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Diwali

October 23, 2014

Hindu celebration of light and, for some Hindus, the Hindu New Year. Actual start time and duration may vary according to lunar cycle.

Al-Hijra

October 24, 2014

Muslim New Year, celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Muharram; begins at sundown. Actual start date may vary depending on the sighting of the moon.

Ashura

November 3, 2014

Optional feast day for Muslims, marking the creation of the world, Noah’s departure from the ark and Moses’ flight from Egypt. Shi’a Muslims mark this as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson; begins at sundown. Start date may vary depending on sighting of the moon.