DEI Cultural & Events Calendar

February 2024

  • 01
    National Freedom Day
    Commemorates the signing of the 13th Amendment
  • 01
    Black History Month
    Recognizes the achievements and contributions of African Americans
  • 02
    Candlemas
    Christian feast commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple
  • 10
    Lunar New Year
    Chinese New Year and other lunar new year celebrations
  • 14
    Valentine’s Day
    Celebration of love and affection
  • 15
    Nirvana Day
    Buddhist observance of the death of the Buddha and his attainment of Nirvana
  • 19
    Presidents’ Day
    Honors the U.S. presidents, especially George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
  • 20
    Mardi Gras
    Christian celebration before the Lenten season
  • 21
    Ash Wednesday
    Christian observance marking the start of Lent
  • 22
    Asian-American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for Asian-American women
  • 22
    Asian American and Pacific Islander Women’s Equal Pay
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for AAPI women
  • 24
    Mukha Bucha Day
    Theravada Buddhist celebration of the Fourfold Assembly
  • 24
    Maghi-Purnima
    Hindu festival celebrating the end of the month of Magh
  • 28
    Purim
    Jewish festival commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman

March 2024

  • 01
    Greek-American Heritage Month
    Celebrates the contributions of Greek Americans to the United States
  • 01
    Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
    Promotes understanding and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
  • 01
    Irish-American Heritage Month
    Celebrates the contributions of Irish Americans to the United States
  • 01
    National Women’s History Month
    Honors and recognizes the contributions of women in history
  • 01
    Maha Shivaratri
    Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva
  • 08
    International Women’s Day
    Celebrates the achievements and contributions of women worldwide
  • 14
    Mother’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the gender pay gap for mothers
  • 17
    St. Patrick’s Day
    Celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick
  • 19
    Ostara
    Modern Pagan and Wiccan celebration of the spring equinox
  • 21
    Norooz
    Persian New Year and Zoroastrian festival
  • 21
    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    Promotes tolerance, inclusion, and the elimination of racial discrimination
  • 21
    Naw-Ruz
    New Year in the Bahá'í calendar and Persian calendar
  • 25
    Lailat al Miraj
    Islamic observance of the Prophet Muhammad's night journey and ascent to heaven
  • 25
    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    Commemorates the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade
  • 31
    International Transgender Day of Visibility
    Raises awareness of transgender issues and celebrates transgender people

April 2024

  • 02
    Lord’s Evening Meal
    Jehovah's Witnesses observance of the Last Supper
  • 05
    Holi
    Hindu festival of colors and spring
  • 07
    Mahavir Jayanti
    Observance of the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara in Jainism
  • 07
    Palm Sunday
    Christian celebration of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
  • 09
    All Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the gender pay gap
  • 12
    National Day of Silence
    Raises awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment
  • 15
    Passover or Pesach
    Jewish festival commemorating the liberation of the Israelites from slavery
  • 24
    Armenian Martyrs’ Day
    Commemorates the Armenian genocide and honors its victims
  • 28
    Pascha
    Eastern Orthodox celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • 30
    Laylat al-Qadr
    Islamic observance of the Night of Power, commemorating the first revelation of the Quran

May 2024

  • 01
    Beltane
    Celtic festival marking the beginning of the warmer season
  • 03
    Eid al-Fitr
    Islamic celebration marking the end of Ramadan
  • 05
    Cinco de Mayo
    Commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla
  • 12
    Mother’s Day
    Celebrates mothers and motherhood
  • 17
    International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia
    Raises awareness about LGBTQ+ rights and challenges
  • 18
    Vesak Day or Visakha Puja
    Buddhist celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha
  • 21
    World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
    Promotes cultural diversity and understanding
  • 23
    Declaration of the Bab
    Bahá'í commemoration of the declaration of the Báb, a central figure in the Bahá'í Faith
  • 25
    Africa Day
    Commemorates the founding of the African Union
  • 27
    Memorial Day
    Honors the men and women who have died in military service to the United States
  • 29
    Ascension of Baha’u’llah
    Bahá'í observance of the ascension of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith
  • 30
    The Feast of the Ascension
    Christian celebration of the ascension of Jesus into heaven

June 2024

  • 01
    Pride Month

    LGBT Pride Month is a month, typically June, dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969, and has since spread outside of the United States.


    Pride 2023: Empowering Health - Callen-Lorde

    Celebrating Pride Month in New York State
  • 09
    Shavuot
    Jewish festival commemorating the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
  • 09
    Pentecost
    Christian celebration of the descent of the Holy Spirit
  • 10
    Race Unity Day
    Promotes racial harmony and unity
  • 12
    Loving Day
    Commemorates the legalization of interracial marriage in the United States
  • 12
    Anne Frank Day
    Commemorates the birthday of Anne Frank and promotes tolerance and human rights
  • 15
    Native American Citizenship Day
    Celebrates the granting of U.S. citizenship to Native Americans
  • 16
    Father’s Day
    Celebrates fathers and fatherhood
  • 19
    Juneteenth
    Commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States
  • 20
    World Refugee Day
    Raises awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide
  • 21
    Litha
    Modern Pagan and Wiccan celebration of the summer solstice
  • 26
    Anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
    Celebrates the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S.

