Friday, November 04, 2016

Weekly Multicultural Calendar Bulletin (Nov / Dec 2016)

STE's Weekly Calendar Alert Bulletin

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

We also identify "Schedule Alerts", those upcoming dates when organizations can expect 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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Since 1900, many have sought to recognize the great influence American Indians have had on the history, cultural development, and continuing growth of the US. Various dates and weeks were acknowledged until 1976, when Congress authorized a week in October as Native American Awareness Week. Finally, in 1990, the month of November was chosen because it is traditionally a time when many American Indians gather for fall harvest festivals, world-renewal ceremonies, and powwows.

Schedule consideration: These dates are National holidays or Religious
days when individuals may want to take time off to observe a holiday.
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Monday, Nov 14, 2016 (Sikh)
Guru Nanak's Birthday (Bikarami)
Born in 1469 CE, he was the first of the Ten Gurus of the Sikh faith and founded Sikhism. An accomplished poet, 974 of his hymns are in the Sikh scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 (USA)
Thanksgiving Day
Early American settlers gave thanks for good harvests by decorating their churches with fruits and vegetables and celebrated dinner with venison and waterfowl.


Kwanzaa dance. The Kwanzaa Dance expresses both the joy and uniqueness of the African cultural values that have shaped the African American traditions. The dancers wearing traditional costumes dance to the beat of music from ancient African cultures. The dance involves enacting the seven principles of unity, self-determination, working together, sharing, purpose, creativity and faith.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a response to the Nazi holocaust and to set a standard by which the human rights activities of all nations, rich and poor alike, are to be measured. Some of the Rights are: No one shall be subjected to cruel and inhuman punishment, being entitled to a fair and public hearing by an impartial tribunal, the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, the right to a standard of living to include food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, the right to education, the right to participate in the cultural life of the community, not being arbitrarily deprived of his property, a speedy juried trail and right to legal counsel.

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

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 (Islam, Ismali)
Aga Khan's Birthday

He is the religious head of the Ismaili sect

Sunday, Dec 25, 2016 (Christian)
Christmas Day
This day celebrates Jesus Christ's birth over 2000 years ago. Customs include lighting candles, exchanging gifts and using evergreen decorations to celebrate this day, the most widely observed Christian festival of the year. In most communities it is a family day.

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 (Zorastrian)
Death of Prophet Zarathustra
This day marks the death of the founder of the Zoroastrian faith.

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