Help your neighbours celebrate their religious holidays by sharing with them how their holiday points to Jesus. That is what the early Christian missionaries did and why most people now celebrate Christmas and Easter.
Here are some cards you can download, and websites you can recommend:
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year usually occurs in early February. In our community the Lion Dance is performed in front of all shops to drive out evil spirits and bring good luck. This tract is designed for the Chinese community for the year 2021. (print two sides and flip on the SHORT edge).
Chinese - English tract -- A4 size
Chinese - English tract -- letter size
Hindus -- Deepavali
The festival of Deepavali is a beautiful and dazzling time of fun and religious observance. It is the celebration of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
Jesus himself said, "I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall never walk in darkness but will have the light of life"
To learn more - visit hereslife.info/deepavali
Hindus -- Holi
The festival of Holi is a festival of colours. On this day Hindus may safely interact with people of any caste. "There are no enemies on Holi". It is a time of fun, celebration and forgiveness.
Hindus -- Easter
Indians may confuse the words "resurrection" and "reincarnation". This tract uses words designed to clarify the difference: "After three days, Jesus came alive again in the same body". We designed this tract for primary school students.
Muslims -- Eid El Adha
During the festival of Eid El Adha, Muslims sacrifice a lamb, goat or cow to remind them of Abraham's (Ibrahim's) sacrifice.
Christians now understand what the Righteous God intended to show us through the story of Ibrahim and believe that God has given Isa al-Masih as a sacrifice. We believe that nothing else completes the story of Ibrahim’s intention of sacrificing his son, than Isa al-Masih’s death on the cross and his resurrection after three days. Instead of the blood of animals, in which there is no power to save us from our sins, the Holy Lamb came from above, the saviour Isa al-Masih .
To learn more - visit hereslife.info/eid
Here are bi-lingual cards that will explain to your Muslim friend the true significance of Ibrahim's sacrifice:
- Arabic - English Tract (A4)
- Arabic - English Tract (US)
- Bengladeshi - English Tract
- Farsi - English Tract (A4)
- Farsi - English Tract (US)
- Indonesian - English Tract (A4)
- Indonesian - English Tract (US)
- Turkish - English Tract (A4)
- Turkish - English Tract (US)
- Urdu - English Tract (A4)
- Urdu - English Tract (US)
- Arabic - English - Farsi - Turkish Tract
Muslims -- Easter
Easter is a great time to talk about Jesus' Last Days on Earth . Muslims do not believe that Jesus died. This tract shows what really happened in a Muslim-sensitive way.
If you know of other holidays that can be celebrated in a similar manner, please contact us and help us design an appropriate tract and website.