|Seed sowing festival*||Monday February 15, 2016||Secular holiday ||
|Holi or Holika (second day)||Thursday March 3, 2016||Hinduism ||
|Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year**||Friday March 18, 2016||Buddhism (Theravada) ||
|Good Friday*||Wednesday March 30, 2016||Catholic or protestant ||
Seed sowing festival -
Friday February 15, 2019
Secular holiday : Lui-Ngai-Ni: god’s grace and blessing are evoked on the new seeds sown so that they may grow to bear abundant fruits for a bumper harvest in order that the general well being of the people I ensured. The blessing of the supreme God is besought with expression through dance, songs and other customary rituals presented by the Lui-Ngai-Ni every year. [demotix.com]
Holi or Holika (second day) -
Saturday March 3, 2018
Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Sunday March 18, 2018
Buddhism (Theravada) : May last three days, and marks the beginning of Ramayana's week The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox. Year 2003 is the year 2060 in this Hindu calendar.
Good Friday -
Friday March 30, 2018
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.