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October 2016

ODI maintains an online database of diversity-related observances and events for your outreach efforts.  This database links to external information on the Internet.  VA is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these Web sites, and linking to these sites does not constitute endorsement by VA of the sites' sponsors or the information, products, or services they provide.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Work & Family Month

October 1-7
Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 4-11
Sukkot (Jewish)

October 6
German-American Day

October 9
Leif Erikson Day

October 9
Columbus Day/National Indigenous People’s Day

October 11
General Pulaski Memorial Day

October 11
National Coming Out Day

October 11-13
Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 12-13
Simchat Torah (Jewish)

October 19
Diwali (Hindu)

October 19-20
Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)

October 31
Halloween

October 31
Samhain (Gaelic)