Diversity

September 2017 Spokane Area Diversity/Cultural Events

 

National Hispanic Heritage Month – In 1968, Congress first designated the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week to celebrate the cultural, heritage, and contributions of the diverse cultures within the Hispanic community.  This week was chosen because of two historical events: independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, 1821 and Mexico’s Independence Day, which was the beginning of the struggle against the Spanish on September 16, 1810.  In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a full 31-day period from September 15 to October 15.

 

What will you do on 9/11 Day Campaign?

Join the movement, how will you give back on 9/11?  Take the pledge to do a good deed on 9/11, for more information visit their website at http://www.911day.org/.

 

9/11 Day is the international non-profit movement to observe September 11 every year as a day of charitable service and doing good deeds.  This observance was created soon after 9/11 to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.

 

9/11 Day was founded and is lead each year by MyGoodDeed, they were successful in their effort to secure the formal designation of September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, which was supported on a bipartisan basis by former President George W. Bush, formally authorized in 2009 under federal law approved by Congress, and established officially by President Barack Obama under Presidential Proclamation in September.

 

 

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“Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West” Exhibit

The exhibit tells the story of how Jesuit missionaries (Father De Smet) came to the interior Northwest at the invitation of the Coeur d' Alene and Salish tribes and the profound effects this sacred encounter had on both cultures.

Date:  Open, no end date at this time

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily April through October, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm November through March, (closed holidays)

Location:  Old Mission State Park, Cataldo, ID (exit 39)

Cost:  $5.00 park entrance fee, exhibit $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family.

For more information visit their website at http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/coeur-d-alenes-old-mission  or call 208.682.3814.

 

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Around the World with Michael Moon Bear

Day: Thursday

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You will music from around the world.  Hosted by Michael Moon Bear on KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Detention

Day: Monday

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Variety music/talk show for teens by teens. This show is produced by the students of West Valley City School.  Hosted by Kade, KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Democracy Now

Day: Monday-Friday

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am & 5:00 pm-5:00 pm

A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. Link https://www.democracynow.org/. KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Dragonflies on Thin Air

Day: Sunday

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of the few elementary age children’s radio shows produced by kids for kids in the country. The program is fun and educational for children and adults, and includes a mix of jokes, music, guests, stories, poetry, trivia and more.  Hosted by Trevor, Zoe, Eva and Selena, KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Irish Music on Tap

Day: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Music from Ireland, Scotland and England.  Hosted by Don and Rick,on KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org

 

Latin Lounge

Day:  Monday

Time:  6:00 pm-8:00 pm

A wide spectrum of Latin music.  Hosted by “Corazon” on KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Latin Waves

Day:  Monday

Time:  1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together. On KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Layali Arabia

Day: Saturday

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arabic songs from a multitude of different genres including but not limited to: hip hop, reggae, indie, metal, folk, pop, electronic, oriental jazz and some of the greatest classics to come out of the Arab World. Hosted by Rabab, Rahmi and Moustapha on KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

The Persian Hour

Day: Saturday

Time:  noon – 1:00 pm

The Persian Hour’s consists of a variety of Iranian music from hip hop to traditional, Jazz, blues, rock and roll and the usual.  Also, they will share stories, recipes, and interviews.  Hosted by Shahrokh, KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

Queens of Noise

Day: Wednesday

Time:  8:00 pm-9:00 pm

You will hear best in female vocalist/musicians.  Hosted by “Queen of Mean” and “Luscious Duchess”, KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 


QueerSounds

Day: Thursday

Time:  6:00 pm-8:00 pm

QueerSounds is radio show dedicated to playing music by and for LGBTQ people.  Music, interviews, community events and forums. Hosted by "bob" and Chris, KYRS FM 92.3 or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org

Join the hosts on Facebook at www.facebook.com/qsounds, or email them at queersounds@kyrs.org.

 

The Science of Poverty

Day:  Saturday

Time:  4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Explore the topic of poverty with Jesse Quintana, KYRS 92.3 FM or 88.1 FM.  Website: http://www.kyrs.org.

 

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38th Annual Pig Out in the Park

100 free concerts on four stages and 47 food booths, 4 adult beverage gardens

Dates: Thursday-Monday, August 31, 2017-September 4, 2017

Time:  11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Location:  Riverfront Park

Cost:  Food and drink items otherwise free

For more information, visit their website at http://www.spokanepigout.com/.

