Friday, November 9 — Diwali, the Festival of Lights which is celebrated by the Hindu and Sikh peoples, symbolizes the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals mark this day.
Friday, November 9 — Jain’s celebrate the Lord Mahavira’s day of final liberation.
Sunday, November 11 — 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. A suggested reading Luke 20: 27-38.
Monday, November 12 — Birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder and teacher of the Baha’i faith, is marked by refraining from work.