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Jewish Holiday: Simchat Torah

By ארכיון מצפה הילה Mitzpeh Hilla Archive, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7797214

By ארכיון מצפה הילה Mitzpeh Hilla Archive, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7797214

From the Simchat Torah Wikipedia page:

Simchat Torah ("Rejoicing of/[with the] Torah") is a Jewish holiday that celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret ("Eighth Day of Assembly"), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (occurring in mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).
The main celebration of Simchat Torah takes place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. In Orthodox as well as many Conservative congregations, this is the only time of year on which the Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark and read at night. In the morning, the last parashah of Deuteronomy and the first parashah of Genesis are read in the synagogue. On each occasion, when the ark is opened, the worshippers leave their seats to dance and sing with the Torah scrolls in a joyous celebration that can last for several hours.
The morning service is also uniquely characterized by the calling up of each male member (in some Orthodox, and in the majority of non-Orthodox congregations, male and female members) of the congregation for an aliyah. There is also a special aliyah for all the children (under 13 or 12 for boys and girls).
Earlier Event: October 24
Jewish Holiday: Shemini Atzeret
Later Event: October 30
Hindu Holiday: Diwali