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Shubh Navratri!

Navratri: September 21– September 30, 2017 by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern, Summer 2017 Navratri is a nine day Hindu festival celebrated in the fall of each year. In the eastern and north eastern states of India, Navratri is synonymous with Durga Puja, when the warrior goddess Durga battled a buffalo demon to help restore dharma. […]

Rosh Hashanah: To a Good Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for self-reflection and examination of conscience. It is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 20 and ends at nightfall on September 22. The holiday is a time to […]

Happy Eid al-Adha!

by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern Eid al-Adha is the second and holier of the two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide every year. Eid al-Adha 2017 in the United States begins in the evening of Thursday, August 31 and ends in the evening of Friday, September 1. Called the Sacrifice Feast, Eid al-Adha honors Abraham’s willingness to […]

Shubh Ganesh Chaturthi!

by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern August 25th, 2017 marks the beginning of the ten day Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi, the celebration of the birth of Ganesh. Ganesh is one of the five major gods of Hinduism, revered as the remover of obstacles and easily recognizable by his unique elephant head. Ganesh was molded out of […]