Saturday, 19 September 2009

Three major festivals

One reminder of what the great faiths have in common is that their major festivals often coincide. This sometimes reflects their shared roots, particularly in the case of Judaism and Islam. Today is both Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Hindu festival of Navaratri; on Monday, Muslims celebreate Eid-Ul-Fitr. On behalf of Jewish agnostics everywhere, may I say "Le Shanah Tovah", "Eid Mubarak" and best wishes to the Hindu community for Navaratri. Click here to read Nick Clegg's Rosh Hashanah greetings.

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