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April 1, 2024

Weekly global religious, spiritual and nonreligious observance information

Submitted by David N. Yetter

The President's Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Nonreligious Diversity presents the global observance information for April 1 to April 7, 2024.

Anniversary of the Founding of the Church — Saturday, April 6. Tradition: Latter Day Saints. The Annual World General Conference of the Church held on Saturday and Sunday closest to this date each year.

Laylat al-Qadr — Saturday, April 6. Tradition: Islam. The Night of Power or Destiny commemorates the first revelation of the Qur'an, the Islamic scriptures, to Prophet Muhammad in 610 CE.

Great Lent — Monday, March 18–Saturday, May 4. Tradition:Christianity-Orthodox. In Orthodox churches, the Great Fast is a period of ascetic discipline, prayer and repentance in preparation for Holy Week and Easter, or Pascha.

Ramadan — Monday, March 11–Wednesday, April 10. Tradition: Islam. The Holy Month of Ramadan is the month of fasting during which Muslims who are physically able do not eat or drink from the first sign of dawn until sunset in honor of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad. The evening meal is celebrated with family.

The President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual and Nonreligious Diversity welcomes those of all global religious, spiritual and nonreligious commitments. Further, we welcome any suggestions, questions or other comments. Please contact the committee’s chair, David Yetter, at dyetter@k-state.edu.