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Celebrating and Honoring 2023-24

Wishing you a meaningful recognition of all holidays, celebrations, and remembrances that are occurring this year.

There are innumerable moments that we may not have captured. If you would like to have a holiday recognized, please let us know so we can celebrate you and your community moving forward.

August 2023  

Aug. 1   Lammas/Lughnasadh (begins)

Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus (begins)

Aug. 4   Birthday of Barack Obama

Aug. 6   Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast of the Transfiguration)

Aug. 9   International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Aug. 13   Obon (Ullambana) (begins)

Aug. 15   India Independence Day

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

Dormition of the Theotokos

Aug. 17   Marcus Garvey Day

South Asian Heritage Month (ends)

Aug. 18   Lord Krishna’s Birthday

Aug. 21   Khordad Sal

Aug. 23    International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and the

anniversary of the uprising in Santo Domingo

Aug. 24   Birthday of Marlee Matlin

Aug. 26   Women’s Equality Day

Aug. 29    Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Aug. 30   Raksha Bandhan

Hungry Ghost Festival

September 2023 

Sept. 1   National Recovery Month (begins)

Sept. 4    Labor Day

Sept. 6   Janmashtami (begins)

Arba’een

Sept. 11   Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Paryushana Parvarambha

Sept. 12   Ethiopian New Year

Sept. 14   Elevation of the Life Giving Cross

Sept. 15   Latinx Heritage Month (begins)

Rosh Hashanah (begins)

Sept. 18   Fast of Gedaliah

Sept. 19   Ganesh Chaturthi

Sept. 20   HeForShe

Sept. 21   Nativity of the Theotokos

Mabon (begin)

Sept. 22   Autumnal Equinox

Native American Day

Sept. 23   Bisexuality Day

Sept. 24   Yom Kippur (begins)

Sept. 26   Mawlid (begins)

Sept. 27   Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni)

Meskel

Sept. 28   Teacher’s Day in Taiwan

Eid Milad un-Nabi

Sept. 29   Sukkot (begins)

Michaelmas

October 2023 

Oct. 1  National Disability Employment Awareness Month (begins)

Global Diversity Awareness Month (begins)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (begins)

LGBTQ+ History Month (begins)

Polish American Heritage Month (begins)

Black History Month (begins)

Filipino American History Month (begins)

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (begins)

Oct. 3   Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Shia)

Oct. 4   St. Francis Day

Blessing of the Animals

Oct. 6   Shemini Atzeret (begins)

Oct. 7   Simchat Torah (begins)

Oct. 8   International Lesbian Day

Latina Equal Pay Day

Oct. 9   Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day

Oct. 10  World Mental Health Day

Canadian Thanksgiving

Oct. 11   National Coming Out Day

Oct. 14   Defender of Ukraine Day

Oct. 15   Navratri (begins)

Oct. 16   Birth of Báb

Oct. 17   Birth of Bahá’u’lláh; Spirit Day

Oct. 18   International Pronouns Day

Oct. 20   Sikh Holy Day

Oct. 23   Asexual Awareness Week (begins)

Oct. 24   Dasara

Dussehra

Vijayadashami

Oct. 25    Larry Itliong Day

Oct. 26    Intersex Awareness Day

Oct. 31    Halloween

Reformation Day

Samhain (begins)