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Muktad or Fravardegan (Parsi Zoroastrian)

August 7 - August 16

Commemoration and remeberance of fravarshis (departed souls) with fresh flowers and a lighted oil lamp. Homes and temples are thoroughly cleaned; for it is believed that the fravashis visit the physical world during this time, to bless and protect the living. More Information

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Paryushana (Jain)

August 16 - September 23

Most important annual holy events for Jains. It lasts 8-10 days. Jains increase their level of spiritual intensity, often with fasting and prayer/meditation. The five main vows are emphasized during this time. Students may be fasting. More Information

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Pateti (Parsi Zoroastrian)

August 16

Pateti (literally: penitence) is the last day of the Parsi Zoroastrian year. It is a day for a person to reflect on their thoughts, words and deeds of the previous year and to repent for those that were not good. The repentance allows dedicating the new year to good thoughts words and deeds in a […]

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Golden Rule

"Do one of the above; And live in such a way that you will enrich, and not diminish, our relatives in the Earth family of animals and plants, soil, air, and water."

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