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September 2020

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Catholic Christian)

1 September
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Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

19 September @ 5:00 pm - 20 September @ 5:00 pm

Jewish New Year festival,marked by the blowing of the horn (shofar) which begins the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur. It is the beginning of the holiest time of the year for Jews, and the anniversary of the creation of the world.

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Yom Kippur (Judaism)

28 September

Yom Kippur, also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, characterized by repentance and forgiveness. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with fasting and intensive prayer, oftenspending most of the day in synagogue services.

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October 2020

Sukkot (Judaism)

3 October - 9 October

Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths, is an eight dayJewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest. The name refers to the booths (sukkot) used by Israelites during the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt Sinai. Sukkot is celebrated 5 days after Yom Kippur.

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Simchat Torah (Judaism)

11 October

Simchat Torah is a joyous festival in which the annual cycle of reading the Torah is over, and the cycle begins again for the year. The celebration typically includes singing, dancing, and marching with Torah scrolls. Begins after Sukkot ends.

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Navaratri (Hinduism)

17 October @ 5:00 pm - 26 October @ 5:00 pm

Navaratri, which literally means ‘nine nights’, is a festival honouringthe Goddess/Divine Mother and her energy/power (Shakti). This nine day festival includes worshipping and dancing as people celebrate various aspects of the feminine.

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Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)

18 October

The anniversary of the birth in 1819 CE in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran), of Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, who later took the title of ‘the Bab’, meaning ‘the Gate’. The Bab was the herald of the Baha’i faith.

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Birth of Baha’ullah (Baha’i)

19 October

The anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah (born Mirza Husayn-‘Ali) in 1817 CE in Tehran, Persia (now Iran). Baha’u’llah, which means the ‘Glory of God’, is the founder of the Baha’i faith.

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Conferment of Guruship to Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)

20 October

This day celebrates Guru Gobind Singh Ji's (10th Guru) passing on guruship to the holy scriptures, henceforth known as the Guru Granth Sahib. The Guru GranthSahib, comprising of 1430 pages of hymns, presides the most prominent place and shines the light of Truth to all Sikhs or devotees who seek it

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Dussehra (Hinduism)

25 October

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. People celebrate Dussehra through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods at home or in temples.

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