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Jewish: religious celerations and observances

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optional holiday*Saturday October 1, 2016Jewish 
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Sukkot (banks are closed)*Wednesday October 5, 2016Jewish 
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Sukkot (banks are closed)*Thursday October 6, 2016Jewish 
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Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed)*Wednesday October 12, 2016Jewish 
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Optional holiday -
Sunday October 1, 2017

Jewish : Yom Kippur


Sukkot (banks are closed) -
Thursday October 5, 2017

Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.


Sukkot (banks are closed) -
Friday October 6, 2017

Jewish : As for Passover and Shavu'ot, Sukkot has a dual meaning: agricultural and historical. Celebraion of the 40 years spent by the children of Israel in huts in the desert. This explains the tradition of dwelling in huts during that period.


Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah (banks are closed) -
Thursday October 12, 2017

Jewish : Reading of the last Torah portion and proceeding to the first chapter of Genesis (the Torah is seen as a circle). Processions, singing and dancing (Simkhat Torah = Rejoicing in the Torah).