Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wed Oct 1, 2014: Holidays Today

Botswana  Botswana Day Holiday
China  National Day (Guoqing Jie)
Cyprus  Cyprus Independence Day
Hong Kong  National Day
India  Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (SK TR WB) [Regional]
Macau  PRC National Day
Micronesia  Chuuk Constitution Day [Regional]
Nepal  Dashain Festival (Phulpati/Fulpaati)
Nigeria  National Day
Palau  Independence Day
San Marino  Investiture of the Captains Regent (Heads of State)
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Tuvalu  Independence Day (Tuvalu Day)
Uzbekistan  Day of Teachers and Instructors (O'qituvchi va Murabbiylar Kuni)

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014: Holidays Today

Abkhazia  Day of Liberation of the Republic of Abkhazia
Botswana  Botswana Day
India  Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) [Banks]
Sao Tome and Principe  Agricultural Reform Day
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, Sep 29, 2014: Holidays Today

Afghanistan  Public Holiday (Inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani)
Australia  Family and Community Day (ACT) [Regional]
Australia  Queen's Birthday (WA) [Regional]
Bhutan  Thimphu Drubchen (Thimphu) [Municipal]
Paraguay  Battle of Boquerón Day
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014: Holidays Today

Belgium  French Community Day [Regional/Government/Linguistic]
Eritrea  Meskel (Discovery of the True Cross) [Coptic]
Ethiopia  Meskel (Discovery of the True Cross)
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekly Multicultural /Calendar Bulletin (Sep/Oct 2014)

STE's Weekly Calendar Alert Bulletin

A weekly bulletin to sensitize our subscribers to upcoming calendar events... breathes a little life, joy, color, and celebration into otherwise ordinary days.  

We also identify "Schedule alerts", those upcoming dates when organizations will experience unanticipated absenteeism, special days when those marking the occasion customarily take time off from work as part of religious practices, or just to celebrate the occasion with family and friends.  

Diversity at work - a fact in most organizations. A "branded" online multicultural diversity calendar like this for your organization's intranet / extranet keeps your managers ahead of those events which will affect employee attendance.

Add a "branded"  Multicultural Calendar to YOUR organization's intranet and customize it with YOUR organization-specific dates, eg: Founder's day; date of IPO; company picnic, etc.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month
Initiated in 1968 as ’National Hispanic Heritage Week’ but was established in 1988 by the U.S. Congress, and includes the days between September 15-October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15 because this day marks the anniversary of independence for five Hispanic countries – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico achieved independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. Latinos from all across the nation take a moment to reflect upon their history, customs and culture, as well as the contributions their people have made to the U.S.

Schedule consideration: These dates are National holidays or Religious days when individuals may want to take time off to observe a holiday.


In Britain, Black History Month was first celebrated in October 1987 as part of African Jubilee Year. The decision to make this an annual event each October was endorsed by the Association of London Authorities. It has since grown to recognise and embrace the contributions and traditions of other black communities.

In 1945, in an effort to assist disabled veterans, Congress designated the first week of October as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week. In the 1970s, a historic shift in disability public policy occurred. For the first time, the exclusion of people with disabilities was viewed as discrimination. The efforts of disability activists led to significant changes in laws, such as the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and the designation of a full month to recognize the potential of America’s millions of working-age people with disabilities.

Established in 1992 by the Government of Canada, this special month provides an opportunity to learn more about women’s historic accomplishments and their contributions to Canadian society.


Schedule consideration: These dates are National holidays or Religious days when individuals may want to take time off to observe a holiday.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Eid-ul-Adha Islam
It concludes the Hajj and is a three-day festival celebrating Abraham's test of obedience to Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb. Since Eid is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, the date varies by a day depending on whether the Saudi Arabian or North American sighting is being observed. This calendar follows the North American dates which is a day later.
Yom Kippur Jewish
The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn of all days in the Jewish year. They believe that once you atone for your mistakes, you can be 'at one' with God. Jews do not work and fast from sunset to sunset.

