Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity. Schools, community groups and organisations across Australia host Harmony Day events. The information in this calendar is presented in good faith.
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St Basil was one of the greatest leaders and thinkers of the Orthodox Christian church. On this day people of Sikh faith honour the birth of the founder of the Khalsa who lived from — Khalsa refers to the collective body of all baptised Sikhs. Observed in over 80 countries, the aim of World Religion Day is to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising the common elements underlying all religions.
Burns Night is a night for all Scots to celebrate their heritage. Australia Dating divas february 2019 calendar celebrations are held in communities across the country. The motion was supported by the Opposition and passed through both houses of Parliament; Brendan Nelson former Leader of the Opposition gave a formal response. Many members of the Generations were present in the Chamber to hear the and thousands more filled the Great Hall of Parliament House and flowed out onto the lawns to watch it on big screens.
The Apology was broadcast across Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar, traditionally a time
Dating divas february 2019 calendar fasting and reflection. It begins with Ash Wednesday. Vietnamese people celebrate Tet with family reunions, special foods and gifts.
This festival is also an opportunity Vietnamese Australians to share their cultural Dating divas february 2019 calendar with the wider Australian community. Losar is an occasion to dispel the obstacles and negativities of the old year and is marked with activities that symbolise purification.
The Year of the Dog is eleventh in the Chinese zodiac. The represents loyalty and sincerity. The National Multicultural Festival features local, national and international music, dance, food and creative arts. Pako Festa is a celebration of cultural diversity and attracts thousands of people to enjoy food, folk dancing, art exhibitions, films, craft, activities for children and the Pako Parade. Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living
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St David is the patron saint of Wales. Holi is a boisterous festival with people smearing each other with coloured water and bright powders. Originally a festival to celebrate
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Every year people are encouraged to hold their own event on National Close the Gap Day to raise awareness about
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Sincethe Close the Gap campaign has achieved an enormous amount with community support.
Dating divas february 2019 calendar thanpeople took part in separate National Close the Gap Day events across Australia in Banja is the purest day of the year for Mandaeans.
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and brought
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Features pipe bands, Scottish culture, livestock, merchandise, music, dancing and haggis hurling. The ancient celebration of Nowruz is shared by many peoples from Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and others in the Black Sea basin, the Balkans, the Caucasus and western, central and southern Asia.
Work is suspended on this day. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reminds us of our collective responsibility for promoting and protecting this ideal. The day involves the telling of stories and attending temples. Holy Thursday is the day that Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples, four days after his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
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It celebrates the redemption by God of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, and marks the birth of our nation. Work is not Dating divas february 2019 calendar on the first two and last two days. Many Jews refrain from work during the whole festival.
This is a solemn Christian remembrance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Friday. Also known as Sangha Day, this day celebrates the community of followers of the teachings of Buddha Theravada tradition.
This day is a Hindu celebration of Hanuman who was an embodiment of Lord Rama. Devotion and selfless work are encouraged. Easter commemorates the resurrection return to life of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion.
It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar. In addition to its religious significance, Easter in Australia is enjoyed as a Dating divas february 2019 calendar holiday weekend starting on Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday. This long weekend is an opportunity to take a holiday or get together with family and friends. More than athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories
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Brigadoon in marks the 40th anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon. With 20 pipe bands, highland games, the tartan warriors, dancers, stalls and Dating divas february 2019 calendar representatives, this Dating divas february 2019 calendar the largest event of its kind in Australia. This day remembers the six million Jews killed by the Nazis between Dating divas february 2019 calendar It is observed by many people of Jewish and other faiths.
Thai communities across Australia celebrate this festival with food, crafts and entertainment. Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season. Baisakhi also marks the founding of the Khalsa in the 17th century, which is the collective body of all baptised Sikhs.
Work is suspended on days 1, 9 and 12 of the festival. St George is the patron saint of England. St George, a prominent military saint, is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican church. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World Warat Gallipoli.
Dawn services at war memorials honour the sacrifice of those who died in war. Marches and reunions are held the day. This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection.
It is perhaps the earliest observed Dating divas february 2019 calendar in Christianity. Marks the return of the Jewish people to Jerusalem. Special Dating divas february 2019 calendar are read in synagogues, and communal celebrations take Dating divas february 2019 calendar. Ramadan — begins sunset 15 May the date specified is an estimate
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During Ramadan Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. Forty days after the Resurrection, while blessing his disciples, Christ ascended into heaven, taking his place at the right of his Father. It is the second of the Jewish pilgrim festivals. Some Jews refrain from work on Shavuot. Visitors enjoy delicacies from the different islands and regions of Greece, together with music and dance. Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit and is regarded by some Christians as the birthday of the Christian church.
This report was the result of a two year National Inquiry into the forcible removal of Indigenous children from their families, communities and cultural identity.
National Reconciliation Week is an ideal time for everyone to join the reconciliation conversation and reflect on shared histories, contributions and achievements. It is held annually from 27 May to 3 June and is a time to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. This paved the way for land rights known as native title. Commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. The date varies by region and tradition.
Dating divas february 2019 calendar Vesak Day 1 or 2 days either side of this date. Samoa achieved independence from New Zealand on 1 January However, Independence Day is celebrated annually Dating divas february 2019 calendar 1
Dating divas february 2019 calendar. The Australian High Court delivered the Mabo decision on 3 Junewhich recognised that Indigenous people have a special relationship with the land.
This annual festival celebrates Celtic music and culture. The Greek Glenti Festival has developed into the largest ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory. Eid al Fitr — end of Ramadan the date specified is an estimate due to the lunar calendar. The Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, ends with the festival of Eid al Fitr. A celebratory meal breaks the fast and at this time charity and good deeds have special significance. Eid also a time of forgiveness and making amends.