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October 2019

Columbus Day

October 14

Columbus Day, which is annually on the second Monday of October, remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492. This holiday is controversial because the European settlement…

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Karwa Chauth

October 17

Karwa Chauth is a ritual of fasting observed by married Hindu women seeking the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands. It is popular amongst married women in the northern…

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United Nations Day

October 24

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations (UN) came into force when the five permanent members of the security council ratified the charter that had been drawn up earlier that…

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Diwali

October 27

Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row…

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Bhai Dooj: Brother-Sister Ritual

October 29

Nowhere is the bond of brotherly-sisterly love glorified with such grandeur as in India. Hindus celebrate this special relationship twice every year, with the festivals of Raksha Bandhan and Bhai…

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Halloween

October 31

Many people around the world celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is also known as All Hallows’ Eve and is the day before All Saints’ Day. Costume…

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November 2019

Daylight Saving Time-Fall

November 3 @ 2:00 am - 11:30 pm

Daylight Saving Time – often referred to as "Summer Time", "DST" or "Daylight Savings Time" – is a way of making better use of the daylight in the evenings by…

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Veterans Day-Armistice Day-Remembrance Day

November 11

Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World…

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

November 12

Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism. Sikhism is still based on his teachings and those of the nine Sikh Gurus who followed him. Guru Nanak was born in 1469…

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International Day for Tolerance

November 16

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Tolerance is annually observed on November 16 to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the…

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