Easter

"Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D. The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a [...]

2022-04-14T00:03:02-06:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: |

Pesach – (Passover)

Friday April 15 - Saturday, April 23, 2022 Passover (פּסח in Hebrew) is a major Jewish holiday beginning on the 15th day of Nisan, which this year corresponds to April 16. Passover ends on the 23rd. Passover is a time when Jewish people commemorate their liberation from slavery in Egypt—recognizing that there still may be challenges ahead, but it is always [...]

2022-04-14T00:53:35-06:00April 7th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: |

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year has enjoyed a history of about 3,500 years. Its exact beginning is not recorded. Some people believe that Chinese New Year originated in the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BC), when people held sacrificial ceremonies in honor of gods and ancestors at the beginning or the end of each year. Chinese New Year typically begins with the new moon that [...]

2022-01-28T21:10:13-07:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: , |Tags: |

Helligabend

December 24 is “Heiliger Abend,” Christmas Eve or Holy Night, and is celebrated according to the traditions of each village and valley. Most are closely connected to the religious beliefs of the community. In the 16th century, as part of the Reformation, many Swiss villages chose to align themselves with either Catholic or Reform beliefs which affects the Christmas traditions they [...]

2021-12-10T12:50:12-07:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: , |Tags: |
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