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AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - September 2023

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National Recovery Month: Theme Months

National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding for those dealing with substance use disorders. It encourages people to celebrate anyone in recovery and stand together with those who are battling such addictions.

Sep 1
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Islamic: Arbaeen

The largest annual pilgrimage in the world, where millions go to Karbala in Iraq. It’s a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura. The pilgrimage commemorates the martyrdom of Al-Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad.

Sep 5-6
Hindu: Krishna Janmashtami

A day to celebrate the birth of Hindu God, Krishna. It occurs on the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada. The day before, a vigil and fasting occurs. Then the image of Krishna is bathed, dressed in new clothes and worshipped.

Sep 6-7
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World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is preventable, not inevitable!. Organisations and communities around the world unite to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. This important day falls on September 10th every year.

Sep 10
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Jain: Paryushana

The most important annual holy event for Jains. Paryushana means “abiding” or “coming together.” It's a time of intensive study, reflection and purification - culminating in a day of confession and asking for forgiveness.

Sep 11-18
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Jewish: Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year and begins a 10-day period of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur. It involves a two-day observance and celebration. The best-known ritual is the blowing of the shofar, a musical instrument made from a ram’s horn.

Sep 15-17
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International Week of Happiness at Work

Very on-brand for us - this week is dedicated to facilitating and encouraging workplace happiness. It spreads the message on the importance of employee happiness. Join us in educating others on why happiness boosts performance, productivity AND profits!

Sep 19-25
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Jewish: Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Yom Kippur translates as The Day of Atonement. It's the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. On this day God decides everyone's fate, so Jews aim to make amends and ask forgiveness for sins committed over the year. It concludes the “10 days of repentance”.

Sep 24-25
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National Inclusion Week

A week dedicated to celebrating inclusion in all its forms and taking real action to create more inclusive and diverse workplaces. It's a milestone in the DEI calendar where organisations unite to champion inclusion, following a different theme every year.

Sep 25-1
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International HR Day

Celebrating the people who are always looking out for us! International HR day is an opportunity to join the global HR community in a day of recognition. It observes the role HR plays in ensuring organisational success and people's happiness and wellbeing.

Sep 26
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Hindu: Anant Chaturdashi

A festival observed and celebrated by Hindus and Jains - Anant Chaturdashi is the last day of the ten-day-long, Ganeshotsav or Ganesh Chaturthi festival. This holy day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and it's common for devotees to observe a fast.

Sep 28