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2020 Diversity Calendar

January is ...

  • Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Days to celebrate in January:

  • 1/1 - Western New Year's Day
  • 1/4 - World Braille Day
  • 1/21 - Martin Luther King Day
  • 1/24 - Moebius Syndrome Awareness day 
  • 1/27 - Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 1/30 - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Day
  • 1/31 - World Leprosy Day
  • 1/31 - Street Children's Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Christianity: Epiphany (Jan. 6)
  • Ethiopian Lidet (Christmas) (Jan. 7)
  • Buddhism: Mahayana New Year (Jan. 10) 
  • Hinduism: Makar Sankranti (Jan. 14)
  • Buddhism: Lunar New Year (Jan. 25)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Jan. 3, 1793-abolitionist and women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott (birthday)
  • Jan. 6, 1945-musician, civil rights activist, and important figure in Rastafarian culture Bob Marley (birthday & national holiday in Jamaica
  • Jan. 9, 1859-suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt (birthday)
  • Jan. 9, 1908-feminist writer Simone de Beauvoir (birthday)
  • Jan. 11, 1885- suffragist and women’s rights activist Alice Paul (birthday)
  • Jan. 15, 1929-minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King (birthday)
  • Jan. 26, 1944-feminist political activist and academic Angela Davis (birthday)

 

 

February is ...

  • African-American History Month
  • Heart and Stroke Month

Weeks to Celebrate:

  • Aromantic Awareness Week (week following Valentine's Day)
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week (1st week of February)
  • World Orphan Week (3rd week of February)

Days to Celebrate:

  • 2/1 - National Freedom Day / Signing of the 13th Amendment
  • 2/4 - World Cancer Day
  • 2/6 - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • 2/12 - International Women's Health Day, Day of Sexual and Reproductive Health 
  • 2/14 - Valentine's Day, International Childhood Cancer Day
  • 2/18 - President's Day
  • 2/20 - World Day of Social Justice
  • 2/21 - International Mother Language Day
  • 2/22 - National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day / Anosmia Awareness Day
  • 2/29 - Rare Disease Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Buddhism: Magha Puja Day (Feb. 9)
  • Christianity: Saint Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14)
  • Buddhism: Parinirvana Day (Feb. 15) 
  • Hinduism: Maha Shivaratri (Feb. 22)
  • Christianity: Ash Wednesday/Start of Lent (Feb. 26)
  • Christianity: Lent (Feb. 26-April 11)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • Feb. 4, 1913-civil rights activist Rosa Parks (birthday)
  • Feb. 4, 1921-feminist writer Betty Friedan (birthday)
  • Feb. 14, 1818-abolitionist writer Frederick Douglass (birthday)
  • Feb 14, 1847- suffragist, physician, and minister Anna Howard Shaw (birthday)
  • Feb. 15, 1820-suffragist and social reformer Susan B. Anthony (birthday)
  • Feb. 18, 1934-civil rights activist, feminist, and writer Audre Lorde (birthday)
  • Feb. 21, 1940-civil rights activist and politician John Lewis (birthday)
  • Feb. 23, 1868-civil rights activist, writer, and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois (birthday)

March is ...

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Prevention Awareness Month
  • Developmental Disabilities Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • International Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Month
  • Lent (March 6 - April 18)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Month
  • Self-Injury Awareness Month
  • Trisomy Awareness Month
  • Women's History Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 3/1 - International Wheelchair Day, Self-Injury Awareness Day
  • 3/5 - Dissociative Identity Disorder Awareness Day / Mardi Gras 
  • 3/6 - National Lymphedema Awareness Day
  • 3/8 - United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace / International Women's Day
  • 3/10 - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 3/12 - World Glaucoma Day
  • 3/16 - Brain Injury Awareness Day
  • 3/18 - National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day
  • 3/21 - World Down Syndrome Day / International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 
  • 3/25 - World Tuberculosis Day, Annunciation Day
  • 3/26 - United States National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
  • 3/27 - Amniotic Fluid Embolism Awareness Day
  • 3/31 - Transgender Day of Visibility

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Christianity: Lent (Feb. 26-April 11)
  • Hinduism: Holi (March 10)
  • Judaism: Purim (March 10) 
  • Christianity: St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)
  • Islam: Lailat al Miraj (March 22)
  • Christianity: Annunciation Day (March 25)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • March 4, 1948-gay rights activist Jean O’Leary (birthday)
  • March 8, 1951-transgender activist, veteran, and Transgender Pride Flag designer Monica Helms (birthday)
  • March 10, 1913-abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman dies at approximately age 91
  • March 17, 1910-civil rights and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin (birthday)
  • March 18, 1922-minister and civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth (birthday)
  • March 24, 1912-civil rights and women’s rights activist Dorothy Height (birthday)
  • March 25, 1891- Empress Menen of Ethiopia (birthday)
  • March 25, 1934-feminist Gloria Steinem (birthday)
  • March 30, 1934-gay rights activist Ruthie Berman (birthday)
  • March 31, 1927-civil rights activist and labor leader Cesar Chaves (birthday)

 

April is ...

