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September is for Celebrating – Here’s Why!

By: Jenny Ng, Director, Education | Sep 9, 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15

Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period. (https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/

Yom Kippur – Thursday, September 16, 2021

Yom Kippur, Hebrew Yom Ha-Kippurim, English Day of Atonement, most solemn of Jewish religious holidays, observed on the 10th day of the lunar month of Tishri (in the course of September and October), when Jews seek to expiate their sins and achieve reconciliation with God. (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Yom-Kippur)

You might wonder why we are including information on these important celebrations. Our chapter’s work with DEI efforts goes beyond the things that are top of mind like race, gender and ethnicity. To be inclusive as an organization and as planners and suppliers in the industry it is also important to consider things like religious holidays and other culturally sacred practices and celebrations. So, as you consider your events this fall, you might think about going the extra mile in a committee meeting to seek input on dates as a way to be more inclusive. 

Learn more about additional ways you can make your events, meetings and spaces inclusive by attending our September Monthly Meeting. This will be a roundtable discussion format with important industry considerations. View details here
 
 

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Jenny Ng, Director, Education
Event Planning Senior Manager at NCG

 
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