Diversity Corner News - September 2015


September 12th   Ethiopian New Year. Rastafarians celebrate the New Year on this date and believe that Ethiopia is their spiritual home, a place they desire to return to.
September 13th (sunset) - September 15th (nightfall) Rosh Hashanah, a holiday recognizing the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Day, and is marked by abstinence, prayer, repentance, and rest.
September 15th - October 15th Hispanic Heritage Month. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.
September 18th Paryushana Parva, the most revered Jain festival compromising eight or ten days of fasting and repentance.
September 22nd (sunset) - September 23rd (sunset) Yom Kippur. This holiday is the holiest day on the Jewish calendar and is a day of atonemnet marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.
September 27th (sunset) - October 4th (sunset) Jewish holiday of Sukkot. It is a time of remembrance of the fragile tabernacles that Israelites lived in as they wandered the wilderness for 40 years. The first day of the holiday is celebrated with prayer and special meals.