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Religious Holidays Quiz:

Does the beginning of the Muslim year have any particular significance?

  • During the first ten days of the month of Muharram, Muslims reflect on a variety of spiritual themes.
  • During Muhammad's time the community observed a one-day fast on the 10th of the month ('Ashura, pronounced aaSHOOrah).
  • In more traditional Shi'a villages, people still gather to reenact the events in a "passion play" called the Ta'ziya (pronounced ta'ZEEyah).

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Are any occasions associated with Muhammad especially important?
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What is the significance of Hanukkah and Purim?
What are among the other religious days Muslims observe?
What is the celebration called Divali?
Are there Buddhist observances related to the locality or indigenous practice?
Do Daoists and practitioners of CCT celebrate the birthdays of any religious figures?
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