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Holidays your colleagues might be celebrating

by | Dec 4, 2018 | Career Management, Metta Musings | 0 comments |

Happy holidays!

We often say this in the workplace, recognizing not everyone celebrates this — or any — season in the same way.  It’s important to be sensitive to different family and faith traditions, yet many of us may only be aware of the seasonal events we have encountered personally.

Navigating the season opens a whole other set of questions, but it all starts with awareness. Here’s a reasonably complete list of the holidays that your employees and colleagues might be marking in some way at year’s end.  If you know of others, please mention them in the comments, and we will continue to add to the list and update it annually.

Oct. 27: Diwali (Hindu)

Nov. 9: The Prophet’s Birthday (Muslim)

Nov. 11: Veterans Day (United States)

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving (United States)

Dec. 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (United States)

Dec. 8: Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

Dec. 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)

Dec. 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Christian)

Dec. 21-25: Pancha Ganapti (Hindu)

Dec. 22: First full day of Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 22: Winter Solstice/Yule (Pagan)

Dec. 23: HumanLight (Humanist)

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve (Christian)

Dec. 25: Christmas (Christian)

Dec. 26: First day of Kwanzaa (ends Jan. 1)

Dec. 30: Last day of Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve

Jan. 1: Happy New Year!

Please continue to add to this list using the comments below, and let us know if you have suggestions for how to manage this issue in your own world.

Last updated November 6, 2019

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