Diversity Holidays

The City of DeKalb publicly recognizes and acknowledges the holidays, celebrations, and commemorations observed by the members of our diverse community.

Diversity Holidays for the month of November

Date Event Title Description
All of November
National Native American Heritage Month Which celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.
November 1
All Saints Day A Christian holiday commemorating all known and unknown Christian saints. (In Eastern Christianity, the day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost.)
November 2
All Souls Day A Christian holiday commemorating all faithful Christians who are now dead. In the Mexican tradition, the holiday is celebrated as Dia de los Muertos (October 31 and November 2), which is a time of remembrance for dead ancestors and a celebration of the continuity of life.
November 7
Diwali The Hindu, Jain and Sikh five-day festival of lights celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and lightness over darkness.
November 9
The Birth of the Bab A holiday celebrated by the Baha’i recognizing the birth of the founder of the Baha’i faith.
November 11
Veterans Day A U.S. federal holiday honoring military veterans. The date is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and commemorates the ending of the first World War in 1918.
November 12
The Birth of Baha’u’llah The founder of the Baha’i religion.
November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance Established in 1998 to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, and to raise awareness of the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
November 21
Eid Milad Un Nabi The celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Parades, communal feasts in mosques, night-long prayers, and many other celebrations take place and is mainly celebrated by Muslims in India
November 22
Thanksgiving In the United States.
November 25
Feast of Christ the King A Catholic holiday established in thanking God for the gift of time, and re-dedication to the Christian faith.

Please visit the Diversity Best Practices website for a complete listing of diversity holidays.

Make sure to check back each month for an updated listing of monthly holidays, celebrations, and commemorations.