Spring has sprung, come and gone, but summer is no exception to upcoming holidays! The next month ahead will see many people celebrating two holidays with which you may or may not be familiar. Whether you’re wondering how observance might involve the workplace, education or health care settings, each of our fact sheets includes history, background, and some guidance on greetings and potential observations.
This year, the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha will be observed across multiple days, starting with sundown on July 19th until sundown on July 23rd. This festival of sacrifice celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son when ordered to do so by God. Eid al-Adha is of great significance within Islam and employees may request time off to observe it. Please review and share Tanenbaum’s Eid al-Adha fact sheet for more information on the holiday’s workplace implications, appropriate greetings, and more!
Also, did you know that July 24th is Pioneer Day? This holiday is one of the major holidays of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day commemorates the arrival of Brigham Young and his followers to Salt Lake Valley and is often observed with parades, fireworks, and Old West reenactments. Check out our Pioneer Day Fact Sheet to learn more about the holiday’s history, its significance, and how the holiday may impact the workplace.
In case this only intrigues you to learn more, you can find a number of other holiday fact sheets on our Workplace Resources page. As always, if there’s any way we at Tanenbaum can be of assistance during these holiday times and beyond, please drop us a line!
Rev. Mark Fowler
Photo 1: Pioneers Crossing the Plains of Nebraska by C.C.A. Christensen
Photo 2: Ahmed Aqtai