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Muslims, Jews, Christians Find Reasons to Celebrate

Posted by Kyle Design on April 2, 2007

This is the time of year that many religions celebrate important dates on their religious calendars. It is a time of reflection.

Islamic Badge Holder with Star and Crescent

The Islamic holiday Mawlid marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. It is celebrated by most, but not all, sects. It falls on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal. This year it began on Friday night and lasted through Saturday. For Muslims, Mawlid is the occasion to share food and charity, decorate homes and mosques and to recite stories of Muhammad’s life. These activities act as reminders for Muslims to follow the teachings of Muhammad and to practice them in everyday life.

Christian Business Card CaseChristians celebrated Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem greeted by followers waving palms. Good Friday and Easter come later this week. Easter Sunday marks the day of the resurrection of Jesus which occurred on the third day after his death on the cross.

Jewish Star of David Night LightJews will celebrate Passover starting Monday at sundown. Passover is an eight day holiday commemorating the Exodus of the Israelites from ancient Egypt and their new found freedom. Passover has been celebrated for over 3300 years. Matzo, an unleavened bread, is a symbol of Passover and is eaten by Jews during this celebration.

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