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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. 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)

November 2023 

Nov. 1, National Native American Heritage Month (begins); Movember (begins); All Saints’ Day; Día de los Muertos; National Family Caregivers Month (begins)

Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day

Nov. 4, Bandi Chorh Diwas

Nov 5, Trans Parent Day

Nov. 11, Veterans Day

Nov. 12, Diwali

Nov. 13, Transgender Awareness Week (begins)

Nov. 16, International Day for Tolerance; Dutch American Heritage Day

Nov. 19, International Men’s Day

Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 21, Presentation of the Theotokos

Nov 23, Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 24, Native American Heritage Day

Nov. 26, Feast of Christ the King

Nov. 27, Parkash Guru Nanak; Ascension of Abdu’l Baha (begins)

Nov. 28, Nativity Fast (begins)

Nov. 30, St. Andrew’s Day; Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

December 2023 

Dec. 1, World AIDS Day

Dec. 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities; Advent (begins)

Dec. 7, Chanukah/Hanukkah (begins); Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 8, Bodhi Day; Immaculate Conception of Mary; Pansexual Pride Day

Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day

Dec. 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 13, St. Lucia’s Day

Dec. 15, Hanukkah ends

Dec. 16, Las Posadas (begins)

Dec. 18, Hanukkah/Chanukah (begins)

Dec. 21, Yule Winter Solstice

Dec. 24, Las Posadas & Advent ends

Dec. 25, Christmas

Dec. 26, Boxing Day; Kwanzaa (begins); Zartosht No-Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra); St. Stephen’s Day

Dec 27, St. John’s Apostle and Evangelist Day

Dec. 28, Feast of the Holy Innocents

Dec 30, Feast of the Holy Family

Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve; Watch Night

January 2024

Jan. 1, New Year’s Day

Jan. 1, Stalking Awareness Month (begins)

Jan. 1, Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 1, The Solemnity of Mary

Jan. 1, End of Kwanzaa

Jan. 1, Feast Day of St. Basil

Jan. 4, World Braille Day

Jan. 5, Twelfth Night

Jan. 6, Feast of the Epiphany

Jan 6, Theophany

Jan. 7, Eastern Orthodox Christmas

Jan. 13, Maghi/Lohri

Jan. 13, Korean American Day

Jan. 14, Orthodox New Year

Jan. 15, Makar Sankranti

Jan. 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan. 18, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

Jan. 20, Timkat

Jan. 20, Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Jan. 21, World Religion Day

Jan. 22, Lunar New Year

Jan. 24, Tu BiShvat (begins)

Jan. 25, Mahayana New Year

Jan. 26, Republic Day of India

Jan. 27, International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust

Jan. 30, Fred Korematsu Day

February 2024

Feb. 1, Black History Month (begins)

Feb. 1, National Freedom Day

Feb. 1, St. Brigid of Kildare

Feb. 1, Imbolc (begins)

Feb. 2, Candlemas

Feb. 2, Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

Feb. 3, Setsubun

Feb. 3, St. Blaise Day (The Blessing of the Throats)

Feb. 3, Four Chaplains Day

Feb. 5, Magha Puja Day (Maka Bucha)

Feb. 6, Laylat al-Mi’raj (begins)

Feb. 10, Lunar New Year

Feb. 10, Losar (begins)

Feb. 12, Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb. 13, Mardi Gras

Feb. 13, Shrove Tuesday

Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14, Frederick Douglass’ birthday

Feb. 14, Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins

Feb. 14, Vasant Panchami

Feb. 15, Nirvana Day

Feb. 15, Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday

Feb. 18, Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week (begins)

Feb. 19, A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation

Feb. 19, Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day

Feb. 24, Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib

Feb. 24, Maghi-Purnima

Feb. 24, Magha Puja

Feb. 24, Laylat al Bara’ah (begins)

Feb. 24, Lantern Festival

Feb. 26, Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha (begins)

March 2024

Mar. 1, Women’s History Month (begins)

Mar. 1, National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (begins)

Mar. 1, National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month (begins)

Mar. 1, National Irish American Heritage Month (begins)

Mar. 1, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (begins)

Mar. 1, St. David’s Day

Mar. 1, Zero Discrimination Day

Mar. 1, Nineteen-Day Fast (begins at sunset)

Mar. 2, Read Across America Day

Mar. 8, International Women’s Day

Mar. 8, Maha Shivaratri

Mar. 10, Ramadan (begins)

Mar. 10, Harriet Tubman Day

Mar. 10, Meatfare Sunday (The Sunday of Last Judgment)

Mar. 12, Equal Pay Day

Mar. 15, International Day to Combat Islamophobia

Mar. 17, St. Patrick’s Day

Mar. 17, Cheesefare Sunday or Forgiveness Sunday

Mar. 17, Women’s Military History Week (begins)

