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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEARNING CURVE

    Learning Curve: Diwali a spiritual celebration

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Anjali Hazari

    ... Anjali Hazari familypost@scmp.com Festival of lights a reaffirmation of hope The four days of this year's Diwali celebrations begin today. Diwali, a contraction of Deepavali, is known as the festival of lights. One the most popular South Asian festivals, it's a Hindu celebration of the triumph of good over evil that is also observed by Jains and Sikhs. And while the rituals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1078639/learning-curve-diwali-spiritual-celebration
  2. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVALS

    Russians in Hong Kong prepare for Christmas celebrations

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... celebration tomorrow- that of the Russian Orthodox Christmas. January 7 is Christmas in Russia because of differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars. Father Denis Pozdnyaev at the Saints ... backgrounds including local Chinese, Americans and French. "Our Christmas has a common base and the general sense is the same, but liturgically, we have our own order to celebrate," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120877/russians-hong-kong-prepare-christmas-celebrations
  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - ASK THE FOODIE SANJAY GANGADHAR

    From father to son, a celebration of Kerala's culinary delights

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Nicole Chabot

    ... From father to son, a celebration of Kerala's culinary delights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1015415/father-son-celebration-keralas-culinary-delights
  4. Exhibition celebrates the King James Bible

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip As one sacred text gets more complicated, another, praised for bringing the 'word of God' to the layman 400 years ago, is being celebrated. An original King James Bible, published in 1611 when the translation was first released, is on display at an unlikely venue- Sha Tin's New Town Plaza. It's part of Oxford University Press' 50th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966014/exhibition-celebrates-king-james-bible
  5. Torah scroll a celebration of faith

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Whether you sell your labour or are in the enviable position of being able to buy other people's, poor or rich, the daily grind of life in fast-paced Hong Kong often sweeps spiritual considerations aside. But for a congregation of 200 Jewish families ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730433/torah-scroll-celebration-faith
  6. Celebrity monk caught up in growing list of scandals

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li One thing celebrity Taoist monk Li Yi never seems to be short of is publicity. Renowned for running expensive longevity and health courses, the Chongqing-based priest claims he has cultivated a huge following including Jack Ma Yun, president of Alibaba.com, and pop star Faye Wong. Now he's the talk of the nation again after being accused of falsifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722508/celebrity-monk-caught-growing-list-scandals
  7. Israeli diplomats celebrate new year

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Jewish New Year Where: Lounge, JW Marriott hotel When: September 22 What: The Israeli consulate celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and welcomed visiting Israeli chef Eran Zino for a Jewish Gourmet Festival. With folk song performances by a girls' choir and a prayer from rabbi Mordechai Avtzon, dignitaries then dug into the light buffet- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695569/israeli-diplomats-celebrate-new-year
  8. Should we celebrate Christmas if we don't believe in Christ?

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Jeffrey Wong, Vanessa Lee

    ... you celebrate the festival with your family and friends. Some say non-Christians should not celebrate Christmas. This suggests Christmas is only about going to church and singing hymns. This is a narrow way of defining the festival. We usually celebrate a joyful day or event. A celebration does not have to be religious. Most festivals originated from stories passed down through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662396/should-we-celebrate-christmas-if-we-dont-believe-christ
  9. Festival brings villagers back to celebrate

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Prudence Lui Lam Tsuen in Tai Po- home of the famous 11-metre-tall banyan 'wishing tree'- will celebrate an important religious festival this week. The traditional Tai Ping Ching ... and a fruitful harvest. While some villages celebrate Da Chiu annually, Lam Tsuen, with its cluster of 26 villages, gathers just once every 10 years. This year's celebrations are expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660605/festival-brings-villagers-back-celebrate
  10. Celebrating Confucius' 2,556th birthday

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Students at Confucian Ho Kwok Pui Chun College put the finishing touches to their Ba De Wu (Eight Virtues Dance) routine. The 80 Form Two students' performance will form the finale of celebrations to mark 75 years of the Confucian Academy and the 2,556th anniversary of Confucius' birth at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai this afternoon. The dance consists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517539/celebrating-confucius-2556th-birthday

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