Religious holidays observed by members of the STLCC community

Upcoming Holidays

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Jewish New Year and beginning of High Holy Days (Judaism) *Begins at sundown Sept. 18, work restriction starts sundown Sept. 18 and continues through both days

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Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism) *Begins at sundown the previous evening, work restriction starts sundown the previous evening and continues through first two...

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Festival of the divine mother in all her forms (Hinduism)

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Celebration of a start of the new lunar cycle (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism)

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Fast of Esther (Judaism) *Minor fasting when sun up

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Festival of Lots (Judaism) *Begins at sundown preceding evening

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Start of Lent for Orthodox Christians (Orthodox Christianity)

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Fast observed by Bahá’í adults (Bahá’í Faith) *Fasting

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Celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s ascent to heaven (Islam) *Begins at sundown on March 10

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Persian New Year (Zoroastrianism and Bahá’í Faith)

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Celebration of Lord Buddha’s teaching to an assembly of men (Buddhism)

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Festival of Freedom (Judaism) *Begins sundown on March 27, food restrictions all days, work restrictions on following set of days: March 27 sundown-March 29...

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Commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad receiving divine revelation as recorded in the Qur’an (Islam) *Begins preceding evening, fasting dawn until dusk or...

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Celebration of the formation of the religious community of Sikhs by Guru Gobind Singh (Sikhism)

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Commemoration of when the founder of the Bahá’í Faith declared his mission (Bahá’í Faith)

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Celebration of the birth of the founder of Jainism (Jainism)

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33rd day of counting the Omer (Judaism) *Begins at sundown the night before date listed.

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Festival of Light honoring fertility and creation (Wicca, Paganism) *Begins sundown of April 30