September calendar for 2007

September calendar for 2007





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Septembet 3

Hindu
Janmashtami
Celebration of the birthday of Krishna; features a day-long fast broken at midnight, the time of Krishna's birth.
Resource: Krishna's Birthday Bash
Link: About Sri Krishna Janmashthami



September 4

Non-Religious
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 11

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



September 13 - October 12

Muslim
Ramadan
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



September 13 - 14

Jewish
Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year, anniversary of the creation of the world; a 2-day observance (begins at sundown on the 13th).
Basics: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Primer
Feature: Jewish Holidays
Quiz: How Much Do You Know?
eCards: Send a Rosh Hashanah Greeting



September 15

Hindu
Ganesh Chaturathi
Celebrates Ganesha, the elephant-headed god and destroyer of obstacles.
Advice: Teaching Kids to Love Ganesha
Link: About Ganesh Chaturathi



September 21

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

Hindu
Dussehra/Durga Puja
Festival celebrating the victory of good over evil; honors the ten-armed goddess of fertility and the third embodiment of the Devi, Durga.
Link: About Durga Puja



September 22

Jewish
Yom Kippur
Day of Atonement; humans' fates for the coming year are sealed by God (begins at sundown the night before).
Basics: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Primer
Feature: Jewish Holidays



September 27 - October 3

Jewish
Sukkot
Feast of Booths; harvest festival commemorating the divine protection of Israelites during their 40-year wandering in the desert (begins at sundown September 26).
Basics: Sukkot and Simchat Torah Primer
Feature: Jewish Holidays
eCards: Send a Sukkot Greeting



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