mrit sar, ndia GURU NANAK JAYANTI
2019 marks the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Temples are decorated with flowers and lights, and devotees read scriptures on the exemplary life of Guru Nanak, attend in- depth lectures and partake in large- scale community meals known as langars. On this day, many pilgrimage to the Golden Temple, where religious music and activities continue throughout the day till past midnight. Before this day, a series of ceremonial rituals take place such as the uninterrupted reading of the Guru Granth Sahib for 48 hours.
all over sia CHRISTMAS
While associated with turkeys, Santa Claus and Christmas trees in modern times, Christmas traditionally celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ʻ Christmas ʼ is the short form of Christ's mass ( Cristes Maesse), which was first recorded in 1038. ʻ Mass ʼ refers to the Christian tradition of eating bread and wine in memory of Jesus. The day is often celebrated with special church services, feasting and the exchange of gifts.
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