Do you hear the bells ringing? Yes, Christmas is around the corner! It is a celebration to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, a central figure in Christianity, and is commonly celebrated on 25 December by majority of Christians, as well as, culturally, by non-Christians. Christmas day is also a public holiday in many countries. Continue reading
This year, Hanukkah will be celebrated starting 12 December until 20 December. Hanukkah, which is also known as Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication, is a Jewish celebration that commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Continue reading
Mawlid Al-Nabi, meaning Birth of the Prophet, is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid Al-Nabi is celebrated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. In 2017, Mawlid Al-Nabi will be celebrated on 1 December, in almost all Islamic countries and other countries that have a significant Muslim population.
Thanksgiving is coming on the 23rd of November! This national holiday is celebrated in the United States, also in other countries by people of American descents. Previously, it was a day to give thanks on a good harvest and the blessings received in the preceding years. Continue reading