Many faiths are cel­e­brat­ing

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - CELEBRATIONS -

DE­CEM­BER is a time to gather round the ta­ble and en­joy the sum­mer (although me­te­o­rol­o­gists are pre­dict­ing lower tem­per­a­tures than usual this sum­mer).

Sig­nif­i­cant re­li­gious dates in­clude Bodhi Day on De­cem­ber 8 – the Bud­dhist cel­e­bra­tion of Prince Gau­tama, mark­ing when he “took his place un­der the Bodhi tree, vow­ing to re­main there un­til he at­tained supreme en­light­en­ment”; Chanukah be­tween De­cem­ber 21 and 28, the Jewish fes­ti­val of lights which sees the first can­dle lit on the evening of De­cem­ber 20 and, of course, Christ­mas on the 25th. For a full list see www.in­ter­faith­cal­en­dar.org

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