Ascension Day (Christian)
Forty days after Easter, Jesus physically ascended into heaven. Many Christians attend communion or mass on this day.
Vaisakha PujaWesak (Buddhist)
This festival of lights commemorates the Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Death.
Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit to Christ's disciples, and thus the start of the growth of Christianity. Also called Whitsuntide (White Sunday) from the white garments worn at baptism.
The Festival of Weeks, seven weeks after Passover. It commemorates the giving of the Laws (the "Torah") to Moses on Mount Sinai, and marks the fruits of Spring. It's also a day for celebrating educational success.
Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
This is the anniversary of the day when the Prophet Herald of the Baha'i Faith declared his mission to his first disciples in 1844.
The Prophet Muhammad's birthday (570 CE) (Muslim)
Celebrated in mosques and by special meals at home. In some countries there are processions.
Corpus Christi (Christian)
Important in the Roman Catholic church as a day of thanksgiving for the holy eucharist.