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Events in 879
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|14 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 265 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|4 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 879
Methodius, Alfred the Great and Sugawara no Michizane celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 879 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 789, 795, 806, 817, 823, 834, 845, 851, 862 and 873 in the century before it and 890, 901, 907, 918, 929, 935, 946, 957, 963 and 974 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?879 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 May 2013.