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INTERCULTURAL CALENDAR | Festivals and dates

Festivals and dates

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July 2016

Fri.
Idul Fitr *
Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Id, Eid-ul-Fitar, or Idul-Fitr) celebrates the end of Ramadan. Itís a day on which Muslims give alms to the poor, wear new clothes and exchange greetings.
* Floating (1-2 days) depending on the sighting of the moon.
Sat.
Martyrdom of the Bab
Some five million followers of the Bahai faith commemorate the martyrdom of their founder on this day
Wed. 13 
Obon (from 13 to 15 July)
Millions of people in Japan return home during these days to observe this Japanese Buddhist festival. Ancestors are honored during this event.
Tue. 19 
Guru Purnima
Hindus honor the sage Vyasa on Guru Purnima day. He is credited with editing the four Vedas and writing the Mahabharata.
Tue. 26 
Independence Day of Maldives
The Maldives gained independence from Britain on July 26, 1965. The Maldives would go on to become a republic in 1968.