This is the only time of year that mountain resorts are busy and therefore an opportunity for shops to generate some much-needed, extra revenue, by staying open every day, including the religious holiday
Her online followers didn't take kindly to her marking the religious holiday
with a sexually-inciting photoshoot.
Officials replied that they can't close for every religious holiday
and noted that opening on major Christian and Jewish holidays would spur high rates of absenteeism.
According to the Pew Research Center poll, only half of 2,000 American respondents said they consider Christmas a religious holiday
, while one-third said they viewed the occasion as a cultural celebration.
The religious holiday
of the White Brotherhood was officially recognized in Bulgaria with a decision of the government on December 16, 2005.
While allowing such overtly religious holiday
displays, the bill also prohibits schools from using language that promotes adherence to a specific religion.
The 2012 religious holiday
season has been largely positive, with various government officials announcing the success of new measures designed to ensure Muslims are able to complete the rituals safely and with minimum hassle.
The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday
for over 1,000 years.
Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) is an important religious holiday
celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma'il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead.
But spare me the sudden faux outrage about the game being played on a religious holiday
But even among those who say Christmas is a strongly religious holiday
to them, many of the secular traditions are just as common if not more so than the religious ones.
Two roadside bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed three people and wounded at least 32 others on Tuesday ahead of a major Shiite religious holiday
, Interior Ministry and police sources said, Reuters reported.