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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a worldwide commemoration of those who serve others. Its goal is to create public awareness of humanitarian aid across the globe. This day is celebrated by making donations to humanitarian causes and participating in remembrance activities.

Women’s Equality Day (USA)

This is in celebration of the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote in 1920. We recommend celebrating this day with activities that promote women’s rights and equality, such as donating to appropriate charities, launching mentoring programs, or educating on the subject.

Birth of Lord Ganesh (Hindu)

The celebration honors Lord Ganesh as the Deity of New Beginnings and Obstacle Removal, as well as the god of knowledge and intellect and is celebrated throughout India, particularly in Maharashtra and Goa.

National Recovery Month

Addiction is more prevalent than we realize, especially when we move beyond just focusing on drugs and alcohol and incorporate things like food, gambling and spending. This observance gives us the chance to really reflect on the topic and celebrate those who are in recovery.

Deaf Awareness Month

Deaf individuals aren’t just hearing impaired; the Deaf community actually has a very rich culture with a lot that we can learn about and from. Deaf Awareness Month is an excellent time to not just think about making our world more accommodating but discovering Deafness as a defining aspect of a community.

Suicide Prevention Month

Mental health awareness is important, but there is more you can do as a company to help prevent suicide than just posting hotline numbers. Take this month to focus on what forms of support you can offer employees to lower the risk of suicide.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Spt 15 – Oct 15)

Mexicans and Mexican-Americans make up the majority of Latinos in the United States, so it is fitting that National Hispanic Heritage Month starts not on the first of the month but on the 15th, when Mexico celebrates its Independence Day.

Mexican Independence Day/El Grito

While most of the celebrations start on the 15th and run through the night, Mexico’s actual Independence Day is September 16. The big event happens at midnight with the “Cry of Dolores,” Miguel Hidalgo’s infamous battle cry that spurred on the rebellion that led to Mexican freedom from Spanish rule.

HeForShe

This day was created by the United Nations. It is meant to advocate for gender equality but specifically with a focus on how men can help uplift women and be allies in the battle for equality.

National Native American Day (USA)

There are almost 600 federally recognized Native American tribes in the United States. This day is set aside to honor them, their cultures and their contributions.

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

This marks the start of the new year on the Jewish calendar. As with any New Year’s celebration, it is marked with meals and fun. However, it is also seen as a time for reflection and prayer.

Navaratri Begins (Hindu)

Navaratri is celebrated every year to mark the start of fall. In different countries, it has varying significance. However, the festival spans nine days. In some countries, Navaratri is celebrated at the start of each season, not just the fall.