Tri-State HRMA September 2022 DEI Blog
Hispanic Heritage Month
Each year in the United States, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of US citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, both past and present. Hispanic Heritage Month was signed into law on August 17, 1988. This month of cultural recognition is a time for those who identify as Latino or Hispanic to celebrate and share their traditions. Even if your family has not celebrated in the past, sharing other people’s cultures with your family helps build respect and curiosity, in addition to helping them understand the vastness of the world we live in.
National Service Dog Month
National Service Dog Month is a celebration of the work guide dogs in the United States as way to raise awareness, appreciation, and support for guide dog schools across the U.S. Service dogs enable people who are blind or vision-impaired to achieve independence and mobility. Service dogs are specially bred and trained to work with their handler as a team, safely guiding them where they need to go. Guide dogs may also be referred to as seeing eye dogs or dog guides.
National Suicide Awareness Month
Suicide is a national health problem and currently ranks as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-45. Suicide is also one of the most preventable types of death in our nation. Suicide affects all ages and types of people. But thanks to an increase in awareness and resources, prevention efforts have become more common and effective. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or mental health-related distress, by calling or texting 988.
Other Important August Dates We Recognize
- September 6 – Labor Day
- September 11 – Patriot Day (U.S.A.)
- September 15 – International Day of Democracy
- September 16 – Mexican Independence Day
- September 21 – International Day of Peace
- September 23 – National Native American Day
- September 25 – Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish holiday)
- September 26 – European Day of Languages
- September 26 – Navrati begins (Hindu observance)
- September 27 — World Tourism Day