Diwali (Deepavali), a very popular Hindu festival known as the Festival of Lights, is dedicated to the Goddesses Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddessess of Wealth) in the rest of India. Diwali is associatedwith a story about the destruction of evil by Lord Vishnu in one of his many manifestations.
Id al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) (Islam)
Id al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is the concluding act of pilgrimage and is observed even when not on pilgrimage. As abrahm offered his son, Ishmael to God, Muslims offer sheep, goats and camels. They distribute the meat to the poor.
Anniversary of the death of Bodhidharma (Buddhism)
Anniversary of the death of Bodhidharma, the 28th patriarch in the Zen tradition. Bodhidharma brought the Zen transmission from India into China (Mahayana-Zen in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, North America).
Ascension (17th for Eastern Churches, 24th for Western Churches) is the anniversary of Jesus' ascension into heaven and enthronement as universal sovereign. It comes 40 days after Easter/Pasha.