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Upcoming Events from January 2019 Newsletter

25 Jan 2019 9:37 PM | Brett Parry (Administrator)

January 27– International Holocaust Remembrance Day, intended to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.

February

February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada. Since 1976, the month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African diaspora.

February 1: National Freedom Day, which celebrates the signing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865.

February 3: Setsubun-Sai (Beginning of Spring), the day before the beginning of spring in Japan, celebrated yearly as part of the Spring Festival.

February 5: Lunar New Year, one of the most sacred of all traditional Chinese holidays, a time of family reunion and celebration. Lunar New Year is also celebrated at this time in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia.

February 5-6: Losar, the Tibetan Buddhist New Year, a time of renewal through sacred and secular practices.

February 8: Nirvana Day, the commemoration of Buddha’s death at the age of 80, when he reached the zenith of Nirvana.

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day, a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus.

February 18: Presidents Day in the US

February 19: Lantern Festival, the first significant feast after the Chinese New Year, named for watching Chinese lanterns illuminate the sky during the night of the event.

February 19: Magha Puja Day, a Buddhist holiday that marks an event early in the Buddha’s teaching life when a group of 1,250 enlightened saints, ordained by the Buddha, gathered to pay their respect to him.

February 26-March 1: Intercalary Days, celebrated by people of the Bahá’í faith. Intercalary days are observed with gift giving, special acts of charity, and preparation for the fasting that precedes the New Year.

COMING EVENTS

March 12-15 – Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication

April 26-28 – Families in Global Transitions Annual Conference

July 7-10 – International Academy for Intercultural Research Biennial Conference

July 10-26 – Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication

Holidays list courtesy of: https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2019-diversity-holidays


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