Hanukkah – a Jewish festival

Hanukkah – a Jewish festival – is also spelled Hannukah and Chanukah. The festival usually falls in December. It has just started this year. It’s known as the Festival of Lights and is a joyous and festive time for Jewish families. Here are some key...

Three Autumn Festivals

Three Autumn Festivals: Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, and Harvest Festival are three distinct religious celebrations observed by different communities, but they share some common themes of giving thanks for food, reflection, and community. Rosh Hashanah is coming up on the...

Sukkot and Harvest

Sukkot and Harvest festival are similar events, thanksgiving for the harvest. Sukkot is a lot more than that but includes the harvest element. Sukkot 9 – 16 October, or the Feast of the Tabernacles, is the Jewish festival and a huge part of the celebration is living...

The Jewish Festival of Lights

The Jewish Festival of Lights is called Hanukkah, which is a Hebrew word that means dedication. It is an eight-day festival of religious observance for Jews across the world. Hanukkah begins on the evening of the 28th November and ends on the evening of the 6th...

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is this week – Wednesday the 12th  to Thursday the 13th of May 2021. It is the end of the month long Muslim fast called Ramadan. “Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” or Lesser Eid, or simply Eid, is a religious...