Category Archives: Religious Holidays
Embrace Differences this Thanksgiving
Embrace Differences this Thanksgiving By: Crystal Magallon Interfaith Engagement Intern “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of...
Yom Kippur And Food
Yom Kippur And Food By: Boe Chmill Yom Kippur, it is the holiest day in the Jewish Calendar. It is a holiday built...
Embracing the Richness of All
Embracing the Richness of All By: Crystal Magallon, Interfaith Engagement Intern People all throughout the Middle East who are of the Abrahamic faiths...
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah Despite Anti-Semitism
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah Despite Anti-Semitism By Daniel Baker, Communications Intern In a corner a block away from the Skokie Swift Dempster-Skokie Station is...
The Falls: 1 Hour Remedy to Thwart Muslim Stereotypes
1 Hour Remedy to Thwart Muslim Stereotypes By: Cultureguru “Wow…what a way to blow away years of stereotypes in one evening! Everyone should...
First time celebrating Yom Kippur
First Time Celebrating Yom Kippur By: Sofiya Demchuk, PGA Intern Whenever an opportunity comes along to explore and take part in another religion’s...
Today is Ash Wednesday
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Christian faith, a religious holiday which occurs 46 days before Easter. Participants fast for 40 days as...| Tagged Ash Wednesday, Christianity, Lent, religious holidays
Today is Shrove Tuesday
Also known as Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, February 9, 2016 is Fat Tuesday, a celebratory day of colorful and eccentric costumes, rich...| Tagged Christianity, Fat Tuesday, Lent, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday
Today is Chinese New Year
Today is the Chinese New Year or the “Spring Festival.” Traditionally this holiday has existed to honor ancestors and deities and to cleanse...| Tagged Chinese New Year, cultural holidays, Lunar New Year, religious holidays, Year of the Monkey
Today is Tu BiShvat
Here at the Niagara Foundation we are delighted to acknowledge the Jewish holiday Tu BiShvat on January 25th, 2016.| Tagged Judaism, religious holiday, Tu BiShvat
This seven-day celebration, Pesach in Hebrew, begins today and commences with the traditional Seder dinner. The Passover Seder is a time for families...| Tagged Exodus, festival, Haggadah, Judaism, matzah, Niagara Foundation, Passover, Pesach, religion, religious holiday, seder, Torah
Today is Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday, also known as Maundy Thursday, is one of the most important days in the Christian liturgical year and one of the...| Tagged Christianity, Eucharist, Holy Communion, Holy Thursday, Holy Week, Jesus, Last Supper, Maundy Thursday, Niagara Foundation, religious holiday