Religious Events April 2010Christians remember Maundy Thursday as the day ofthe Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of hisdisciples and established the ceremony known asthe Eucharist.Thursday 1 AprilChristian – Maundy Thursday
Religious Events April 2010Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. Itcommemorates the execution of Jesus bycrucifixion.Friday 2 AprilChristian – Good Friday
Religious Events April 2010Christians celebrate the Resurrection ofJesus Christ - his return from death afterthe Crucifixion. The most importantChristian festival. Most years OrthodoxChristians celebrate Easter on a differentdate.Sunday 4 AprilChristian – Easter Sunday
Religious Events April 2010The eighth and final day of Passover. Notethat Passover lasts for seven days inIsrael.Tuesday 6 AprilJewish – Passover (last day)
Religious Events April 2010The Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day. Thedate is chosen as the closest date (in theJewish calendar) to the Warsaw GhettoUprising.Sunday 11 AprilJewish – Yom Hashoah
Religious Events April 2010The Sikh New Year Festival, which alsocommemmorates the founding of theKhalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru GobindSingh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.Tuesday 13 AprilSikh – Vaisakhi
Religious Events April 2010The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April1469. This festival is also currently celebratedaccording to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.Wednesday 14 AprilSikh – Birthday of Guru NanakSikh – Hola MohallaHola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to theLunar Calendar, but this may change.
Religious Events April 2010Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) the 9thSikh Guru.Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) the 2ndSikh Guru.Sunday 18 AprilSikh – Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur& Guru Angad DevJewish – Yom HazikaronA day of remembrance on the day preceding IsraelsIndependence Day.
Religious Events April 2010Israels Independence DayMonday 19 AprilJewish – Yom Ha’atzmaut
Religious Events April 2010The start of a 12 day festival when Bahais celebratethe day when Bahaullah said that he was theprophet predicted by the Bab.The most importantBahaI festival.Wednesday 21 AprilBahai – Ridvan (first day)Rastafari – Anniversary of HaileSelassi’s visit to JamaicaMarks the date Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica in1966. Haile Selassie was the Emperor of Ethiopia.Rastas believe Haile Selassie is God, and that he willreturn to Africa members of the blackcommunity who are living in exile.
Religious Events April 2010Saint George is the patron saint ofEngland.Friday 23 AprilChristian – St George’s Day
Religious Events April 2010Marks the arrival of Bahaullahs family atthe Ridvan gardenThursday 29 AprilBahai – Ridvan (9thday)