National Coming Out Day: When and How We Celebrate It

National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is held on October 11. It was founded as a day of awareness for the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community. The initial choice of “coming out” as the theme of the holiday was to highlight the act of...

Maha Shivaratri: A Night for Celebrating Shiva

Maha Shivaratri is steeped in myth and legend, and throughout India, it has become known as one of the biggest Hindu festivals for those who worship Lord Shiva. Worshipers celebrate on Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha in Phagun, known as the Hindu lunar month. What Is...

Purim: What is Purim?

What is Purim Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays in Judaism.  It is a time to celebrate and commemorate the salvation the Jews received.  In ancient Persia the prime minister order the execution to kill every Jew in the empire.  His plot was “to...

Yom Kippur – The Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur is the holiest holiday in Judaism and only lasts twenty five hours.  When Yom Kippur is translated to English from Hebrew it is “day to atone.”  In English it is more commonly known as the “Day of Atonement.”  Regarded as the Sabbath...