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INTERCULTURAL CALENDAR | Festivals and dates

Festivals and dates

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October 2016

Sat.
Navaratri
Navaratri or nine nights begins on this day. It is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. The goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are venerated during this period as manifestations of Shakti, or cosmic energy.
Sun.
Gandhi Jayanti
The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian nation. Gandhi is also known as the foremost advocate of non-violence.
Mon.
Rosh Hashanah * (3 - 4 October)
In the Jewish tradition Rosh Hashana is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman.
* Jewish holidays always begin the day before at nightfall.
Mon. 10 
Dussehra / Vijaya Dashami
Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated in different parts of India and represents the victory of good over evil.
Wed. 12 
Ashura *
This is a festival celebrated by Sunni Muslims. It marks the day that Noah left the ark and when Moses was saved from the Egyptians by Allah.
* Floating (1-2 days) depending on the sighting of the moon.
Wed. 12 
Muharram / Day of Ashura *
Shia Islamic day of mourning to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali / Imam Hussain. He was the prophet Muhammed’s grandson.
* Floating (1-2 days) depending on the sighting of the moon.
Wed. 12 
Yom Kippur *
These days of atonement for sins committed in the past year are one of the holiest events in the Hebrew calendar.
* Jewish holidays always begin the day before at nightfall.
Sun. 30 
Deepavali / Diwali
This is the festival of lights – a very important Hindu festival in India that represents the victory of spiritual goodness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.