September & October Coming Events

Sep 18, 2022


September 13, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: “How interculturalists create content that makes a difference” with Richard Farkas and facilitated by Grazia Ghellini (in English). Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

September 14, 2022 – SIETAR Netherlands Webinar: “Central Fusion identity en de gevolgen daarvan” with Monika de Waal. Visit SIETAR Netherlands Events to register!

September 14, 2022 – SIETAR USA Webinar: “Intercultural Pendulum: A Practical Model for Turbulent Times” with Sundae Schneider Bean and Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair. Visit SIETAR USA Events to register!

September 27, 2022 – SIETAR Europa Webinar: “Ten principles for the management of different philosophies of life in SME’s” with Gunilla de Graef and Zaia El Morabit. Visit SIETAR Europa Events to register!

September 28, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: Leading Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: The Bridge between Culture and DEI” with Dr. Rohini Anand. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

October 10, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar: “Quand les Ukrainians et les Russes échangent et s’invitent chez nous” with Grazia Ghellini and Vincent Montenero. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

October 12, 2022 – SIETAR France “Hybrid” bilingual workshop (French and English): “’All fun and games?’ Developing Intercultural Communication and Leaderships Skills Through Serious Games” with Grazia Ghellini, Beverly Leligois, Danielle Taylor and Anne Bartel Radic. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

October 15, 2022 – SIETAR France In-Person Workshop: “Building Hope in Days of Crisis: How Can Intercultural Educators, Researchers, and Trainers Better Serve Learners in the World We Live In?”  with Adam Komisarof, PhD. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

October 18, 2022—SIETAR Southern California Webinar Meeting: Save the Date!

October 19, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar (in English): “SIETAR UK Refugees and People Seeking Asylum Project (RAAS) Webinar” with Dr. Katharina Lefringhausen and Anissa Lamrani. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

October 24, 2022 – SIETAR Europa Webinar: Harnessing Neuroplasticity For Intercultural Practice” with Vinita Balasubramanian. Visit SIETAR Europa Events to register!

October 26, 2022 – SIETAR France Webinar (en français): “Made in France et ailleurs” (en français) “Bonne fête!!! Hein? Quelle fête?” with Patricia Malidor Coleman. Visit SIETAR France Events to register!

November 3-6, 2022 – SIETAR USA National Conference: “Mind, Culture, and Society: Integrating Interculturalism and Inclusion”. Visit SIETAR USA website to register!

November 8, 2022 – SIETAR Italia Webinar: “Teaching the host country’s language as a volunteer to migrants and refugees: sharing difficulties and successful practices” with Liesbeth Helwig and Paola Motta. Visit SIETAR Italia Events to register!


Other World


Hispanic Heritage MonthHispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16, and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

September 5: Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day honors the contribution that laborers have made to the country and is observed on the first Monday of September.

September 11: Ethiopian New Year. Rastafarians celebrate the New Year on this date and believe that Ethiopia is their spiritual home.

September 18: International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time in September 2020, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value. It further builds on the United Nations’ commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls.

September 22: Ostara Mabon, a celebration of the vernal equinox commemorated by Pagans and Wiccans.

September 24: Native American Day, a federal holiday observed annually on the fourth Friday in September in the state of California and Nevada and on the second Monday in October in South Dakota and Oklahoma.


September 25-26 (sundown to sundown): Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year celebration, marking the creation of the world.

September 26-October 5: Navaratri, the nine-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. It worships God in the form of the universal mother commonly referred to as Durga, Devi or Shakti, and marks the start of fall.

September 27: Meskel, religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox churches that commemorates the discovery of the True Cross by the Roman Empress, Helena, in the fourth century.

September 28: Teacher’s Day in Taiwan. This day is used to honor teachers’ contributions to their students and to society in general. People often express their gratitude to their teachers by paying them a visit or sending them a card. This date was chosen to commemorate the birth of Confucius, the model master educator in ancient China.



National Disability Employment Awareness MonthOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This observance was launched in 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1998, the week was extended to a month and renamed. The annual event draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

“LGBTOctober is LGBTQ+ History Month, a U.S. observance started in 1994 to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay-rights movement.

Global Diversity Awareness MonthOctober is Global Diversity Awareness Month, a month to celebrate and increase awareness about the diversity of cultures and ethnicities and the positive impact diversity can have on society.


October 1: The beginning of Black History Month in the UK, Ireland, and The Netherlands.

October 1: Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Native American women and White men. Native American women are paid 57 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

October 4-5 (sundown to sundown): Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement marked by fasting and ceremonial repentance.

October 7-8 (sundown to sundown): Eid Milad un-Nabi, an Islamic holiday commemorating the birthday of the prophet Muhammad.

October 9-16: Sukkot, a seven-day Jewish festival giving thanks for the fall harvest.

October 10: World Mental Health Day. First celebrated in 1993, this day is meant to increase public awareness about the importance of mental health, mental health services, and mental health workers worldwide.

October 10: Canadian Thanksgiving, a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

October 11: National Coming Out Day (U.S.). For those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, this day celebrates coming out and the recognition of the 1987 march on Washington for gay and lesbian equality.

October 11: National Indigenous Peoples Day, an alternative celebration to Columbus Day, gives recognition to the indigenous populations affected by colonization.

Oct 12: Día de la Hispanidad (Spain), Dia de la Raza (Mexico), Día de las Culturas (Costa Rica), Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity (Argentina), Decolonization Day (Bolivia), Day of Interculturality and Plurinationality (Ecuador), Day of Indigenous Peoples and Intercultural Dialogue (Peru), and Indigenous Resistance Day (Venezuela) all celebrate the contributions of the countries’ indigenous, Spanish, African, and Asian cultures.

October 15: International Day of Rural Women, which was first observed by the United National General Assembly in 2008 and recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security, and eradicating rural poverty.” It is purposely held the day before World Food Day in order to highlight the role played by rural women in food production and food security.

October 16-18 (sundown to sundown): Shemini Atzeret, a Jewish holiday also known as The Eighth (Day) of Assembly, takes place the day after the Sukkot festival, where gratitude for the fall harvest is deeply internalized.

October 17 (every third Monday in October): Multicultural Diversity Day, adopted as a national event by the NEA’s 1993 Representative Assembly to “increase awareness of the tremendous need to celebrate our diversity collectively.”

October 17-18 (sundown to sundown): Simchat Torah, a Jewish holiday, marks the end of the weekly readings of the Torah. The holy book is read from chapter one of Genesis to Deuteronomy 34 and then back to chapter one again, in acknowledgement of the words of the Torah being a circle, a never-ending cycle.

October 19 (third Wednesday of October): International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

October 21: LGBTQ+ Spirit Day, which was created to demonstrate support for LGBTQ+ youth and to speak out against bullying.

October 29: National Organization for Women (NOW), which was founded in 1966 to take action to bring about equality for all women.

October 31-November 1 (sundown to sundown): Samhain, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.