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April 2024

Birth of the Khalsa

Birth of the Khalsa (Sikh)

13 Apr 2024

In 1699 at Anandpur Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa Panth. It defines a group of people who practice Sikhism as well as a special group who have been initiated.

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Passover (Judaism)

22 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

Passover is one of the major Jewish holidays. It celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Also known as Pesaḥ or Pesach, it is also a day of remembrance.

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World Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

30 Apr 2024

International Jazz Day is an international day celebrated annually all over the world. The celebration of jazz music raises awareness of how music bonds people together and fosters peace, unity and love.

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May 2024

International Workers Day

International Workers Day

01 May 2024

International Workers' Day ,also known as Labour Day, is celebrated annually on this day. It commemorates the contributions and struggles of the working classes. This day is also used to raise awareness on work related issues such as health and safety, fair wages and favourable working environment.

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Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

02 May 2024

The Twelfth Day of Ridván is one of the most important festivals in the Bahá'í Faith. It celebrates the beginning of the faith in 1863 and the declaration by Baha’u’llah as being the manifestation of God.

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Pascha (Easter Day Orthodox Christian)

05 May 2024

The Orthodox Church calls its Easter Day Pascha which means Passover. It is celebrated in fulfilment of the prophecy of a Messiah and his resurrection from the dead.

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World Red Cross Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day

08 May 2024

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration in honour of the organisation and its humanitarian work globally. It is also in honour of it's founding father, Jean-Henri Dunant, who was born on this day in 1828.

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International Day of Families

International Day of Families

15 May 2024

The International Day of Families is observed on this day annually. First proclaimed by the UN general assembly in 1993, it strives to reflect and raise awareness of the importance of family as the bedrock of society.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

21 May 2024

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is marked to celebrate diversity and raise awareness of the issues of racism and discrimination. It was sanctioned by the United Nations in 2002.

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Bodhi Day

Vesak, Buddha Day (Buddhist)

23 May 2024

Vesak is a holiday observed by Buddhists in many parts of the world. Also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Buddha Day,it is the most important Buddhist festival observed with temple decoration and offerings.

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