Month of Events - September 2023

Month of Events - September 2023

Explore the special days and themes for the month of September!

This calendar is a guide for you and your team to use as you plan meaningful, internal events and activities virtually for the month of September. Bring everyone together this month to focus on celebrating Hispanic Heritage and culture. 

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Month Themes: Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the history and culture of the U.S. This is a great opportunity to host panels, internal discussions, and learning talks to educate employees on this topic. It's not only about learning the history, but also how Hispanic heritage and culture is celebrated today. 

September 4 - Labor Day 👷

Labor Day commemorates the contributions of workers and the labor movement. It's a day to honor the social and economic achievements of workers and serves as a tribute to the progress made in securing workers' rights, fair wages, and improved working conditions.

Idea: Organize a breakfast or lunch for your team. It can be catered or potluck-style, where everyone brings a dish to share. Use this time to express gratitude for their hard work.

September 5 - International Charity Day 🤝

International Charity Day provides an excellent opportunity to engage your team in acts of kindness and support for those in need. Consider organizing a charity drive or a donation campaign that aligns with a cause close to your team's heart.

Idea: Initiate a "Charity Challenge" where team members share stories of their volunteering experiences or the charities they support. Encourage everyone to donate their time, money, or skills to a cause they're passionate about.

September 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day 🫂

Recognizing the importance of mental health, World Suicide Prevention Day offers an opportunity for empathy and awareness. Promote open conversations about mental well-being within your team and consider hosting educational sessions on mental health resources and support systems.

Idea: Invite a mental health professional to deliver a virtual seminar on recognizing signs of distress and how to provide support, or host a virtual mindfulness workshop that introduces relaxation techniques and stress-relief exercises.

September 12 - Video Games Day 🎮

Bring some fun into the workplace with National Video Games Day. Encourage your team to unwind and bond over shared gaming experiences. Organize friendly gaming sessions or competitions to foster a sense of teamwork and relaxation.

Idea: Set up a friendly gaming tournament among team members. Choose a popular game and award prizes to the winners.

September 16 - National Working Parents Day 👨👩👧👦

Celebrate the dedication of working parents. Acknowledge their juggling act and create a supportive environment where they can share their experiences. Consider hosting virtual workshops on work-life balance and stress management.

Idea: Host a virtual cooking class where working parents and their children can join in to prepare a simple family meal together. 

September 18 - International Equal Pay Day 💵

Highlight the importance of gender equality and fair compensation on International Equal Pay Day. Organize discussions or workshops on pay disparity and advocate for equal opportunities within your team.

Idea: Invite a guest speaker or HR expert to lead a workshop on the importance of pay equity and strategies for negotiation.

September 21 - International Day of Peace ☮️

Dedicate the International Day of Peace to fostering harmony and unity among your team members. Encourage open conversations about conflict resolution and collaboration. Embrace activities that promote mindfulness and stress relief.

Idea: Arrange a virtual session led by a professional yoga instructor to help employees unwind and find inner peace.

September 23 - Fall Begins 🍁 

As the crisp air of autumn arrives, it's time to celebrate the beauty and coziness that fall brings. Host a Fall Kickoff Celebration in your workplace to welcome the season with warmth and excitement. 

Idea: Transform your workspace with fall-themed decorations such as colorful leaves, pumpkins, and warm-toned accents. Create a cozy atmosphere that captures the essence of the season.

September 24 - Yom Kippur 🕎

Respect and commemorate Yom Kippur, a solemn day of reflection and atonement for the Jewish community. Create an inclusive environment that acknowledges the diversity within your team.

Idea: Invite team members to share their cultural backgrounds and traditions in an inclusive virtual event, fostering understanding and respect. Or, encourage team members to donate to a cause in honor of Yom Kippur's theme of reflection and atonement.


September 26 - World Tourism Day 🌎

Explore the world virtually by celebrating World Tourism Day. Share travel stories, cultural experiences, and insights into different destinations. Consider organizing a virtual travel-themed event to ignite wanderlust within your team.

IDEA: Have team members share stories or photos from their past travels, allowing everyone to virtually explore different destinations. Or, each team member can prepare and share a dish inspired by a different country, creating a virtual international feast.

September 30 - International Podcast Day 🎙️

Wrap up the month by celebrating the power of storytelling through podcasts. Encourage team members to share their favorite podcasts and even consider hosting a virtual podcast discussion session.

Idea: Divide the team into groups and challenge them to create their own short podcasts on topics they're passionate about.

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