Celebrating Diversity – April 21

Feast of Ridvan thru May 2 (Bahai’i) – Ridvan means paradise and the 12 day festival is the holiest time for the Baha’is. It commemorates the 12 days that Baha’u’llah spent in the Garden of Ridvan in the last days of his exile in Baghdad and announced that he was the prophet whose coming had been foretold.

Yom HaShoah (Jewish) – Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the death of 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime.

Kartini Day (Indonesia) – This day commemorates Indonesia’s first women’s emancipationist. Mothers aren’t allowed to work as the family does the house chores. Many go on a pilgrimage to the grave of Kartini who died at the age of 24.

Source: www.multiculturalcalendars.com

Part of a posting series on multicultural events for 2009.

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