Giornata dei Diritti Umani -
MercoledÝ 21 Marzo, 2018
Ferie secolare : On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. [http://africanhistory.about.com]
Pesce d'aprile -
Sabato 1 Aprile, 2017
Cartoline/Fiori : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.
Pasqua ebraica -
LunedÝ 10 Aprile, 2017
Cartoline/Fiori : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday
Venerdý Santo -
VenerdÝ 14 Aprile, 2017
Cattolica o Protestante : Il primo Concilio di Nicea (una riunione di vescovi nei primi giorni del cristianesimo) ha voluto trovare un giorno per commemorare la crocifissione e la risurrezione di Cristo.
Questa commemorazione doveva essere legata alle tradizioni di festa ebraica, dal momento che l'ultima cena di Cristo Ŕ stata creduta per essere una cena pasquale ebraica. Ma il calendario ebraico Ŕ basato su cicli solari e lunari, quindi la celebrazione di Pasqua ha dovuto seguire lo stesso calendario. Non si mangia carne. La croce diventa il simbolo dei cristiani.
Domenica 16 Aprile, 2017
Giornata della Famiglia -
LunedÝ 17 Aprile, 2017
Ferie secolare : It was typical in South Africa to take a day off of work after Easter. This day, which is also known as Easter Monday, was renamed as Family Day in 1995. This extra day off for the holiday was meant to give families more quality family time together and to allow them to go on vacations with friends and family.
Giorno della LibertÓ -
GiovedÝ 27 Aprile, 2017
Ferie secolare : Le prime elezioni libere si sono svolte nel 1994. Sudafricani di tutte le razze sono stati ammessi per determinare il futuro della loro democrazia. Nelson Mandela Ŕ stato eletto Presidente. http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/unity.html