teras.
136: Dhyanyogi's Mahasamadhi (August 29).
137: Dianetics, Anniversary of (May 9).
138: Divine Holy Spirit Festival.
139: Divine Mercy Sunday.
140: Divino Rostro, Devotion to (September).
141: Diwali.
142: Diwali (Jain).
143: Doll Festival (March 3).
144: Dominic, Saint's Day of St. (August 8).
145: Dosojin Matsuri.
146: Double Ninth Festival.
147: Double Seventh Festival.
148: Doukhobor Peace Day.
149: Dragon Boat Festival.
150: Duruthu Poya (Sri Lanka).
151: Easter.
152: Easter (Ethiopian Church).
153: Easter Monday.
154: Eastern Orthodoxy—Liturgical Year.
155: Ecclesia Gnostica—Liturgical Year.
156: Elephant Festival.
157: Elevation of the True Cross (September 14).
158: Ember Days.
159: Eostara (March 21).
160: Epictetus the Presbyter and Astion, Saints Day of Sts. (July 8).
161: Epiphany.
162: Eshinni-Kakushinni Memorial.
163: Ethiopian Church—Liturgical Year.
164: Eucharistic Congresses.
165: Evtimiy of Bulgaria, Saint's Day of Patriarch (January 20).
166: Expectation of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast of (December 18).
167: Fall Equinox.
168: Fasinada (Montenegro).
169: Fast of Gedaliah.
170: Fast of the First Born.
171: Fatima, Feast Day of Our Lady of (May 13).
172: Feast for the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law (April 8, 9, 10).
173: Festival of Light (Rosicrucian) (December).
174: Festival of the Tooth.
175: Festivus (December 23).
176: Fiesta dos Tabuleiros.
177: First Night of the Prophet and His Bride (August 12).
178: First Salmon Rites.
179: Florian, Saint's Day of St. (May 4).
180: Flower Communion.
181: Forgiveness, Feast of (August 2).
182: Forty Martyrs' Day (March 9).
183: Founders' Day (Salvation Army) (July 2).
184: Founders' Day, the Church of Perfect Liberty (August 1).
185: Francis Xavier, Saint's Day of St. (December 3).
186: Fravardegan.
187: Freethought Day (October 12).
188: Gahambars.
189: Ganesh Chaturthi.
190: Ganga Dussehra.
191: Gangaur.
192: Gathemangal.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Laba Festival.
2: Lahiri Mahasaya, Commemoration Days for (September 26 and 30).
3: Lammas (August 1).
4: Lantern Festival (China).
5: Laozi, Birthday of.
6: Laylat Al-Mir'ag.
7: Laylat Al-Qadr.
8: Laylat ul Bara'ah.
9: Lazarus Saturday.
10: Lent.
11: Lha Bab Duchen.
12: Lingka Woods Festival.
13: Linji/Rinzai Day Observance (January 10).
14: Liturgical Year (Western Christian).
15: Lorenzo Ruiz, Saint's Day of St. (September 28).
16: Losar.
17: Lotus, Birthday of the.
18: Lourdes, Feast Day of Our Lady of (February 11).
19: Lucy, Saint's Day of St. (December 13).
20: Madeleine, Fête de la (July 22).
21: Magha Puja Day.
22: Magha Purnima.
23: Maghi.
24: Mahashivaratri.
25: Mahasthamaprapta's Birthday.
26: Mahavir Jayanti.
27: Maiden Voyage Anniversary (June 6).
28: Makar Sankranti (January 14).
29: Mani, Commemoration of the Prophet (April 25).
30: Manjushri's Birthday.
31: Mardi Gras.
32: Margaret of Scotland, Saint's Day of St. (June 10).
33: Martin de Porres, Saint's Day of St. (November 3).
34: Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday of (January 15).
35: Martinmas (November 11).
36: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan.
37: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
38: Mary—Liturgical Year of the Blessed Virgin (Roman Catholic Church).
39: Mary Magdalene, Day of the Holy (July 22).
40: Mauna Agyaras.
41: Maundy Thursday.
42: Mauni Amavasya.
43: Mawlid An-Nabi.
44: Mayan Calendar.
45: Mazu Festival, Goddess.
46: Medicine Buddha's Birthday.
47: Meher Baba, Commemoration Days of (January 31, February 25).
48: Meskal (September 27).
49: Michaelmas (September 29).
50: Mid-Autumn Festival.
51: Mid-Pentecost, Feast of.
52: Miracles, Festival of Our Lady of (September).
53: Misa de Gallo (December 24).
54: Mokshada Ekadashi.
55: Monkey King, Birthday of the.
56: Monlam, the Great Prayer Festival.
57: Montségur Day (March 16).
58: Most Holy Name of Mary, Feast of the (September 12).
59: Most Precious Blood, Feast of the (July 1).
60: Mother, Birthday of the (February 21).
61: Mothering Sunday.
62: Mother's Day.
63: Mount Carmel, Feast Day of Our Lady of (July 16).
64: Mudras.
65: Muktananda, Birthday of Swami Paramahansa (May 16).
66: Munmyo Ceremony.
67: Nagapanchami.
68: Nagasaki Kunchi (October 7–9).
69: Nanak's Birthday, Guru.
70: Narak Chaturdashi.
