Religions Blog: Medley of upcoming holidays to be celebrated next week

By Ellen Cameron
Staff Writer

This is preparation week for religious holidays that nearly rivals the Christmas season. Here’s a quick rundown:

Monday was the secular holiday Labor Day, which began in 1882 and was based on a Canadian tradition.

Next Tuesday, the 15th, is Laylat al-Qadr, an Islamic holiday remembering the day the holy book was revealed to Muhammad. Eid al-Fitr is the following Saturday, and ends the month-long fast of Ramadan.

Next Friday is Rosh Hashanah, which kicks off a Jewish holiday season that ends with Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is considered to be the Jewish New Year, as it marks the beginning of the new calendar year.

For more information about religious holidays in upcoming weeks, click here.

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