DEI Cultural & Events Calendar

  • Eid ul-Adha
    Eid ul-Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries. In 2024, Eid ul-Adha will begin on the evening of Sunday 16 June and end on the evening of Thursday 20 June. Eid ul-Adha celebrates the time when Ibrahim had a dream which he believed was a message from Allah asking him to sacrifice his son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God.
  • Father’s Day
    Celebrates fathers and fatherhood

  • Juneteenth
    Commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States

  • World Refugee Day
    Raises awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide
  • Litha
    Modern Pagan and Wiccan celebration of the summer solstice

  • 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.

  • National HIV Testing Day
    National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is celebrated annually on June 27 to raise awareness of HIV testing and early diagnosis. The day encourages people to get tested for HIV, learn their status, and access care and treatment.

  • National Minority Mental Health Month
    National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month, is celebrated every July to raise awareness of the unique mental health challenges faced by racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. The month was first recognized in 2008.

  • Independence Day
    Celebration of the independence of the United States

  • Al-Hijra
    Islamic New Year, marks the migration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina

  • Martyrdom of the Bab
    Bahá'í observance of the martyrdom of the Báb

  • Republic Day
    Commemorates the French Revolution and the establishment of the French Republic
  • Bastille Day
    Commemorates the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution

  • International Nelson Mandela Day
    Honors Nelson Mandela's legacy and promotes community service

  • Dharma Day
    Buddhist celebration of the Buddha's first sermon

  • Pioneer Day
    Commemorates the arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley

  • ADA Day
    Commemorates the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for Black women

  • Eid al-Adha
    Islamic festival commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son
  • International Day of Friendship
    Promotes friendship and understanding among cultures and individuals

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
    Promotes and protects the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide

  • Tisha B’Av
    Jewish day of mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem
  • Krishna Janmashtami
    Hindu celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna

  • Raksha Bandhan
    Hindu festival celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters

  • Ashura
    Islamic observance of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad

  • World Humanitarian Day
    Honors humanitarian workers and advocates for the safety and well-being of aid workers

  • Women’s Equality Day
    Commemorates the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote

  • Labor Day
    Celebrates the contributions of laborers and workers
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
    Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha

  • Mexican Independence Day
    Celebration of Mexico's independence from Spain

  • International Day of Peace
    Global day of ceasefire and peace

  • Bi Visibility Day
    Celebration of bisexuality and visibility

  • European Day of Languages
    Celebration of linguistic diversity in Europe

  • Eid Milad ul-Nabi
    Celebration of the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
  • Navratri
    Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess Durga
  • Rosh Hashanah
    Jewish New Year

  • International Day of Nonviolence
    Commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday and advocacy for nonviolence

  • Yom Kippur
    Day of Atonement in Judaism

  • Sukkot
    Jewish festival of booths

  • World Mental Health Day
    Raising awareness of mental health issues

  • National Coming Out Day
    Celebration of coming out and LGBTQ+ visibility

  • Shemini Atzeret
    Jewish holiday marking the end of Sukkot
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
    Honoring and celebrating the history and culture of Indigenous peoples

  • Simchat Torah
    Celebration of the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle
  • White Cane Safety Day
    Awareness day for the white cane as a symbol of blindness and visual impairment

  • International Stuttering Awareness Day
    Raising awareness of stuttering and speech disorders

  • Diwali
    Hindu festival of lights

  • Halloween
    Celebration of costumes and trick-or-treating

  • Día de los Muertos
    Mexican Day of the Dead honoring deceased loved ones
  • All Saints’ Day
    Honors all saints, known and unknown, in Christianity
  • All Saints’ Day
    Celebration of all saints in Christianity
  • Latina’s Equal Pay Day
    Raising awareness of the pay gap for Latina women

  • All Souls’ Day
    Remembrance of all the faithful departed in Christianity

  • Birth of the Bab
    Bahá'í celebration of the birth of the Bab

  • Veterans Day
    Honoring military veterans

  • Birth of Baha’u’llah
    Bahá'í celebration of the birth of Baha’u’llah
  • Sikh Holy Day
    Observance in the Sikh faith

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Honoring transgender individuals who have lost their lives to violence

  • Guru Nanek Dev Ji’s birthday
    Celebration of the birth of Guru Nanak in Sikhism

  • Day of the Covenant
    Bahá'í celebration of the covenant between God and humanity

  • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha
    Bahá'í commemoration of the ascension of Abdu’l-Baha

  • Thanksgiving
    Celebration of gratitude and harvest

  • Native American Heritage Day
    Honoring the contributions of Native Americans

  • Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day
    Raises awareness about the pay gap for Native American women

  • World AIDS Day
    Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic

  • International Day for People with Disabilities
    Promoting the rights and well-being of people with disabilities

  • St. Nicholas’ Day
    Celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas

  • International Human Rights Day
    Commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Las Posadas
    Mexican Christmas tradition reenacting Mary and Joseph's search for shelter

  • Yule Winter Solstice
    Celebration of the winter solstice

  • Hanukkah
    Jewish festival of lights

  • Christmas Eve
    Celebration of the evening before Christmas

  • Christmas
    Celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

  • Kwanzaa
    African-American cultural celebration

  • New Year’s Eve
    Celebration of the last day of the year