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Mosaic Calendar ‑ August 24‑29

Posted by Human Rights, Equity & Harassment Prevention on August 24, 2015 in General Announcements

See below for a sample of dates to observe, reflect, celebrate or promote throughout the university community. The spring and summer calendar is available on the website.

All Jewish and Islamic Holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.

Ullambana (BU)

On Ullambana, Mahayana Buddhists make offerings to the Triple Gem (the Buddha, the Dharma/Teachings, & the Sangha – the monastic community) on behalf of ancestors.

Raksha Bandhan (HI)
This festival celebrates the emotional relationship between a brother and a sister. On this auspicious day, the sisters tie Rakhi (a decorated thread) on thier brother's wrist and pray for their well-being and the brothers take pledge to protect their sisters from all the harms and troubles.