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August 2017

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

August 7, 2017
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One event on August 26, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 15, 2019 at 12:00am

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Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The sister ties a rakhi or a sacred thread around the brother wrist and says a prayer for his safety and prosperity. The brother gives the sister a gift to show he will protect the sister.

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Krishna Janmashtami

August 15, 2017
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One event on September 3, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 12:00am

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Krishna Janmashtami marks the birth of Krishna who is an incarnation of Vishnu. The celebration last 48 hours where traditional Hindu songs are sung and food made from milk and curds are made. Some Hindus fast for the first day opting to eat only during the second day.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

August 25, 2017
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One event on September 13, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 2, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 22, 2020 at 12:00am

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Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesh the god of prosperity, wisdom, and good luck. The holiday lasts for ten days where people place idols of Ganesh in their homes and in public to worship. People celebrating this holiday cannot view the moon during certain times.

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Day of Arafah

August 30, 2017
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One event on August 20, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on July 29, 2020 at 12:00am

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The Day of Arafah is the holiest day in Islam. On the Day of Arafah Muslim Hajj gather on Mount Arafah to pray to their Lord.

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September 2017

Eid al-Adha

September 1, 2017
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One event on August 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on July 30, 2020 at 12:00am

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Eid al-Adha is know as the feast of sacrifice as a way of saying thanks for God's mercy. *The actual dates of this holiday could vary depending on moonsighting.

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Ethiopian New Year

September 11, 2017
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One event on September 11, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 12, 2019 at 12:00am

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Large celebrations are made commemoration of the new year. The Ethiopian New year does not follow the traditional Gregorian calendar, it follows the Coptic calendar which has 13 months.

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Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

September 20, 2017
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 30, 2019 at 12:00am

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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year which celebrates the birthday of the universe, and the day God created Adam and Eve.

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Navratri

September 21, 2017 - September 30, 2017
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 29, 2019 at 12:00am

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Navratri is a nine day celebration of the triumph of good over evil. This holiday is usually in the beginning of October but the date varies as it is based on the lunar calendar.

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Muharram

September 21, 2017 - October 20, 2017
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One event on September 10, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 30, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 20, 2020 at 12:00am

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Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, and is one of four months in which fighting or waging war is forbidden. During this month many Muslims choose to fast.

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Durga Puja

September 29, 2017
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One event on October 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on October 23, 2020 at 12:00am

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Durga Puja is a holiday to worship the goddess Durga and her victory over evil. Celebrations have festivals and some town are completely decorated to worship Durga.

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Yom Kippur

September 29, 2017
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One event on September 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 28, 2020 at 12:00am

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Yom Kippur is the Holiest day in the year for the Jewish people. Known as Day of Atonement this day is for people to atone for the sins they have committed during the previous year.

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October 2017

Sukkot

October 4, 2017 - October 11, 2017
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on October 3, 2020 at 12:00am

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Sukkot is the last of the Shalosh R'galim (three pilgrimage festivals). It commemorates the forty years where the children of Israel wandered the desert, living in shelters.

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Moon Festival

October 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 24, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 13, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on October 1, 2020 at 8:00am

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The Moon Festival is to give thanks to the moon for harvests. This festival started when the ancient Chinese found a link between the moon and the seasons. People celebrate by gathering to celebrate the moon, and eating traditional moon cakes.

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Diwali/Deepavali

October 19, 2017 - October 23, 2017
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One event on November 7, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 27, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2020 at 12:00am

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Diwali is known as the festival of lights as many public places and homes are decorated with oil lamps called divas. Diwali lasts five days to honor Lakshmi the goddess of wealth, thus lamps are lit to help Lakshmi find her way to peoples homes.

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Halloween

October 31, 2017
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of October, repeating indefinitely

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Halloween is celebrated with people dressing up in costumes to go trick or treating for candy or going to costume parties. Halloween often includes watching horror films.

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