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  • Juneteenth Quiz June 14, 2024
    Test your knowledge and celebrate Juneteenth with our captivating multiple-choice quiz! Discover the rich history, significance, and cultural impact of Juneteenth as you answer thought-provoking questions. Dive into the past and embrace the journey of freedom and equality. Challenge yourself and unlock fascinating insights about this important holiday. Join us in honoring Juneteenth by taking […]
  • June 2024 Cultural Diversity Review June 5, 2024
    In the Northern Hemisphere, June is a summer month when individual vacations start to take precedence over wondering when the next public holiday. However there are still some important and diverse festivals and holidays taking place. June also features the major Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha. Month info: Probably the name June is derived from the latin word ‘iuvenis‘ which means young, but it is also linked to the goddess […]

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Jun 15, 🕋 Various: Arafat Day #hajj Arafat Day is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and is the day before the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid ul-Adha. Arafat Day falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. At dawn on Arafat Day, Muslim pilgrims will make their way from Mina to a nearby hillside and plain called Mount Arafat and the Plain of Arafah. It was here that Muhammad gave his Farewell Sermon in 632 CE. The Hajj is the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. This pilgrimage is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey. The state of being capable of performing the Hajj is called istita'ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati. The Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world.Read more at bit.ly/2BphmlT ... See MoreSee Less
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📅 Upcoming Public holidays around the world: June 17 - 23. Holiday Highlights in the coming week include Juneteenth (Wednesday), Eid al-Adha Holidays, and Andean New Year (Friday) - mailchi.mp/965c9077f837/upcoming-public-holidays-around-the-world-august-17-1416962 ... See MoreSee Less
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Jun 14, 🇫🇰 Falkland islands: Liberation Day Liberation Day is a public holiday in the Falkland Islands on June 14th. The day marks the end of the Falklands War in 1982 and remembers those who gave so much during the conflict. Read more at bit.ly/3qrX9WJ ... See MoreSee Less
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Jun 14, 🇮🇳 India: Pahili RajaPahili Raja is a state government holiday observed in Odisha in eastern India. Pahili Raja is observed on the first day of the month of Asadha in the Hindu calendar.This day marks the start of a popular three-day festival that ushers in the monsoon rainy season.Read more at bit.ly/2Wz2jLH ... See MoreSee Less
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Jun 13, 🇵🇹 Portugal (Lisbon), 🇪🇸 Spain (Ceuta): Feast of St. Anthony.Saint Anthony of Pauda (August 15th 1195 – June 13th 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and Franciscan friar who became a saint in 1232 and made a Doctor of the Church in 1946.During his lifetime, Anthony was known for his skills at reconciling couples. This has led to him being known as a marriage saint. A custom on St. Anthony's Eve (June 12th) is for young people to write letters asking Antonio for help in finding a partner. In Lisbon, it is the custom that 13 couples get married on Saint Anthony's Day with all the expenses being paid by the city council.Read more at bit.ly/2WBLnnK ... See MoreSee Less
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