December 4, 2019 - SIETAR Europa WEBINAR: “Challenge Our Perception: Tools to Overcome Cultural Stereotypes” with Kirsten Waechter. Visit https://www.sietareu.org/activities/webinars to register!
December 5, 2019 – SIETAR USA WEBINAR: Nuevo Mexico’s Mid-Winter Celebrations: A Look at the Intercultural Symbols and Reexamination of the Tri-Cultural Myth.
Free to members; $25 fee for non-members. Sign up today: December 2019 webinar
November is National Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.
November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance, established in 1998 to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to raise awareness of the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
November 24: Feast of Christ the King, a Catholic holiday established in thanking God for the gift of time and a rededication to the Christian faith.
November 28: Thanksgiving in the United States the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
November 30-December 3: St. Andrew’s Day, the feast day for St. Andrew within various Christian denominations.
December 1: World AIDS Day, commemorating those who have died of AIDS, and to acknowledge the need for a continued commitment to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
December 1-24: Advent, a Christian season of celebration leading up to the birth of Christ.
December 3: International Day of Disabled Persons, designed to raise awareness in regards to persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity.
December 10: International Human Rights Day, established by the United Nations in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
December 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a religious holiday in Mexico commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531.
December 13: St. Lucia’s Day, a religious festival of light in Scandinavia and Italy commemorating the martyrdom of St. Lucia, a young Christian girl who was killed for her faith in 304 C.E. She secretly brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome while wearing a wreath of candles on her head so both her hands would be free.
Holidays list courtesy of: https://www.diversitybestpractices.com/2019-diversity-holidays