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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.

The con­test is bro­ken down into four dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories: • Ju­niors (ages 7–12) to form teams of four • Sec­ondary (ages 12–16) to form teams of three Ju­nior Col­lege and In­ter­na­tional Schools (ages 17–20) en­ter solo Open (age 18 and above) en­ter solo

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