A few Spetember Interfaith Inspirations:
Kshamavani(Sanskrit: क्षमावाणी) or "Forgiveness Day" ~ September 8
is a day of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of Jainism
Paryushana Parva ~ September 8 ~ Last Day
Jain 8 day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement. Marked by recitations from Jain sacred writing and family exchange of cards and letters. Celebration of the natural qualities of the soul.
The 8th day (Samvatsari) is most important and is focused on forgiveness.
International Literacy Day ~ September 8
Call to action for universal literacy.
Christian Nativity of Mary ~ September 8
Christian celebration of birth of the Virgin Mary.
New Thought Christian Unity World Day Of Prayer ~ September 11
Annual World Day of Prayer. 2014 theme is
"We Are the Light of the World—Let Your Light Shine."
Ethiopian New Year (Rastafari ) ~ September 11
The start of the New Year in Ethiopia is recognized because Rastafarians believe Ethiopia
to be their spiritual homeland, and a place to which they want to return.
Centers For Spiritual Living World Day Of Service
~ September 13 ~
Donate an hour or a day in your community!
Wicca/PaganOstara & Mabon September 22
The time when the sun is directly above a point on the equator.
The equinox will be either Vernal or Autumnal depending on the hemisphere.
Equinox celebrations as days of equal light & dark mark the turning of the wheel.
Mabon: Wicca observance of the autumnal equniox when day and night are of equal length.
A harvest festival time.
Ostara: Wicca welcoming of spring and the goddess-as-maiden.
Judaism Rosh Hashanah ~ September 24-26
Sundown to Sundown
Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram's horn is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared.
Hindu Navaratri ~ September 29 - October 3
Hindu Festival of the divine mother honoring Durga, wife of Shiva, and seeking her blessings.
Also observed as a celebration recalling the days of Lord Krishna.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!