While celebrated mostly by Cuban Americans, the ten day celebration has a multicultural crowd from blacks to other Latinos. After Calle Ocho and Lent comes Easter Sunday, where the celebration of Easter honors Christ’s resurrection. Since eggs are symbols for renewal and is perfect for spring, it is used for decorations and egg hunting activities. Mexican Americans put a different spin on the event, draining and cleaning eggshells a month before Easter to create cascarones. Cascarón or cascarones means eggshell.
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In 1591, the festival of San Fermin was moved to 7th of July when the weather is better for the event. La Tomatina is also a festival from Spain. On the last Wednesday of August, thousands of people from around the world crowd into the tiny town of Bunol in eastern Spain for the world’s greatest tomato fight. It’s a short lived events starts at 11am stops at 1pm. The festival is begun with a contest, after that people just start to gra... ... middle of paper ... ...cing and partying at their graveyards?
Religious life is an important value to the Christian community. Holidays and Festivals are celebrated with great and colorful events. Important Christian holidays include Meskal (Finding of the True Cross), Gena (Christmas), Timkat (Epiphany), and Fasika (Easter). During these festivities, government offices, banks, business offices and retail stores are usually closed. For the three-day celebration of the Christ’s baptism, the Orthodox community gathers in churches for a mass service.
1. Semana Santa de Sevilla (Holy Week in Seville) : week before Easter ( 14-20 April 2014) Holy Week in Seville is an important traditional event in Andalusian region and especially in Sevilla. The week begins With Palm Sunday and ends on the morning of the Easter Sunday. Sevillans celebrate the Holy Week with long processions that should remind us of Jesus Christ’s Passion. Processions during Holy Week feature numerous old sculptures and relics of saints.
Of Protestant fellowships, perhaps the Holy Week services of the Moravian Church are the most extensive, as the Congregation follows the life of Christ through His final week in daily services dedicated to readings from a harmony of the Gospel stories, responding to the actions in hymns, prayers and litanies, beginning on the eve of Palm Sunday and culminating in the "Easter Morning" or Easter Sunrise service begun by the Moravians in 1732. Some Protestant churches make much of the foot washing ceremony on Maundy Thursday, for others it may be the only time in the year when Holy Communion is celebrated. These Protestants conduct more informal celebrations of Holy Week, usually including sermons about the last week of Christ's life, and possibly some special services on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and or Easter Sunday.
Saturnalia was celebrated in ancient Rome to honor the deity Saturn. Saturn was the God of Agriculture w... ... middle of paper ... ...retail and online chains, corporations and businesses alike, Christmas has become a major event recognized and celebrated by Christians, non Christians and even other religions all over the world. Most businesses, for now, celebrate Christmas every year buy closing for one or more days to allow staff members to spend time with their families. Families who live a fair distance from loved ones or friends often take this time of the year to extend their time away from work and travel across the county and throughout the world. Regardless if you are celebrating Christmas as a remembrance of Jesus Christ and his birth, a national holiday in which your office is closed, as an opportunity to spend time with your family, or purely for the joy of giving and or receiving gifts, this holiday is a major part of the United States and several other countries around the world.
There are special services out of doors and in Mosques, processions through the streets, and of course, a special celebratory meal—eaten during daytime, the first daytime meal Muslims will have had in a month. Eid is also a time of forgiveness, and making amends. Eid ul Adha (10 Dhul-Hijja) The Festival of sacrifice which marks the end of the Hajj or holy pilgrimage, which is one of the 5 pillars of Islam, however it is celebrated by all Muslims, not just those who are on the pilgrimage. The festival remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to. God appeared in a dream to Ibrahim and told him to sacrifice his son Isma’il.
Its the day of the Last Supper. We celebrate the Last Supper every mass. Jesus offered the bread up to God and he offered the wine, and he said "This is my body...This is my blood which will be given up for you". This is called the Last Supper because its the last time that Jesus ate with all his disciples. During Holy Week a special service is held within mass which includes:- The Reinstitution of the Eucharist, Ministers of the Parish, its also the final before Good Friday.