Our calendar includes festivals, holidays, days of remembrance, and heritage months being celebrated around the world.

Listed holidays have been pulled from the NIH Diversity Calendar. If you would like us to feature a specific holiday here or on our newsletter, please contact Ms. Jessica Scates at


1st New Years Day
5th Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday (Sikh)
6th Armenian Orthodox Christmas
6th Epiphany (Christian)
7th Eastern Christian Christmas
7th International Programmers’ Day
14th Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
14th Orthodox New Year
17th World Religion Day (Baha'i)
18th Martin Luther King Day
18th No Name Calling Week (January 18 - 22)
20th Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day
28th Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)


Black History Month
1st National Freedom Day
1st Lunar New Year
1st Chinese New Year
14th Race Relations Day
15th Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
16th Magha Puja (Buddhist)
16th Tu Bishvat/Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) (Sunset Feb 16 to Sunset Feb 17)
20th World Day of Social Justice
25th Ayyam-I-Ha or Intercalary Days (Baha’i) (Feb 25 - Mar 1)
28th Isra and Mi’raj (Islamic) (Sunset Feb 28 to Sunset Mar 1)


National Women's History Month
Irish-American History Month
1st St. David’s Day
1st Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
1st Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
2nd Ash Wednesday (Christian)
2nd Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i) (Feb 2 - Mar 19)
7th Clean Monday (Eastern Christian)
8th International Women’s Day
16th Purim (Jewish) (Sunset Mar 16 to Sunset Mar 17)
17th St. Patrick’s Day
17th Holi (Hindu) (Sunset Mar 17 to Sunset Mar 18)
18th Holla Mohalla (March 18 - March 20)
20th Vernal Equinox
21st Nowruz (Zorastrian)
21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21st World Down Syndrome Day
24th World Day for Truth Concerning Human Rights Violations
25th Day to Remember Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade
31st Cesar Chavez Day


Celebrate Diversity Month
2nd Ramadan (Islamic) (April 2 to May 2)
2nd World Autism Awareness Day
7th Day to Remember Rwanda Genocide Victims
7th United Nations’ World Health Day
8th Day of Silence (Students take a day-long vow of silence to protest the actual silencing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their straight allies due to bias and harassment)
10th Palm Sunday (Christian)
14th Vaisakhi (Sikh)
14th Holy Thursday (Christian)
15th Good Friday (Christian)
15th Passover/Pesach (Jewish) (April 15 to April 23) 
16th Theravada New Year (Buddhist)
17th Easter Sunday (Christian)
21st Festival of Ridvan (Baha’i)
22nd Orthodox Good Friday
24th Orthodox Easter
24th Armenian Martyrs’ Day
27th Yom Hashoah (Jewish) (Sunset April 27 to Sunset April 28)
29th Global Youth Service Day
29th Laila Al-Qadr (Islamic)


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
2nd Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic) (Sunset May 2 to Sunset May 3)
3rd World Press Freedom Day
5th Cinco de Mayo
5th Yom HaAtzmaut (Jewish)
6th Visakha Puja/ Vesak/ Buddha Day
8th Time to Remember Lost Lives from WWII
9th Mother’s Day
16th Shavuot (Jewish) (Sunset May 16 to Sunset May 18)
18th Lag B’Omer (Jewish) (Sunset May 18 to Sunset May 19)
21st World Day for Cultural Diversity
24nd Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
25th National Missing Children’s Day
29th Ascension of Baha’U’llah (Baha’i)
31st Memorial Day


LGBTQ Pride Month
Carribean American Heritage Month
4th World Day for Child Victims of Aggression
5th World Environment Day
5th Pentecost (Christian)
21st Anne Frank and Samantha Smith Day
12th Loving Day
12th Race Unity Day (Baha’i)
14th Flag Day
19th Juneteenth
19th Father's Day
20th World Refugee Day
21st Summer Solstice
23rd Public Service Day
26th World Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
26th Anniversary of Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in the U.S.


American Heritage Month
2nd International Day of Cooperatives
9th Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)
9th Eid al-Adha (Islamic)) (Sunset July 9 to Sunset July 10)
13th Dharma Day (Buddhist)
26th Americans with Disabilities Act Day
29th Muharram (Islamic) (Sunset July 29 to Sunset Aug 28)


International Peace Month
6th Tisha B’Av (Jewish) (Sunset Aug 6 to Sunset Aug 7)
7th Ashura (Islamic)
9th World Indigenous Peoples’ Day
11th Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
12th International Youth Day
12th Ullambana (Buddhist)
13th Obon (Buddhist) (August 13 - 15)
15th Assumption of Mary (Christian)
18th Krishna Janmashtami/ Jayanti (Hindu)
19th World Humanitarian Day
23rd International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
26th Women’s Equality Day
31st Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)


National Hispanic Heritage Month
5th International Day of Charity
8th International Literacy Day
11th Enkutatash (Ethiopian New Year)
15th Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15)
16th Mexican Independence Day
17th Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
19th National Women’s Friendship Day
21st International Day of Peace
22nd American Business Women’s Day
22nd Autumnal Equinox
23rd Bi Visibility Day
23rd Indigenous People’s Day (Native American Day)
26th Navartri (Hindu) (Sept 26 to Oct 4)
25th Rosh Hashanah Jewish Holiday (sunset Sept 25 to sunset Sept 27)
27th Meskel (Ethiopian Orthodox and Eritrean Orthodox religious holiday)


LGBTQ History Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
1st Jerry Rescue Day (former slave)
2nd International Day of Non-Violence
4th Yom Kippur Jewish Holiday (Sunset Oct 4 to Sunset Oct 5)
5th Dassera (Hindu)
7th Mawlid Al-Nabi (Islamic-Sunni and Shi’a) (Sunset Oct 7 to Sunset Oct 8)
9th Sukkot Jewish Holiday (Sunset Oct 9 to Sunset Oct 16)
10th Indigenous Peoples Day
11th Coming Out Day
17th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17th Simchat Torah Jewish Holiday (Sunset Oct 17 to Sunset Oct 18)
31st Reformation Day
31st Halloween (Eve of All Saints’ Day)


National American Indian Heritage Month
1st All Saints’ Day
1st All Souls’ Day (Christian)
4th Bandi-Chhor Diwas (Sikh)
4th Diwali (Hindu)
6th Birth of Bab (Baha’i)
6th Gur-Gaddi Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh)
7th Birth of Baha’U’llah (Baha’i)
8th National STEM/STEAM Day
9th Kristallnacht (November 9 - 10)
10th Marine Corp Birthday
11th Veterans Day
16th International Day for Tolerance
17th World Peace Day
19th Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday (Sikh)
20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
23rd National Adoption Day
24th Thanksgiving
25th Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)
26th Native American Heritage Day
28th Advent (Christian) (Nov 28 - Dec 24)
28th Chanukah (Jewish) (Sunset Nov 28 to Sunset Dec 6)
30th Day to Remember Chemical Warfare Victims


3rd International Day of Disabled Persons
10th Human Rights Day
12th Our Lady of Guadalupe
15th Bill of Rights Day
21st Winter Solstice
24th Christmas Eve (Christian)
25th Christmas (Western Christian)
26th Kwanzaa (December 26 - January 1)
29th Wounded Knee Day