Calendar of Holidays & Festivals - September 2006

Calendar of Holidays & Festivals - September 2006

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September 4

Labor Day
First Monday in September; holiday honoring working people.
Essays: The Patron Saint of Labor Day, Life Is More than Work
eCards: Send a Labor Day Greeting

September 8

Lailat al Bara'ah (Shab-e-Barat)
Fast observed 15 days prior to the holy month of Ramadan; believed to be the time when god writes the destinies of all men for the year ahead.
Link: About Shab-e-Barat

September 11

 Coptic, Ethiopian Christians
Ethiopian New Year; traditions include a family meal, singing, and visiting friends.
Link: Time and Dates in Ethiopia

September 23

 Pagan/Wiccan    Heathen
Mabon/Autumn Equinox/Freyfaxi
Pagan observance of the second harvest festival; a time to give thanks and look inward. To mark the Fall Harvest, Heathens celebrate a festival for the God Freyr and the Goddess Freya.
Essay: Living in Season: Mid Autumn Moon
Resource: Asatru (Nordic Heathenism)
Link: About Mabon
eCards: Send an Equinox Greeting

September 23 - 24

Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year, anniversary of the creation of the world; a 2-day observance (begins at sundown on the 22nd).
Basics: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Primer
Feature: Jewish Holidays
Quiz: How Much Do You Know?
eCards: Send a Rosh Hashanah Greeting

September 23 - October 1

Festival devoted to the worship of the destructive, protective, and knowledge giving roles of the supreme being.
Explore: The Goddess Dances
Link: About Navratri

September 24 - October 23

Holy month in which the Qur'an was revealed; a time of worship, Qur'an reading, charitable acts, and individual reflection and purification.
Resource: About Ramadan
eCards: Send a Ramadan Greeting

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