Even before throwing in holiday parties, the days between Thanksgiving and the end of the Christmas season are crammed with dates to remember — no matter what your religion. Here through the end of this month:
Nov. 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, the ninth Sikh teacher. He was beheaded in 1675 for believing in freedom of religion and the right of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs to practice their own religions.
Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Day, a nonsectarian holiday celebrated in the United States.
Nov. 25: Feast of Oya, Santerian mother of death and rebirth.
Nov. 26: Day of the Covenant, Baha'i celebration of the promise given in the last will and testament of Baha'u'llah, whom Baha'is consider one of the manifestations of God and the founder of the faith.
Nov. 27: First Sunday in Advent, first of four weeks of Christian preparation for observing the birth of Jesus Christ.
Nov. 28: Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha, Baha'i celebration of the rising of the spirit of Abdul'l-Baha, Baha'u'llah's son and chosen successor, to the heavenly dwelling.
Nov. 30: St. Andrew's Day, Catholic observance of the coming of Christianity to what is now known as Scotland. The martyrdom of Andrew, one of the 12 apostles, is remembered as Advent begins.