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Friday 22 August 2014


August

  • 01Lammas (Western Christian): a European festival of the first fruits of the harvest. The very first ears of grain are plucked to make bread used for the eucharist this day.
  • 01Lughnasadh (Pagan): the pagan version of Lammas, celebrating the beginning of the harvest season.
  • 01 — Dormition Fast begins (New Calendarist Eastern Christian): fast in preparation for the Dormition begins.
  • 06 — Transfiguration of the Lord (Western Christian and New Calendarist Eastern Christian): celebration of the Jesus being revealed as glorious, transfigured, to some of his disciples before his crucifixion.
  • 08 (24 Sawan) — Morcha Guru Ka Bagh (Sikh).
  • 14 (1 August Julian) — Dormition Fast begins (Old Calendarist Eastern Christian): fast in preparation for the Dormition begins.
  • 15 — Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Western Christian): observance of the end of the Blessed Virgin's earthly life, which some believe was her bodily assumption into heaven. Its eastern equivalent is Dormition.
  • 15 — Dormition of the Theotokos (New Calendarist Eastern Christian): the equivalent of western Assumption.
  • 19 (6 August Julian) — Transfiguration of the Lord (Old Calendarist Eastern Christian): celebration of the Jesus being revealed as glorious, transfigured, to some of his disciples before his crucifixion.
  • 28 (15 August Julian) — Dormition of the Theotokos (Old Calendarist Eastern Christian): the equivalent of western Assumption.
  • 29 — Beheading of John the Baptist (New Calendarist Eastern Christian): commemoration of the martyrdom of John the Baptist by King Herod.
  • 30 (15 Bhadon) — Mela Baba Bakala (Sikh).

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