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New Year for Trees. The day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.
Jewish law required that every firstborn son had to be dedicated to God in memory of the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt. As such, the Feast of the Presentation celebrates the Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple forty days after his birth.
Wiccans observing Brigid, or Imbolc, clean and organize their living environments, as well as their minds and hearts, in preparation for the upcoming season of growth (spring). It’s a time to shake off the doldrums of winter and light the fires of creativity and inspiration. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.
At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset the day before the day listed until sunset of the day listed, Bahá'ís observing the First of Mulk (Dominion) gather for the 19-Day Feast. That is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.
Also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Celebrated with a festival for families, decorating buildings with lucky red items, partaking in cultural activities, eating certain "lucky" foods, setting off firecrackers, and praying.