October 24 Dassehra

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Dassehra   (Hinduism)

Dassehra (Vijay Dasami) celebrates the victory of good over evil: of Lord Rama over the demon Ravan, and the Goddess Durga over a demon.  It follows the nine-day celebration of Navaratri (nine nights) and Durga Puja (worship), when other Goddesses are worshiped.

October 16-24 Navaratri

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Navaratri   (Hinduism)

Navaratri is also known as Durga Puja, Navaratri or nine nights symbolize the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of autumn. Navaratri is divided into sets of three days to adore three different aspects of the supreme goddess or goddesses.

September 19 Ganesh Chaturthi

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Ganesh Chaturthi   (Hinduism)

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birthday of Ganesh, God of Success.

August 2 Raksha Bandhan

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Raksha Bandhan   (Hinduism)

Raksha Bandhan, or tying on protection, is a festival in which married and unmarried girls and women tie amulets on the wrists of their brothers for protection against evil.

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