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Sinclair Multifaith Campus Ministry

Holy Days

Notable Holy Days in October


Tuesday, October 2

Simchat Torah (Judaism)

The day begins the annual Torah reading cycle.


Sunday, October 7

World Communion Sunday (Christianity)

On this day, Christians around the world are encouraged to share the feast of Holy Communion as a global community.


Tuesday, October 9 through Thursday, October 18

Navaratri (Hinduism)

This nine-night festival honors the Mother Goddess in all her manifestations. The festival is characterized by worship and dance.


Tuesday, October 16 through Wednesday, October 24

Aymbil Ori (Jainism)

This nine-day festival occurs twice per year. During this time, devout Jains engage in fasting.


Wednesday, October 31

Samhain (Wicca)

This day is observed and celebrated as the Celtic New Year.


All religious and spiritual traditions have cycles of holy days and seasons. As we recognize the mosaic of spiritual and religious traditions in our local settings and our world, it is important to learn more about how each of the wisdom traditions celebrates holy days, sets aside seasons for repentance, reflection and renewal, and identifies major events to commemorate in community rituals. We invite you to use the Multifaith Calendar maintained by the Harvard Divinity School. It offers not only the specific dates of festivals and holy days, but also brief information about each event, practice or observance.

For more information, contact us at 937-512-2768 or stop by the office in 10-310 or email us: larry.lindstrom@sinclair.edu; jane.steinhauser@sinclair.edu.