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     CULTURAL HOLIDAYS,

    HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS

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    COMMEMORATIVE OBSERVATIONS CALENDAR

     

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    AUGUST

     

    8/9/21 & 8/9/21 Hijra-Islamic New Year
    Muharram refers to the first month of the Islamic Calendar. The complete month of Muharram is sacred according to the Muslims. However, it is the tenth day which is of most significance. Different factions of the Muslim community observe this day for different reasons. While the Shia Muslims celebrate this day to mourn the death of Husayn Ibn Ali, the Sunni Muslims observe this day to celebrate the victory of Moses over Egyptian Pharaoh.
    8/9/21 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
    Aug 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Promotes and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. “On this annual observance, let us commit to fully realizing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the rights to self-determination and to traditional lands, territories and resources.” ~UN Secretary-General António Guterres
    8/10/21 Hijri New Year Hijri New Year, the day that marks the beginning of the new Islamic calendar year
    8/13/21 International Lefthanders Day  
    8/18/21 - 8/19/21 (sundown to sundown) Day of Ashura An Islamic holiday commemorating the day Noah left the ark and the day Allah saved Moses from the Egyptians 
    8/19/21 World Humanitarian Day
    Aug 19:  World Humanitarian Day. World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
    8/26/21 Women’s Equality Day
    August 26: Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the August 26, 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Congresswoman Bella Abzug first introduced a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day in 1971. Since that time, every president has published a proclamation recognizing August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.

     

    SEPTEMBER

    Starts 9/15/21 Hispanic Heritage Month
    September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorshi
    9/1/21 National Guide Dog Month  
    9/7/21 Labor Day  
    9/11/21 Patriot Day  
    9/12/21 National Native American Day  
    9/15/21 International Day of Democracy  
    9/16/21 Mexican Independence Day  
    9/18/21 Rosh Hashanah  
    9/19/21 International Talk Like a Pirate Day  
    9/21/21 International Day of Peace
    Sept 21: International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
    9/26/21 European Languages Day  
    9/27/21 Yom Kippur  
    9/27/21 World Tourism Day  

     

     

    OCTOBER

    10/1/21 Bullying Prevention Month
    October in National Bullying Prevention Month, a time to focus and raise awareness on bullying. During this month, many groups across the country will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to the issue of bullying.
    10/1/21 Domestic Violence Awareness Month  
    10/1/21 Down Syndrome Awareness Month  
    10/1/21 Family History Month  
    10/1/21 Filipino-American Heritage Month  
    10/1/21 Italian-American Heritage Month  
    10/1/21 LGBT History Month
    October is LGBT History Month, a U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay rights movement.
    10/1/21 National Disability Employment Awareness Month  
    10/1/21 National German Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)  
    10/1/21 National Work and Family Month  
    10/1/21 Polish-American Heritage Month  
    10/2/21 International Day of Non-Violence  
    10/2/21 Sukkot  
    10/6/21 German American Heritage Day  
    10/9/21 National Indigenous People's Day
    October 9: National Indigenous People’s Day promotes recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.
    10/10/21 World Mental Health Day
    Oct 11: World Mental Health Day. The overall objective is to  raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, eradicating stigma, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
    10/11/21 National Coming Out Day
    October 11: National Coming Out Day. For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.
    10/15/21 White Cane Safety Day  
    10/16/21 Spirit Day–Anti Bullying  
    10/17/21 International Pronoun Day
    Oct 17: International Pronoun Day. Seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
    10/17/21 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  
    10/18/21 Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary  
    10/19/21 Milad un Nabi
    The Prophet's Birthday, or Milad un Nabi as it is commonly known in Muslim culture, is celebrated in most of the Muslim countries and in India as well. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. It is celebrated in the third month of the Islamic calendar. While the Shias celebrate it on the 17th of the month, the Sunnis celebrate on the 12th of the month, according to the Islamic calendar. The date of this festival varies in the Gregorian calendar.
    10/23/21 Milad un Nabi (Shia)  
    10/19/21 World Humanitarian Action Day  
    11/6/21 Birth of the Bab  
    10/22/20 International Stuttering Awareness Day  
    10/31/20 Halloween  
    10/31/20 Day of the Dead