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Religious holidays

Shrove Tuesday

Holiday; Religious holidays

The day preceding Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, as referred to primarily in Commonwealth countries. The word 'shrove' has its origins in the English verb 'shrive', to gain forgiveness for ...

Hanukkah

Holiday; Religious holidays

Also spelled Chanukah, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight days, celebrated as a re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. A nine-branch candelabrum, or Menorah, is typically ...

Ash Wednesday

Holiday; Religious holidays

Ash Wednesday is observed by Christians. Marking the first day of Lent, which lasts until Easter (a period of 46 days), it is the day of repentance. The date of Ash Wednesday differs every year. ...

Christmas

Holiday; Religious holidays

Annual celebration and cultural holiday held around the globe, generally on December 25th. The day marks the supposed birth of Jesus Christ, although the holiday is celebrated by Christians and ...

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