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Birthday Festival of Guru Nanak

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 Guru Nanak’s BirthdayThe Birthday Festival of Guru Nanak is a late autumn celebration which is very important to Sikhs.

Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was born into a Hindu family but did not take part in the ceremony to initiate him into the Hindu religion. The initiation ceremony is performed by the Brahman priest, this involves a sacred thread being placed over the person being initiated. Guru Nanak said he was neither Hindu or ...

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Making a Corn Dolly

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Making a corn dolly is a traditional part of the Christian Harvest Festival although its origins may stretch further back in time.

“Corn dollies or corn mothers are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs of Europe before mechanisation. Before Christianisation, in traditional pagan European culture it was believed that the spirit of the corn […] lived amongst the ...

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The Autumn Festival of Rosh Hashanah

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RHThe Autumn Festival of Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish equivalent of what is known as New Year’s Day.

It is always in September or October, the date being variable because it is set according to lunar months. Jews very often send each other greetings cards during Rosh Hashanah to celebrate.

 

Rosh Hashanah is a time when Jewish people ask God to forgive ...

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Bonfire Night

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bonfireBonfire Night – A whole set of web links to provide easy access to games and many other resources for teachers in their planning and for children, either at home or in the classroom. If you have some great links that you would like to see on this page, please send them to us in order that they may be included. Remember, remember, the fifth of ...

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Harvest Festival

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Harvest FestivalHarvest Festival : A whole set of web links to provide easy access to games and many other resources for teachers in their RE planning and for children, either at home or in the classroom. If you have some great links that you would like to see on this page, please send them to us so that we may include them!

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