Community Event

 November is the national awareness month for:

  • NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH – Adoptees, birth families, adoptive families and adoption professionals reflect on, educate and celebrate adoption practices.
  • NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH- Celebrates and honors the history and culture of Native Americans and indigenous people in the United States.
  • No Hate November  – Lexington Human Rights Committee and Town of Lexington are sponsoring this event

And these are some of the special dates highlighted in the Anti-Defamation League’s Calendar of Observances in case you wish to acknowledge any in your newsletters. Nov 4 is DIWALI • Hindu – Also called Deepavali, “Festival of Lights”, it celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.Nov 4 is BANDI-CHHOR DIWAS • Sikh – A commemorative occasion having no fixed date which occurs in October or November and celebrates the release of the Sixth Guru Har Gobind Sahib from imprisonment and coincides with Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Nov 9-10 is KRISTALLNACHT – Commemorates the 1938 pogrom against Jews throughout Germany and Vienna.
Nov 11 is VETERANS’ DAY – Honors military veterans and the U.S. Armed Services.
Nov 15-19 is AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK – Celebrates public education and honors individuals who are making a difference in ensuring every child in the U. S. receives a quality education.
November 20 -National TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE – Memorializes those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
November 25. THANKSGIVING DAY – Following a 19th century tradition, it commemorates the Pilgrims’ harvest feast in the autumn of 1621. It is considered by some to be a “national day of mourning,” in recognition of the conquest of Native Americans by colonists.
Nov 29 – Dec 6 CHANUKAH • Jewish. Eight-day “Festival of Lights”, also known as Hanukkah, celebrating the rededication of the Temple to the service of God in 164 BCE. Commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek King, Antiochus, who sought to suppress freedom of worship.

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