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Religious Celebrations

There are so many religions and ways for people to practice and celebrate their faith. One way is through religious festivals. Most religions mark certain days in the year where people come together and concentrate on a certain aspect of their faith through certain rituals. If you look at this Interfaith Calendar you can see how many religious festivals there are.

In Spring, Christians celebrate Easter, the Jewish people celebrate Passover, Hindus celebrate Holi and Sikhs celebrate Hola Mohalla – and that’s by no means a complete list! These religious celebrations all have completely different origins, rituals and meanings. Watch these videos to find out more:

28th March, Palm Sunday (Christian)
28th March – 4th April, Pessach/Passover (Jewish)
28th/29th March Holi (Hindu)
29th March Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
Holi Festival
Holi Festival Photo by John Thomas on Unsplash

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

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