Celebrate Your Team Diversity

Diversity at Work

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Creating an inclusive workplace is an ongoing effort. It’s important to recognize and incorporate various professional, cultural, religious, and secular holidays in your team building planning throughout the year. This approach ensures a more inclusive and respectful work environment. Along with our monthly event planners, you can also use the below guide to help you look ahead and see where you may want to do your diversity based events.
Diversity in Teams

2024 Diversity Events Calendar

Month-long observances:

  • National Mentoring Month
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Important January calendar dates:

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 4 – World Braille Day
  • January 7 – Coptic Orthodox Christmas
  • January 25 – Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
  • January 13 – Maghi (Sikh)
  • January 21 – World Religion Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 24 – International Day of Education
  • January 26 – International Customs Day
  • January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Month-long observances:

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month

Important February calendar dates:

  • February 1 – National Freedom Day
  • February 4 — Rosa Parks Day
  • February 6 — Safer Internet Day
  • February 10 — Chinese New Year (Year of the Dragon)
  • February 11 – International Day of Women & Girls in Science
  • February 12 – International Epilepsy Day
  • February 13 – Mardi Gras
  • February 14 – Ash Wednesday
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • February 15 – Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
  • February 15 – International Childhood Cancer Day
  • February 19 – Family Day (Canada)
  • February 20 – World Day of Social Justice

Month-long observances:

  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • National Colon Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness and Education Month
  • National Women’s History Month

Important March calendar dates:

  • March 1 – Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 8 – Maha Shivarati (Hindu)
  • March 10 –  Ramadan begins (Islam)
  • March 14 – Pi π Day
  • March 14 – Equal Pay Day
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • 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 – Holi (Hindu)
  • March 24 – Palm Sunday (Christian)
  • March 29– Good Friday (Christian)
  • March 31 – International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • March 31 – Easter (Christian)

Month-long observances:

  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Earth Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Volunteer Month

Important April calendar dates:

  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 5 – Laylat al-Qadr (Muslim)
  • April 9 – Eid-al-Fitr/End of Ramadan (Muslim)
  • April 12 – National Day of Silence (LGBTQ+)
  • April 21 – Start of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • April 22 – Passover begins (Jewish)
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 30 – Passover ends

Month-long observances:

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Indian Heritage Month
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • South Asian American Heritage Month

Important May calendar dates:

  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5 – Yom Hashoah (Jewish)
  • May 16 – Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
  • May 20 – Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 23 – Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • May 29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
  • May 27 – Memorial Day

Month-long observances:

  • Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  • Black Music Month
  • National Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Pride Month (LGBTQ+)

Important June calendar dates

  • June 5 – World Environment Day
  • June 9 – Race Unity Day
  • June 12 – Loving Day
  • June 16 – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
  • June 19 – Juneteenth
  • June 20 – World Refugee Day
  • June 20 – Litha, Summer Solstice (Pagan)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
  • June 24 – St-Jean-Baptiste Day (Quebec)
  • June 28 – Pride Day (LGBTQ+) (varies by city and country)

Month-long observances:

  • French-American Heritage Month

Important July calendar dates

  • July 1 – Canada Day (Canada)
  • July 4 – Independence Day (USA)
  • July 7 – Muharram Islamic New Year
  • July 9 – Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • July 11 – World Populace Day
  • July 14 – Bastille Day
  • July 18 – International Nelson Mandela Day
  • July 24 – Pioneer Day (Mormon)
  • July 26 – National Disability Independence Day (commemorates the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act)
  • July 30 – International Day of Friendship

Month-long observances:

  • National Civility Month

Important August calendar dates:

  • August 7 – Purple Heart Day
  • August 9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • August 13 – Left-Handers Day
  • August 17 – Marcus Garvey Day (Jamaican)
  • August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
  • August 21 – Senior Citizens Day
  • August 26 – Women’s Equality Day
  • August 26 – Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

Month-long observances:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Guide Dog Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month

Important September calendar dates:

  • September 2 – Labor Day
  • September 5 – International Day of Charity
  • September 11 – Patriot Day (U.S.A.)
  • September 15 – International Day of Democracy
  • September 16 – Mexican Independence Day
  • September 21 – International Day of Peace
  • September 21 – World Gratitude Day
  • September 22 – American Business Women’s Day
  • September 27 – National Native American Day
  • September 30 – National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (Canada)

Month-long observances:

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Filipino-American Heritage Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ History Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • Family History Month

Important October calendar dates:

  • October 2 – International Day of Nonviolence
  • October 2 – Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish)
  • October 3 – Navrati begins (Hindu)
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 – National Coming Out Day (LGBTQ+)
  • October 11 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • October 14 – National Indigenous Peoples’ Day (United States)
  • October 14 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
  • October 16 – Sukkot (Jewish)
  • October 16 – Bosses’ Day
  • October 19 – Spirit Day (LGBTQ+ anti-bullying)
  • October 20 – Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • October 20 – Sikh Holy Day (birth of Guru Granth)
  • October 21 – Waste Reduction Week
  • October 22 – International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • October 31 – Halloween
  • October 31 – Diwali (Hindu)

Month-long observances:

  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • National Native American, American Heritage Month

Important calendar dates:

  • November 1-2 – Dia de Muertos
  • November 1 – All Saints’ Day (Roman Catholic)
  • November 1 – National Stress Awareness Day
  • November 2 – All Souls’ Day
  • November 9 – World Freedom Day
  • November 9 – World Adoption Day
  • November 11 – Remembrance/Veterans Day
  • November 12 – Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
  • November 13 – World Kindness Day
  • November 16 – International Day for Tolerance
  • November 19 – International Men’s Day
  • November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • November 20 – Universal Children’s Day (Human Rights, U.N.)
  • November 28 – Thanksgiving
  • November 25 – Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)
  • November 27 – Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)

Month-long observances:

  • HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Important December calendar dates:

  • December 1 – World AIDS Day
  • December 3 – International Day for People with Disabilities
  • December 5 – International Volunteer Day
  • December 9 – International Genocide Prevention Day
  • December 10 – International Human Rights Day
  • December 21 – Yule Winter Solstice (Pagan)
  • December 25 – Christmas (Christian)
  • December 25 – Hanukkah begins at sunset (Jewish)
  • December 26 – Kwanzaa week (Celebration of African Customs & Cultures)
  • December 26 – Boxing Day
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  • January 2, 2025 – Hanukkah ends at sunset (Jewish)

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