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Some August Interfaith Inspirations:
Goddess/Wicca/Pagan Lughnassad and Imbolc~ August 1
Northern and southern hemispheres
Reflection on the power of the gods from which physical and spiritual harvest will come.
Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi ~ August 5
A Hindu festival honoring the god of prosperity, prudence and success. Images of Ganesha are worshipped.
Judaism Tishah B'av ~ August 14
A Jewish day of fasting in remembrance of the disasters in history with focus on the destruction
of the 2 Temples in Jerusalem in 586 b.c.e. and 70 c.e. .
Christian Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ August 15
Roman Catholic Christian observance commemorating the belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary
was assumed body and soul into heaven at the end of her earthly life.
Dormition (falling asleep) of the Theotokos
Orthodox Christian commemoration of the death and burial of the Virgin Mary
Hindu Raksha Bandhan ~ August 18
Hindu festival honoring the loving ties between brothers and sister in a family.
Hindu Krishna Janmashtami ~ August 25
Krishna Jayanti (Sri Krishna Janmashtami) Hindu commemoration of the birth of Krishna -
the 8th incarnation of god Vishnu who took the form of Krishna to destroy the evil king Kansa.
Christian Beheading of John The Baptist ~ August 29
Christian remembrance of the death of John who is known for preparing the people so they would recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!