Happy September everyone!
Fall is just around the corner and this month is going to be full of joy and celebrations. I’m Lupita Perez-Lopez and I’m the new media aid for the Multi-Cultural Programs. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I’m a junior Political Science major and I’m super excited to be running the blog this upcoming semester. I will keep you all updated on events hosted by the Multicultural Programs and other multicultural opportunities on campus.
September has several important religious observances and holy holidays. The observances include Rosh Hashanah, Eid al-Adha, and Dussehra. Below is a music video talking more about Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah’s duration is 10 days and ends with Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Eid-al-Adha is a “feast of sacrifice” It marked the end of Hajj. Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Dussehra is the end of Navratri. Dussehra celebrates the victory of good winning over bad/sins.
Here is a full list of religious observances/holidays
Rosh Hashanah Sept 21-22 (Thursday & Friday)
Yom Kippur Sept 30 (Saturday)
Eid al-Adha Aug 31-Sept 1
Al-Hijra / Muharram Sept 21 (Thursday)
Dussehra/Dasara Sept. 30th (Saturday)
Navratri Sept. 30th (Saturday)
Onam Sept. 6th (Wednesday)
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