Monday, Oct 14, 2014
Thanksgiving Canada
Early Canadian settlers gave thanks for good harvests by decorating their churches with fruits and vegetables and celebrated dinner with venison and waterfowl.
Columbus Day (Obsvd) USA
This day commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014
Diwali Sikh, Hindu
It means 'row of lights' and is the Hindu New Year. Diwali lasts for 5 days: Day 1 - New Year for business, Day 2 - the triumph of god Vishnu over the evil demon, Day 3 - Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity visits homes lit by lamps, Day 4 - Bali worship day, Day 5 - devoted to brothers and sisters.


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Friday, Sep 26, 2014: Holidays Today

Israel  Rosh Hashanah Holiday
Marshall Islands  Manit Day (Culture Day)
Saudi Arabia  Eid al Adha Holiday [Government]
Turks and Caicos Islands  National Youth Day
Yemen  September Revolution Day

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014: Holidays Today

India  Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR) [Regional]
Israel  Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
Malaysia  State Public Holiday (KTN) (Pengkalan Kubor polling day) [Regional]
Mozambique  Armed Forces Day
Nauru  National Youth Day
Nepal  Ghatasthapana

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2015 Diversity Calendar -- Order now

Living & Working in a Diverse Community?
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Our Multicultural Calendar gives you the information you need at a glance. Increasingly popular with schools, corporations, universities, banks, hospitals, governments, social service agencies, and families.  

  • Holy days AND cultural festivals for each faith / nationality with explanations
  • Key religious days highlighted as schedule alerts for event planning and work schedules
  • United Nations days
  • One-page table of religious days for quick reference
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The 2015 calendar is the 22nd edition of our superb, high quality calendar.

2015 Theme: "Attitude of Gratitude"
The 2015 Multicultural Calendar is titled "Attitude of Gratitude." Each beautiful illustration shows how gratitude is expressed through different customs of various cultures. The 22nd edition continues to grow in popularity with corporations, universities, banks, hospitals, social service agencies and the government. This unique and informative 2015 Diversity Calendar incorporates hundreds of multifaith, multicultural and diversity related holidays and observances.

For 2015, we offer...
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    • English, French and Spanish
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Easily add diversity content to your organization's intranet in 2015… Integrate our electronic multicultural calendar into YOUR organization's intranet / calendar systems.  Send the message of inclusion and respect for different cultures and backgrounds!

Important options for the online calendar to make it even more user-friendly:
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employees switch on their computers. Clients report increases in cultural awareness of employees when using this option.

B)   You can add your own corporate dates AND place your company logo alongside the events to make them more visible for your employees. The online calendar requires no downloading and is available in Outlook, Palm Pilot, Lotus Notes, Blackberry and PDF.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014: Holidays Today

Austria  Saint Rupert (S) [Regional/Government/Schools]
Bolivia  Santa Cruz Day (Feriado Departamental) [Regional]
Cambodia  Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
Cambodia  Constitution Day (Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk)
Dominican Republic  Lady of Mercedes Day
Guinea-Bissau  National Day
India  Mahalaya (KA WB) [Regional]
New Caledonia  Fête de la Citoyenneté [Private Sector]
New Caledonia  New Caledonia Day
South Africa  Heritage Day
Trinidad and Tobago  Republic Day

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014: Holidays Today

Bhutan  Blessed Rainy Day (Thrue Bab)
Cambodia  Bonn Phchum Ben Holiday
India  Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) [Regional]
Japan  Autumnal Equinox
Saudi Arabia  National Day (Al-Yaom Al-Watany)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Monday, Sep 22, 2014: Holidays Today

Belize  Independence Day Holiday
Bulgaria  Independence Day
Cambodia  Bonn Phchum Ben (Ancestors' Day)
Ghana  Founders' Day Holiday
Mali  Independence Day (National Day)
New Zealand  Provincial Anniversary Day (Canterbury South) [Regional]
Switzerland  Day after the Federal Fast (BE NE VD) [Regional]

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014: Holidays Today

Armenia  Independence Day
Belize  Independence Day
Ghana  Founders' Day (Kwame Nkrumah's Birthday)
India  Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) [Regional]
Malta  Independence Day (Jum l-Indipendenza)

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