Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Today@Dal

» Go to news main

Mosiac Calendar ‑ Observances and Events

Posted by Human Rights & Equity Services on June 18, 2018 in General Announcements

​See below for a sample of dates to observe, reflect, celebrate or promote throughout the university community. The full calendar is available on the website, http://multifaithcalendar.org/cal/dologin.php?id=469

Monday, June 18: BUDDHISM - Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro Anniversary


Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. He was a major proponent of the Rime movement within Tibetan Buddhism, and had a profound influence on many of the Tibetan lamas teaching today. ​

Wednesday, June 20: UN OBSERVANCE / EVENT - World Refugee Day (UN)


A Day to focus attention on the predicament of those tens of millions of people uprooted from their homes by war, famine, and persecution, among other causes. It was proclaimed in 2001 as an annual celebration of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, which was originally focused on refugees in Europe following WW2 but later expanded to cover all refugees. See: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/refugee/index.html

Thursday, June 21: ABORIGINAL SPIRITUALITY - National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)

Formerly called National Aboriginal Day, this is a national day of solidarity for First Nations People (Canada). Others are invited to share in celebration of aboriginal traditions and culture. See: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248​

Thursday, June 21: WICCA - Litha


Also called Midsummer’s Eve, Litha celebrates the consummation of the sacred marriage in which the energy of the God is poured out in the service of life. His sacrifice, resulting in his total immolation by the end of the season, sets the standard of self-giving in service to the Goddess. Litha comes on the June solstice. Religious accommodation for special worship may be required for this observance/holy day.

Sunday, June 24: BAHA’I FAITH - Raḥmat​


Raḥmat (Mercy) is the sixth month of the Bahá’í year.​

Wednesday, June 27: EVENT / OBSERVANCE - Multiculturalism Day (Canada)


On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation, designated June 27 of each year as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This day is an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s diversity and commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.

Thursday, June 28: BUDDHISM - Poson


Anniversary of the arrival of the Arahant Mahinda, son of King Asoka, who first brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Poson is characterised by day-long processions and ceremonies at Mihintale which is now the site of a great Buddhist temple at Ambasthale Dagoba.​

Friday, June 29: BUDDHISM - Poson

Anniversary of the arrival of the Arahant Mahinda, son of King Asoka, who first brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Poson is characterised by day-long processions and ceremonies at Mihintale which is now the site of a great Buddhist temple at Ambasthale Dagoba.​