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Sinclair Multifaith Campus Ministry

Multifaith Calendar

Notable Holy Days in June

 

Sunday, June 10

Laylat al-Qadr, the Night of Power. This Muslim observance marks the first revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad.

 

Friday, June 15

Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration that marks the end of the month of Ramadan.

 

Thursday, June 21

The summer solstice, the day when the northern hemisphere experiences the longest amount of sunlight.

 

Notable Holy Days in July

 

Friday, July 6

The birthday of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, is a Buddhist celebration.

 

Sunday, July 22

Tish’a B’av is the Jewish fast day commemorating the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem in ancient times.

 

All religious and spiritual traditions have cycles of holy days and seasons. As we recognize the mosaic of spiritual and religious traditions in our local settings and our world, it is important to learn more about how each of the wisdom traditions celebrates holy days, sets aside seasons for repentance, reflection and renewal, and identifies major events to commemorate in community rituals. We invite you to use the Multifaith Calendar maintained by the Harvard Divinity School. It offers not only the specific dates of festivals and holy days, but also brief information about each event, practice or observance.

For more information, contact us at 937-512-2768 or stop by the office in 10-310 or email us: larry.lindstrom@sinclair.edu; jane.steinhauser@sinclair.edu.

http://www.hds.harvard.edu/life-at-hds/religious-and-spiritual-life/multifaith-calendar