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Simchat Torah

October 16, 2014

Jewish celebration marking the end of one Torah reading cycle and the beginning of a new one; begins at sundown

Birth of Bab

October 19, 2014

Baha’i celebration of the birth of the co-founder of the faith; begins at sundown


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.


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.


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.