Mar. 18, Neurodiversity Celebration Week (begins)

Mar. 18, Great Lent (begins) or Clean Monday

Mar. 19, Feast of St. Joseph

Mar. 19, Ostara (Spring Equinox)

Mar. 19, Nowrūz (begins)

Mar. 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar. 21, World Down Syndrome Day

Mar. 21, Fast of Esther

Mar. 23, Purim (begins)

Mar. 23, Lazarus Saturday

Mar. 24, Palm Sunday

Mar. 24, Sunday of Orthodoxy

Mar. 24, Lord’s Evening Meal

Mar. 25, Holi (begins)

Mar. 25, Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mar. 25, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Mar. 25, Hola Mohalla (begins)

Mar. 28, Maundy Thursday

Mar. 29, Good Friday

Mar. 30, Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Mar. 31, César Chávez Day

Mar. 31, Easter

Mar. 31, International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2024

Apr. 1, Arab American Heritage Month (begins)

Apr. 1, Diversity Month (begins)

Apr. 1, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (begins)

Apr. 1, National Deaf History Month (begins)

Apr. 2, World Autism Awareness Day

Apr. 2, 23rd Night of Ramadan

Apr. 3, Yazidi New Year

Apr. 5, Laylat al-Qadr Night of Power

Apr. 6, International Asexuality Day

Apr. 6, 27th Night of Ramadan

Apr. 7, Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr. 9, Eid al-Fitr (begins)

Apr. 9, Chaitra Navratri

Apr. 10, Dolores Huerta Day

Apr. 10, International Day of Pink

Apr. 12, The Day of Silence

Apr. 13, Vaisakhi

Apr. 17, Rama Navami

Apr. 20, First Day of Ridván

Apr. 21, Mahavir Jayanti

Apr. 22, Passover (Pesach) (begins)

Apr. 22, Earth Day

Apr. 22, Ta’anit Bechorot

Apr. 23,  St. George’s Day

Apr. 23, Hanuman Jayanti

Apr. 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Apr. 24, Theravada New Year (begins)

Apr. 25, Gathering of Nations (begins)

Apr. 26, Lesbian Visibility Day

Apr. 27, Lazarus Saturday

Apr. 28, International Girls in ICT Day

Apr. 28, Workers’ Memorial Day

Apr. 28, Ninth Day of Ridván

May 2024

May 1, National Military Appreciation Month (begins)

May 1, Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (begins)

May 1, Jewish American Heritage Month (begins)

May 1, Mental Health Awareness Month (begins)

May 1, Older Americans/Older Californians Month (begins)

May 1, Beltane

May 1: May Day, also called Workers’ Day or International Workers’ Day

May 2, Twelfth Day of Ridván

May 2, Day of Prayer

May 3, Eastern Orthodox Good Friday

May 4, Yom HaAtzma’ut (begins)

May 4, Wildfire Preparedness Week (begins)

May 5, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (begins)

May 5, Cinco de Mayo

May 5, Eastern Orthodox Easter

May 5, Vesak (Theravada)

May 5, Pascha (Easter)

May 6, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

May 9, Ascension Day (Christian Protestant and Catholic)

May 12, Mother’s Day

May 12, Yom HaZikaron (begins)

May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

May 18, Armed Forces Day

May 19, Birthday of Malcolm X

May 19, Pentecost Sunday

May 22, Harvey Milk Day

May 22, Declaration of the Báb (begins)

May 23, Visakha Puja Day/Wesak (Buddha Day)

May 24, Pansexual Visibility Day

May 25, Lag B’Omer (begins)

May 26, Trinity Sunday

May 27, Ascension of Baha’u’llah (begins)

May 27, Memorial Day

May 30, Corpus Christi

June 2024

June 1, Pride Month (begins)

June 1, Immigrant Heritage Month (begins)

June 1, Caribbean American Heritage Month (begins)

June 2, Native American Citizenship Day

June 4, Vesak (Mahayana)

June 9, Puerto Rican Day Parade

June 11, Shavuot (begins)

June 12, Loving Day

June 13, Ascension Day Christian – Orthodox.

June 14, Flag Day

June 14, Hajj (begins)

June 15, Holy Day of Arafah

June 16, Eid al-Adha

June 19, Juneteenth

June 25, Eid al-Ghadeer (Islam)

June 27, Helen Keller’s Birthday

June 30, Pride Day

July 2024

July 1, Disability Pride Month (begins)

July 2, Birthday of Thurgood Marshall

July 4, Independence Day

July 6, Birthday of 14th Dalai Lama

July 6, Birthday of Frida Kahlo

July 7, Hijri New Year

July 9, Martyrdom of the Báb

July 14, International Nonbinary People’s Day

July 18, Birthday of Nelson Mandela

July 24, Pioneer Day

July 26, Disability Independence Day

July 27, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

July 30,  International Day of Friendship