Spring has arrived on the calendar and 3 special holidays are also being observed and celebrated!
I think it is lovely that Passover, Easter, and Ramadan are all being celebrated at the same time, according to the Lunar Calendar. This calendar is based on the cycles of the moon and its monthly phases.
Passover is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ escape from Egypt and slavory. It is a celebration of freedom. Family’s gatther to retell the Passover Story, share a meal at a Seder (ritual meal), and welcome others to join them if they do not have a place to celebrate the holiday.
Easter is the Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, after he was cruciied by the Romans, as it is described in the New Testament. Families gather together to attend Easter services, share celebrations and meals, and enjoy activities with the children who hunt for beautifullly decorated Easter eggs, a long time tradition.
Ramadan, also spelled as Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan or Ramathan is the Islamic holiday that is observed by Muslims. It is a time of prayer, reflection, and community. The holiday commemorates Muhammad’s first revelation. This annual observance is thought of as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Families attend services, at their local mosque, and gather to observe and celebrate together and break their daily fasting.
Closing Thought and Life Lesson!
All 3 holdiays have their own specific rituals and also share time for family gatherings. If you read more about each holiday you will discover more similarities between the 3 religions, than difference!
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