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September 2018

Michael and All Angels – Christian

29 September 2018

Michael and All Angels – Christian Michaelmas /ˈmɪkəlməs/, the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels), is a day in the Western Christian liturgical year that occurs on 29 September.  In medieval England, Michaelmas marked the ending and beginning of the husbandman's year, George C.  Homans observes: “at that time harvest was over, and the bailiff or reeve of the manor would be making out the accounts for the year.” In Christianity, the Archangel Michael is the…

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October 2018

International Day of Non-Violence

2 October 2018

International Day of Non-Violence From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Observed by All UN Member States The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti. In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi teacher in Paris teaching international students to the World Social Forum in Mumbai.  The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India's Congress Party ("Ahimsa Finds Teen Voice", The Telegraph, Calcutta) until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in…

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Gandhi Jayanti – Hindu

2 October 2018

Gandhi Jayanti - Hindu** (Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.) Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is unofficially called the "Father of the Nation". It is one of the three national holidays of the country. The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence .  It is celebrated every year. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated yearly on 2 October. It is…

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St Francis Day – Catholic Christian / Blessing of the Animals – Christian, esp. Spanish Catholicism

4 October 2018

Christian recognition of service to people and appreciation of the natural world, as practiced by St Francis and the Franciscan Monastic Order which he founded. --------------------------------------------------- On November 29, 1979, Pope John Paul II declared St. Francis the Patron Saint of Ecology. ----------------------------------------------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi; born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco (a tribute to France) by his father; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher.  He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint…

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February 2019

Festival of the Chariots

10 February @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pako Festa 2019

23 February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pako Festa is organised by Diversitat and has grown into Victoria’s largest free multi-arts and cultural party. It celebrates and highlights the extraordinary contribution of individuals, cultural groups and multicultural communities in Geelong and across Australia. To read more visit https://www.pakofesta.com.au/

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Festival of Colours

24 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Festival of Colours is back! Due to growing popularity over the last several years, 2019 will see the event again celebrated at Barwon Park Mansion, 105 Inverleigh Road,Winchelsea 3241; allowing more people to enjoy the colour and excitement of the day. Bring your smile, an open heart and a white t-shirt for best results. Every hour in front of the main stage we throw powdered colour into the air with family and friends. Colour springs from our hearts and rains from the sky as we dance and sing together! Meet people, enjoy the stage entertainment, try meditation, have your…

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March 2019

Cancellation due to family illness – Meeting with Imam Mohammad Ramzan

3 March

URGENT Unfortunately the planned meeting with Imam Mohammad Ramzan of the Geelong Islamic Community on Sunday 3 March at Ocean Grove has had to be cancelled due to family illness. A new date will be arranged in the near future.

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Meeting with Imam Mohammad Ramzan of the Geelong Islamic Community

3 March @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Pavilion, Ocean Grove Park, The Avenue, Ocean Grove, Pavillion, Ocean Grove Park
Ocean Grove, VIC 3226 Australia
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Bishop Peter Danaher, a retired Anglican Bishop has invited his good friend, Imam Mohammad Ramzan, the Imam in the Geelong Islamic Community, to come to meet with people in the Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads community. Mohammad spoke to a similar group in Newtown 18 months ago, about 80 people were present. Bishop Peter believes most of the misunderstanding between Islam and other faiths relates to a lack of knowledge. SO, the bishop invites us all to a deeper understanding. Mohammad will be at the Ocean Grove Pavilion Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm Date:  Sunday 3rd March 2019 No cost but…

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June 2019

Martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Ji | Sikhism

16 June

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606), the 5th Guru, was the first martyr-guru. He was responsible for the compilation of the Sikh scriptures in 1604 CE. He also helped to build the Golden Temple at Amritsar and emphasized that the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste.

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