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October 2019

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 Disability Employment Awareness Month

Italian American Heritage and Culture Month

Polish American Heritage Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Work & Family Month

September 29-October 1
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

October 1-2
Simchat Torah (Jewish)

October 4-8
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Annual Conference
Chicago, IL

October 6
German-American Day

October 6-12
Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 8
National Indigenous People’s Day

October 8
Columbus Day

October 8
Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami/Dasara/Dashain (Hindu)

October 8-9
Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October 9
Leif Erikson Day

October 10
World Mental Health Day

October 11
General Pulaski Memorial Day

October 11
National Coming Out Day

October 13-20
Sukkot (Jewish)

October 14-17
Out & Equal 2018 Workplace Summit
Washington, DC

October 15
Blind Americans Equality Day

October 20-October 22
Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 27
Diwali (Hindu)

October 28-29
Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)

October 31

October 31-November 1
Samhain (Gaelic)