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St. Francis Day

Date

10/04

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10/04

St. Francis Day, feast day for St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Many churches offer the blessing of pets and animals during this month or on this day.

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Navaratri

Date

10/07

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10/15

Navaratri a is nine-day autumnal Hindu holiday, held in honor of the divine feminine: “Devi”. The holiday’s exact customs vary by region—but in each the theme of divine victory of Good over Evil features prominently.

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Indigenous People's Day

Date

10/11

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10/11

Indigenous People's Day is an alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.

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Milad an-Nabi

Date

10/19

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10/19

Milad an-Nabi is celebrated by Muslims as the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad and started being celebrated early in Islam’s history and is accepted as a national holiday in many Muslim countries today.

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Samhain

Date

10/31

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11/01

Samhain is a Celtic and Wiccan festival marking the end of the harvest season and beginning of winter or "darker-half" of the year. It begins sunset on 10/31 through sunset 11/1.

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Halloween

Date

10/31

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10/31

Halloween is a day to bring out the inner child in all. Tradition is to dress up and go Trick or Treating.  Children venture out in hopes to gain treats instead of tricks in their goodie bags.

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All Saints' Day

Date

11/01

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11/01

All Saint's Day (also know as All Hallows' Day) is a Christian holiday to honor the dead. In some churches, the Sunday nearest Nov 1 will have a portion of the service to honor those who have died that year.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Date

11/02

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11/02

Dia De Los Muertos is a festive day to honor the dead. It is not a somber day at all. It is full of music, dance, family meals, photos of loved ones on the ofrenda (often adorned with marigolds).  On this day, people may commune with their loved ones from the other side of the veil.