Below you’ll find a small sampling of our November interfaith calendar events – to see all 100+ events this year, see our interactive online DEI Calendar.
In this month’s blog, you’ll find some of the interfaith calendar events happening this month. This month, we feature four different religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Our goal every month is to inform you of a variety of different religious festivals or holidays. Our hope is that you’ll share these posts with others who want to learn more about other cultures and religions.
In our monthly samples, we aim to share November awareness days, November diversity days, November heritage months, November high holy days, November religious holidays, and religious festivals.
Our 2023 Interfaith Calendar offers an extensive collection of all of the high holy days, religious holidays, and festivals the entire year.
Please note that if a holiday begins the evening before, we will mark it with an asterisk (*).
November Religious Holidays
November 1 – All Saints Day
This day honors saints or martyrs who have been canonized in the Catholic Church. Many countries, including Poland, Spain and Mexico, observe it as a public holiday. In Mexico, it’s also known as Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead).
November 12 – Diwali
One of the most important Hindu festivals of the year, Diwali focuses on celebrating various gods and goddesses. The day before Diwali, homes are cleaned and decorated with flowers, and white is painted on the front door to bring good luck. The Festival of Lights features lamps lit everywhere for the entire five days to ensure that Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess that brings good fortune, finds her way home.
Learn more about Hinduism holy days and Hindy religious observances.
November 27 – Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday
This day celebrates the birthday of Guru Nanak Ji, the founder of Sikhism. In India, it’s also known as Guru Nanak Gurpurb, Guru Nanak Dev HI Jayanti, and Guru Nanak Parkash Utsav.
November 27 – Jain New Year
This is celebrated after Diwali, on the first day after the month of Kartika every year. The ritual of Snatra Puja, where supreme beings are praised, is performed at the temple.
Did You Know?
Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is powerful, but if you don’t take the time to understand every member, it isn’t as productive. By allowing yourself and your staff to learn about everyone they work with, they will feel understood and in turn have a better attitude and will work more efficiently.
Our 2023 Diversity Calendar and 2023 Interfaith Calendar both are powerful resources to use to not only learn more about those around you but to provide inclusive scheduling for your employees. To learn more about our DEI calendar, enjoy a free trial of our interactive DEI Calendar.