Diversity Awareness Calendar

The following is a list of widely recognized awareness months and days dedicated to specific groups, cultures, or causes. These awareness months and days are intended to increase awareness and understanding for the respective group, culture, or cause, not to trivialize them.



Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Poverty in America Awareness Month
1 New Year's Day
1 Global Family Day/World Peace Day
4 World Braille Day
16 Martin Luther King, Jr Day
21 World Religion Day
26 International Customs Day
27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month American History Month
All Month Black History Month
All Month Canadian History Month
All Month Human Relations Month
10 Lunar New Year
13 Mardi Gras
14 St. Valentine's Day
14 Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent)
15 Nirvana Day
19 Presidents Day
20 World Day Of Social Justice


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
All Month Greek-American Heritage Month
All Month Gender Equality Month
All Month Irish-American Heritage Month
All Month Ethnic Equality Month
All Month National Women's History Month
8 International Women's Day
8 United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
10 Ramadan begins
11 World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
12 Equal Pay Day
14 Pi Day
16 St. Urho day
17 St. Patrick's Day
20–21 Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year)
23–24 Purim
25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
31 Easter


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Community Service Month
All Month Earth Month
All Month Autism Awareness Month
All Month Arab-American Heritage Month
All Month Tartan (Scottish-American) Heritage Month
All Month Celebrate Diversity Month
2 World Autism Awareness Day
7 International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
9 Ramadan ends
12 National Day Of Silence
17 Youth Homelessness Matters Day
20 First Day of Ridvan - Festival of Ridvan
21 Advisor Appreciation Day
22 Passover starts
22 Earth Day
28–29 The Ninth Day of Ridvan
30 Passover ends


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
All Month Haitian Heritage Month
All Month Indian Heritage Month
All Month Jewish-American Heritage Month
All Month Mental Health Month
All Month South Asian Heritage Month
All Month Personal History Awareness Month
All Month Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
All Month Older Americans Month
1-2 The Twelfth Day of Ridvan
1-2 Ridvan ends
4 Star Wars Day
5 Cinco De Mayo
8–9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during WWII
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
22 Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz, Shavuot
27 Memorial Day
27–28 Ascension of Bahau'llah


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month National Caribbean American Heritage Month
All Month LGBT Pride Month
All Month Black Music Month
9 Race Unity Day
12 Loving Day
19 Juneteenth
1-30 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day…


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month French-American Heritage Month
4 Filipino-American Friendship Day
9 The Martyrdom of the Bab
9 World Population Day
24 Pioneer Day
26 Americans with Disabilities Act Signed "Disability Independence Day"


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month National Civility Month
9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
12–13 Tisha B'Av
13 International Lefthanders Day
19 World Humanitarian Day
23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
26 Women’s Equality Day


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
9/15–10/15 Hispanic Heritage Month
9/15–10/15 National German Heritage Month (Sept. 15–Oct. 15)
All Month National Guide Dog Month
2 Labor Day
2-4 Rosh Hashanah
11 Patriot Day
11–12 Yom Kippur
15 International Day of Democracy
16 Mexican Independence Day
16 Sukkot starts
19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 International Day of Peace
23 Sukkot ends
26 European Languages Day
27 World Tourism Day


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Bullying Prevention Month
All Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month
All Month AIDS Awareness Month
All Month Down Syndrome Awareness Month
All Month Family History Month
All Month Filipino-American Heritage Month
All Month Italian-American Heritage Month
All Month LGBT History Month
All Month National Disability Employment Awareness Month
All Month Polish American Month
All Month National Work and Family Month
2 International Day of Non-Violence
6 German American Day
10 World Mental Health Day
11 National Coming Out Day
14 National Indigenous People’s Day
15 White Cane Safety Day
17 Spirit Day-Anti Bullying…
17 Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
31 Halloween


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month National Native American Heritage Month
All Month National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
1–2 Day Of The Dead
3 Birth of Baha’u’llah
9 World Freedom Day
11 Veterans Day/Armistice Day
13 World Kindness Day
16 International Day for Tolerance
17 International Students' Day
20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
28 Thanksgiving


Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Universal Human Rights Month
1 World AIDS Day
2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 International Day for People with Disability
10 International Human Rights Day
20 International Human Solidarity Day
25 Christmas
12/25–1/2 Hanukkah
12/26–1/1 Kwanzaa
31 New Year's Eve