September 2022 Events Calendar
Labor Day (US & Canada)
Monday September 5
The very first U.S. Labor Day parade took place in 1882 to call attention to the contributions of workers. Now we carry on this tradition of celebrating our hard work with a holiday on the first Monday of September.
Sete de Setembro (Brazil)
Wednesday September 7
On September 7th, 1822 Brazil claimed its independence from Portugal. Now, Brazil's Independence Day is considered a public day and is celebrated with outings, picnics, air shows, parades, and musical concerts.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday September 15 – Saturday October 15
From September 15 to October 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories: Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
International Baking Industry Expo
Sunday September 18 – Wednesday September 21
Get ready for the global grain-based food industry's largest and most important trade event in the Western Hemisphere, where the greatest industry players and innovators convene. Also, it probably smells amazing there.
Gender Equality Week (Canada)
Sunday September 18 – Saturday September 24
Gender Equality Week is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions that women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada; to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments made in advancing gender equality; and to reconfirm commitment to address persistent gender equality gaps in Canada. Gender Equality Week is the result of the passing of Bill C-309, the Gender Equality Week Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018.
Rosh Hashanah (US/CAN)
Sunday September 25 – Thursday September 27
L'shanah tovah! Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year, and is followed by a 10 day period known as "The Days of Awe", a time for reflecting upon and repenting for one's actions in the past year. It is often celebrated with a 25 hour period of fasting, followed by a period of ten days known as "The Days of Awe" during which Jewish families might spend time at a synagogue, and consume foods like apple slices dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year ahead.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)
Friday September 30
Also known as Orange Shirt Day (observed since 2013), September 30th was declared a statutory holiday in 2021-part of a country-wide response to the tragic discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. This day honors Indigenous survivors, families, and communities; and brings public acknowledgement to the tragic legacy of Canada's Indian Residential Schools, as a part of the ongoing process of reconciliation.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday September 20, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday September 20, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday September 20, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday September 21, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)
Thursday September 22, noon EDT (Springfield)
Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2022? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.