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Chinese New Year 2013

The Chinese New Year 2013 will be the year of snake, while the element being water and the color
black; which makes its talisman “the black water snake”. According to the calculations it will begin
on 10-02-2013 and end on 31-01-2014. This article will enlighten the readers with the very detailed
facts of the year, from the different angles that comprises of general characteristics, expectations,
beliefs, activity and predictions; according to the astrologic calculations.

Year of Snake (General Characteristics):

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 which in other words is termed ‘Turkey Day’ is considered to be a one of the joyous days Canada and the United States often celebrates. The primary aim of this thanksgiving is purposely to thank God for his blessings on the country and also to asks for future blessings as well. Knowing more about this thanksgiving can be helpful in so many ways especially in Canada and the United States and this of course explains why it is mostly imperative to pay lots of attention on it when the celebration is approaching. On this special day, many families come together to have word. There is often a whole lot of family reunion and this is exactly the reason why it is considered necessary. Many people usually travel from around the world just to witness this celebration each and every year.

Ramadan 2012

What is Ramadan?

The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is called Ramadan.  During this month fasting occurs for all Islamic people around the world. Muslims will refrain from smoking, drinking, eating, and taking part in activities that are considered excessive or ill-natured. This occurs practice occurs from the dawn till the sunset. It’s supposed to teach a Muslim about spirituality, patience, and humility. The soul is said to be cleansed at this time because you’re giving attention to God and your practicing selflessness. Ramadan is also a time when prayer is done quite frequently.

Eid ul fitr 2012 / Hari Raya Puasa 2012 / Lebaran 2012

Eid ul fitr is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is a holy month of fasting under Islamic traditions, which requires practitioners to fast from dawn to sunset for an entire month. The word “Eid” is an Arabic word which means festivity or festival and the word “Fitr” is an Arabic word which means “breaking the fast.” Eid ul fitr is essentially a time of festivities celebrating the breaking of a month of fasting, the gifts of God, as well as a time of seeking forgiveness for sins and other wrongdoings.

Mid Autumn Festival 2012 / Mooncake Festival 2012

Mid autumn festival 2012 is a festival of the moon cakes. In the year 2012, the festival will fall on 30 September.

This festival is for the Chinese all over the world. This day normally falls on a weekend. This gives chances to all Chinese to come back home from wherever they are, to join their family and share a meal together. Mid-autumn is connected with other holidays like National Day holiday, which falls from 1-7 October. In addition, Chinese people will enjoy their moon holiday from 30 September to 7 October. Is that not a great holiday?

Eid al-Adha 2012 / Hari Raya Haji 2012 / Idul Adha 2012

Muslims have two major festivals that they celebrate; the first is Eid al-fitr 2012 / Hari Raya Puasa 2012 / Idul Fitri and the other one is Eid al-Adha 2012 / Hari Raya Haji 2012. Eid al-Adha festival originates from the Quran, their holy book. In addition, it is known as Hari Raya Haji, Qurban, Hari Raya Kurban or Sacrifice Festival. This festival is just one on the religious festivals that Muslims in the entire world celebrate.

Thailand Loy Krathong 2012 Festival

Loy Krathong 2012 (or Loi Krathong) is a Thailand’s traditional festival. It describes an evening that people of Thailand show respect to their water goddess. How do they show respect? They show respect by floating offerings made from candlelit on all the wells, waterways all over the country. This floating aspect came from “Loy” word that means, “Floating”. On the other hand, “Krathong” literally has a meaning of a raft. You can give a rough estimate of the raft diameter to be the size of a hand span, made traditionally by use of banana trunks. Alternatively, you can also use Styrofoam or bread to make a raft. The bread raft is an environmental protection reducing problems resulting from water pollution.

Diwali 2012 – Deepavali 2012

Deepavali the Festival of Light

Deepavali is another name for the famous Hindu festival Diwali. This is a combination of two names, Dipa, which means lamp and Awali, which means row or line. So in essence, this festival is referred to as the festival of the row of lights. It is indeed essential in that it marks the beginning of the Hindu year. It is widely celebrated in India and elsewhere in the world, wherever Hindus can be found. It is marked by exploding lights, fireworks and so forth. After all, it is the festival of lights. Just why is the festival so colorful? Hindus celebrate it to mark the triumph of light over darkness. In Sanskrit, light means good and darkness means evil. Therefore, this is a celebration of good overcoming evil. During this celebration, all   Hindu families light up little lanterns in their homes to welcome the New Year. It is a very important event to them.