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Sinclair Multifaith Campus Ministry

Multifaith Calendar

Notable Days in August


1—the Jewish observance of Tish’a B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem in ancient times.

15—the Hindu celebration of the birthday of Krishna.

24—the birthday of the prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra), founder of Zoroastrianism.

31—the Muslim observance of Day of Arafat, commemorating the last revelation to the prophet Muhammad before his death.


Notable Days in September


1–Eid al-Adha (festival of sacrifice) is the Muslim celebration that concludes the act of pilgrimage. It honors Abraham for his obedience to God and willingness to sacrifice his son.

21–Muslim celebration of the Hijra (migration) of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE. Upon arriving in Medina, they established the first Muslim community.

21-22: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year’s Day). This is also the beginning of the Ten Days of Awe.

22: Autumnal equinox.

30: Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement) is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is observed by fasting and prayers for forgiveness.


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.