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— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Holy Days Calendar

  • Diwali - Hindu

    10/23/2014: all day

    Hindu festival of lights symbolizing the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals.

  • Jain New Year - Jain

    10/24/2014: all day

    This day is observed on the first day of the Indian month of Katik/Karthik. On this day the chief disciple of Mahavira, Gautama Swami, is believed to have attained Supreme Knowledge. It is observed by performing a special ritual called Snatra Puja where homage is paid to Lord Jineshwar and the Tirthankaras.

  • Reformation Day - Protestant Christian

    10/26/2014: all day

    Protestant Christian anniversary of their tradition and its emphasis on the place of the Bible and religious freedom. On October 31, 1517 c.e., Martin Luther posted a belief statememt on Wittenberg Church door. The date of public observation is the Sunday before October 31.

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University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089

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McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033