71: Narasimha Jayanti.
72: Narieli Purnima.
73: National Bible Week.
74: National Brotherhood Week (February).
75: National Day (July 28).
76: National Day of Prayer.
77: National Day of Reason.
78: National Founding Day (Scientology).
79: Native Establishment Beyond East and West (October 23).
80: Nativity of Mary (September 8).
81: Natsu Matsuri.
82: Navaratri.
83: Navpad Oli.
84: Naw-Rúz, Festival of (March 21).
85: Nehan.
86: Neri-Kuyo.
87: New Church Day (June 19).
88: New Year's Day.
89: New Year's Day (India).
90: New Year's Day (Jain).
91: New Year's Eve (Scientology) (December 31).
92: Nichiren's Birthday (February 12).
93: Nicholas, Saint's Day of St. (December 6).
94: Nine Emperor Gods, Festival of the.
95: Nineteen-Day Feast (Bahá'í).
96: Nino, Saint's Day of St. (January 14).
97: Nirjala Ekadashi.
98: Nityananda Trayodasi.
99: Niwano, Nikkyo, Centennial of (2006).
100: Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, Pilgrimage of (September 8).
101: Nowruz (March 21).
102: Nyepi.
103: Obon Festival(s).
104: Oeshiki (October).
105: Olaf, Saint's Day of St. (July 29).
106: Onam.
107: Onbashira.
108: One Great Hour of Sharing.
109: Orthodoxy, Feast of.
110: Osho (Rajneesh), Birthday of (December 11).
111: Pak Tai, Birthday of.
112: Palm Sunday.
113: Parents Day.
114: Parshurama Jayanti.
115: Paryushana.
116: Passover.
117: Patotsav.
118: Paush Dashami.
119: Peace and Good Voyage, Feast of Our Lady of (May).
120: Peñafrancia, Feast of Our Lady of (September).
121: Penitentes.
122: Pentecost.
123: Perpetual Help, Feast of Our Lady of.
124: Pesach.
125: Peter and Paul, Saint's Day of Sts. (July 29).
126: Peter Baptist and Companions, Saint's Day of St. (February 6).
127: Peter Chanel, Saint's Day of St. (April 28).
128: Peter Claver, Saint's Day of St. (September 9).
129: Peter of Alcantara, Saint's Day of St. (October 19).
130: Phang Lhabsol.
131: Pilgrimage of Sainte Anne d'Auray (July 26).
132: Pilgrimage of the Dew.
133: Pitra Paksha.
134: Ploughing Day.
135: Pooram.
136: Posadas, Las.
137: Poson.
138: Potlatch.
139: Prabhupada, Appearance Day of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.
140: Prabhupada, Disappearance Day of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami.
141: Prasadji Paramahansa, Birthday of Swami Guru (January 6).
142: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Feast of the (February 2).
143: Presentation of Mary, Feast of the (November 21).
144: Procession de la Penitencia, la (Spain).
145: Procession of Penitents (July).
146: Procession of the Cross (August 1).
147: Procession of the Fujenti.
148: Procession of the Holy Blood (May).
149: Prompt Succor, Feast Day of Our Lady of (January 8).
150: Pure Brightness Festival.
151: Purim.
152: Purnanandaji Paramahansa, Commemoration Day for Swami Guru (September 14).
153: Putrada Ekadashi.
154: Queenship of Mary, Feast of.
155: Race Unity Day.
156: Radhashtami.
157: Raksha Bandhan.
158: Ramadan.
159: Ramakrishna, Birthday of Sri (February 18).
160: Ramana Maharshi, Birthday of (December).
161: Rama Navami.
162: Ratha Yatra.
163: Reformation Sunday (October).
164: Religious Freedom Day.
165: Ridván, Festival of (April 20–May 2).
166: Rishi Panchami.
167: Rogation Days.
168: Romeria of la Virgen de Valme (October).
169: Rosary, Feast of Our Lady of the (October 7).
170: Rose of Lima, Saint's Day of St. (August 23).
171: Rosh Hashanah.
172: Rukmini Ashtami.
173: Rushi Pancham.
174: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast of The.
175: Sai Baba of Shirdi, Birthday of.
176: Saint John Lateran, Feast of the Dedication of (November 9).
177: Saint Patrick's Day (March 17).
178: Saint Stephen's Day (December 26).
179: Saint Stephen's Day (Hungary) (August 20).
180: Saints (Roman Catholic Tradition).
181: Saints, Celebrating the Lives of (Protestant Tradition).
182: Saints, Veneration of (Roman Catholic Tradition).
183: Sakura Matsuri.
184: Sakya Dawa Festival.
185: Samantabadhara's Birthday.
186: Samhain (October 31).
187: Sanghamitta Day.
188: Sankt Placidusfest (July 11).
189: San Sebastian Day (January 20).
190: Sarada Devi, Birthday of (December 22).
191: Satchidananda, Birthday of Swami (December 22).
192: Sava, Saint's Day of St. (January 12 or 14).
193: Schneerson, Anniversary of the Death of Rabbi Menachem Mendal.
194: Schutzengelfest (July).
195: Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving (September 24).
196: Scientology, Holidays of the Church of.
197: Sea Org Day (August 12).
198: Sechi Festival (January 4–7).