World Holidays 2005


NOVEMBER 2005

1 All Saints' Day - Christian

1 Diwali - Deepavali - Hindu

2 All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian

3-5 Eid al Fitr - end of Ramadan - Islam

7 Recreation Day - Tasmania 8 - 21 Water Festival - Cambodia

-- Chhath -- Part of India

9 End of Ramadan Holiday - Oman

10 Christmas Holiday Beginning - Malaysia - Bhutan

11 VE Day - Europe - America (Veterans Day)

-- Independence Day - Poland

12 Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i

15 Nativity Fast (Winter Lent) begins (through Dec 24) - Orthodox Christian

-- Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra - Sikh

21 Christ the King - Christian

-- Water Festivals Ends - Cambodia

23 Buddah's Coming Down From Heaven - Parts of India - Bhutan

25 Thanksgiving - Interfaith - USA

26 Day of Covenant - Baha'i
28 Ascension of Abdul'l-Baha * - Baha'i

28 - December 24 Advent - Christian (First Sunday)

28 Independence Day - Albania

30 St Andrew's Day - Christian


DECEMBER 2005

5,12,19 Sundays of Advent continue - Christian

8 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) - Buddhism
- - Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

12 Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
- - Advent Fast begins - Orthodox Christian

21 Yule - Christian
- - Yule/Winter Solstice * - Wicca
- - St Thomas the Apostle - Christian

25 Christmas - Christian
- - Feast Day of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian

-- Chanuka Begins - Jewish (Through Jan. 2, 2006)

26 Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) - Zoroastrian
- - St Stephen's Day - Christian
- - Boxing Day - UK, Austrailia, Canada - Christian

26 - January 1 Kwanzaa - Interfaith

27 St John, Apostle & Evangelist - Christian

28 Holy Innocents - Christian
- - Holy Family - Catholic Christian

31 Watch Night - Christian

December 31, 2005 - January 1, 2006 New Year's Celebration

Our Holiday Special Issue continues with these offerings:
Holidays Around The World for 2004 | Holiday Recipes | Festivals and Displays
Christmas Facts | Feliz Navidad (Mexican Christmas)
Techno Presents: Camcorders | Day After Christmas (rhyme)
Christmas Cookies (Dark Humor) | Solitary Yule Ritual (Wicca)

From last year (2003):
World Holidays November-December 2003 - Winter Festivals and Lighting Displays 2003 - Saying Merry Christmas In Many Languages - Origin Of December 25th As Christmas Day
Story of the Candy Cane - Christmas in The USA - Treats To Leave For Santa
Fable of St. Nick - Poetry: Christmas Recalled - Poetry: Whispers The Wind
Holiday Traditions Revisited - Movies: Santa Films - Gift Ideas for Computer Owners
Picture Perfect Gift Ideas - Religion: Luke's Christmas Story From The Bible
Recipe: Cooking A Turkey Recipe: Turkey Teriyaki - Movavian Love-Feast Buns
SUFGANIYOT - A Solitary Wicca Yule Ritual - Why Are There Christmas Lights? -

From 2002:
Holiday Festivals, Displays and Events - Bah Humbug! - Gift Ideas Under $10
Some Unique Mail Order Gifts - Staying In The Holiday Spirit
Holidays Around the World

From 2001:
Holiday Festivals, Displays and Events - Diwali - India's Festival Of Lights
Holidays Around the World - How Christmas Is Celebrated In Many Countries
The Origin of Some Christmas Traditions - Picking and Trimming a Christmas Tree
Shipping Your Holiday Gifts - Oh Ye Disbelievers: The Fable of Saint Nick - Gifts She'll Love
Techno Gifts - CD Musical Stocking Stuffers from Then to Now - Every pick's a hit!
Recipe: Christmas Cake - Craft: Wreaths - Craft: Stockings

 


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