Today's Holiday Today's Holiday is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Holiday http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_holidays.png 120 60 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Jhulan+Yatra //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Jhulan+Yatra#2020 A Hindu festival honoring Lord Jagannatha, Jhulan Yatra is observed in Orissa and Bengal, and the grandest celebration takes place at the Temple of Jagannath in the Orissa town of Puri. Jhulan Yatra means "swing festival" in Hindi, a reference to the ornately decorated contraption that is specially built to hold the idols of Jagannath and his lover, Radha. Over the course of several nights during the festival, people gather at nighttime to perform songs and dances before the idols. This ritual, known as the raslila, dramatizes scenes from Krishna's life.
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Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/St.+Olav%27s+Day //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/St.+Olav%27s+Day#2020 St. Olav is the patron saint of Norway, and the anniversary of his death is still marked by religious services, fireworks, and public merry-making. Every year the battle in which he died is reenacted during the St. Olav Festival in Trondheim. In the Faroe Islands, this is known as Olavsoka, or "St. Olav's Wake," a national holiday. Parliament opens on the 29th, but the festivities—which include dancing, sports events, speeches, drinking, and a parade of members of Logting (parliament)—begin the night before and continue into the early hours of the 30th.
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Tue, 28 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Dodge+City+Days //encyclopedia2.garden024.com/Dodge+City+Days#2020 Dodge City's name alone is enough to conjure up memories of the Old West for the residents of Kansas and the surrounding states who come here to celebrate Dodge City Days every summer. There are staged shootouts between "Marshal Dillon" and the bad guys, a rodeo, a horse show, and parades featuring costumed characters from the Old West on horseback. In recent years the festival has featured entertainment by top country-and-western music stars, and the events have expanded to include a golf tournament, auto racing, and other decidedly non-traditional activities.
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