Celebrated over two days by Jewish people in the UK and across the world, Rosh Hashanah starts on the first day of Tishrei and is marked by the lighting of candles, prayers and the blowing of a ceremonial ram horn called a Shofar.
Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers last night called on the government to make black history a central part of the school curriculum. Theresa led an Adjournment Debate in the Commons on the issue and told MPs: “Getting more black history into the curriculum matters.”
Today is the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. "Raksha" means protection and "Bandhan" means bond. So the name of the festival translates as "bond of protection". There is an ancient tradition of tying a thread or decorative band round the wrist of family members.
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