The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and The City of Sumner are excited to welcome the arrival of September. This month is not just a transition from summer to fall, but also a time of reflection, celebration, and unity. Let’s take a moment to recognize and honor the meaningful holidays of September: Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Yom Kippur.
Labor Day: On September 4th, we come together to celebrate Labor Day, a day dedicated to honoring the contributions of workers and the labor movement. It’s a time to acknowledge the hard work that each individual puts into building our community and country. As we relax and enjoy this well-deserved day off, let’s also reflect on the importance of fair labor practices and workers’ rights.
Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah, observed from September 15th to 17th, marks the Jewish New Year. It’s a time of reflection, repentance, and renewal. As we welcome this new beginning, let’s also embrace the values of forgiveness, gratitude, and unity that Rosh Hashanah brings. May this holiday bring blessings and positivity to all who celebrate.
Hispanic Heritage Month: From September 15th to October 15th, we commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich cultures, histories, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx communities. Sumner is a diverse tapestry of cultures, and during this month, we celebrate the vibrant traditions, art, music, and achievements of our Hispanic and Latinx communities. Let’s take this opportunity to learn about each other’s backgrounds and appreciate the beauty of diversity.
Yom Kippur: Yom Kippur, observed on September 24th, is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, a day of atonement, reflection, and fasting. It’s a time to seek forgiveness and make amends. As we recognize this solemn occasion, let’s also reflect on the importance of self-improvement, understanding, and compassion in our own lives.
In Sumner, we treasure the threads that weave our community together. These September holidays remind us of the significance of unity in diversity and the power of understanding and acceptance. As we celebrate these holidays, let’s also reaffirm our commitment to building a community where everyone feels valued, respected, and included.