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Celebrating All of Us: the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Holidays & Observances

November kicks off the fall and holiday season, which means it’s time to turn our minds toward gratitude and also having some fun. We encourage you to take a peek at our new Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar of Holidays & Observances to learn more about various holidays celebrated by our many cultures, heritages and belief systems. We are a richly diverse nation with so much to celebrate together, and especially during difficult times like these. 

Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 26 with turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing/stuffing, green beans, pecan pie and the like. How do you celebrate this national holiday? We’d love to hear about your traditions and inspirations for Thanksgiving. Email us to share: edi@untystem.edu.

Did you know a Thanksgiving holiday is also celebrated in Canada, Liberia, Brazil and Santa Lucia (to name a few)? Different holiday traditions abound across the country, but also the globe.

Here in the U.S., we enjoy a smorgasbord of favorite and celebratory holiday dishes as diverse as our backgrounds, from Eastern European fried latkes and braised purple cabbage, to Italian antipasto and manicotti, to Persian basmati stuffing and labneh salad – the list goes on.

The holiday season is a great time to begin your Equity, Diversity & Inclusion journey by learning more about other cultures and celebrations. Also, remember that the In the Green Well-being program is also a good place to start your wellness journey (something we all might especially need as we begin our holiday feasting). We’ve provide plentiful wellness tips and resources, plus virtual workouts you can do at home.