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October 9, 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 Oct. 9-15. 

Indigenous Peoples Day at K-State — Monday, Oct. 9. 

Ghambar Ayathrem — Thursday, Oct. 12 , through Monday, Oct. 16. Tradition: Zoroastrianism. Celebrates the creation of plants, the sowing of the winter crop and the return of herds from pasture.

Birth of the Bab — Sunday, Oct. 15. Tradition: Baha'i. The anniversary of the birth of the Bab, the herald of the new age for Baha'is. the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel, is part of the World Center of the Baha'i faith.

Navaratri — Sunday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 23. Tradition: Hinduism. A nine-night celebration of nine auspicious forms of Shakti/Devi, feminine divine power/the Goddess.

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.