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Diversified Commemorations in Different Religions
There are many celebrations in Christianity but the most important ones are below
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People celebrate this Christian holiday by going to church, giving gifts, and sharing the day.
The 25th of December is the time when Western Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus who Christians believe to be both the Messiah and son of God
Easter is the most important celebration for Christians as it celebrates Jesus’ victory over death.
Easter Day or Easter Sunday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus as the Christ after his death the Friday before (Good Friday). His disciples began to experience Christ being with them in a new way. Easter eggs are given which symbolize the new life that Christians experience and see at the heart of God’s world.
The time when Christians prepare for Easter by focusing more on prayer and spiritual studies, and occasionally by going without food (fasting). Lent lasts 40 days, a significant number in Jewish-Christian scriptures, and is the period which the Gospels record that Jesus spent fasting at the start of his ministry.
Eid al-Adha. (feast of sacrifice)
This festival commemorates the ransom with a ram of the biblical patriarch Ibrahim’s (Abraham)
Diwali (celebrated by the Hindus)
Millions of tiny flames light up India during this festival of lights. The festival honors Lakshmi, India’s goddess of prosperity. Small clay saucers filled with oil and a cotton wick are placed near houses and along roads at night. Women even float these saucers in the sacred Ganges River, hoping the saucers will reach the other side still lit.
To celebrate the Hindu holiday of Diwali, farmers dress up their cows with decorations and treat them with respect.
For eight days each November or December, Jews light candles in a special candleholder called a menorah. They do this to remember an ancient miracle in which one day’s worth of oil burned for eight days in their temple.
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The highlight of this major Jewish holiday is the Passover Seder. During these two special dinners, families read from a book called the Haggadah about the ancient Israelites’ exodus — or flight — from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. While they honor their ancestors, Jews reaffirm the importance of freedom.
There are many more celebrations in religions today but the aforementioned are the ones we are able to put together for now.
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