Diversity Calendar

Below is a list of the widely recognized awareness months and day(s) for specific groups, cultures or causes.

January

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Poverty in America Awareness Month

National Braille Literacy Month
1 Global Family Day/World Peace Day
4 World Braille Day
7 Orthodox Christmas
13 Korean American Day
14 Orthodox New Year
15 Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday
15 World Religion Day
16 Religious Freedom Day
17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
17
Civil Rights Day
23 World Freedom Day
27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

American History Month

Black History Month

Canadian History Month

Human Relations Month
1 Chinese New Year
1 Seol-nal, Korean New Year
1 Tet Nguyen Dan, Vietnamese New Year
1 National Freedom Day
1 World Interfaith Harmony Day
4 Rosa Parks Day
11 International Day of Women & Girls in Science
15 Parinirvana Day
20 World Day of Social Justice
21 International Mother Language Day
21 Daisy Gatson Bates Day
25 Mardi Gras
26 Ash Wednesday
28 Rare Disease Day

March

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Greek-American Heritage Month

Gender Equality Month

Irish-American Heritage Month

Ethnic Equality Month

National Women's History Month

National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
7 Equal Pay Day
8 International Women's Day
8 United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
10
Harriet Tubman Day
11 World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
16 St. Urho day
16-17 Purim
17 St. Patrick's Day
18 Lailat al Bara'a (Night of Emancipation)
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 World Down Syndrome Day
21 Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)
25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
30 World Bipolar Day
31 Advisor Appreciation Day
31 International Transgender Day of Visibility 

April

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Community Service Month

Autism Awareness Month

Arab-American Heritage Month

Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month

Celebrate Diversity Month
1 Ramadan begins
2 World Autism Awareness Day
7 International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
8–16 Passover
11 National Day of Silence
15 Passover begins
15 Youth Homelessness Matters Day
16 Emancipation Day
20 Chinese Language Day
20-21 Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)
21 Rivdan begins
23 Passover ends
23 Mimouna begins
23 Spanish Language Day
24 Mimouna ends
24 Orthodox Easter
24 International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace History
26 Lesbian Visibility Day
28 Holocaust Remembrance Day
28 Lailatul Qadr (The Night of Power)
30 Ramadan ends

May

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Indian Heritage Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

Mental Health Month

South Asian Heritage Month

Personal History Awareness Month

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month

Older Americans Month
2
Ridvan ends
3 Eid al-Fitr
5 Cinco de Mayo
5 National Day of Prayer
5 Yom Ha’atzmaut
22 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
24 Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz, Shavuot
29 Ascension of Bahau'llah

June

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

National Caribbean American Heritage Month

AIDS Awareness Month

LGBT Pride Month

Black Music Month
5 Pentecost
5-6
Shavuot
8 Race Unity Day
12 Loving Day
15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
19 Juneteenth
20 World Refugee Day
21 International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice History
26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture History

July

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

French American Heritage Month
4 Filipino-American Friendship Day
8-9 Day of Arafat
9-10 Eid al-Adha
10
The Martyrdom of the Bab
11 World Population Day
24 Pioneer Day (Mormon)
26 Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act
30 International Day of Friendship

August

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
  Black Business Month
  National Wellness Month
  International Peace Month
1 National Minority Donor Awareness Day
1-7 National Minority Donor Awareness Week
9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
13 International Lefthanders Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
26 National Women’s Equality Day
25-31 National Be Kind to Humankind Week
30 National Grief Awarenes Day

September

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Hispanic Heritage Month

National Guide Dog Month
  National Suicide Awareness Month
2
National Food Bank Day
4 National Suicide Prevention week begins
5 International Day of Charity
7 World Duchenne (Muscular Dystrophy) Awareness Day
8 International Literacy Day
10 World Suicide Prevention Day
12 National Native American Day
12 National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week begins
15 Hispanic Heritage Month begins
15 World Afro Day
15 International Day of Democracy
15 National German Heritage Month begins
16 Mexican Independence Day
18
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
21 International Day of Peace
23 National BRAVE Day
23 Celebrate Bisexuality Day
23 International Day of Sign Languages
24 Heritage Day (South Africa)
24 Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
24 Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
25 Rosh Hashanah begins
26 European Languages Day
26 International Week of the Deaf begins
27
Rosh Hashanah ends
30
International Translation Day

October

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Bullying Prevention Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  Dyslexia Awareness Month

Family History Month

Filipino-American Heritage Month

Italian-American Heritage Month

LGBTQIA+ History Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  National Women's Small Business Month
  World Blindness Awareness Month
  Global Diversity Awareness Month
  National Bullying Prevention Month

National Work and Family Month

Polish-American Heritage Month
1 International Day of Older Persons
2 International Day of Non-Violence
3
National GOE (Growth, Overcome, Empower) Day
6 German American Heritage Day
6 World Cerebral Palsy Day
9-16 Sukkot
10 World Mental Health Day
10 World Homeless Day
11 National Coming Out Day
15 International Day of Rural Women
15 Hispanic Heritage Month ends
15 National German Heritage Month ends
15 White Cane Safety Day
16 Global Dignity Day
16 Spirit Day (Bullying Prevention)
17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 Black Poetry Day
19 World Humanitarian Action Day
19
National LGBT Center Awareness Day
22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
24 World Dwarfism Awareness Day
25 World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day
26-27 Birth of Baha'u'llah

November

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

National Native American Heritage Month
  Epilepsy Awareness Month
  National Scholarship Month
1 All Saints Day
2 All Souls Day
7 Birth of the Bab in Shiraz
11 Veterans Day/Armistice Day
13 World Kindness Day
16 International Day for Tolerance
17 International Students' Day
20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
25 International Day of Mourning
25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized

Universal Human Rights Month
  Learn a Foreign Language Month
1 World AIDS Day
2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
10 International Human Rights Day
10 Jane Addams Day
18
International Migrants Day
19 Hanukkah begins
20 International Human Solidarity Day
25 Christmas
26 Hanukkah ends
26– Jan 1 Kwanzaa