Obon

Annual Japanese holiday which commemorates and remembers deceased ancestors. Obon will begin on Friday, August 13 and end on Sunday, August 15.

 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...

Sukkot

Sukkot commemorates the years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the Promised Land, and celebrates the way in which God protected them under...

Autumn Equinox

The autumnal equinox occurs every September in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the beginning of fall.

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah

It directly follows the Jewish festival of Sukkot which is celebrated for seven days, and thus Shemini Atzeret is literally the eighth day. Shemini Atzeret...