PTC Diversity Awareness Calendar
Below is a list of the widely recognized awareness months and day(s) for a specific group, culture or cause. These awareness months and day(s) are intended to help raise awareness and understanding for the group, culture or cause, not trivialize.
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 World Religion Day 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 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 1 Chinese New Year 14 St. Valentine's Day 15 Nirvana Day 20 World Day of Justice 21 President's Day
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 All Month National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month 1 Mardi Gras 2 Ash Wednesday 8 International Women's Day 8 United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace 11 World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film 14 Pi Day 15 Equal Pay Day 16 St. Urho Day 16-17 Purim 17 St. Patrick's Day 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21 World Down Syndrome Day 21 Naw-Ruz (Baha'i New Year) 25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
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 2 Ramadan Begins 7 International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda 15-23 Passover 17 Easter 20 Youth Homelessness Matters Day 21 First Day of Ridvan--Festival of Ridvan 22 Earth Day 27-28 Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) 29 The Ninth Day of Ridvan
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 2 Ramadan Ends 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 23 Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz, Shavuot 29 Ascension of Bahau'llah 30 Memorial Day
Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized All Month National Caribbean American Heritage Month All Month AIDS Awareness Month All Month LGBT Pride Month All Month Black Music Month 8 Race Unity Day 12 Loving Day 19 Juneteenth
Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized All Month French-American Heritage Month 4 Independence Day 4 Filipino-American Friendship Day 9 The Martyrdom of the Bab 11 World Population Day 14 Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary 17-18 Tisha B'Av 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 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 All Month Hispanic Heritage Month All Month National Guide Dog Month 5 Labor Day 15 International Day of Democracy 16 Mexican Independence Day 21 International Day of Peace 23 National Native American Day 25-27 Rosh Hashanah 26 European Languages Day 27 World Tourism Day
Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized All Month AIDS Awareness Month All Month Bullying Prevention Month All Month Domestic Violence 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 National German Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) All Month National Work and Family Month All Month Polish-American Heritage Month 1 German American Heritage Day 2 International Day of Non-Violence 4-5 Yom Kippur 9-16 Sukkot 10 World Mental Health Day 11 National Coming Out Day 15 White Cane Safety Day 17 Spirit Day - Anti Bullying 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17-18 Birth of the Bab in Shiraz 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day 26-27 Birth of Baha'u'llah 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 The Day of the Dead 2 Equal Pay Day 9 World Freedom Day 11 Veterans Day/Armistice Day 13 World Kindness Day 16 International Day of Tolerance 17 International Students' Day 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance 24 Thanksgiving
Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized All Month Universal Human Rights Month 1 World AIDS Day 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities 10 International Human Rights Day 18-26 Hanukkah 20 International Human Solidarity Day 25 Christmas 26-Jan. 1 Kwanzaa 31 New Year's Eve