Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869-January 30, 1948), commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India […]

Dussehra

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The […]

World Teacher’s Day

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks […]

Columbus Day-Indigenous People’s Day

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 […]

Karwa Chauth

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 […]

World Egg Day

World Egg Day was established at Vienna 1996, when it was decided to celebrate the power of the egg on the second Friday in October each year. Since then, egg […]

Dhanteras-Festival of Wealth

The festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight. This auspicious day is celebrated two days before the festival of […]

Diwali-Festival of Lights

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 […]

Bhai Dooj-Brother-Sister Ritual

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 […]

Halloween

Please observe Covid-19 protocols. CDC suggests outdoor activities for safety. Happy Trick or Treating! Many people around the world celebrate Halloween, which occurs annually on October 31. It is also […]