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Enkutatash/New Year (Ethiopia & Eritrea)

Enkutatsash is a celebration of the new year according to the Ethiopian calendar. According to tradition this day marks the return of the Queen of Sheba from her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem. (Wikipedia)

Paryushana (Jain)

Paryushana is the most important annual holy event for Jains. They increase their level of spiritual intensity often using fasting and prayer/meditation to help. (Wikipedia)

Independence Day (Latin America)

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all celebrate their independence on this day. Mexico celebrates it on the 15th and Chile celebrates on Sept. 18.

International Day of Democracy (UN)

The UN supports democracy by promoting human rights, development, and peace and security. Only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. (UN Day)

Rosh Hashana (Jewish)

Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah begins a ten-day period of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur, as well as beginning the cycle of autumnal religious festivals running through Sukkot and ending in Shemini Atzeret. (Wikipedia)

Keiro No Hi/Respect For The Aged Day (Japan)

On this holiday, people return home to visit and pay respect to the elders. Some people volunteer in neighborhoods by making and distributing free lunch boxes to older citizens.

Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival commemorating the birth of the Hindu god Ganesha. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha's clay idols privately in homes and publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stages).

Newcomer Welcome Evening – Winkler

Winkler Arts & Culture 547 Park St, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada

An evening to  to come and meet Winkler’s newest arrivals! Whether you’ve been living in Winkler for many years, or just moved here, come to WA+C for an evening of meeting new people and finding community connections!