Faith Celebrations and Rituals

Besides observing spiritual teachings and laws, members of religious communities come together to share meaningful events with each other. In Faith Celebrations and Rituals, local representatives of eight different religions will each deliver an audiovisual presentation of an important occasion in their religion and will be on hand to answer your questions.

Faith Celebration and Rituals participants

Sunday August 23 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Hindu: Diwali is a Festival of Lights celebrating the victory of good over evil.

Baha’i: During the Festival of Ridvan, Baha’is hold elections for their leadership.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Youth cultural celebration and open house before the dedication of a temple, a house of the Lord.

Zoroastrian: Navjote commemorates the initiation of a child into the faith

Tuesday, August 25, 7:40-8:40 P.M.

Islam: Ramadan/Eid is the Muslim period of fasting for one lunar month and then a festival marking the breaking of the fast.

Buddhist: Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha.

Sikh: Guru Ka Langar is a tradition of giving out meals to symbolize the equality among all people.

The Episcopal Church: Individuals perform a Reconciliation Pilgrimage to help claim and affirm their identity.