To that end, I would like to give the dates for the holidays in the next few months paralleling the Fall semester in US universities (I am, after all, a professor).
FALL 2012 RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
The list below gives the date for 2012, the name of the holiday, the main religion observing the holiday and the previous David Victor Vector post on that holiday.
Lutheranism, some Protestant sects
A FEW CLOSING REMARKS
Before I go on, I should note that all holidays in Islam begin with the actual sighting of the moon. Therefore, the dates given for Eid al-Adha and Ashura are the likely dates for the holiday depending on the sighting conditions. Some debate exists regarding where the moon sighting should occur (e.g., locally or in Mecca). This may also cause observance to fall on a day before or after that indicated in this list. The date given here does not intend to suggest that one or the other interpretation is correct; this date is mrrely intended to be information for the date most widely observed in North America.
In all likelihood, I have overlooked a holiday or observance. Please feel free to share this with me.
Relatedly, I am as yet uncertain whether I should repost each holiday with the 2012 occurence or just leave it be. Please let me know what you think.
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