Celebrating Festivals

ISBN: 978-0-9569304-1-5
This manual provides inspiration and advice to help people of different faiths to acknowledge each other’s religious festivals, spreading goodwill and respect between different groups.

Aims and Objectives:

  1. To spread goodwill between people of different faiths and none
  2. To encourage the opening up of different communities to one another
  3. To facilitate neighbourly and community interaction
  4. To bring about dialogue and partnerships between cultural, community and faith-based organisations
  5. To combat mistrust between different religious/cultural groups
  6. To encourage a sense of belonging and national pride among people of all faiths and cultures
  7. To encourage inclusion of people who may not necessarily be interested in dialogue
  8. To provide strategies, tips, advice and know-how for organising successful activities/events

Who Is This Manual For?

  • Individuals looking to make contact with neighbours of other faiths in a positive way
  • Religious groups looking to reach out to others with simple interfaith initiatives
  • Community groups and charities looking to spread goodwill between different cultural/faith communities
  • Public sector workers with similar intentions
  • Employers who want to respect and acknowledge the religious observances of staff
  • Schools
  • Public bodies