 

Alfredo Arreguin, Mexican American Artist

Mr. Arregiun has long been recognized as a major force in pattern painting.  His canvasses are tapestries that mingle diverse and interpenetrating influences and images: the traditional crafts of his native Michoacán and the lush rainforests of his homeland of the Pacific NW. 

Date: First Friday, September 1, 2017,

Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: Marmot Art Space, 1206 W Summit Pkwy, Kendall Yards

For more information, visit their Facebook at www.facebook.com/marmotartspace

 

American-Italian Club Lodge #2172

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Inland NW Wildlife Club, 6111 N Market St

For more information, call 509.487.8552 or visit their website at http://www.glnw.org/spokane.htm

 

2nd Annual One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival

Includes screening of several feature-length and short Native films, a Native Art gallery, music and more.

Date: Friday & Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2017

Time: Friday, 6:00 pm, Saturday, 10:30 am

Location: Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W Sprague Ave

Cost: $10-$15:00 for films, $50.00 festival pass

For more information, call 509.227.7638 or visit their website at http://oneheartfestival.org for location of other activities.

 


Vietnam War Preview Screenings

Preview of the 18-hour documentary film series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick which will premier September 17, 2017 on KSPS. KSPS staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:  Cheney Library

For more information contact the Spokane County Public Library, https://www.scld.org/.  Sponsored by the Spokane County Public Library.

 

Grandparent’s Day

Lunch, silent auction and announcement of the 2017 Grandparent of the Year. 

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:  South Side Senior Center, 3151 E 27th Ave

Cost:  $15.00 general, free/age 9 and younger

For more information call 509.924.6976, email s.schermer@q.com.  Proceeds go to benefit Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels.

 

10th Annual SpokeFest 2017

Three routes (SpokFest REI - 21-mile river loop; Spokane Falls 9-mile loop; SpokeFest Spokesman Outdoors Half Century 29-mile 50 miles) and Bike Safety Rodeo

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 8:00 am (SpokeFair opens with vendors, interactive booths, and all things “bike”)  Ride starts vary.  See website for more information)

Location: All routes start and finish in Kendall Yards

Cost:  $30.00/$15.00 for adult/youth after August 31st, $25.00/15.00 for adult/youth on/after September 1st.

For more information, visit their website at www.spokefest.org.  Helmets are required!

 

WSU Spokane Student International Potluck

Please bring a dish to share that celebrates your culture!  Also, please list the ingredients used in your dish.

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: SAC 345

For more information contact Kristie Brink at kkclark@esu.edu or 509.358.7740 and for accommodations.  Sponsored by the Office of International Programs and the Student Diversity Center.

 

Vietnam War Preview Screenings

Preview of the 18-hour documentary film series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick which will premier September 17, 2017 on KSPS. KSPS staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:  Medical Lake Library

For more information contact the Spokane County Public Library, https://www.scld.org/.  Sponsored by the Spokane County Public Library.

 

Senior Center Open House and Resource Fair

Local professionals available to assist in finding valuable services.

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time:  10:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: CenterPlace, 2426 N Discovery Place

Cost:  Free and open to the public

For more information visit their website at www.spokanevallyseniorcenter.org or call 509.926.1937.

 

Hispanic Business / Professional Association monthly luncheon

Sabes Qué Speaker Series: Spokane Alliance - Carolyn Holmes, Jane Nelson-Low, and Lannie McAndrea

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time:  11:30 am – social, networking, speaker/program

Location: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Division and Olive (downtown), 12 E Olive Ave

Cost:  Around $10.00-$15.00 if you chose to order lunch

For more information visit their website at www.hbpaspokane.net.

 

Inland Northwest Business Alliance (INBA) monthly luncheon

Networking Lunch – Justin Bingham, Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Reforms

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time:  11:30 – 1:00pm - social, networking

Location:  TBD

Cost:  $30.00 for members and first time guests, $40.00 for non-members/returning guests.

For more information email info@inbaspokane.org,  or visit their website at http://www.inbaspokane.orgBuy tickets: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eeab06i890b1fc10&oseq=&c=&ch=.  

