Diversity Awareness Calendar 2021

M State welcomes the opportunity to promote diversity and inclusion with its Diversity Awareness Calendar. These days and months are designated to raise awareness of specific groups, cultures and causes.

January

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

February

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
12 Chinese New Year
14 St. Valentine's Day
15 Nirvana Day
15 President's Day
16 Mardi Gras
17 Ash Wednesday
20 World Day of Social Justice

March

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
2 Homelessness Awareness Day
8 International Women's Day
11 World Day of Muslim Culture
14 Pi Day
16 St. Urho Day
17 St. Patrick's Day
19 Naw-Ruz
21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 World Down Syndrome Day
25 Purim
25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
27 Passover Begins
31 Transgender Day of Visibility

April

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
4 Easter
4 Passover ends
7 International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
8 Holocaust Remembrance Day
12 Ramadan begins
13 Equal Pay Day
20 First Day of Rivdan
22 Earth Day
23 National Day of Silence

May

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
5 Cinco de Mayo
8 World War II Remembrance and Reconciliation
12 Ramadan ends
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
23 Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz, Shavuot
27 Ascension of Bahau'llah
31 Memorial Day

June

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
All month Race Unity Month
12 Loving Day
19 Juneteenth

July

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
17 Tisha B'Av
26 Disability Independence Day

August

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

September

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Hispanic Heritage Month
All Month National Guide Dog Month
6 Labor Day
6 Rosh Hashana starts
11 Patriot Day
15 Yom Kippur
15 International Day of Democracy
16 Mexican Independence Day
20 Sukkot begins
21 International Day of Peace
24 National Native American Day

October

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
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
2 International Day of Non-Violence
6 German American Heritage Day
10 World Mental Health Day
11 National Coming Out Day
15 White Cane Safety Day
16 Spirit Day -Anti Bullying
17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18 Women in Military Service for America Memorial Anniversary
19 World Humanitarian Action Day
20 Birth of the Bab in Shiraz
22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
31 Halloween
31 Day of the Dead

November

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month National Native American Heritage Month
All Month National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
9 World Freedom Day
11 Veterans Day/Armistice Day
13 World Kindness Day
17 International Students' Day
20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
25 Thanksgiving
28 Hannukkah Starts

December

Day(s) Group, Culture or Cause Recognized
All Month Universal Human Rights Month
1 World AIDS Day
3 International Day for People with Disabilities
10 International Human Rights Day
20 International Human Solidarity Day
25 Christmas
26 Kwanzaa starts
31 New Year's Eve