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What Did Eid Al-Fitr Look Like in 2020?

Religious holidays are a vital part of different cultures worldwide. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a difficult year that has disrupted all kinds of traditional events. The COVID-19 pandemic has made gathering unsafe. Whet ...

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Celebrating May Beyond Mothers, Graduations and the Kentucky Derby

The month of May marks the end of school, the beginning of summer vacations and the return of flowers and greenery to the landscape. One of the May birth flowers is lily of the valley, quite appropriate because this flow ...

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Tips for Making the Most of the Final Days of Lent

For many people, the final days of lent are excruciating. Regardless of how devout of a follower you are, abstaining, fasting and doing for 40 days and in the name of Jesus Christ can be downright tiring. As the end of L ...

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What Do the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs Have To Do With Jesus?

Every holiday has its symbol. Halloween’s is the pumpkin. Thanksgiving’s is the turkey. Christmas is characterized by Santa Claus. Valentine’s Day has the heart. And then there’s Easter. For Easter, people throug ...

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What Is Holy Week?

For many devout followers, Easter entails much more than a single day on which individuals find baskets, hunt for eggs and gather with family. Rather, Easter really begins on Ash Wednesday, continues through Lent and com ...

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Putting the Joy Back in the Lenten Season: Tips for Making It Through the Season of Sacrifice

For the majority of the world, the 46 days leading up to Easter are just like any other. For devout Christians and Catholics, however, the period is characterized by little indulgence and unwilling sacrifice. It is the p ...

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Lent: What Is It and Why Do People Give Things Up?

Whether you’re exploring a new religion or just curious as to why half your coworkers and acquaintances decide to fast at the same time every year, you may want to learn more about Lent. What is it, what is Ash Wednesd ...

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New Year’s Around the World: How Different Religions Celebrate

In America, the “holiday season” consists of all the major holidays beginning with Halloween and ending with New Year’s Day. However, in today’s diverse society, it’s worth noting that not everybody celebrates ...

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Celebrating During This Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Part III

We’re almost there! Part III of our series takes us the rest of the way through December. December 16–24, Posadas Navideñas: Hispanic Catholic, Protestant The Spanish word posada translates to &ldquo ...

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Celebrating During This Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Part II

Continuing on with the holidays occurring during “the most wonderful time of the year,” we now get to the month of December. December 1–24, Advent: Catholic, Protestant, Secular The dictionary defines ...

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