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Ash Wednesday

Holiday; Religious holidays

Ash Wednesday is observed by Christians. Marking the first day of Lent, which lasts until Easter (a period of 46 days), it is the day of repentance. The date of Ash Wednesday differs every year. ...

Shrove Tuesday

Holiday; Religious holidays

The day preceding Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, as referred to primarily in Commonwealth countries. The word ‘shrove’ has its origins in the English verb ‘shrive’, to gain forgiveness for ...

Hanukkah

Holiday; Religious holidays

Also spelled Chanukah, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that lasts for eight days, celebrated as a re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. A nine-branch candelabrum, or Menorah, is typically ...

Christmas

Holiday; Religious holidays

Annual celebration and cultural holiday held around the globe, generally on December 25th. The day marks the supposed birth of Jesus Christ, although the holiday is celebrated by Christians and ...

Emmanuel/Immanuel

Holiday; Religious holidays

Quoted in the Gospel of Matthew as a sign verifying the divine status of Jesus. Hebrew עִמָּנוּאֵל "El is with us", "El" translated to God, with the whole name meaning God is with us.

Frankincense

Holiday; Religious holidays

It is an aromatic resin obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia,The English word is derived from Old French "franc encens" (i.e. high quality incense) and is used in incense and perfumes. ...

Myrrh

Holiday; Religious holidays

It is the aromatic resin of a number of small, thorny tree species of the genus Commiphora, which is an essential oil termed an oleoresin. Myrrh resin is a natural gum. It can also be ingested by ...

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