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Celebrations & Awareness Days

Celebrations & Awareness Days


The following calendar listes various Group & Cultural Awareness Days. Please vist the Traditions & Religious Observations calendar for dates associated with those celebrations.

 

January

All Month

Poverty in America Awareness Month
 

1st

New Year's Day
 

1st

Global Family Day/World Peace Day

 

4th

World Braille Day

 

19th

World Religion Day

 

20th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

23rd

World Freedom Day

 

25th

Chinese New Year

 

26th

International Customs Day

 

27th

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

 

February

All Month

American History Month
 

All Month

Black History Month
 

All Month

Canadian History Month
 

All Month

Human Relations Month
 

14th

St. Valentine's Day
 

15th

Nirvana Day
 

19th

Presidents Day
 

20th

World Day of Social Justice
 

25th

Mardi Gras
 

 

March

All Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
 

All Month

Greek-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

Gender Equality Month
 

All Month

Irish-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

Ethnic Equality Month
 

All Month

National Women's History Month
 

All Month

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
 

8th

International Women's Day
 

8th

United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
 

11th

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
 

14th

Pi Day
 

16th

St. Urho day
 

17th

St. Patrick's Day
 

21st

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 

21st

World Down Syndrome Day
 

21st

Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)
 

25th

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
 

31st

Advisor Appreciation Day
 

31st

Equal Pay Day
 

 

April

All Month

Community Service Month
 

All Month

Earth Month
 

All Month

Autism Awareness Month
 

All Month

Arab-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month
 

All Month

Celebrate Diversity Month
 

2nd

World Autism Awareness Day
 

7th

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
 

11th

National Day of Silence
 

15th

Youth Homelessness Matters Day
 

20th-21st

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
 

22nd

Earth Day
 

 

May

All Month

National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
 

All Month

Haitian Heritage Month
 

All Month

Indian Heritage Month
 

All Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

Mental Health Month
 

All Month

South Asian Heritage Month
 

All Month

Personal History Awareness Month
 

All Month

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
 

All Month

Older Americans Month
 

4th

Star Wars Day
 

5th

Cinco de Mayo
 

8th

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during WWII
 

21st

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
 

22nd

International Day for Biological Diversity
 

25th

Memorial Day
 

 

June

All Month

National Caribbean American Heritage Month
 

All Month

AIDS Awareness Month
 

All Month

LGBTQ+ Pride Month
 

All Month

Black Music Month
 

8th

Race Unity Day
 

12th

Loving Day
 

19th

Juneteenth
 

 

July

All Month

French-American Heritage Month
 

4th

Independence Day
 

4th

Filipino-American Friendship Day
 

11th

World Population Day
 

24th

Pioneer Day
 

26th

Americans with Disabilities Act Signed "Disability Independence Day"
 

 

August

All Month

National Civility Month
 

9th

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
 

13th

International Lefthanders Day

 

19th

World Humanitarian Day

 

23rd

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

 

26th

Women’s Equality Day

 

 

September

All Month

Hispanic Heritage Month
 

All Month

National Guide Dog Month
 

7th

Labor Day
 

11th

Patriot Day
 

12th

National Native American Day
 

15th

International Day of Democracy
 

16th

Mexican Independence Day
 

19th

International Talk Like a Pirate Day
 

21st

International Day of Peace
 

26th

European Languages Day
 

27th

World Tourism Day
 

 

October

All Month

Bullying Prevention Month
 

All Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
 

All Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month
 

All Month

Family History Month
 

All Month

Filipino-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

Italian-American Heritage Month
 

All Month

LGBTQ+ History Month
 

All Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
 

All Month

National German Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
 

All Month

National Work and Family Month
 

All Month

Polish-American Heritage Month
 

2nd

International Day of Non-Violence
 

6th

German American Heritage Day
 

10th

World Mental Health Day
 

11th

National Coming Out Day
 

15th

White Cane Safety Day
 

16th

Spirit Day–Anti Bullying
 

17th

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
 

18th

Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
 

19th

World Humanitarian Action Day
 

22nd

International Stuttering Awareness Day
 

31st

Halloween
 

31st

Day of the Dead
 

 

November

All Month

National Native American Heritage Month
 

All Month

National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
 

11th

Veterans Day/Armistice Day
 

13th

World Kindness Day
 

16th

International Day for Tolerance
 

17th

International Students' Day
 

20th

Transgender Day of Remembrance
 

26th

Thanksgiving
 

 

December

All Month

Universal Human Rights Month
 

1st

World AIDS Day
 

3rd

International Day for People with Disability
 

10th

International Human Rights Day
 

20th

International Human Solidarity Day
 

31st

New Year's Eve
 

 


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