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However, this time of year is fraught with other religious holidays, as well. Interfaith Calendar 2012 lists these November ones: November 24 - Ashura (Islamic day of mourning for the martyrdom of Muhammad's eldest grandson, Hussein ibn Ali ); November 24 – Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh day of honoring the Ninth Guru); November 26 - Day of the Covenant (Bahai celebration of the appointment of Abdu'l-Baha as the Centre of Baha'u'llah's Covenant); November 28 – Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha (Bahai commemoration of the passing of Abdu'l-Baha, the eldest son and successor of Baha'u'llah); and November 28 – Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday (a celebration of Sikhism's First Guru and founder).
The following are some of Interfaith Calendar 2012's December holidays: December 8 – Bodhi Day (Buddhism's commemoration of Buddha's enlightenment); December 21 – Yule/Litha (Wicca/Pagan, Northern/Southern Hemisphere, midwinter/midsummer solstice celebrations); December 26 - Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian commemoration of the death of Prophet Zarathushtra); and December 26 to January 1- Kwanzaa (Pan-African and African American holiday honoring seven life virtues).
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