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  • Multicultural Calendar 2013

    This calendar received funding assistance from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing under the Home and Community Care and the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care Programs. HACC is a joint Australian Government—State Government funded program.

  • Culture is

    l e a r n e d ,

    shared pat-

    terns of be-

    liefs, val-

    ues, atti-

    tudes, be-

    h a v i o u r s

    and charac-

    teristics of

    society or population. Culture is how people identify themselves,

    their life experiences, preferences and choices.

    The term ‘culture’ is used most commonly to describe people

    who share national, ethnic or regional origin. But it is important to

    remember that there is a dynamic social context for every individ-

    ual’s culture and this includes gender, age, education, socio-

    economic background, language, family, occupation, religion, sex-

    ual orientation and disability.

    January

    1st. Saint Basil’s Day - one of the greatest leaders and thinkers of the Orthodox Christian Church. In many Greek homes a special cake is baked on Saint Basil’s Day Eve with a gold or silver coin inside.

    5th. Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (the tenth) – on this day people of the Sikh faith honour the birth of the founder of Khalsa (all baptised Sikhs).

    6th. Epiphany Day - commemorates the Christ, the son of God.

    7th. Nativity of Christ, Eastern Orthodox churches that use the Julian calendar celebrate Christmas on this day.

    13th. Maghi - the occasion when Sikh who commemorate the sacrifice of 40 Sikhs who fought for Guru Gobind Singh.

    20th. Religion Day - observed in over 80 countries, the aim of this day is to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasising the common elements underlying all religion.

    21st. Martin Luther King Jnr Day - on this day, people in USA commemorate the birth of Reverend Martin Luther King Jnr, leader of the civil rights movement who was as- sassinated in 1968.

    24th. Maw lid el-Nabi - Islamic commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the messenger of God (the Islamic faith). Shia and Sunni cele- brate on separate days.

    25th. Burns Night - on this night Scots everywhere hon- our Robert Burns, poet, balladeer. To many, Scotland’s fa- vourite son. Burns Night is a night for all Scots to celebrate their heritage.

    January 2013

  • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

    1 New Year’s Day St Basil's Day (Greece)

    2 3 4 Independence Day (Mynmar/Burma)

    5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

    6 Epiphany Day (Christian)

    7 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian) 8 9 10 11 12 13 Baptism of Lord Jesus (Christian)

    Maghi (Sikh)

    14 New Year ‘s Eve (Orthodox Tradition) 15 World Religion Day (Baha’i) 16 17 18 19 20 World Religion Day (Baha’i)

    21 Martin Luther King Jnr Day (USA)

    22 23 24 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam) 25 Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

    Burns Night (Scotland)

    National Day (Maldives)

    26 Republic Day (India) Tu BiShavat (Jewish)

    27 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

    28 Australia Day 29 30 31 Independence Day (Nauru)

    January 2013

    “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” Mahatma Ghandi

    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

    1 New Year’s Day St Basil's Day (Greece)

    2 3 4 Independence Day (Mynmar/Burma)

    5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

    6 Epiphany Day (Christian)

    7 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)

    8 9 10 11 12 13 Baptism of Lord Jesus (Christian)

    Maghi (Sikh)

    14 New Year ‘s Eve (Orthodox Tradition)

    15 World Religion Day (Baha’i) 16 17 18 19

    20 World Religion Day (Baha’i)

    21 Martin Luther King Jnr Day (USA)

    22 23 24 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam) 25 Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

    Burns Night (Scotland)

    National Day (Maldives)

    26 Republic Day (India) Tu BiShavat (Jewish)

    27 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

    28 Australia Day 29 30 31 Independence Day (Nauru)

    January 2013

    “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” Mahatma Ghandi

    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

    1 New Year’s Day St Basil's Day (Greece)

    2 3 4 Independence Day (Mynmar/Burma)

    5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

    6 Epiphany Day (Christian)

    7 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)

    8 9 10 11 12 13 Baptism of Lord Jesus (Christian)

    Maghi (Sikh)

