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Ramadan

Date

April 3

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April 3

Ramadan (Islam) 9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted to the commemoration of Muhammad's reception of the divine revelation recorded in the Qur'an. The event begins when authorities in Saudi Arabia sight the new moon of the 9th month. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year. There is strict fasting from sunrise to sunset.

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Holy Week (Christian) Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter.

Date

April 10

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April 17

Christians observe the week before Easter with solemn ceremonies based on events in Jesus' life, especially on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

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Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

Date

April 14

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April 14

Mahavir Jayanti (Jain) is one of the most important holidays for practitioners of Jainism – a religion that advocates the practice of nonviolence and self-control. Its observance coincides with the birth of Vardhamana, the founder of Jainism.

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Passover (Jewish)

Date

April 16

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April 16

Passover (Jewish) The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate spring, birth (and rebirth), and remembrance of being delivered from slavery to freedom. It’s also a day on which Jews take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and the world at large. The Passover Seder is one of the most widely observed rituals, alongside the biblical prohibition against leavened foods over the course of this holiday, in Judaism.

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Yom HaShoah (Jewish) Holocaust Day.

Date

04/28/2022

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04/28/2022

Yom HaShoah (Jewish) Holocaust Day. The day has been established to remember the six million Jews killed by the Nazis in 1933-45. It is observed by many non-Jews as well.