International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. According the the UN, “Education brings sustainability to all the development goals, and literacy is the foundation of all learning. It provides individuals with the skills to understand the world and shape it, to participate in democratic processes and have a voice, and also to strengthen their cultural identity.”
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Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year feast and celebration. The Jewish Calendar is a lunar calendar, therefor the dates of Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays will vary according to the Gregorian Calendar (the standard calendar used in most of the world for politics, business and daily life.) In 2013 Rosh Hashanah begins at Sundown on September 4. In 2014 is will begin on September 25.