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Celebrations and Observations - October



This month marks National Disability Employment Month. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, LGBT History Month and Global Diversity Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month places light on the employment barriers for this population. LGBT History Month recognizes the history of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender groups and gay-rights movement. Global Diversity Awareness Month celebrates and brings awareness to the diverse cultures and ethnicities and their positive impact on society.

October 2021

1st
The beginning of Black History Month in the United Kingdon, Ireland, and The Netherlands.
 
Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Native American women and White men. Native American women are paid 57 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

4th
St. Francis Day, feast day for St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, celebrated by many Catholic denominations.
 
Blessing of the Animals, in congruence with St. Francis Day. Many Unitarian Universalists have picked up on the Catholic tradition of blessing animals, particularly pets, as St. Francis was known for his special connection to animals.

6 - 14th
Navaratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. It worships God in the form of the universal mother commonly referred to as Durga, Devi or Shakti, and marks the start of fall.

10th
World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1993, this day is meant to increase public awareness about the importance of mental health, mental health services, and mental health workers worldwide.

11th
National Coming Out Day (U.S.). 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.

Canadian Thanksgiving, a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

National Indigenous Peoples Day, an alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.

16th
Milvian Bridge Day, a one-day festival in Fayetteville, West Virginia. It is the only day of the year people can BASE jump off a bridge into New River Gorge.

18 - 19th
Eid Milad un-Nabi, an Islamic holiday commemorating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. During this celebration, homes and mosques are decorated, large parades take place, and those observing the holiday participate in charity events, sundown to sundown.

19th
Mawlid Al-Nabi, the observance of the birthday of Islam founder Prophet Muhammad, celebrated during the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar. Shi’a Muslims celebrate it five days later than Sunni Muslims.

20th
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Each year it is held on the third Wednesday of October.

Sikh Holy Day, the day Sikhs celebrate Sri Guru Granth Sahib, their spiritual guide.

29th
Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Latinx women and White men. Latinx women are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

31st
Reformation Day, a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated alongside All Hallows Eve (Halloween) during the triduum of Allhallowtide in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation.

All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween), a celebration observed in a number of countries on the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs and all the faithful departed.

31 - 1st
Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year.




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Amy Wetmore
School Director
Diversity Lead Board Liaison
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Assistant Superintendent 9-12
Human Resources
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