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Five Days of Diwali

The happiest day of the year in Indian culture is coming, as Diwali festival is almost here!

Diwali, or Deepavali, is India’s biggest and the most important holiday, just as Christmas is in the Western cultures. Regardless of faith, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists all celebrate this day as a national holiday. It marks the ultimate win of good over evil, light over darkness, hope over despair.

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Eid Mubarak!

Every year millions of Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr at the start of Shawwal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Holy Month, during which Muslims dedicate themselves to God.

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Ramadan Kareem!

Over 1.6 billion of Muslims worldwide celebrate the Holiest month of the Islamic calendar – Ramadan 2017 – starting today! The holiday is also known as Ramzan, Ramazan, Ramadhan, and Ramathan. It’s a paramount month ending with an Eid holiday for all the Muslim cultures when people fast from dusk till dawn, devote themselves to God and pray for those who are in need.

Religious fasting traditions are encouraged in many other cultures as well. Thus, Catholics give up meat for Lent, Orthodox Christians fast for over a month before Easter, and Jews fast during Yom Kippur. In Islam fasting in Ramzan is a crucial part of the religion. Muslims get closer to God through self-control observed during that Holy time, pay special attention to their inner nature and spirits.

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How Do People Celebrate New Year Worldwide

Thanks to Gregorian calendar Western Hemisphere will step into a new 2017 year and a new life this Saturday when we all will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. However, while the most of us will be sipping champagne, dancing and having a great time with friends and family, the rest of the world will be waiting for their turn to say goodbye to 2016 as some cultures are accustomed to New Year taking place at an absolutely different time. For instance, Chinese and Vietnamese New Year is going to be late-January this time, some other cultures which follow the Julian lunar calendar will be celebrating in mid-January, while the Jewish Rosh Hashanah is in autumn.

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World Hello Day

Today is the 44th annual World Hello Day!

Due to Egypt and Israel conflict in the Fall of 1973 people began celebrating this day to always remember about the importance of personal communication in preserving peace worldwide.

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