Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, will be celebrated across the world by Hindus, Jains, and some Buddhists on November 12th this year. In several South Asian countries, it’s an official holiday. Sikhs celebrate a different festival that falls around the same time called Bandi Chhor Divas (Prisoner Release Day). To learn more about these holidays and how to accommodate those who observe them in your workplace, visit our Diwali Fact Sheet.
Halloween, on October 31st, is both a religious and cultural holiday, connected to religious observances as well as traditions like trick or treating and costume wearing. November 1st through November 2nd, the related traditions of All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and Día de los Muertos will also be observed. To understand more about these observances, visit our Halloween Fact Sheet.
You can always learn more about a wide variety of holidays throughout the year by visiting our Workplace Resources page.