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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 No 5. March 29, 1972

The Three Spiritual Festivals:

The Three Spiritual Festivals:

Easter: The great western festival and spiritual high point of the Christian year has the keynote of love and is always fixed by the date of the full moon of Aries, the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

Wesak: The great eastern festival of the Buddha, expresses the keynotes of wisdom and divine purpose, and follows one month after Easter at the time of the Taurus full moon.

Goodwill: This festival follows one month after Wesak, at the time of the full moon of Gemini. It has the Keynote of "humanity, aspiring to God" and blending many different spiritual approaches in one united act of invocation. It has been observed since 1952 as World Invocation Day.

Each festival covers a period of five days with the climax on the third day, the day of the full moon itself. The dates of the festivals this year are:

Easter 29th March Wesak 27th April Goodwill 27th May.