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INTERCULTURAL CALENDAR | Festivals and dates

Festivals and dates

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June 2016

Sun.
Shani Amavasya
This is the festival to honor Shani Dev, the popular God whom Hindus get to ward off evil spirits and remove obstacles.
Mon.
The beginning of Ramadan *
This is the first day of fasting of the holy month of Ramadan. Many Muslims insist on the local sighting of the moon to begin the period of Ramadan.
* Floating (1-2 days) depending on the sighting of the moon.
Tue. 14 
Ganga Dusshera
The Ganga Dusshera or Ganga Dashmi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the descent of the sacred Ganges river from heaven. All those who bathe in the river on this day will have their sins washed away.
Thu. 16 
Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev
Guru Arjan Dev was the first of the Sikh martyrs and the fifth of the eleven Sikh Gurus.
Mon. 20 
World Refugee Day
This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
Mon. 20 
Sant Kabir Jayanti
This is the birth anniversary of the great Indian mystical poet, who is venerated in both the Hindu and Sikh tradition.