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Marking the beginning of harvest season, Lughnasadh or Lammas is a time of both hope and fear. At Lughnasad, modern Wiccans face their fears, concentrate on developing their own abilities, and take steps to protect themselves and their homes.
The Feast of the Transfiguration commemorates when Jesus transfigured on the mountaintop which three of his disciples were permitted to witness. Moses and Elijah were also present and witness to Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. It is a day of solemn observation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
The feast commemorates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Episcopalians observing The Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin will take part in a solemn feast in the Episcopal Church. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
A celebration of the Lord assuming Mary into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life. Many Catholics observing Assumption of Mary attend Mass this day. Students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.
At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the First of Asma (Names) gather for the 19-Day Feast. There is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion.
The Bond of Protection. Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Celebrations include sisters and brothers getting together, tying rakhi on wrists, performing aarti, and marking tilak. Brothers promise to protect sisters, sisters feed brothers, and brothers give gifts.
Jewish students or employees often observe Leil Selichot by praying for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays.
Hindu students or employees observing Krishna Janmashtami may participate in the two day festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.