 

Diversity at WSU - Its Relevance to the Student Community and Washington History

Pattie Hirahara is the donor of the largest private collection of over 2,000 photos taken by her father, s WSU 1948 alumnus, and her grandfather of Heat Mountain, Japanese-American Internment Camp from 1943-1945.  Through WSU’s collection of photographs, oral histories, document, and artifacts, WSU is now a key resource about the Japanese American incarceration in the United States. 

Date:  Friday, September 15, 2017

Time:  noon – 1:00 pm

Location:  SAC 147

Cost:  Free and open to the public

For more information contact Dion Crommarty at dion.crommarty@wsu.edu or 509.358.7514.  Sponsored by the Student Diversity Center.

 

NAACP Monthly Membership Meeting

Date:  Monday, September 18, 2017

Time:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location:  Community Building, 35 W Main Ave

Cost:  Free, meeting open to everyone

For more information contact spkncpbr@gmail.com or visit their website at http://spokanenaacp.com/.

 

Bias Busters – Hispanic Heritage Month

Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time:  noon – 1:00 pm

Location:  SAC 147

Cost:  Free

For more information contact Dion Crommarty at dion.crommarty@wsu.edu or 509.358.7514.  Sponsored by the Student Diversity Center.

 

Valleyfest 2017

Hearts of Gold Parade Friday, September 22ndat 7:30 pm

Date:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 22-24, 2017

Location:  Mirabeau Point Park/CenterPlace Regional Event Center

Cost:  Free and open to the public

For more information and schedule of events visit their website at http://www.valleyfest.org/.

 


Spokane Coalition of Color City of Spokane Candidate Forum

City of Spokane candidates running for City Council and Spokane Public School Board candidates have been invited.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 1: 00 pm

Location: Spokane Community College, Lair, Mission and Greene

Cost: Free

For more information visit their Facebook at website at https://m.facebook.com/SpokaneCoalitionOfColor/.  Sponsored by Asian and Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) of Spokane, Hispanic Business/Professional Associayttion (HBPA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Spokane Community
College. 

 

Children’s Renaissance Faire

Decorate and design girls’ head pieces, Robin Hood hats, masks, and coat of arms.  Games, face painting and mural painting, magician jugglers, storytelling and renaissance players.

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 3: 00 pm

Location: Meadow East of Duncan Garden, Manito Park. S Tekoa and 22nd Ave

Cost: Free

For more information visit their website at http://www.thefriendsofmanito.org/.

 

YWCA – Women of Achievement

Keynote: Journalist Janine Latus, author of If I am Missing or Dead

Date: Friday, September 28, 2017

Time:  11:30-1:30 pm

Location: The Davenport Grand, 333 West Spokane Falls Blvd.

Cost: $125.00

For more information go to https://ywcaspokane.org/how-to-help/events/women-of-achievement/women-of-achievement-2017/,

 

82nd Annual Greek Festival Dinner

Greek pastry, Taverna, Dancing, Deli, and Cooking Demonstrations

Date: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, September 28-30, 2017

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox, 1703 N Washington

Cost: In advance - $15.00 adults, $8.00 for children under the age of 12.  At the door - $18.00 adults, $10 for children under the age of 12

For advance tickets call 509.328.9310 (during festival preparations) or visit their website for other locations or for more information (menu and times) at http://www.holytrinityspokane.org/festival.html.

 

Fiesta Spokane Heritage Festival

This event will feature food vendors, beer garden, live music and dancing and a children’s carnival!

Date:  Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Location: Wall Street between Spokane Falls Blvd and Main Street

Cost: Free

For more information visit their website at http://www.latinohopefoundation.org/hispanic-heritage-festival.html

 

 

 

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OUT OF AREA

 

IAOHRA 2017 Conference – Theme Entering a New ERA: Uniting to Protect and Promote Human Rights for All

Gathering of Civil and Human Rights professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Dates: Sunday-Thursday, September 24-28, 2017

Location: The W Hotel, 1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

Cost: $695, non-member agency

For more information call 202.624.5410 or visit their website at www.iaohra.org.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

4th International Conference on Hate Studies – Engaging with Communities of Justice

The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies advances the academic field of Hate Studies and links the Gonzaga community with experts and key stakeholders worldwide through activities of inquiry, scholarship, and action service in our areas of engagement. 

