Articles by Jan Register

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Celebrate Diwali on Wednesday, Nov. 9

November 3, 2016

The Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life will host a Diwali celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion, McBride Gathering Space.

Sand Mandala For Peace and Healing

September 16, 2016

All are welcome to the Sacred Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion to observe monks from the Kadampa Center as they create a sand mandala for Elon University.

Opening ceremony is Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. with viewing until 6 p.m.

Viewing hours on Sept. 22 are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closing ceremony is Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. with viewing beginning at 9 a.m.


Declaration of the Bab – Baha'i

September 15, 2015

This holiday from the Baha'i faith tradition recognizes the declaration in 1844 by Ali Muhammed that he was the anticipated "Coming One" of all religions. Work is suspended on this day. This holiday begins at sundown on May 22 and ends at sundown on May 23.

Ramadan Begins – Islam

September 15, 2015

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and lasts for 30 days. It is the Islamic month of fasting from sex, drinking, eating, and smoking during daylight hours. The purpose of Ramadan is to rededicate oneself to God through patience, faith, and submission. Ramadan continues until June 4.


Pesach (Passover) – Jewish

September 15, 2015

Pesach, which means to pass through, commemorates the Exodus from Egypt and the Holy One passing over the Jewish homes when the first-born Egyptians were slain.


Yom HaShoah – Jewish

September 15, 2015

Also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, this day offers remembrance for persons who died in the Shoah, actions against the Jewish people during World War II. This Holiday begins at sundown on May 1 and ends at sundown on May 2.


Easter/Pascha – Orthodox Christian

September 15, 2015

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated with this feast in the Orthodox Christian church.  It recognizes Christ’s power over death and the gift to Christians of restoration, transformation and life everlasting.


Visakha Puja – Buddhist

September 15, 2015

This festival celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. The day includes preparation of sweets for the monks, sermons and a candle-lighting ceremony.