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September 25, 2023

Weekly global religious, spiritual and nonreligious observance information

Submitted by David Yetter

The President's Committee on Religion, Spirituality and Nonreligious Diversity presents the global observance information for Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. 

Yom Kippur, or The Day of Atonement — Sunday, Sept. 24, to Monday, Sept. 25. Tradition: Judaism. The conclusion of the 10 Days of Awe, Yom Kippur is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year. It is characterized by repentance, fasting and forgiveness. Begins at sundown.

Mawlid an-Nabi —  Tuesday, Sept. 26. Tradition: Islam. The birthday of the Prophet Muhammed. Begins at sundown.

Das Laxana Festival, the Paryusana Festival of Jain Digumbar Sect — Sept. 20-29. Tradition: Jainism. A 10-day festival that is considered to be a holy convocation. During these days, Jains impose some restraints on their daily activities by fasting, meditation and prayer. The last day of Paryusana is the most solemn occasion of forgiveness and the examination of one's own thoughts and feelings. On this day, Jains ask for forgiveness from their relatives and friends for any offense they may have committed by deed, word or thought.

The President's Committee on Religious, Spiritual and Nonreligious Diversity welcomes those of all global religious, spiritual and nonreligious commitments. Further, we welcome any suggestions, questions or other comments. Please contact the committee's interim chair, David Yetter, at dyetter@k-state.edu