DEI Calendar and Events

DEI Calendar and Events

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**Calendar is updated and does not include all events

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Hispanic heritage month (sept 15th - oct 15th), national recovery month

September 1: Start of National Recovery Month

September 4th: Labor Day

September 6: Arbaeen Also meaning 40th day, Arabaeen marks the 40th day after the Day of Ashura when Hussain ibn Ali, a revolutionary leader fighting for social justice, was killed during the Battle of Karbala. It is believed on this day that Hussain’s family returned home to honor and mourn those lost during the battle. Large marches are conducted to symbolize the impact of his revolution on the future of his people.

September 15-17: Rosh Hashanah The Jewish New Year is celebrated with reflection, worship, and meals among family and friends. It is observed on the first and second days of the month Tishrei, the first month in the Jewish calendar.

September 15 - October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20: HeForShe Initiated by the United Nations, this movement advocates for gender equality. Its mission is to unite people of all genders in the pursuit of equality for all.

Setember 24-25: Yom Kippur It is one of the two main Jewish High Holy Days. Occurring on the 10th of the month of Tishrei, it focuses on repentance and atonement. Fasting and intense prayer are common during this religious observance.

September 26-27: Mawlid al-Nabi The birthday of the Prophet Muhammad is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi’ al-Awwal. 

September 29 - October 6: Sukkot A weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for the people of Israel when they left eEypt.

September 29 - October 14: Pitru Pakasha These 16 Hinduism holy days are dedicated to offering prayers and food for the souls of Hindu ancestors. It is seen as a way to honor and repay the debt (dharma) owed to ancestors for their happiness and well-being.