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Multicultural Observances

Fall 2017

Religious, Spiritual, and National Observances

As indicated in our Diversity Statement, Stevenson University believes "its core values are strengthened when all of its members have voice and representation." It is for that reason that we have compiled a comprehensive list of religious, spiritual, and national observances in an effort to promote inclusion and fulfill the commitments outlined in our Diversity Statement.

*Work Restriction
#Special Worship
+Food Restriction

September

Suicide Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month

  • September 1: Eid al-Adha (Islamic)
  • September 4: Labor Day
  • September 11: 9/11 Anniversary
  • September 15-October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 21: World Peace Day
  • September 21-29: Navrati (Hinduism) #
  • September 20-22: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) *
  • September 30: Yom Kippur *+
October

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Work & Family Month

  • October 1-7: Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • October 4-6: Sukkot (Jewish) *#
  • October 7-11: Sukkot (Jewish) #
  • October 9: Leif Erikson Day
  • October 9: National Indigenous People’s Day
  • October 11: National Coming Out Day
  • October 11-13: Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Jewish) *
  • October 19: Diwali (Hindu) #
November

National Native American Heritage Month

  • November 1: All Saints' Day (Christian) #
  • November 2: All Souls' Day (Christian) #
  • November 10: Veterans Day
  • November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 23: Thanksgiving
  • November 27-December 24: Advent (Christian) #
December

Universal Human Rights Month

  • December 1: World AIDS Day
  • December 1: Rosa Parks Day
  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 3: First Sunday of Advent (Christian) #
  • December 8: Immaculate Conception (Christian) #
  • December 8: Bodhi Day (Buddhism) #
  • December 10: Human Rights Day
  • December 12-20: Hanukkah (Jewish) #
  • December 24: Christmas Eve (Christian) #
  • December 25: Christmas (Christian) #
  • December 26–January 1: Kwanzaa #
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve

Please send all calendar addition requests and program suggestions to ome@stevenson.edu