Multicultural Calendar: September 2018 | Canadian Immigrant
Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu) is a day to celebrate Lord Krishna, who worked to remove sufferings.
Independence Day (Vietnam) commemorates the country’s independence from France in 1945.
Labour Day (Canada, U.S.A.) is an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers. It happens on the first Monday of September. It originally gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions or pay.
International Day of Charity (UN) is celebrated to raise awareness for philanthropic causes.
Paryushan-Parva (Zoroastrian) is celebrated over a period of eight days, and is considered the holiest time in the Jain calendar.
Defence Day (Pakistan) is celebrated to remember those fought to defend Pakistan war against India in 1965.
Independence Day (Brazil) marks Brazil’s independence from Portugal in 1822.
International Literacy Day (UN) is a holiday for all countries in the United Nations. Its focus is to highlight the importance of literacy.
‘Izzat (Bahá’í) marks the 10th month of the year. In English, it means “might.”
Rosh Hashanah (Judaism), which ends on September 11, is the Jewish New Year.
Day of Remembrance (U.S.A.) is held in memory of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001.
Muharram (Islam), also referred as Al-Hijra, is the first month of the Islamic New Year. It lasts until October 9.
Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu) is a celebration in honour of one of the major gods of the Hindu religion, Ganesh.
Hispanic Heritage Month (U.S.A.) is a holiday that celebrates the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country. It ends October 15.
Independence Day (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua) marks the day when Guatemala declared independence for Central American countries.
Dia de la Independencia (Mexico) is known as the Mexican Independence Day. It marks the country’s “cry for independence,” which began a revolt against the Spanish.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (UN) is a day to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the ozone layer.
Constitution Day (U.S.A.) commemorates the ratification of the Constitution of the United States.
Keiro No Hi (Japan) is a holiday to honour the elderly.
Independence Day (Chile) marks the day that Chile became independent from Spain.
Yom Kippur (Judaism), which ends on September 19, is one of the holiest days in the Jewish year. Known as the Day of Atonement, Jewish people observe it with fasting and repentance.
Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis) commemorates the day that Saint Kitts and Nevis began to self govern.
Ashura (Islam), which ends on September 21, marks the martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of Mohammed.
International Day of Peace (UN) is a day where there a ceasefire in all combat zones so aid can get in.
Independence Day (Armenia, Malta) marks Armenia’s independence from the Soviet Union and Malta’s independence from Great Britain.
Oktoberfest (Germany) is a funfair held for 16 days. There is lots of food, beer and games for people to enjoy.
Chichen Itza Festival (Mexico) is a Mexican festival to mark the autumnal equinox.
Independence Day (Bulgaria, Mali) is a celebration of the days that Bulgaria and Mali began to self govern.
Autumn Equinox (International) is the first day of fall, one of two days where the day and night are completely equal.
Unification Day (Saudi Arabia) celebrates the unification of the Saudi Arabian kingdom in 1932.
Chuseok (Korea) is the Korean Thanksgiving Day. It’s a celebration of the harvest and thanksgiving for the bounty of the earth. Family members come from all over the country to visit their ancestral homes. It takes place until September 25.
Anant-Chaturdashi (Jain, Hindu) in the Jain faith is a day when individuals ask for forgiveness for their mistakes. In the Hindu faith, individuals engage in singing and dancing as they bring their Ganesh idols to the waterfront to give Lord Ganesha a warm farewell.
Kshamavani (Jain) is a day for seeking and granting forgiveness. It is also known as Forgiveness Day.
Sukkot (Judaism), which lasts until September 30, is a harvest festival lasting nine days, beginning the fifth day after Yom Kippur.
Trung Thu (Vietnam) is a Vietnamese festival for the harvest moon.
Harvest Moon Festival (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) is a festival that consists of a variety of activities that involve the moon, such as moon gazing and eating moon cakes.
Our Lady of Mercedes (Dominican, Peru) is a day to celebrate the Virgin Mary.
Heritage Day (South Africa) is a day when South Africans celebrate their diversity.
Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago) is a national holiday to celebrate the Trinidad and Tobago becoming a republic.
Mashiyyat (Bahá’í) marks the 11th month of the year. In English, it means “will.”
World Maritime Day (UN) is a holiday that stresses the importance of safety in a maritime environment.