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Ayathrem Gahambar (Zoroastrian)

October 12 - October 16

Ayathrem (literally: bring home the herds) Gahambar celebrates getting ready for winter. It is considered a religious duty to participate in a communal jashan prayer ceremony; as well as, fraternize and share a simple meal with fellow co-religionists from all walks of life, rich and poor. More Information

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Feast of ‘Ilm / Knowledge (Baha’i)

October 16

Wherever they live, Baha’is gather every 19 days for what we call a Feast. This is a members-only event comprising three parts: 1. A spiritual portion that’s the time for prayer and reflection; 2. A business portion for consultation about administrative issues (plans for forming classes, organizing to perform community service, observing holy days, or […]

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Sukkot (Jewish)

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:00 pm

Sukkot is a seven-day festival marking the fall harvest in ancient Israel. This holiday is also a time in which Jews commemorate forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. Celebrated by the building of a sukkah (or temporary dwelling) outdoors, where families and friends spend time throughout the holiday. Work is traditionally prohibited […]

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6:00 pm

Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 17 @ 6:00 pm

Coming at the conclusion of Sukkot are the two holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah . In Israel and among more liberal Jews they are combined into one holiday on the day after the conclusion of Sukkot . Among more traditional Jews outside of Israel, they are observed separately from one another on two consecutive days. Shemini Atzeret means the “Eighth Day […]

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