September 2023

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

International Blood Cancer Awareness Month

World Dementia Awareness Month

Religious Year begins | Orthodox Christian


Krishna Janmashtami 

6 - 7  September 




Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary | Christian


World Suicide Prevention Day

In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. In the Republic of Ireland, the rate is four times higher among men than women.  While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high.  World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide and to show that recovery is possible










Enkutatash: Ethiopian New Year | Rastafaria

The Ethiopian New Year’s celebration is said to date back to the time when the Queen of Sheba returned from her visit to King Solomon in Jerusalem in 980 BC. The Queen was welcomed back in her country with plenty of jewels, also known as 'enku' in the official national language. Enkutatash celebrations for the Ethiopian New Year typically last an entire week and revolve around family gatherings

"Enkuan Aderesachihu!"













The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Holy Cross Day | Christian


Eckankar Founder’s Day | Eckankar

Eckankar is a new religious movement founded by Paul Twitchell in 1965. It is a non-profit religious group with members in over one hundred countries. The spiritual home is the Temple of Eck in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Eckankar is not affiliated with any other religious group






Ganesh Chaturthi | Hindu



International Week of the Deaf

 19 - 25 September - International Week of the Deaf is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. Since then, it is celebrated annually by the global deaf community. International Week of the Deaf is the only week in a year that sees highly concerted global advocacy to raise awareness about the deaf community at individual, community and governmental level. It is about gathering together, becoming united, and showing that unity to the rest of the world









International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire






Autumn Equinox/Mabon | Pagan

Mabon is the Celtic celebration of the Autumn Equinox. Mabon is when pagans reflect on the past season and express their gratitude for the blessings in their lives. In the astronomical season, it marks the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere or the moment when the Sun is exactly above the Equator, meaning day and night are of equal length








Rosh Hashanah | Judaism

25–27 September 2022






National Inclusion Week 

25 September - 1 October -  Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. Organisations across the globe are encoraged to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices








Meskel | Ethiopian Eritrean Orthodox Christian



Feast of Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael | Christian


Sukkot | Judaism

29 September - 6 October - The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating God's sheltering our ancestors as they travelled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in God’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness

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