ESC's Calendar of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Holidays:

Let's Celebrate!

January

Monthly Celebrations: 

Poverty in America Awareness Month

Holidays: 

January 1st: World Peace Day

January 15th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (Holiday typically observed on the following Monday Day)

Date varies Chinese New Year

January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

April

Monthly Celebrations: 

National Deaf History Month (Mar 13-Apr 15)

Community Service Month

Earth Month

Autism Awareness Month

Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrate Diversity Month

Holidays: 

April 2nd: Autism Awareness Day

April 15th: Youth Homelessness Matters Day

April 22nd: Earth Day

July

Monthly Celebrations: 

French American Heritage Month

Holidays: 

July 4th: Independence Day

July 4th: Filipino American Friendship Day

July 26th: Disability Independence Day (Americans with Disabilities Act Signed)

October

Monthly Celebrations: 

Disability/Diverse Ability History and Employment Awareness Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Body Acceptance Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Italian, Filipino, Polish, and German American Heritage Month

Holidays: 

October 2nd: Day of Non-Violence

October 6th: German American Heritage Day

October 10th: World Mental Health Day

October 11th: National Coming Out Day

October 16th: Spirit Day–Anti Bullying Day

October 17th: Body Acceptance Day

February

Monthly Celebrations: 

African American History Month

Holidays: 

February 20th: World Day of Social Justice

May

Monthly Celebrations: 

Older Americans Month and Ageism Awareness Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander, Haitian, Indian Heritage Month, and South Asian Heritage Month

Holidays: 

May 5th: Cinco de Mayo

May 22nd: Day for Biological Diversity

May 25th: Memorial Day

August

Monthly Celebrations: 

National Civility Month

Holidays: 

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

August 23rd: Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 26th: Women’s Equality Day

November

Monthly Celebrations: 

Native American (Indigenous Peoples) History Month

Alaska Native Heritage Month

Holidays: 

November 11th: Veterans Day/Armistice Day

November 13th: World Kindness Day

November 16th: Day for Tolerance

November 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Third Thursday of the Month: Thanksgiving

Day after Thanksgiving: Native American (Indigenous Peoples) Awareness Day

March

Monthly Celebrations: 

Women’s History Month

Irish American Heritage Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Holidays: 

March 8th: International Women's Day

March 17th: St. Patrick's Day

March 21st: World Down Syndrome Day

March 31st: Equal Pay Day

June

Monthly Celebrations: 

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Caribbean American Heritage Month

AIDS Awareness Month

Holidays: 

June 8th: Race Unity Day

June 12th: Loving Day

June 19th: Juneteenth

September

Monthly Celebrations: 

Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month (Sept 15-Oct 15)

National Guide Dog Month

Holidays: 

September 7th: Labor Day

September 11th: Patriot Day

September 12th: National Native American Day

September 21st: Day of Peace

December

Monthly Celebrations: 

Universal Human Rights Month

Holidays: 

December 1st:  World AIDS Day

December 3rd: Day for People with Disability

December 10th: Human Rights Day

December 20th: Human Solidarity Day

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