Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 2, 2019 is Labor Day in the United States of America. It is a federal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday in September. It was created to celebrate the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the country. Work is suspended on Labor Day and the long weekend…
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The Origins and Practices of Hijri & Pehla Parkash Guru Granth Sahib

Hijri/Hijra/Al-Hijra/Hijrah –August 31, 2019 Hijri is a Muslim holiday. This date marks the beginning of a new year for Muslims. Unlike the recent festivals, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, this day is not celebrated as much. The Muslim calendar is based on lunar cycles, so the date on the Gregorian calendar shifts every year. The…
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The Origins and Practices of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan – August 15, 2019 Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi (pronounced R-AH-K-REE) is a Hindu festival. This festival celebrates brother-sister relationships and sibling love. The term Raksha Bandhan originates from Sanskrit, and translates to “bond of protection.” Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon in the holy Hindu luni-solar month of Shravana…
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The Origins and Practices of the August Moon Festival/Mid-Harvest Festival

August Moon Festival/Mid-Harvest Festival - August 11 - October 13, 2019 The August Moon festival is an East Asian cultural celebration. Though this celebration started in China, many people who are ethnically Taiwanese, Japanese, South Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Filipino also celebrate it. This year, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) is…
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