COMMEMORATIVE OBSERVATIONS CALENDAR
8/9/21 & 8/9/21 Hijra-Islamic New YearMuharram 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 PeopleAug 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 DayAug 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 DayAugust 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.
Starts 9/15/21 Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 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 PeaceSept 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
10/1/21 Bullying Prevention MonthOctober 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 MonthOctober 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 DayOctober 9: National Indigenous People’s Day promotes recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization. 10/10/21 World Mental Health DayOct 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 DayOctober 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 DayOct 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 NabiThe 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