Simon Wiesenthal Centre-Europe Presents its 10th Annual Interfaith Calendar for 2015: “Every Day A Celebration Day”

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Every Day a Celebration Day”,  Dedicated to the memory of the 17 victims of Jihadi terrorism killed in Paris, 7-9 January 2015

Paris, 19 January 2015

The late Simon Wiesenthal compiled a calendar of Man’s inhumanity to Man, entitled “Every Day a Memorial Day”.

For the 10th year the Simon Wiesenthal Centre-Europe presents a counterpart calendar based on hope.

“Every Day a Celebration Day”, focuses upon Man’s relationship with his Creator, by listing the religious holidays of the rainbow of faith communities residing in Europe and beyond.

The 2015 edition is further enriched with the commemoration dates of non-monotheistic beliefs.

Besides the main denominations within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the calendar adds the holidays of the Bahai, Buddhists, Daoists, Druze, Hindu, Jains, Rastafari, Shinto, Sikhs.

Though smaller in number, these and other communities are ever more present in a multicultural Europe.

Our Centre provides this list in solidarity with all believers and as a public service for employers, trade unions, municipalities, educational institutions, religious organizations, NGOs, law enforcement, the military and all state and public interfaces.

We hope, thus, to enhance respect toward and within faiths, to heighten sensitivity to our differences and to share our commonalities.

We welcome comments and remarks on how this interfaith calendar may be improved and more widely disseminated.

May we all enjoy health, tranquility, fraternity throughout 2015. May every day may be a joyous celebration.

Dr. Shimon Samuels
Director for International Relations
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