All Events

23 April 2017

Lailat-Al-Miraj - Muslim

The night journey and ascent of the Prophet Muhammad, celebrated by the telling of the story of how he was visited by two archangels. Read More

23 April 2017

St. George’s Day - Christian

Celebration of the patron saint of England. Read More

11 May 2017

Lailat-Al-Bara’ah - Muslim

"The Night of Freedom from Fire”, in which Muslims are graced with divine mercy and blessings. Read More

27 May 2017

Ramadan (Start) - Muslim

A month of dusk to dawn fasting, in which the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed. Read More

31 May 2017

Shavuot - Jewish

Marks the time when the Jews received the Torah. Prayers are said, especially at dawn, to thank God for the five books of Moses. Read More

01 June 2017

Shavuot - Jewish

Marks the time when the Jews received the Torah. Prayers are said, especially at dawn, to thank God for the five books of Moses. Read More

04 June 2017

Pentecost - Christian

The festival where Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, 50 days after Easter. Regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. Read More

16 June 2017

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev - Sikh

Guru Ajan compiled the Sikh scriptures for the first time, and on this day was executed. Read More

18 June 2017

Father’s Day - Secular

A more recent parallel to Mother’s day for fathers, established in the early 20th Century by a daughter who wanted to express her appreciation for her single father Read More

21 June 2017

Lailat-Ul-Qadr - Muslim

The Night of Power, when the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims spend this time in study and prayer. Read More

25 June 2017

Ramadan (Finish) - Muslim

A month of dusk to dawn fasting, in which the gates of heaven are open and the gates of hell are closed. Read More

25 June 2017

Eid-Ul-Fitr - Muslim

Muslims celebrate the end of fasting for Ramadan, with processions through the street and a celebratory daytime meal - their first for a month. Read More

14 July 2017

Bastille Day - International

The French national holiday, celebrating the uprising of the modern French nation, particularly the storming of the Bastille. Read More

01 August 2017

Tisha B’Av - Jewish

A fast day commemorating several calamities that have occurred on this same day in the Jewish calendar. Known as "the saddest day in Jewish history”. Read More

07 August 2017

Raksha Bandan - Hindu

"Raksha Bandan” means "a thread for protection”. Sisters tie a thread bracelet around their brothers’ wrists, and receive gifts in return. Read More

14 August 2017

Pakistan Independence Day - International

Commemorates the creation of Pakistan when India was partitioned, Read More

15 August 2017

Janamashtami/Krishna Jayanti - Hindu

The birthday of Krishna. Many Hindus forego sleep for the 48 hours, and some fast. Read More

15 August 2017

Indian Independence Day - International

Commemorates the independence of India, as it left the British Empire. Read More

01 September 2017

Eid-Ul-Adha - Muslim

A major festival marking the end of Hajj, it remembers the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Most Muslims will abstain from work. Read More

02 September 2017

Eid-Ul-Adha - Muslim

A major festival marking the end of Hajj, it remembers the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Most Muslims will abstain from work. Read More