Calendar (Heritage Months, Important Dates & More)

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Anisha Nandi
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  • National Mentoring month 
  • Human Trafficking prevention month

Days to Note:

January 15: MLK Day

January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day


  • Black History Month

Days to Note:

February 10: Lunar New Year

February 14: Ash Wednesday


  • Women’s History Month 
  • Irish American Heritage Month

Days to Note:

March 8: International Women's Day

March 11: Ramadan begins (ends April 9th)

March 12: National Equal Pay Day

March 15: International Day to Combat Islamophobia

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day

March 23: Purim (Jewish)

March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 24: Palm Sunday (Christian)

March 25: Holi

March 31: Trans Day of Visibility

March 31: Easter


  • Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness Month
  • Arab American Heritage Month 
  • Autism Awareness Month 
  • National Volunteer Month

Days to Note:

April 2: World Autism Day

April 9-10: Eid al-Fitr

April 11-17: Black Maternal Health Week

April 22: Passover Begins (ends April 30th)

April 22: Earth Day

April 22nd-28th: Lesbian Visibility Week

April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 25: Bring a Kid to Work Day


  • National Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • National Hearing and Speech Month

Days to Note:

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 16: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia


  • Pride Month
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Men's Mental Health Month
  • National Immigrant Heritage Month
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
  • National PTSD Awareness Month

Days to Note:

June 12: Loving Day

June 14: Start of Hajj

June 16: Father’s Day

June 18: International Day of Countering Hate Speech

June 19: Juneteenth

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)

June 22: Windrush Day (United Kingdom)

June 26: Anniversary of Marriage Equality

June 27: National PTSD Awareness Day

June 28: Anniversary of Stonewall Riots


  • Disability Pride Month
  • Independent Retailer Month 

Days to Note:

July 1: Canada Day

July 4: Independence Day (United States)

July 7: Al-Hijra begins

July 14: International Non-Binary Peoples Day 

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

July 18: Nelson Mandela International Day 

July 24: International Self-Care Day

July 25: National Hire a Veteran Day

July 28: Parents’ Day (USA)

July 26: Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


  • Black Business Month

Days to Note:

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 26: Women’s Equality Day


  • Hispanic / Latino/a/x/e Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)
  • National Recovery Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month

Days to Note: 

September 15: Hispanic / Latino/a/x/e Heritage Month Kicks Off

September 18: International Equal Pay Day 

September 21: International Day of Peace

September 26: European Day of Languages

September 27: World Tourism Day


  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
  • LGBTQ History Month 
  • UK Black History Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Filipino-American History Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Work and Family Month

Days to Note:

October 2: Rosh Hashanah begins (ends Oct 4th)

October 8: International Lesbian Day

October 10: World Mental Health Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 11: Yom Kippur begins (ends Oct 12th)

October 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day /  Columbus Day

October 15: National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

October 16: International Pronouns Day 

October 17: Spirit Day (supporting LGBTQIA+ youth)

October 19: National LGBT Center Awareness Day

Last week in October: Asexual Awareness Week

October 26: Intersex Awareness Day


  • Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month 
  • Military Family Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month

Days to Note:

November 1: Diwali - Hindu Festival of Lights

November 11: Veterans Day

November 17: National ERG Day

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 28: Thanksgiving

November 29: Native American Heritage Day


  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Days to Note:

December 1: World HIV and Aids Day 

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5: International Volunteer Day

December 7: Hanukkah begins (at sunset, ends Jan 2nd)

December 10: International Human Rights Day

December 25: Christmas

December 26: Kwanzaa begins (ends Jan 1st)

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