Faith Matters: Holidays & Festivals

A Baha’i leader, Catholic deacon, and a Muslim community leader discuss the meaningful holidays and festivals in their spiritual traditions.

Topic:       Holidays & Festivals


  • Deacon Patrick Conway (Catholic)

  • Brian Miller (Baha’i)

  • Ameena Jandali (Islam) [not pictured]

Every spiritual tradition has special events and days where they celebrate and remember important events. These ongoing holy days, or holidays, shape the life of followers of these traditions. Our panel discusses:

  • What are the special holidays in their faith tradition?
  • Why are these days so important?
  • What historical events do these special days commemorate?
  • What do these holidays reveal about their tradition’s view of the world?