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Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Waiving the tolls on bridges and highways during Islamic holidays should be extended to other religious holidays, as Turkey doesn't only have Muslim citizens, but also citizens of many other faith groups whose holidays should be likewise celebrated, ...

BBC News

BBC News
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 02:36:44 -0700

The number of religious holidays has come under scrutiny in South Africa, after a report suggested that minority groups were discriminated against because only Christian holidays are officially recognised. Christmas Day is the only religious holiday ...

Gotham Gazette

Gotham Gazette
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:45:00 -0700

While some dates in the upcoming election cycle have been moved, these changes were to accommodate religious holidays and there appears no serious talk of consolidation at the moment. Frequent elections also result in voter fatigue, causing a dip in ...

Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:22:30 -0700

Church members provided the food for the celebration of one of the most important religious holidays on the Muslim calendar. “After we broke fast with dates and milk, we then went up to their prayer room,” says Patricia Mason, a resident of Elk Grove ...

iAfrica.com

iAfrica.com
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:11:15 -0700

The SALRC says that there is an element of "prejudicial treatment" to the current public holiday calendar as Christmas Day and Good Friday - two of the Christian holidays - are paid public holidays while the religious holidays of minority faiths are ...

Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog)
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:06:32 -0700

Inmates who are members of FCI-recognized religions receive the following rights and benefits: (1) “proscription days” for religious holidays; (2) at least one hour of classroom/study time a week; (3) at least one hour of worship time each week; (4 ...

Sierra Vista Herald

Sierra Vista Herald
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700

Sam Caron, the president and lay leader of Temple Kol Hamidbar in Sierra Vista, has done his best to conduct regular services during the week as well as the major religious holidays throughout the year. “We do not have a rabbi, and we have a very small ...

Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:45:24 -0700

Each revolution has attempted to replace its own 'national days' with religious holidays. Even Oct. 29, the day in which the Republic of Turkey was founded in Ankara, was declared as an official holiday. On that day there were senior bureaucrats who ...
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