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Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's happening Sept-Oct. 2012

September 2012

Monday, September 17-Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Begins previous sundown at 6:00 pm. Observed for two days. Literally, "Head of the Year" marks the first and second day of the Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the creation of the world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
**Ganesh-Chaturthi (Hindu)
This day commemorates the god Ganesh, one of Hindu’s major deities.  Ganesh is known as the ‘Remover of All Obstacles’, and is called upon at the start of all new undertakings.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Yom Kippur (Jewish)
The Day of Antoment is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year.

Saturdayday, September 29, 2012
St. Michael and All Angels (Christian)
This feast, also known as Michaelmas, is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days because it falls near the equinox.  St Michael is one of the principal angelic warriors and was seen as a protector against the dark of night.

October 2012

Monday- Sunday, October 1-7, 20112
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) (Jewish)
Sukkot celebrates both the harvest, as well as the 40 years that the children of Israel wandered in the desert.  Sukkot is one of the three major holidays, together known as the Shloshet ha-Regalim (three pilgrim festivals), and represents historically when the Jewish traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Monday, October 8, 2012
*Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
*Simchat Torah (Jewish)
This joyful holiday, “rejoicing the Torah” marks the beginning of the year-long reading of the Torah.  The Torah, which is also known as the Five Books of Moses, means "teaching," "instruction," or "law" in Hebrew.

Tuesday, October 16-Tuesday, October 23, 2012
**Navaratri (Hindu)
This translates as ‘nine nights’, starting on the new moon and ending on Dussehra.  This celebration is dedicated to the goddess of Durga who had nine incarnations and has the power to destroy demons.

Sunday, October 23, 2012
**VIJAYA DASAMI (Last day of Navaratri)
This festival is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu month, Ashwina, and is the last of the 10-day annual festival of Navaratri. The festivities celebrate the victory of the forces of Good over Evil. It is also considered a day to begin new things in life.

Friday, October 26-Monday, October 29, 2012
**Eid-al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) (Islam)
Including the Hajj, this three-day festival celebrates Abraham’s test of obedience to Allah (God) when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael.  At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb.

So there you go... with more to come...


  1. What a joyful, informative and nicely-balanced post! Although I am a non-practising, non-believing member of my religion I am very interested in all religions.
    I even did a module in my degree called 'Culture & Belief in Europe 1450 to 1600'!
    Click here for Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

  2. Hey Dixie,
    I'm quite familiar with those Jewish related ones you note and the Hindu Ganesh deity. Some dear Jewish friends of mine in Vancouver have a daughter who married a Hindu gentleman. I have seen the amazing photos of the wedding.
    In peace and good wishes for the weekend, Gary and yes indeed, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! :)

  3. Thank you, Bazza. It is interesting to me as well, being the historical/archaeological "buff" that I am. '1450-1600'? Good times, Bazza!

    I'm glad the formatting added to the post. November-December will appear soon.

    Non-practicing, non-believing, regarding religion is no problem, to me. Now days I observe one's capacity to love and be loved. If it takes religion to instill that in a person, then there might be a problem. (Thanks for allowing me to run on a bit.) Have a great week!

  4. Hi Gary and Miss Penny!(arf-a-larf)

    Please consider doing a post of the wedding... of course with their permission. I think it would be really great to see. Love creates great pairing.

    Aw, thanks for the weekend wishes. Take care.


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