Navratri – Nine Nights of Meditation on the Divine Feminine | Naming the Days

Navratri (or nine nights) is a Hindu holiday that honors Shakti or the Divine Feminine / Mother and seeks spiritual purification, guidance and enlightenment from her. It lasts nine nights and ten days. The nine nights are divided into groups of three and during each group there is meditation on a particular aspect of the … Read more

Rosh Hashanah: Shanah Tovah “Good Year” | Naming the Days

Rosh Hashanah is the two-day festival of the Jewish New Year, which begins at sunset. Neil Gillman of the Jewish Theological Seminary explains its importance: “This festival has evolved through our tradition to represent a time of personal and universal renewal, or your life may become … We say goodbye to the old time and … Read more

Labor Day | Naming the Days

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is dedicated to a celebration of the social and economic contribution of American workers. The form of their observance was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday more than 100 years ago: “a street parade to show the public ‘the strength and the corps spirit of the … Read more

Father’s Day | Naming the Days

Christopher P. Anderson wrote in Father: the Figure and the Force: “The father-child bond has always been a secret hidden by the Norman Rockwell image of the benevolent patriarch at the head of the dining table. We must commit ourselves to Solve the cube of the rubric that represents every human being’s relationship to their … Read more