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Spring is Around the Corner but First, Let’s Celebrate!

Dear Friends,

Holidays arise throughout the year and spring is filled with them! From March through May, many around the world this year will be observing Vaisakhi, Passover, Easter, and Ramadan.

This week and next is particularly full of holidays that are celebrated by a number of faiths! Earlier this week was the Hindu holiday Holi (which you can read more about in our Holi Fact Sheet), the Jewish holiday Purim, and the Sikh holiday Holla Mohalla. And next week is the Baha’i new year Naw Ruz (which you can learn more about in our Naw Ruz Fact Sheet). With so many holidays in such a short time period, it can be hard to keep them straight. Our fact sheets can help, however, as can the Tanenbaum staff.

You can learn about each of these holidays, their impact on the workplace, and more by visiting Tanenbaum’s Workplace Resources page for fact sheets and additional resources.

In friendship,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum

Photo: Sergey Shmidt

New Season, New Year: Naw Ruz

Dear Friends,

With the spring equinox comes Naw Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year festival! The holiday celebrates the spring season and has been fixed at March 21st for those celebrating outside of Iran.

The Bahá’í Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world in terms of geographical reach. So wherever you are in the world, you may know or work with someone celebrating Naw Ruz!

Take a look at our Naw Ruz Fact Sheet for more information about this holiday, the Bahá’í faith, and the potential workplace implications of Naw Ruz.

In peace,

Mark Fowler,
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

Holidays Happening This Week

Dear Friends, 

The Hindu festival of Holi is this week! Holi is often called the festival of colors, because “playing Holi” means flinging colors. This year Holi will take place on March 20th – 21st. Take a look at our new Holi Fact Sheet for more information about the holiday and the potential workplace implications of Holi.

We also want to remind you all that this week is filled with holidays for a variety of different faiths! Here’s a reminder to take a look at the Naw Ruz Fact Sheet we sent out on February 21st as well. The Jewish holiday of Purim and the Sikh holiday of Hola Mohalla also fall this week. We look forward to sharing fact sheets on these holidays next year. Consider also consulting the ADL’s 2019 Calendar of Observances to see what other holidays are coming up.

Sincerely,  

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum


Image: Steven Garner

Naw Ruz: Celebrating the Bahá’í New Year

Dear Friends,

With the spring equinox comes Naw Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year festival! The holiday celebrates the spring season and has been fixed at March 21st for those celebrating outside of Iran. 
 
The Bahá’í Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world in terms of geographical reach. So wherever you are in the world, you may know or work with someone celebrating Naw Ruz!
 
Take a look at our Naw Ruz Fact Sheet for more information about this holiday, the Bahá’í Faith, and the potential workplace implications of Naw Ruz.

Warm regards,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum 
 

 Photo: The Iran Project