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Fangshi

"specialists in occult prescriptions," contributed to the development of religious Taoism by establishing the basis of Chinese medicine, chemistry, and astrology; in later times known as "Daoshi"

Fangshi

"specialists in occult prescriptions," contributed to the development of religious Taoism by establishing the basis of Chinese medicine, chemistry, and astrology; in later times known as "Daoshi"

Faqir

Faqir

Faqr

Faqr

Fast in honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus

Fast in honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus

Fates

In Greek and Roman mythology, the three goddesses who determined the destiny and length of human lives; in contemporary Paganism, refers to the divinity inherent in natural developments.

Fathers Day

Father's Day

Feast of our Lady Guadalupe

Feast of our Lady Guadalupe

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Feast of the Transfiguration

Feast of the Transfiguration

Fengshui

"wind-water," a term for geomancy (the art of choosing fortunate locations for graves and buildings)

Festival of St. Basil the Great

Festival of St. Basil the Great

Final day of Ridvan

Final day of Ridvan

First day of Ala

First day of Ala'

First day of Navaratri Dashara

First day of Navaratri Dashara

First day of Ridvan

First day of Ridvan

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

Five Agents

basic elements of the universe: wood, fire, earth, metal, water; also called Wu Hsing

Flag Day

Flag Day

Founding of the Church

Founding of the Church

Four Chaplains Sunday

Four Chaplains Sunday