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Sinclair Multifaith Campus Office:

A Center for Spiritual Life

Holy Days

Notable Holy Days in March

 

Friday, March 1

World Day of Prayer (Christianity)

This worldwide Christian observance is hosted by women from several different traditions.

 

Saturday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 20

Ala (Baha’i)

This 19-day period is the final month of the Baha’i annual calendar and is observed by fasting from sunrise to sunset.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Ash Wednesday (Christianity)

This day marks the beginning of the season of Lent, the 40-day period of prayer and self-denial that precedes Easter.

 

Thursday, March 14

Sikh New Year’s Day (Sikhism)

 

Thursday, March 21

Holi (Hinduism)

This joyous festival day welcomes the coming of spring. It is often referred to as the “Festival of Colors.”

 

Thursday, March 21

Purim (Judaism)

This celebration remembers victory over oppression, as recorded in the Biblical book of Esther (which is read as part of the observance).

 

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