July 2024

  • 04
    Independence Day
    Celebration of the independence of the United States
  • 07
    Dharma Day
    Buddhist celebration of the Buddha's first sermon
  • 09
    Martyrdom of the Bab
    Bahá'í observance of the martyrdom of the Báb
  • 14
    Republic Day
    Commemorates the French Revolution and the establishment of the French Republic
  • 14
    Bastille Day
    Commemorates the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution
  • 18
    International Nelson Mandela Day
    Honors Nelson Mandela's legacy and promotes community service
  • 24
    Pioneer Day
    Commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley
  • 26
    ADA Day
    Commemorates the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 27
    Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for Black women
  • 28
    Al-Hijra
    Islamic New Year, marks the migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina
  • 30
    International Day of Friendship
    Promotes friendship and understanding among cultures and individuals
  • 30
    Eid al-Adha
    Islamic festival commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son
  • 31
    Tisha B’Av
    Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem

August 2024

  • 09
    International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
    Promotes and protects the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide
  • 12
    Krishna Janmashtami
    Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna
  • 15
    Raksha Bandhan
    Hindu festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters
  • 18
    Ashura
    Islamic observance of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
  • 19
    World Humanitarian Day
    Honors humanitarian workers and advocates for the safety and well-being of aid workers
  • 26
    Women’s Equality Day
    Commemorates the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote

September 2024

  • 02
    Ganesh Chaturthi
    Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha
  • 02
    Labor Day
    Celebrates the contributions of laborers and workers
  • 16
    Mexican Independence Day
    Celebration of Mexico's independence from Spain
  • 21
    International Day of Peace
    Global day of ceasefire and peace
  • 23
    Bi Visibility Day
    Celebration of bisexuality and visibility
  • 26
    European Day of Languages
    Celebration of linguistic diversity in Europe
  • 29
    Eid Milad ul-Nabi
    Celebration of the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
  • 29
    Navratri
    Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Durga
  • 29
    Rosh Hashanah
    Jewish New Year

October 2024

  • 02
    International Day of Nonviolence
    Commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday and advocacy for nonviolence
  • 03
    Yom Kippur
    Day of Atonement in Judaism
  • 08
    Sukkot
    Jewish festival of booths
  • 10
    World Mental Health Day
    Raising awareness of mental health issues
  • 11
    National Coming Out Day
    Celebration of coming out and LGBTQ+ visibility
  • 14
    Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    Honoring and celebrating the history and culture of Indigenous peoples
  • 14
    Shemini Atzeret
    Jewish holiday marking the end of Sukkot
  • 15
    Simchat Torah
    Celebration of the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle
  • 15
    White Cane Safety Day
    Awareness day for the white cane as a symbol of blindness and visual impairment
  • 22
    International Stuttering Awareness Day
    Raising awareness of stuttering and speech disorders
  • 27
    Diwali
    Hindu festival of lights
  • 31
    Halloween
    Celebration of costumes and trick-or-treating

November 2024

  • 01
    Día de los Muertos
    Mexican Day of the Dead honoring deceased loved ones
  • 01
    All Saints’ Day
    Honors all saints, known and unknown, in Christianity
  • 01
    All Saints’ Day
    Celebration of all saints in Christianity
  • 01
    Latina’s Equal Pay Day
    Raising awareness of the pay gap for Latina women
  • 02
    All Souls’ Day
    Remembrance of all the faithful departed in Christianity
  • 09
    Birth of the Bab
    Bahá'í celebration of the birth of the Bab
  • 11
    Veterans Day
    Honoring military veterans
  • 12
    Birth of Baha’u’llah
    Bahá'í celebration of the birth of Baha’u’llah
  • 12
    Sikh Holy Day
    Observance in the Sikh faith
  • 20
    Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Honoring transgender individuals who have lost their lives to violence
  • 23
    Guru Nanek Dev Ji’s birthday
    Celebration of the birth of Guru Nanak in Sikhism
  • 26
    Day of the Covenant
    Bahá'í celebration of the covenant between God and humanity
  • 27
    Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha
    Bahá'í commemoration of the ascension of Abdu’l-Baha
  • 28
    Thanksgiving
    Celebration of gratitude and harvest
  • 29
    Native American Heritage Day
    Honoring the contributions of Native Americans
  • 30
    Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for Native American women

December 2024

  • 01
    World AIDS Day
    Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic
  • 03
    International Day for People with Disabilities
    Promoting the rights and well-being of people with disabilities
  • 06
    St. Nicholas’ Day
    Celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas
  • 10
    International Human Rights Day
    Commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 16
    Las Posadas
    Mexican Christmas tradition reenacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter
  • 21
    Yule Winter Solstice
    Celebration of the winter solstice
  • 22
    Hanukkah
    Jewish festival of lights
  • 24
    Christmas Eve
    Celebration of the evening before Christmas
  • 25
    Christmas
    Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ
  • 26
    Kwanzaa
    African-American cultural celebration
  • 31
    New Year’s Eve
    Celebration of the last day of the year