Holidays Celebrate Independence, Atonement, Triumph

Avani Bansal, Co-Editor In Chief

This is a recurring page in the Bolles Bugle where different Cultural Holidays are highlighted for each month. Enjoy learning about some interesting holidays!



Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15- October 15- National Hispanic Heritage Month is a month in the United States that recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Yom Kippur,  September 27-28- Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement where one seeks forgiveness for their wrongs and tries to forgive others.


Nigerian Independence Day, October 1- Nigerian Independence Day marks Nigeria’s independence from British rule on October 1, 1960.
National Coming Out Day, October 11- National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to ‘come out’ as part of the LGBTQ community.
National Indigenous Peoples Day, October 12- In 1992, some cities symbolically renamed Columbus Day as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to protest the historical conquest of North American land by Europeans, and to call attention to losses suffered by the Native American peoples and their cultures through diseases, warfare, massacres, and forced assimilation.
Navaratri,  October 17-25- Navaratri is the festival that celebrates the defeat of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga which signifies the triumph of good over evil. In some parts of India, people fast during Navaratri and perform puja and break their fast at the end.