A few November Interfaith Inspirations:
More on the way!
Christian ~ November 1st ~ All Saints Day
Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead. Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven. All Saints Day Christian day for honoring saints, known and unknown. In general, saints are persons with reputation for unusual lives of holiness and devotion to God or who were martyred for their faith. A Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church where saints have special formal status.
Christian ~ November 2nd ~ All Souls Day
All Souls Day Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead.
Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven.
Islam ~ November 5th ~ Ashara
An Islamic optional one day fast. The Shia observance is based on the martyrdom of
Prophet Muhammad's Grandson, Hussein, martyred on this date in 683/684 AD at the
battle of Kerbala. Sunni observance is a recognition of Moses fasting in gratitude to Allah/God
for liberation from oppression.
Sikh ~ November 6th ~ Guru Nanak's Day
Sikh honoring of the birth of the first Sikh teacher who lived from 1469 -1539 c.e.
Sacred readings, prayers, hymns, meals together.
Baha`i ~ November 12th ~ Birth of Baha'u'llah
Baha'i celebration of the birth of their founder and teacher. Refrain from work.
Orthodox Christian ~ November 15th ~ 25th ~ Winter Lent
A season of preparation for the Nativity of Christ
Wicca, Pagan Christian ~ November 21st ~ Yule
A present day Wicca event and a Norse Pagan celebration of the winter-born king, with the rebirth of the sun as symbol of the king. Also celebrated by Christians of the light dawning in Jesus Christ.
Sikh ~ November 24th ~ Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom
Sikh time of remembering the execution of Teg Bahadur by the Moghul Emperor in India
Baha`i ~ November 26th ~ Day of the Covenant
Baha`i celebration of the covenant given in the last will and testament of Baha`u`llah
Interfaith ~ US ~ November 27th ~ Thanksgiving
A celebration in the United States for life's bounty and abundance. For some, the tradition
is dated to the fall feast between Native Americans and Pilgrim settlers.
It is a day of giving thanks and appreciation for all the blessings we have symbolized by the feast on the table.
Baha`i ~ November 28th ~ Ascension of Abdu`l-Baha
Baha`i celebration of the rising of the Spirit of Abdu`l-Baha to the heavenly dwelling.
Christian ~ November 30th ~ St. Andrews Day
Christian ~ November 30th ~ December 24th ~ Advent Begins
Advent marks the beginning of the Christian worship year in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Always beginning on the Sunday nearest November 30, it is observed with the lighting of advent candles, display of wreaths and special ceremonies. Many families also use an advent calendar with their children; each day offering a special surprise.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger
~ many, many thanks for your years of continued service!