Martyrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Ji

Guru Arjan Dev (1563-1606), the 5th Guru, was the first martyr-guru. He was responsible for the compilation of the Sikh scriptures in 1604 CE. He also helped to build the Golden Temple at Amritsar and emphasized that the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste.

Eid Al Adha

Commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of submission to God’s command. Also known as ‘Feast of Sacrifice’. One of the two main Islamic festivals (the other being Eid al Fitr).

Asalha Puja

Asalha Puja commemorates Buddha’s first teaching (the Wheel of Dharma). Also known as ‘Dharma/Dhamma Day’, it is recognized as the beginning of Buddhism and the monastic Sangha (community of Buddhist monks and nuns).

Martyrdom of the Bab

Baha’i commemoration of the anniversary of the execution of the Bab (Siyyid ‘AliMuhammad), the herald of the Baha’i Faith, by a firing squad on July 9 1850, in Tabriz, Persia (now Iran).


The Islamic year is marked by the event known as Hijra which occurred in 622 CE, when the Prophet Muhammad migrated from Mecca to Medina, where the first Islamic community was established.

Tisha B’Av

Tisha B’av (Fast of Av) is a day of mourning to remember events such as the destruction of the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem.


A voluntary day of fasting which commemorates the day Noah left the Ark, and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God. For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in 680 AD at Karbala (now Iraq).

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Commemorates the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven - at the end of her life, Mary, the mother of Christ, was taken body and soul (i.e. both physically and spiritually) into Heaven. Also known as the Feast of the Assumption.

AMPJP AGM and Forum

Treacy Centre 126 The Avenue, Parkville, VIC, Australia

An AMPJP event where all the canonical stewards and ‘Executive Officers’ of Australian Ministerial PJPs gather to: network, discuss shared concerns, hear information on common issues, and discuss responses to shared goals/issues.   AMPJP Dinner-Forum 20-21 August 2023 flyer v1

Catholic Health Australia National Conference

The Westin, Perth 480 Hay St,, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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