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The 2020 Multicultural Calendar is titled
"Traditions Honouring the Earth." Everything in nature is made up of five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Being a part of Nature, we are ourselves an expression of these five attributes. From time immemorial, human beings have used these elements in their rituals and ceremonies. Social, ritual and festive practices may help to mark the passing of the seasons, events in the agricultural calendar or the stages of a personís life. They are closely linked to a communityís worldview and perception of its own history and memory. Different parts of the world have different beliefs and rules that maintain their religion and culture. Though not all religions follow the same practices, there are some similarities between most of them. This edition of the calendar hopes to show common threads of how these five elements are interwoven between cultures in our present time.