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4 Annual Major Religious Events Explained

The world is full of different religious and non-religious celebrations. Even just from town-to-town or country-to-country, there are wildly different events that take place for completely different reasons. Being aware of other cultures and understanding why they do what they do is a key aspect of accepting people and living a positive life, which is why it makes sense to learn a little about some of the most widely celebrated events in the world. With this in mind, here are four of the most prominent religious events explained to give you a better understanding of the history and beliefs behind these key dates. Christianity: Lent and Easter One of the most important events in the Christian calendar is the 46-day period known as Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday but centres around a period of fasting or self-control during this timeframe. Lent commemorates Jesus’40-day long walk through the desert , during which he fasted; in turn, the most ded