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Holiday Season Begins

I got a Rosh Hashanah greeting from a vendor and thought ‘Ah hah I should write my Happy Rosh Hashanah post. Then I was reminded that the Hajj and Eid al-Adha is coming up (through the sad news that a crane had collapsed and killed 107 people) and of course Yom Kippur follows on the heels of Rosh Hashanah. But my Wiccan patients would be put out if I forgot Mabon or Autumn Equinox so here’s the holiday list for the rest of 2015:

SEPTEMBER 2015

  • 14-15
    • Rosh Hashanah * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 13)
  • 17
    • Ganesh Chaturthi ** – Hindu
  • 18
    • Paryushana Parva ** – Jain
  • 22
    • Waqf al Arafa – Hajj * – Islam (begins sundown on 21)
  • 23   Equinox
    • Yom Kippur * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 22)
    • Mabon * – Wicca/Pagan  northern hemisphere  (begins sundown on 22)
    • Ostara * – Wicca/Pagan  southern hemisphere  ( begins sundown on 22)
    • Shen of Winds, West and Autumn – Taoist
    • Shuki-Korei-Sai – Shinto
  • 23-26
    • Eid al Adha – Sacrifice Day * – Islam  (begins sundown on 22)
  • 27
    • Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 28
    • Sukkot * – Jewish   (begins sundown on 27 extends through Oct 4)
    • Birthday of Confucius – Asian
  • 29
    • Michael and All Angels – Christian

OCTOBER 2015

  • 4
    • Saint Francis Day – Christian
  • 5
    • Shemini Atzeret * – Jewish (begins sundown on 4th)
  • 6
    • Simchat Torah * – Jewish (begins sundown on 5th)
  • 12
    • Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith
  • 13-21
    • Navaratri ** – Hindu
  • 14
    • Hijra – New Year * – Islam  (begins sundownon 13)
  • 17
    • Shukaku Matsuri – Shinto
  • 20
    • Birth of the Báb – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 19)
    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
  • 22
    • Dasara ** – Hindu
  • 23
    • Saint George’s Day – Christian
    • Ashura * – Islam  (begins sundown on 22)
  • 25
    • Reformation Day ** – Protestant Christian
  • 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallows Eve – Christian
    • Samhain (Northern hemisphere) Wicca/Pagan  begins Sundown Oct 30
    • Beltane (Southern hemisphere) Wicca/Pagan  begins Sundown Oct 30

NOVEMBER 2015

  • 1
    • All Saints Day – Christian
  • 2
    • All Souls Day – Catholic Christian
  • 9-13
    • Deepavali ** – Hindu
  • 11
    • Diwali (Deepavali) ** – Hindu – Jain – Sikh
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 11)
    • New Year ** Jain
  • 15
    • Nativity Fast begins through 12/24 – Orthodox Christian
  • 22
    • Christ the King – Christian
  • 24
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom – Sikh
  • 25
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday Sikh
  • 26
    • Thanksgiving- Interfaith USA
    • Day of the Covenant – Baha’i
  • 28
    • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 26)
  • 29
    • Advent begins – Christian
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew’s Day – Christian

DECEMBER 2015

  • 1
    • Suijin-Matsuri – Shinto
  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
  • 7-14
    • Hanukkah * – Judaism (begins sundown on  6)
  • 8
    • Immaculate Conception – Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Advent Fast begins- Orthodox Christian
    • Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
  • 8
    • Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) ** – Buddhist
  • 16
    • Posadas Navidenas through 12/25 – Christian
  • 21  Solstice
    • Yule – Christian
    • Yule * – Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere  ( begins sundown on 20)
    • Litha * – Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 22
    • Taoist festival honoring Wang-Mu/Empress Mother
    • Tohji-Taisai – Shinto
  • 23
    • Mawlid an Nabi * – Islam ( begins sundown on 22)
  • 25
    • Christmas * – Christian
  • 26
    • Boxing Day
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra  ** – Zoroastrian
  • 27
    • Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents – Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night – Christian
    • Oharai/Grand Purification Festival – Shinto

Let us all join together in the prayer that this new year will be a good and sweet one.

 

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