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Holidays and Observances Articles

If you love a good fairy tale where good triumphs over evil or knowledge beats out ignorance, then you'll really appreciate the Hindu festival of lights, called Diwali or Deepavali. In the northern hemisphere, this holid ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Religion

Jen Hatmaker, a Christian author, spoke out in support of the LGBT community and same-sex marriage. Her books were taken off the shelves at LifeWay Christian stores due to her beliefs. LifeWay has the right to sell which ...

Category: Freedom, Holidays and Observances, Morality, Religion

In the United States, we celebrate the new year in January with drinking and football. September marks the new school year. If you have a business, your fiscal calendar may begin in October. No one really thinks too much ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

"The Fantasticks" ran for 42 years off-Broadway, and it's been produced in 67 countries around the world. Its popularity is probably due to its memorable songs, the story and the minimalist set design. The opening number ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Religion

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Con ...

Category: Equal Rights, Holidays and Observances, Religion, Social Equality

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine."Merriam-Webster defines forgiveness as "to cease to feel resentment against (an offender)." Most of today's world religions have some kind of teaching on forgive ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

As the Fourth of July approaches, let's take some time to remember some of the famous (and not-so-famous) men and women who were part of America's fight for freedom from England. The men who signed the Declaration of Ind ...

Category: Freedom, Holidays and Observances, Politics, Religion

Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day are all very nice holidays when you have a typical family, but what happens when a parent or grandparent has been abusive or passed away? Dealing with these holidays can be ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but it's also observed as a month of fasting in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. All adult Muslims are obliged to fast, except those who ar ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Islam, Religion

There are many theories about why June is a popular month for weddings. In the popular 1954 musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the women sing "June Bride":"Oh, they say when you marry in June you're a bride all ...

Category: Ceremonies, Holidays and Observances, Weddings