religious festival

Colourful festival to celebrate marriage and sisterhood

Understanding the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth, when wives celebrate their marriage by dressing again as brides, feasting with each other before dawn, and then staying with the sisterhood while fasting for a day.

Summer’s over: Paganism and the festival of Samhain

The festival of Samhain on 31 October, has ancient origins marking variously the end of summer, the beginning of the Celtic new year, the veneration of the dead and a fire festival in the agricultural year. It is observed by many Pagans and is associated with divining the future.

Passover During the Pandemic

By Lianne Kolirin Celebrating Passover this year will be “exceptionally difficult” says Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. The festival, lasting […]