TrainingBriefs® Embracing Other Cultures (Diwali)
Understanding Others (Culture & Holidays)
Understanding standing and embracing other cultures is a key part of creating an inclusive workplace free of bias and stereotypes. This course provides an overview of the international holiday – Diwali. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is one of the most popular and widely celebrated festivals in India and other countries with large Hindu populations. It's typically celebrated in late October or early November, according to the Hindu lunar calendar, and lasts for five days.
Learning Path & Details
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- Understanding Diversity
- Fostering Inclusion, Equity & Belonging
- Understand the importance of learning about other cultures (and holidays).
- Learn key facts (historical and cultural) about why Diwali is celebrated.
- Build your cultural competency and understanding about others.
- Audible Narration
- Linear Navigation
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Diwali has many different religious and cultural meanings, but at its core, it is a celebration of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.
During Diwali, people light lamps and candles in their homes and on the streets to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness.
In addition to its religious and cultural significance, Diwali is also an important commercial and economic holiday in India and other countries. It’s a time for shopping, spending time with family and friends, and celebrating the end of the harvest season.