September 28 – Yom Kippur (Jewish) – The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year. They believe that once you atone for your mistakes, you can be ‘at one’ with God. Jews do not work, and fast from sunset to sunset.
September 28 – Dussehra (Hindu) – Dussehra means ‘’the tenth’ and celebrates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan who stole his wife Sita. The great Hindu epic poem, the Ramayana is read and enacted called Ram Lila. A big effigy of Ravan is burnt accompanied by fireworks.
September 28 – Fiesta San Miguel (Mexico) – The festival of the Archangel San Miguel is in honour of the Patron Saint of the city of San Miguel. Cultural, social, artistic and sporting events are held throughout the city, along with bullfights.
September 30 – San Geronimo Day (Aboriginal/Native American) – Named after St. Jerome (1829-1909), an Apache fighter, this day is celebrated by the Native Americans in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Among the ceremonies are the morning races, the sacred clowns and the pole climb.
Part of a posting series on multicultural events for 2009.