Date: Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21, 2017

Location:  Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Center

Cost $150 for conference, $50.00 extra for banquet dinner and $10.00 for closing keynote

For more information visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/hate-studies/default.asp.  Sponsored by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, Kootenai County Task Force for Human Relations, and Spokane County Human Rights Task Force

 

TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Conference

A collaborative partnership that delivers expert-level training to 1st responders and mental health professionals from across the country.  This year’s conference will explore motivational interviewing, resiliency, health and wellness, and cross-system collaboration through the lens of Evidence-Based and Promising Practices. Join experts in law enforcement, fire service, behavioral health, and physical health as they explore the best practices for building community partnerships that serve individuals in crisis.

Date: October 24 and 25, 2017

Time:  7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Location: WSU Spokane, Center for Clinical Research and Simulation (CCRS) Building, 412 E Spokane Falls Blvd

Cost: $100.00 plus additional $2500 for CEU.

For more information and/or to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/team-conference-tickets-34216506492.

 

 

If you know of diversity/cultural event open to the public that you would like added to the monthly calendar, please e-mail Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora at montoyazamora@wsu.edu with event details.

 

For general Spokane events visit www.visitspokane.com or http://www.spokane7.com/

 

 

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September 2017 International/National Diversity/Cultural Celebrations

 

Sept 1                    Eid-ul-Adha – Islam

                                Concludes the Hajj and is a 3-day festival celebrating Abraham’s test of obedience to Allah when asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb. Since Eid is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, the date varies by a day depending on whether the Saudi Arabian or North American sighting is being observed.  This date is using the North American Calendar. 

 

Sept 2                    Independence Day – Vietnam

 

Sept 4                    Father’s Day – Australia, New Zealand

 

                                Labor Day – USA, Canada

On June 29, 1894, the U.S, Congress voted Labor Day as a national holiday to honor working people’s contribution of labor.

 

Sept 5                    Ananta-Chaturdasi – Jain

                                Festival of ten virtues is a 10-day fast and meditation. 

 

          International Day of Charity – UN

 

Sept 6                    Ksamavani – Jain

                                “Day of universal forgiveness” for wrongs committed by them and to them.

 

Defence Day – Pakistan

                                National day in memory of how Pakistan defended itself against the Indian army in the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965.

 

Sept 7                    Independence Day – Brazil 

 

Sept 8                    Izzat – Baha’i

                                The 10th month in the Baha’i calendar.  “Izzat” means Might.

 

                                International Literacy Day – U.N.

                                A day to focus on worldwide literacy issues.  More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children do not have access to education.

 

Sept 11                  Day of Remembrance – USA

                                The effects of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 impacted Americans and most other nations. It has brought us to focus on the devastation terrorism has caused in the world, as well as to honor those whose lives were lost that day – including their surviving families.

 

                                Meskerem (New Year) - Ethiopia

                                Coptic Orthodox Christians are found in all of Africa. They include Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia. During the time of Pharaohs 4,000 years ago, the appearance of Soothis (Dog Star) marked a signal that the Nile River would rise, flooding the fertile plants so that planning could begin.  The end of the rainy season is known as the New Year.

 

Sept 12-16            Gahambar Paitishahem – Zoroastrian

                                This day celebrates the creation of the Earth.

 

Independence Day - Qatar

 


Sept 15                  Hispanic Heritage Month – U.S.

                                In 1968, Congress first designated the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week.  This week was chosen because of two historical events:  Independence Day (September. 15), which celebrated the formal signing of the Act of Independence of Central American in 1821; and Mexico’s Independence Day (September. 16), which commentates the beginning of the struggle against Spanish control in 1810.  In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a full 31-day period from September 15 through October 15.

 

                                Independence Day – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

 

Sept 16                  Dia de la Independencia – Mexico

                                Declares independence from Spain on this date in 1820. Celebrations begin 11 p.m. the previous day to honor the time in 1810 when Father Miguel Hidalgo made the call to freedom that began the rebellion.

 

Oktoberfest – Germany

                                The world’s largest Volkfest, a 16-day folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October. In 1810, King Joseph Maximillian of Bavaria decided to celebrate his marriage with Princess Theresa of Saxonie in royal style and chose the now famous Theresienwiese (wise-meadow).  Originally it was meant to be just a simple horse race event but the Bavarian character took over and it became a happy gathering of cheerful beer drinkers.

