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What religious holidays or celebrations do you participate in each year and what faith are you?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 6:36 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Holidays

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  • We participate in almost all the hoildays even though I'm an atheist and my husband he believes there is a god but he doesnt follow any sort of religion
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:37 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Christmas, Easter, and I know Halloween used to be a religious holiday lol I'm Christian
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 6:38 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • I'm a Universalist and I celebrate Valentine's Day, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. I may be forgetting a couple, but those are the main ones.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • I'm sorry, you said religious holidays and I mentioned some that aren't religious, lol.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • just the big ones, xmas/easter..and most commercialized holidays inbetween, religious or not.
    i'm xtian, of course.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 6:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • This usually takes me 2-3 post... LOL

    I was raised Hindu.. I live in a Sikh Household..

    So here's our list.. We'll start with the Hindu Holidays.

    JAN 2010
    13 Wednesday Lohri
    14 Thursday Makar Sankranti
    14 Thursday Pongal
    15 Friday Mauni Amavasya
    20 Wednesday Vasant Panchami

    FEB 2010
    12 Friday Mahashivratri

    MAR 2010
    01 Monday Holi
    01 Monday Hola Mohalla
    16 Tuesday Bikrami Samvat (Hindu New Year)
    24 Wednesday Ram Navmi
    30 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti

    APRIL 2010
    13 Tuesday Baisakhi

    MAY 2010
    16 Sunday Akshaya Tritiya/ Akha Teej

    JUNE 2010
    11 Friday Ganga Dussehra

    JULY 2010
    13 Tuesday Rath Yatra
    25 Sunday Guru Poornima

    AUG 2010
    23 Monday Onam
    24 Tuesday Rakhi /Raksha Bandhan

    SEP 2010
    02 Thursday Sri Krishna Janmash
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:43 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Hindu holidays cont.

    NOV 2010
    03 Wednesday Dhan Teras
    05 Friday Diwali
    06 Saturday Govardhan Puja
    07 Sunday Bhai Duj

    Sikh holidays/festivals *note.. many Sikhs (including my hubby) also celebrate/participate in many Hindu holidays/festivals

    JAN 2010
    05 Tuesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
    13 Wednesday Lohri
    31 Sunday Birthday of Guru Har Rai (Nanakshahi calendar)

    MAR 2010
    01 Monday Hola Mohalla

    APR 2010
    13 Tuesday Baisakhi (Founding of Khalsa)
    18 Sunday Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
    18 Sunday Birthday of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)

    MAY 2010
    02 Sunday Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)
    23 Sunday Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

    JUNE 2010
    16 Wednesday Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Nanakshahi calendar)


    JULY 2010
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:47 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Sikh holidays/festivals cont.

    JULY
    05 Monday Birthday of Guru Hargobind (Nanakshahi calendar)
    23 Friday Birthday of Guru Har Krishen (Nanakshahi calendar)

    OCT 2010
    09 Saturday Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Nanakshahi calendar)

    NOV 2010
    05 Friday Diwali
    21 Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanti
    24 Wednesday Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Nanakshahi calendar)


    We do our best to celebrate/acknowledge all of these. But the reality is, we fall short every year.. LOL We do try though. We do hit all the major ones (like Diwali, Holi, the Guru's b-days) each year though.

    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:49 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Dang Pixie, every day is a holiday in your house, lol. I give you props for even remembering all of those! :)
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:52 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Girl... I had to copy and paste... LOL

    I have them all written down on the calendars in the house.. But I was not going to type all of that out.. LOL

    Indians love a reason to celebrate/party/get together have fun.. We celebrate everything and anything if it means having a good time....hahahaa
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 6:54 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

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