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Lent

Forty day fast in the Christian tradition beginning with Ash Wednesday.

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St David’s Day

Feast day of patron saint of Wales.

3

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Day of prayer established by ecumenical women’s movement.

8

International Women’s Day

Celebration to mark the global achievements of women.

12

Purim

Jewish festival remembering the saving of the Jews of Persia.

13

Holi

Hindu festival of colours.

13

Hola Moholla

Sikh martial arts festival.

17

St Patrick’s Day

Feast day of patron saint of Ireland.

19

St Joseph’s Day

Christian feast day in honour of St Joseph.

20

Ostara/Eoster

Pagan festival in honour of the goddess of Spring.

21

Shunbun-no-hi/Higan

Japanese spring equinox festival

21

Jamshedi Noruz

Zoroastrian New Year (Fasli calendar).

21

Naw-Ruz

Baha’i New Year.

25

Annunciation

Festival in remembrance of the appearance of the angel Gabriel to Mary.

26

Mothering Sunday

Day for visiting ‘mother’ church and honouring mothers.

28

Varsha-Pratipada

Hindu lunar New Year (also known as Ugadi).

28

Khordad Sal

Celebration of birth of the prophet Zarathustra (Fasli calendar).

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2016