Today's Holiday Today's Holiday is a free service of muiderrail.com http://muiderrail.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Holiday http://muiderrail.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_holidays.png 120 60 Wed, 8 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Moriones+Festival //encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Moriones+Festival#2020 Held on the island-province of Marinduque with participants wearing masks and costumes of Roman soldiers, Moriones tells the story of the legendary Roman soldier Longinus. As he pierced the side of the crucified Jesus, a drop of the blood cured his blindness. Many local men take part in the play, performing the roles of Roman soldiers. They wear large wooden masks covered with black beards and painted with enormous black eyes. The Roman soldiers lead Longinus to a scaffold, but he continues to declare his faith in Christ. The Moriones cut his head off and carry it through town.
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Tue, 7 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Caitra+Purnima //encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Caitra+Purnima#2020 In southern India, Caitra Purnima is a time for Hindus to worship Chitra Gupta, also known as "the scribe of the gods." Tradition holds that while Brahma was meditating, Chitra Gupta was brought into being. He serves as the scribe to Yama, the ruler and judge of the dead; some Hindus believe that Chitra Gupta maintains the accounts of their good and bad deeds in the Agrasamdhani (main records). At Kanchipuram, near Madras in Tamil Nadu State, the image of Chitra Gupta is taken out in a procession. Devotees bathe in the holy waters of the River Chitra, which flows from the nearby hills.
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Mon, 6 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Holiday http://encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Rara //encyclopedia2.muiderrail.com/Rara#2020 In Haiti, Carnival is known as Rara for the groups of people who come down from the hills to dance in processions throughout Lent and particularly during Easter Week. It begins by calling on Legba, who appears as Carrefour, the guardian of thresholds and crossroads. Each Rara band consists of a musical group, a band chief, a queen with attendants, a women's choir, and vendors selling food. The group's leader often dresses like a jester and twirls a long baton known as a jonc. Rara has deep ties with Voodoo and its resemblance to other Carnival celebrations is largely superficial.
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