Below you’ll find a small sampling of our September interfaith calendar events – to see all 100+ events this year, see our interactive online DEI Calendar.
This month will focus on several different world religions and provide interesting information about each event. We hope that we inspire you to share this post with your coworkers, friends, and family to help continue the important conversation about diversity and inclusion topics like these.
Our 2023 Interfaith Calendar includes a more comprehensive account of all the religious holidays and holy days worldwide. Our monthly blog post is just a sampling of events occurring each month.
In our monthly samples, we aim to share September awareness days, September diversity days, September heritage months, September high holy days, September religious holidays, and religious festivals.
Please note that if a holiday begins the evening before, we will mark it with an asterisk (*).
September Religious Holidays
September 11 – Coptic New Year (Nayrouz)
This feast day commemorates all martyrs in the Coptic Orthodox Christianity faith. Celebrate by eating red dates, symbolize the martyr’s blood and the purity of their hearts.
September 15 – 17 – Rosh Hashanah
The first of the Jewish High Holy Days, occurring in late summer/early fall, is a two-day observance for both Orthodox and Conservative Jews. It marks the beginning of the new civil year and the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. It’s known as the day of judgment, which leads followers to self-examine their lives and repent their sins prior to these important Jewish holy days.
Learn more about Jewish holy days and religious holidays.
September 21 – 29 – Mabon
Both the Pagan and Wiccan religions mark the autumnal equinox with this day. It is when the day and night are equal, symbolizing balance and harmony. It is a time to give thanks to Mother Earth.
September 24 – 25 – Yom Kippur
Another one of the most important Jewish high holy days, Yom Kippur focuses on atonement. The 10 Days of Awe precede it, during which followers ask for forgiveness for your sins.
September 27* – Mawlid al-Nabi
Celebrate the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in Rabi’ al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic calendar. It is observed with festivities and remembrance of the Prophet’s life and teachings.
September 29 – October 14 – Pitru Paksha
This is a 16-day period in the Hindu calendar when they pay homages to their ancestors with food offerings.
Learn more about Hinduism holy days and Hindy religious observances.
Did You Know?
When you take the time to learn about other cultures and religions, you grow not only as a person, but as an employee, a manager, and just a human being. This allows others around you to feel seen and accepted, leading to increased productivity and overall happiness. This is very important in a workplace full of different genders, races, ethnicities, religions, and more.
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.