Memorial Service for Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Association of the Goulburn Valley invites you to a memorial service to remember the beautiful souls lost in the Easter Sunday tragedy in Sri Lanka. Prayer for Sri Lanka will be conducted at St Brendan’s Church, Shepparton, on evening of Friday, 3 May at 6pm. All are invited to bring flowers to lay at the Shrine of St Brendan.
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An ANZAC Reflection

Anzac DayANZAC Day is an annual event remembering Australians and New Zealanders who participated in World War I and in particular the landings at Gallipoli. All theatres of conflict are commemorated on this day, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Timor Leste, and operations in the Middle East. The ANZAC services attract large numbers. Dawn services in particular attract youth, families and children.
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Lest we forget: Remembering Sikh soldiers on Gallipoli

Anzac Day is commemorated every year on 25 April to mark the landing of Australian and New Zealand (Anzac) troops on Gallipoli in 1915, in the Turkish peninsula. This military campaign during WWI lasted eight months and claimed at least 125,000 lives. Many Sikhs paid the ultimate sacrifice on Gallipoli too, including 80% of the soldiers of a single Sikh battalion.
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What Is Easter: Understanding the History and Symbols

There are many traditions that surround the entire Lent season, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday. Generally observed traditions across the globe include the Easter bunny, coloured eggs, gift baskets, and flowers. We will dive into specific traditions below in more detail, but here are a few more interesting traditions from around the world:

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An Interfaith Holy Week

symbols of religions

Holy week is the name given to the week before Easter, wherein Christians mark the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus with many ceremonies. During this week, several other religions celebrate festivals, commemorations and sacred times.

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Passover 2019 – a History of Passover

pesachPassover 2019 will begin in the evening of Friday, 19 April 2019, and ends in the evening of Saturday, 27 April 2019. The Jewish holiday of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is perhaps one of the most central to Jewish life and history. More widely observed than any other holiday, Passover celebrates the biblical account of the Israelites’ redemption and escape from 400 years of Egyptian slavery. Holiday rituals include a dramatic retelling of the Exodus story and many unique food traditions.

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