Did you know about these September festivals?
Navratri (September 25 – October 3, 2014) is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navratri means the ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit/ The nine nights are dedicated to the three main goddesses of Hinduism. Navratri is separated into sets of three days.
- First three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Goddess of power and energy.
- Next three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
- The final three days belong to Goddess Saraswati who is worshipped to acquire spiritual knowledge.
Navratri is an important major festival and is celebrated with great zeal all over India.
Mid Autumn Festivals around the world
September 8, 2014 will be the day to celebrate:
中秋节/ Mid-Autumn Festival, China
Tet Trung Thu / Mid autumn Festival, Vietnam
Chuseok (추석) – Korean Harvest Festival
September 11, 2014 will be the Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash).