2023 September Events Calendar
Labor Day (US & Canada)
Monday September 4
The very first U.S. Labor Day parade took place in 1882 to call attention to the contributions of workers. Now we carry on this tradition of celebrating our hard work with a holiday on the first Monday of September.
Sete de Setembro (Brazil)
Thursday September 7
On September 7th, 1822 Brazil claimed its independence from Portugal. Now, Brazil's Independence Day is considered a public day and is celebrated with outings, picnics, air shows, parades, and musical concerts.
Thrive: Reviewer Assessments Due
Friday September 8
Team Leads, let's keep up the Feedforward process! Make sure to take the time to empower your team members through performance assessments - setting clear expectations and recognizing strengths and growth opportunities - before the final deadline, September 8th. Visit the Thrive website for more guidance on reviewer assessments, or you can reach out to [email protected] for more information on the performance review process.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Friday September 15 - Sunday October 15
From September 15 to October 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
Rosh Hashanah (US/CAN)
Friday September 15 - Sunday September 17
L'shanah tovah! Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year, and is followed by a 10 day period known as "The Days of Awe", a time for reflecting upon and repenting for one's actions in the past year. It is often celebrated with a 25 hour period of fasting, followed by a period of ten days known as "The Days of Awe" during which Jewish families might spend time at a synagogue, and consume foods like apple slices dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year ahead.
Gender Equality Week (Canada)
Sunday September 17 - Saturday September 23
Gender Equality Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions that women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada; to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments made in advancing gender equality; and to reconfirm commitment to address persistent gender equality gaps in Canada. Gender Equality Week is the result of the passing of Bill C-309, the Gender Equality Week Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)
Saturday September 30
Also known as Orange Shirt Day (observed since 2013), September 30th was declared a statutory holiday in 2021-part of a country-wide response to the tragic discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. This day honors Indigenous survivors, families, and communities; and brings public acknowledgement to the tragic legacy of Canada's Indian Residential Schools, as a part of the ongoing process of reconciliation.
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