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Religious Festivals for September 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 1 Sep.

Full Moon is 16 Sep. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

 

September

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Virgo

Equinox (22)

9.5 ‘Limit of Heat’

10 ‘White Dew’

Orthodox ecclesiastical year begins (1)

Nativity of Virgin Mary (8)

Elevation of the life-giving cross (Holy Cross) (14)

Michael and All-Angels Day (29)

Waqf al Arafa—Hajj (10)

Eid-al-Adha (11 – 14)

Paryushana Parava (6 – 15) [J]

Maban/Ostata (22) [P]

 

01

Bhadrapada Amavasya, Pithori Amavasya, Pola, Vrishabhotsava, Surya Grahan

03

Chandra Darshan, Samaveda Upakarma

04

Varaha Jayanti, Hartalika Teej, Gowri Habba

05

Ganesh Chaturthi

06

Rishi Panchami, Samvatsari Parva

07

Skanda Sashti

08

Lalita Saptami, Gauri Avahana

09

Radha Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Mahalakshmi Vrat Begins, Durva Ashtami, Gauri Puja

10

Gauri Visarjan

12

Parsva Ekadashi

13

Vamana Jayanti, Kalki Dwadashi, Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti, Onam, Eid al-Adha, Bakrid

14

Pradosh Vrat

15

Anant Chaturdashi, Ganesh Visarjan

16

Bhadrapada Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Purnima Upavas, Purnima Shraddha, Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja

17

Ashwin Begins *North, Pratipada Shraddha

18

Dwitiya Shraddha, Tritiya Shraddha

19

Chaturthi Shraddha, Sankashti Chaturthi

20

Maha Bharani, Panchami Shraddha, Masik Karthigai

21

Shashthi Shraddha

22

Saptami Shraddha, Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends, Autumnal Equinox, Rohini Vrat

23

Ashtami Shraddha, Jivitputrika Vrat, Kalashtami

24

Navami Shraddha

25

Dashami Shraddha

26

Indira Ekadashi, Ekadashi Shraddha

27

Magha Shraddha, Dwadashi Shraddha

28

Trayodashi Shraddha, Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

29

Chaturdashi Shraddha

30

Ashwin Amavasya, Sarvapitri Darsha Amavasya, Sarva Pitru Amavasya

Shakyamuni Day (1) [NM]

Mindfulness Day (3) [Zen]

Tara Puja (9)

Daka Day (11)

Amitabha Day (16)

Higan-e (23) [Reminder of impermanence. Equinox]

Dakini Day (25)

Shakyamuni Day (30) [NM]

Rooster month (1)

Kitchen God Day (4)

Teachers day (10) [modern]

Mid-Autumn Festival (15)

Birthday of Confucius (28)

None for this year

 

[1] Key to abbreviations: Sh=Shinto/P=Pagan/I=Interfaith/Sk=Sikh/B=Baha’i /Z=Zoroastrian/J=Jain