Cultural Calendar: September 2021

 
What About September?
Cultural Calendar
 
Sep 6-8
 
Rosh Hashanah
 
The Jewish New Year celebration marks the creation of the world for those of the Jewish faith.
Sep 15-16
 
Yom Kippur
 
Yom Kippur is the holiest of all days on the Jewish calendar and is marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.
 
Sep 21
 
Mid-Autumn Festival
 
Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China following Chinese New Year. The festival is celebrated by families gathering together for dinners and lighting paper lanterns.
Sep 10
 
Ganesh Chaturthi
 
Ganesh Chaturthi is a roughly 10-day long Hindu holiday celebrating the earthly arrival of the elephant-headed God, Ganesh.
 
Sep 15
 
Beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Hispanic Heritage Month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day on September 16th, which celebrates Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’'s call for Mexican independence in 1810.
 
Sep 18
 
International Equal Pay Day
 
This holiday represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. This holiday builds upon the UN's commitment to fighting all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.
Sep 27
 
Arba'een
 
Forty days after the Day of Ashura, roughly 45 million Shia and Sufi Muslims embark on a pilgrimage to commemorate the martyrdom of Muhammad's grandson, Husayn ibn Ali.
 
Madison Events
 
Sep 18
 
Multicultural Fair
 
Where: Sheehan Park.
What:
A fair honoring and celebrating the different cultures living in Sun Prairie by providing a unique experience of foods, performances, activities, and more.
Link: https://isthmus.com/events/multicultural-fair/
 
Sep 17
 
PRESENCE, by Steve Prince
 
Where: Upper House.
What: PRESENCE is a lunchtime presentation by printmaker, sculptor, and educator Steve Prince honoring the beauty of humanity, the dynamism of culture and the realities of economic inequity and racism.
Link: https://www.upperhouse.org/event/presence-illuminating-black-history-faith-and-culture/
 

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