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2018-2019 School Calendar

May
15
Tue
Ramadan & Eid Al Fitr
May 15 all-day
Jun
21
Thu
Summer Solstice
Jun 21 all-day
Sep
3
Mon
LABOR DAY
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
4
Tue
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ~ Welcome Back!
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
9
Sun
Rosh Hashanah
Sep 9 @ 9:30 am – Sep 11 @ 10:30 am
Sep
18
Tue
Yom Kippur
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

 

 

Sep
21
Fri
International Day of Peace
Sep 21 all-day
Today is INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE!
 
Each year, International Day of Peace (World Peace Day) is observed around the world on Sept. 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Annually, HI USA has been joined by HI hostels around the world to host various events in celebration of promoting peace. If you can’t make it to one of our hostels on Sept. 21, don’t fret! Here are eight other ways you can celebrate the UN’s World Peace Day.
 
https://www.hiusa.org/about-us/hiusa-news/8-ways-to-participate-in-international-day-of-peace
Sep
22
Sat
Autumnal Equinox
Sep 22 all-day
Autumnal Equinox
Sep 22 all-day

Autumnal Equinox is today!

The autumnal (fall) equinox is the first day of the fall season.

As the earth travels around the Sun in it orbit, the north to south position of the sun changes over the course of the year due to the changing orientation of the earth’s tilted rotation axes. The dates of zero tilt of the earth’s equator correspond to the spring equinox and the autumn equinox.

Equinoxes occur when the axis of rotation of the earth (i.e. the line from the north to south poles) is exactly parallel to the direction of motion of the earth around the sun. This happens on just two days of the year, the spring and autumn equinoxes. This means that day length is exactly the same (12 hours) at all points on the earth’s surface on these days (except right at each pole, where it will be about to change from permanent light to dark, or vice versa).

Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in September is known as the autumnal (fall) equinox in the northern hemisphere, and is considered the first day of fall. At the same moment in time in the southern hemisphere, it is known as the vernal (spring) equinox, and marks the first day of spring.

The September Equinox is around September 22-24 and night and day are nearly the same length. It’s the fall equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
Source: timeanddate.com
Oct
15
Mon
NO SCHOOL: Staff Development Day
Oct 15 all-day