Praying for an Electric Scooter

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The month of February in Australia is filled with cultural differences and various religious events that surely makes one wonder about faith, love and hope. 

Lunar New Year 2023 began on January 22 and extends to 15 days, up until the Lantern Festival which is February 5 with religious aspects and includes rituals and traditions that derived from its ancient history. Completely unrelated, the day after which is February 6, Jews mark this day to celebrate Tu B’Shevat (“New Year for Trees” in the Jewish calendar). Later on, on February 18, muslims observe Isra and Mi’raj and last but not least, on February 21, the Christians celebrate Shrove Tuesday, followed by Ash Wednesday on February 22.

To each his own belief, but to all, respect. These days each holds an important place in each person who holds fervently to their belief. We will get into the details later below. Because customs and traditions may vary but some may choose to spend the day praying either at the confines of their home while most at temples, mosques, churches or where it may be held. Whichever, big celebrations cause both vehicle and foot traffic, especially since employers may give their employees the chance to request a day off for religious or cultural observances. Therefore the best way to travel during these particular days is through a fast electric scooter.

The Best Way to Get There

Surely, one would prefer to find the best way to get to their destination and pay their respects gracefully and wholeheartedly, without the hassle of what traffic can bring. Traffic is not only a physical problem but it can affect one’s mood and mental state of mind as well, when one considers the overcrowding and the delays.

Electric scooters generally are convenient, affordable, compact and portable (depending on the model) and sustainable. If you choose a good brand and model, you can get a fast and reliable one. 

If you don’t know what to choose, visit Ride Hub Australia (Home of Electrified Beasts). Ride Hub carries top-notch, well-esteemed brands like Bird, Bolzzen, Ducati, Inokim, Kaabo, Mearth, Mercane, NanRobot, Segway and Xiaomi. And Ride Hub is in the business to make all of its customers satisfied as much as possible when it comes to their best electric scooters. They know everything there is to know about the premium e-scooters they stock. They have a range of tools and guides to help customers work out the right electric scooter for their lifestyle, even a buying guide for their convenience. The models of each electric scooter brand Ride Hub carries are extensive, so give the official website a good look and choose from state-of-the-art e-scooters. Choose from entry-level e-scooters, long-range e-scooters, performance e-scooters and high-performing e-scooters.

Different Cultures, Various Religions

Getting into detail, here are the February religious events happening even in Australia.

Lunar New Year & Lantern Festival (Jan. 22 to Feb. 15)

Lunar New Year & Lantern Festival is one of the biggest celebrations around the world originating from China. This special occasion may be largely a secular holiday, but it has religious aspects and includes rituals and traditions that derive from ancient Chinese paganism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, as well as from ancient myths, folk religions and ethnic minority cultures.

Tu B’Shevat (Feb. 6, 2023)

Tu B’Shevat is not a public holiday in Australia however it is a Jewish celebration where Jewish organizations in Australia may celebrate. This 2023 it is celebrated on February 6, and may offer a limited service to allow for festivities to occur. This marks the start of a “New Year for Trees” in the Jewish calendar, marking a time for many Jewish people in Australia to engage in activities such as planting trees and eating fruits. This is customary for blessings to be recited as part of this ritual. Other activities that many Jewish synagogues or organizations may include are meetings that involve discussions or talks about the meaning of Tu B’Shevat, and weeks or months ahead of time, they always post reminders about Tu B’Shevat on their websites or newsletters.

Isra and Mi’raj (Feb. 18, 2023)

Isra and Mi’raj is also known as the Night Journey where many Muslims in Australia observe Isra and Mi’raj on the 27th day of Rajab (Islamic calendar month). This 2023, it falls on a Saturday on February 18, however it is not a public holiday and most businesses still follow regular opening hours in Australia. It is a two-fold event that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent into heaven, according to Islamic belief. Allah instructed Muhammad about the five daily prayers that all Muslims must observe. Up to this day, this event is highly celebrated with those who have Islamic beliefs.

Surely, riding an electric scooter on this day might be the best way to travel because the news has reported that there may be some local congestion on roads around major mosques in the evening of the event. Some lectures on Isra and Mi’raj feature special guest speakers from other parts of the world bringing in more people to the country.

Shrove Tuesday (Feb. 21, 2023)

Christianity is the most widely professed faith and largest religion in Australia, with credits to the arrival, settlement and subsequent immigration with the British in 1788. 

For Christians, Feb. 21, 2023 is Shrove Tuesday, where they start to prepare for a cleanse that officially begins on Ash Wednesday, which is the day after. Their preparation includes confessing to their priest, fasting or renouncing comforts for the incoming 40 days of Lent. The word ‘shrove’ means being absolved from sin through confession and penance which is why, on Shrove Tuesday  

Since Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the beginning of Lent, to help Christians get through the fasting is the one last hoorah where they celebrate Carnival, make fresh pancakes and even sell them to raise money for charity which is also a popular activity. Proceeds from these events go towards various causes. No wonder why Shrove Tuesday is also called Pancake Tuesday, Pancake Day, even Fat Tuesday (known as Mardi Gras in French). Pancake Day events may also include pancake tossing races. As fun as it sounds, this day is not a public holiday and businesses have normal opening hours.

But how did Pancake Day come about? Well, since Shrove Tuesday is about the preparation of fasting, people traditionally have to use up ingredients they are not allowed to eat during the next 40 days especially ingredients that will spoil, like eggs and milk – which are just a few ingredients short of making pancakes and waffles.

Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2023)

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lenten discipline for many Christian churches. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer and just like some churches around the world, there are Ash Wednesday services in the evenings or during the day in Australia.

Ash Wednesday is a time when people who seek penitence for their wrongdoings are marked with the sign of the cross, from blessed ashes, on their forehead. 

Ash Wednesday is not a public holiday in Australia however Christians in Australia put great importance to this day by going to church, going to retreats and/or going to goodwill charity events. 

With the amount of people gathering on this day, beat the traffic, skip the crowds and get where you need to be faster and sooner. The best way to get around is through an electric scooter.

Why Choose Ride Hub Australia?

Ride Hub also provides customers with FREE SHIPPING if they decide to make a purchase. Note: Shipping delivery times depend on the location. It may take 7-10 days to ship to Tasmania or 2-5 business days to New South Wales. Please expect delays that may occur depending on surrounding circumstances. You may also opt for Express Shipping with a minimal fee of $10 to $50 AUD depending on the delivery location. 

For any purchases made at the Ride Hub Australia mall store, paying is as convenient as it is secure. The payment options include cash, cards like American Express, Mastercard, Visa and online platforms like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, and PayPal. Less hassle, more time!

For all the questions the customers have, Ride Hub also makes sure to address all of it personally and comprehensively. Every customer who visits Ride Hub will gain product knowledge and have a broad idea on the two-wheel e-scooter they are interested in, helping them make the best decision when purchasing the best e-scooter ever. Ride Hub Australia’s customer service and after-sales support is 100% something customers can definitely count on.

Visit Ride Hub Australia

Ride Hub Australia is located in New South Wales, Sydney with two physical branches to visit: (1) 4th level, Macquarie Centre in CNR Herring Road & Waterloo Road North Ryde, NSW 2113; and (2) 129 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW 2067.

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