Friday, April 15, 2022

Happy Pesach, Happy Easter and Ramadan Mubarak

Happy Pesach, Happy Easter and Ramadan Mubarak!  This is a pretty rare year because it's the first time in 33 years that Passover, Easter, and Ramadan - celebrated by Jews, Christians, and Muslims - overlap this weekend.

The overlapping of holy days, which are connected to three different calendars, only happens about every 30 years.  This year Ramadan runs from 2 April until 2 May.  Passover starts tonight and lasts until 23 April.  Today is Good Friday with Easter Sunday on 17 April.  In Czechland and Slovakia, it's Easter Monday.

Orthodox Christians use a different calendar so their Easter Sunday isn't until 24 April this year.

Just a review.  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered "Abrahamic," because they all derived from Abraham.

Passover is a 7-day holiday in the Jewish faith that commemorates Hebrews being freed from slavery in Egypt.

Easter is considered the most important day in the Christian faith when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, and prayer celebrated by Muslims.

Good Friday and Passover are both tonight.  Here's wishing everyone a blessed season of holy days.  

חג פסח שמח رمضان مبارك 

I'll be celebrating with a bit of travel.  In a few hours I'm headed to Vienna to meet up with Katka before my weekend in Banja Luka.  I planned to go there over Easter weekend in 2020 but the Covid lockdown caused the trip to be cancelled.  It's two years later and I'm finally going. 

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