About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Your first visit?
Contact us
External links
Good books
Visitor essays
Our forum
New essays
Other site features
Buy a CD
Vital notes

World religions
Who is a Christian?
Shared beliefs
Handle change
Bible topics
Bible inerrancy
Bible harmony
Interpret Bible
Beliefs, creeds
Da Vinci code
Revelation, 666
Other religions
Other spirituality
Cults and NRMs
Comparing religions

About all religions
Important topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handle change
Confusing terms
World's end
One true religion?
Seasonal topics
Science v. Religion
More info.

Absolute truth

Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten commandm'ts
Assisted suicide
Death penalty
Equal rights - gays & bi's
Gay marriage
Origins of the species
Sex & gender
Spanking kids
Stem cells
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news


Religious Tolerance logo

Events of the Month


horizontal rule

Sponsored link.

horizontal rule

Events during 2001-APR:

bulletAPR-4: Muslims observe the fast of 'Ashura. It recalls an event circa 680-OCT-20 CE in Iraq when an army of the Umayyad regime martyred a group of 70 individuals who refused to submit to the Caliph. One of the martyrs was Imam Husain, the youngest grandson of Prophet Muhammad. 
bulletAPR-6: Mormons celebrate the founding of their church on this day.
bulletAPR-6: Jains observe is the Birthday of Mahavira Mahavira, the religious seer of the 6th century BCE, whose teachings formed the foundation of the Jain religion. 
bulletAPR-7 to 15: Jews celebrate Pesach (Passover), the festival of unleavened bread. Pesach recalls the night when God ordered the murder of the first born of every human and animal in ancient Egypt. The angels passed over those Jewish homes in which a lamb had been slaughtered, and its blood spread over their doorways.
bulletAPR-8: Christians celebrate Palm Sunday, in memory of the entrance of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem circa 30 CE. It is the beginning of Holy Week, which includes Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
bulletAPR-8: Buddhists celebrate Buddha Day, the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama on 563-APR-8, BCE. He was born in Lumbini Garden in present-day Nepal, and founded the Buddhist religion as an adult.
bulletAPR-13: Jews recall the Shoah (Nazi Holocaust) on this day. It is called Yom ha-Shoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day.
bulletAPR-13:Sikhs ccelebrate the anniversary of the date in 1699 CE when Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa brotherhood. It is a time of both celebration and worship. Their calendar year begins on this date; the date is often followed by the letters KE.
bulletAPR-15: This is Easter Sunday, recalling the day circa 30 CE in which Jesus of Nazareth is believed by Christians to have been resurrected from the dead. The holy day is celebrated together this year by Eastern Orthodox churches, the Roman Catholic church and Protestant churches. In most years, Eastern Orthodoxy celebrates Easter later than the Western churches.
bulletAPR-21: Members of the Bahá'í World Faith celebrate Ridvan (a.k.a. the Most Great Festival and King of Festivals). It is a twelve day celebration which recalls the day on 1863-APR-21 CE when Baha'u'llah declared that he was the prophet predicted by the Bab. It is day on which Bahá'í communities elect their Local Spiritual Assembly.
bulletAPR-30: Orthodox Christians celebrate St. James the Great day. Tradition records that he was the first of the Apostles to be martyred.
bulletHoly days and festivals to come early in the month of May:
bulletMAY-1: Wiccans celebrate Beltane, one of their four major Sabbats.

horizontal rule

Copyright © 2001 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2001-MAR-26
Compiled by B.A. Robinson

  line.gif (538 bytes)

horizontal rule

Go to the previous page, or go to the "Events during the month and year" menu, or choose:

Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Purchase a CD of this web site

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?

Twitter link

Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.