Obon

Annual Japanese holiday which commemorates and remembers deceased ancestors.

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 Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram's horn is sounded, and special foods are...

Yom Kippur

Jewish Day of Atonement. This holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance. Yom Kippur will begin the evening of...

 Mawlid an Nabi/Prophet's Birthday

Islamic commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, in about 570 c.e. Not universally observed. The prophet's teachings are read and...

 Samhain

Wicca celebration of endings and beginnings and of remembering the dead. Revering of elders is also observed.

Reformation Day

Commemorates the Reformation movement started by Martin Luther in the 16th century.