Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism. It is observed for approximately 25-hours with fasting and intensive prayer and may include synagogue services (place of worship). Yom means “day” in Hebrew and Kippur comes from a root that means “to atone”.
Monthly Archives:: September 2018
National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15 in the US, recognizes the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile, and Belize celebrate their independence days on… Read Article »