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  • Eid al Adha - Islam

    Eid al Adha, also called the Feast of Sacrifice, celebrates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son to God. It also commemorates the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.



  • Krishna Janmashtami - Hindu

    This Festival celebrates the birth of Krishna, one of the central figures and The Supreme Being in Hinduism.  The festival starts with a 24-hour hour fast, ending at midnight, and followed by a great celebration.  


  • Hijri New Year - Islam

    This is the first day of the month of Muharram which marks the time in 622 CE when Prophet Muhammad moved from Mecca to Medina. This holiday begins at sundown on Aug. 31 and ends at sundown on Sept. 1.

  • Paryushana Parva (Jain)

    This Jain practice is a yearly time of uplifting through fasting, meditation, introspection, love and forgiveness for all humanity. This holiday begins at sundown on Sept. 2 and ends at sundown on Sept. 3.


  • Nativity of Mary - Christian

    This holiday, celebrated in the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches, celebrates the birth date of Mary, mother of Jesus.



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