 

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - UN

 

Sept. 17                 Constitution Day Day – U.S.

                                Honors those from other countries who become U.S. citizens each year and also the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

 

Sept 18                  Independence Day - Chile

 

                                Keiro No Hi – Japan

Respect of the Aged Day, established as a national holiday in 1966 to express respect for the elders and to recognize and thank them for their contributions to society and celebrate long lives.

 

Sept 21                  1st Muharram |Islamic New Year - Islam

                                The first Muharran marks the first day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic year.  Muharam lasts for 29-30 days depending on the moon sighting.  It begins at sundown the previous day.  The date varies by a day depending on whether the Saudi Arabian or North American sighting is being observed.  This date is using the North American Calendar. 

 

                                Navratri – Hindu

                                Means ‘nine months’ beginning on the new moon and ending on Dussehra.  It is dedicated to the goddess Durga who had nine incarnations and has the power of good to destroy demons. 

 

Independence Day – Armenia, Malta

 

                                International Day of Peace – U.N.

                                A day of global ceasefire and nonviolence, and an invitation to all nations and people to honor cessation of hostilities and to otherwise commemorate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

 


Sept 21-22            Rosh Hashanah |New Year – Jewish

                                Begins the previous sundown at 6:00 pm and observed for two days.  Literally ‘Head of the Year’ marks the first and second day of the Jewish New Year and the anniversary of the creation of the world.  It ends 10-days later with Yom Kippur.  It is celebrated with prayers and religious services.

 

Sept 22                  Chichen Itza Festival - Mexico

                                During the Autumn Equinox, thousands gather at the Mayan Temple of Kukulkan to see the interplay of light and shadow as it forms the impression of a long tailed serpent leading down to the stone head of the serpent Kukulkan.

 

Independence Day – Bulgaria, Mali

 

                                Mabon – Wiccan

                                This day celebrates the fall equinox and the end of the harvest season. 

 

                                Shuki sorei sai – Japan, Shinto

                                Autumnal Equinox Day. The Japanese honor family ancestry, visiting ancestral graves and having family reunions.

 

Sept 23                  Unification Day – Saudi Arabia

 

Sept 24                  Our Lady of Las Mercedes Day – Dominican Republic and Peru

                                A traditional feast of Our Lady of Mercy celebrated in many Latin countries.The Lady of Mercies (La Virgen de las Mercedes) is the patron saint of the Dominican Republic and Peru.

               

                                Heritage Day – South Africa

                                A recently created holiday in which everyone is encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions.

 

                                Republic Day – Trinidad & Tobago

 

Sept 27                  Mashiyyat (11th moon) – Baha’i

                                The first day of the eleventh Baha’i month. The English translation of Mashiyyat (Arabic) is Will.

 

Sept 28                  Fiesta San Miguel - Mexico

                                The festival of the Archangel San Miguel is the Patron Saint of the city of San Miguel.

 

Durga Puja – Hindu

                                This day celebrates the divine creative force of the universe and honors the 10-armed goddess Durga, wife of Shiva. And the destroyer of demons.

 

 

Sept 30                  San Geronimo Day – Aboriginal/Native American

                                Named after St. Jerome, an Apache fighter (1829 – 1909), this day is celebrated by the Native Americans in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.

                               

                                Yom Kippur – Jewish

                                The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year.  They believe that once you atone for your mistakes, you can be ‘at one’ with God.  Jews do not work and fast from sunset to sunset.

 


Sept 30                  Ashura – Islam

                                The tenth day of the first Islamic month (Muharram).  For Shi’ite Muslims, this day mourns the martyrdom of Hazrat Iman Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammed.  Devout Shi’ite commemorate this day of sadness with retelling the story of the battle fought in Kerbala.

 

                                Dussehra - Hindu

                                Means ‘the tenth’ and celebrates the triumph of the Lord Ram over the demon Ravan who stole his wife Sita.  The great Hindu epic poem, the Ramayana is read and enacted called Ram Lila.  A big effigy of Ravan is burnt accompanied by fireworks.

 

World Maritime Day – UN

 

 

Source:  With permission from Creative Cultural Communications, Multicultural Calendar 2017: http://usa.multiculturalcalendar.com/v/home.html.


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Corinda Howe - chowe@embassyllc.com




 

 

 

 

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