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November religious events

  1. 1. Religious Events November 2009All Saints Day (also known as All Hallows Day orHallowmas) is when Anglicans and Roman Catholicshonour all saints, known and unknown, of theChristian church.Sunday 1 NovemberChristian – All Saints’ Day
  2. 2. Religious Events November 2009All Souls Day is an opportunity for RomanCatholic and Anglo-Catholic churches tocommemorate the faithful departed.Monday 2 NovemberChristian – All Souls’ DayRastafari – Coronation of EmperorHaile Selassie IHaile Selassie was the Emperor of Ethiopia. Rastasbelieve Haile Selassie is God, and thathe will return to Africa members of theblack community who are living in exile.
  3. 3. Religious Events November 2009The second Sunday of November is marked byceremonies at war memorials and cenotaphs toremember those who gave their lives in conflicts.The second Sunday of November is marked byceremonies at war memorials and cenotaphs toremember those who gave their lives in conflicts.Sunday 8 NovemberMultifaith – RemembranceSunday
  4. 4. Religious Events November 2009Marks the end of the First World War onthe eleventh hour of the eleventh day ofthe eleventh month in 1918. At 1100 onthis day people in the UK pause for 2minutes of silence to remember those whogave their lives in past conflicts.Wednesday 11 NovemberMultifaith – Armistace Day
  5. 5. Religious Events November 2009Celebrates the birth in1817 of the founder of theBahai faith.Thursday 12 NovemberBahai – Birth of Baha’u’llah
  6. 6. Religious Events November 2009A festival to give thanks forchildren. Often celebrated on thenearest Sunday to the 15th to allowworking parents to take part.Sunday 15 NovemberShinto – Shichigosan(7-5-3 festival)
  7. 7. Religious Events November 2009Labour Thanksgiving Day, anational holiday in Japan andoriginally a harvest festival.Monday 23 NovemberShinto – Niinamesai
  8. 8. Religious Events November 2009Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth SikhGuru and is honoured as a champion ofreligious freedom. He was executed in1675 for refusing to convert to Islam.Tuesday 24 NovemberSikh – Martyrdom of Guru TeghBahadur
  9. 9. Religious Events November 2009This minor festival celebrates thecovenant of Bahaullah. Bahais alsomark the life of Abdul-Bahá on thisday.Thursday 26 NovemberBahai – Day of the Covenant
  10. 10. Religious Events November 2009Marks the death of the son of Bahaulláh.This is a minor holy day and work is notsuspended.Saturday 28 NovemberBahai – Ascension of Abdu’l-BahaMuslim – Eid-Ul-AdhaFestival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. TheDay of Arafat is the most important day in the Hajjritual. This is a four day holiday
  11. 11. Religious Events November 2009The beginning of the ecclesiastical year on theSunday closest to November 30. Advent is theseason before Christmas - In WesternChristendom, four Sundays are included. InEastern Christendom, the season is longer andbegins in the middle of NovemberSunday 29 NovemberChristian – Advent Sunday
  12. 12. Religious Events November 2009Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greeceand Russia. The flag of Scotland is the Cross of St.Andrew. St Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, wasoriginally a fisherman and became the first Apostle.Monday 30 NovemberChristian – St Andrew’s Day

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