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November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is a time to honor the culture, traditions and history of America’s indigenous people.

Native American Heritage Month was first celebrated in 1990 by proclamation of President George H.W. Bush and was initially called “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Since 1994, each American President has issued a similar proclamation.

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Halloween is just around the corner!

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is celebrated each year on October 31st. This popular holiday is commonly celebrated by trick-or-treating, carving jack o’lanterns and general mischief-making.

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Simchat Torah

The Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah celebrates the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings. As part of the celebration, the last chapter of Deuteronomy is read, followed by the first chapter of Genesis. Simchat Torah is also marked by dancing and drinking. This year Simchat Torah begins on October 4th and lasts until October 6th.

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National Fire Prevention Week is Oct 4th-10th

National Fire Prevention Week was started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This calamity occurred on October 9th. Consequently, this week-long observance always takes place during the week in which October 9th falls. This year, National Fire Prevention Week is October 4th-October 10th. This year’s theme is: “Hear the Beep where you Sleep.”

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Sukkot, also known as the “Feast of the Tabernacles” is a week-long celebration that follows the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur. Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Because Sukkot is also associated with the fall harvest, it is also known as the “Festival of Ingathering.” This year, Sukkot begins on September 27th and lasts until October 4th.

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Yom Kippur is coming

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is considered the most sacred holiday on the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur is observed by fasting, prayer and repentance. This year Yom Kippur begins at night fall on September 22nd and ends on September 23rd.

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