    14 New Year ‘s Eve (Orthodox Tradition)

    15 World Religion Day (Baha’i) 16 17 18 19

    20 World Religion Day (Baha’i)

    21 Martin Luther King Jnr Day (USA)

    22 23 24 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam) 25 Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

    Burns Night (Scotland)

    National Day (Maldives)

    26 Republic Day (India) Tu BiShavat (Jewish)

    27 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

    28 Australia Day 29 30 31 Independence Day (Nauru)

    January 2013

    “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” Mahatma Ghandi

  • M y name is Mr Rongxun Xu and I am 77 years old. My wife’s name is Mrs Jingfang Li, and she is 72 years old. We have been married for 43 years and have 2 children. We met in China when we both worked at a boat making factory. We knew that we were destined f o r o n e another.

    We left China to be with our children. At first they lived i n N e w Zealand and then in 2008 they relocated to Australia. We do not speak English and often have to rely on family and friends to help us get things done. We are reluctant to do this too many times as we don’t like to bother people.

    We receive some help in our home and are very appreciative; it is great having someone who speaks the same language; it is easier to communicate and they understand our cultural values. If they didn’t speak the same language, then we think that the help we receive wouldn’t actually be help, it would be uncomfortable and awkward for both them and us.

    We still have some family in China whom we miss but other than that we don’t miss China. Our children and grandchildren are here and we very much enjoy all the wonderful nature in Australia.

    February

    3rd. Setsbun–sai Shinto - celebration of the change of the seasons with coming of spring.

    6th. Waitangi Day - commemorates the signing of the treaty at Waitangi in 1840.

    7th. Independence Day - (Grenada).

    10th. Chinese New Year - a fifteen day Festival for Chinese people of all religions. Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of departed relatives take place. Traditionally a religious ceremony honours Heaven and Earth.

    10th. Vietnamese New Year, Tet Nguen Dan or Tet for Short - is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved fami- ly members.

    14th. Nirvana Day — Buddhist, a regional observance of the death of the Buddha.

    15th. Vasant Panchami - a Hindu celebration dedicat- ed to Saraswati, Goddess of Learning.

    24th. Purim - Jewish celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide. Charity to the poor, sharing food with friends, and vigorous merry- making mark the observance.

    24th. Triodion - Orthodox Christian time period leading up to Lent. The liturgy involves hymns, odes and scrip- tures.

    26th. Ayyam-I-Ha - Baha'i beginning of a series of special days (Intercalary Days) that balance out the cal- endar. It is observed by hospitality and acts of charity.

    February 2013

  • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

    1 New Year’s Day St Basil's Day (Greece)

    2 3 4 Independence Day (Mynmar/Burma)

    5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

    6 Epiphany Day (Christian)

    7 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian) 8 9 10 11 12 13 Baptism of Lord Jesus (Christian)

    Maghi (Sikh)

    14 New Year ‘s Eve (Orthodox Tradition) 15 World Religion Day (Baha’i) 16 17 18 19 20 World Religion Day (Baha’i)

    21 Martin Luther King Jnr Day (USA)

    22 23 24 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam) 25 Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

    Burns Night (Scotland)

    National Day (Maldives)

    26 Republic Day (India) Tu BiShavat (Jewish)

    27 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

    28 Australia Day 29 30 31 Independence Day (Nauru)

    January 2013

    “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” Mahatma Ghandi

    MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

    1 New Year’s Day St Basil's Day (Greece)

    2 3 4 Independence Day (Mynmar/Burma)

    5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

    6 Epiphany Day (Christian)

    7 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)

    8 9 10 11 12 13 Baptism of Lord Jesus (Christian)

    Maghi (Sikh)

    14 New Year ‘s Eve (Orthodox Tradition)

    15 World Religion Day (Baha’i) 16 17 18 19

    20 World Religion Day (Baha’i)

    21 Martin Luther King Jnr Day (USA)

    22 23 24 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam) 25 Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

    Burns Night (Scotland)

    National Day (Maldives)

    26 Republic Day (India) Tu BiSha