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • American Cancer Society Month
  • Black Women's History Month
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Deaf History Month (March 13 - April 15)
  • Earth Month
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Month
  • IBS Awareness Month
  • Limb Loss Awareness Month
  • Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month
  • Saroidosis Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • STD Awareness Month
  • Spondylitis Awareness Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 4/1 - Youth Homelessness Matters Day
  • 4/2 - World Autism Awareness Day 
  • 4/4 - Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness Day
  • 4/6 - Bohring-Opitz Syndrome 
  • 4/7 - World Health Day / Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide 
  • 4/8 - Cushing Disease/Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 4/10 - National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day 
  • 4/11 - Parkinson's Disease International Awareness Day 
  • 4/12 - International Day for Street Children
  • 4/13 - Functional Neurological Disorder Awareness Day
  • 4/17 - World Hemophilia Day
  • 4/19 - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
  • 4/23 - Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Awareness Day / St. George's Day 
  • 4/25 - World Meningitis Day / World Malaria Day/ Show you Mettle day 
  • 4/27 - Carnival ( St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands)
  • 4/28 - International Workers Memorial Day / International Commemoration Day
  • 4/29 - Make-a-Wish Day / Day of Remembrance of Victims of Chemical Warfare

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Hinduism: Rama Navami (April 2)
  • Christianity: Palm Sunday (April 5)
  • Buddhism: Theravada New Year (April 7)
  • Islam: Lailat al Bara’ah (April 9)
  • Judaism: Pesach/Passover (April 9-10, 11-12, 15-16)
  • Christianity: Good Friday (April 10)
  • Christianity: Lent (Feb. 26-April 11)
  • Christianity: Easter Sunday (April 12) 
  • Judaism: Yom HaShoah (April 21)Islam: start of Ramadan (April 23 at sundown)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • April 4, 1968-Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis, TN
  • April 23, 1918-Japanese internment opponent and sociologist Gordon Hirabayashi (birthday)
  • April 27, 1927-author and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King (birthday)

May is ...

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Month
  • Fibromyalgia Awareness Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Guide Dog Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Mobility Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month

Weeks to Celebrate:

  • Week surrounding 5/5 - International Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week
  • Second week of May - Williams Syndrome Awareness Week

Days to Celebrate:

  • 5/2 - International Scurvy Awareness Day 
  • 5/5 - Cinco de Mayo / Cri du Chat Syndrome Day / Ependymoma Awareness Day / National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day / World Asthma Day 
  • 5/6 - Misophonia Awareness Day / Misophonia Monday / World Moyamoya Day / International Awareness Day for Osteogenesis Imperfecta 
  • 5/7 - National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day / Bladder Cancer Awareness Day 
  • 5/8 - World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day / World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • 5/10 - World Lupus Day
  • 5/12 - Mother's Day / International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases
  • 5/14 - Childhood Speech Apraxia Awareness Day
  • 5/15 - International Mucopolysaccharidoses Awareness Day 
  • 5/17 - Worldwide Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Day / International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  • 5/18 - International AIDS Vaccine Day / International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 
  • 5/19 - World Hepatitis Day / Schizencephaly Awareness Day 
  • 5/20 - International Behcet's Disease Awareness Day
  • 5/21 - Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • 5/22 - Harvey Milk Day 
  • 5/23 - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 
  • 5/25 - World Thyroid Day
  • 5/27 - Memorial Day / World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day
  • 5/28 - World Hunger Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Buddhism: Vesak/Buddha Day (May 7)
  • Islam: Laylat al Qadr (May 19) 
  • Christianity: Ascension (May 21)
  • Islam: Eid Al Fitr/End of Ramadan (May 23 at sundown)
  • Judaism: Shavuot (May 29-30)Christianity: Pentecost (May 31)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • May 19, 1925-Muslim leader and human rights activist Malcom X (birthday)
  • May 22, 1930-gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk (birthday) 

 

June is ...

  • African-American Music Appreciation Month
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency Awareness Month
  • Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Month
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • Men's Health Month
  • Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • National Hunger Awareness Month
  • PTSD Awareness Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 6/1 - International Children's Day / World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness
  • 6/2 - National Gun Violence Awareness Day
  • 6/5 - National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
  • 6/6 - Hunger Day
  • 6/7 - National Cancer Survivors Day
  • 6/8 - World Brain Tumor Day
  • 6/11 - Neuropathy Action Awareness Day 
  • 6/13 - International Albinism Awareness Day
  • 6/14 - World Blood Donor Day
  • 6/15 - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • 6/16 - Father's Day
  • 6/17 - CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder Worldwide Awareness Day
  • 6/18 - Autistic Pride Day
  • 6/19 - Emancipation Day / Juneteenth / World Sickle Cell Day
  • 6/20 - World Refugee Day / Christianity: Corpus Christi
  • 6/21 - Global Day of Recognition of ALS/MND
  • 6/23 - Dravet Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 6/25 - World Vitiligo Awareness Day
  • 6/27 - U.S. National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day / Anniversary of Stonewall Riots
  • 6/29 - Chronic Migraine Awareness Day / World Scleroderma Awareness Day
  • 6/30 - Arthrogryposis Awareness Day / LGBT Pride Day / Stonewall Day 

​​Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Christianity: Corpus Christi (June 11)

​​Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • June 2, 1951-gay rights activist, artist, and Rainbow Pride Flag designer Gilbert Baker (birthday)
  • June 27, 1880-disability rights activist, women’s rights activist, and labor advocate Helen Heller (birthday)

July is ...

  • Disability Pride Month
  • Fragile X Syndrome Month
  • National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 7/4 - U.S. Independence Day /
  • 7/13 - Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Awareness Day 
  • 7/16 - Disability/ADA Awareness Day 
  • 7/17 - World Day for International Justice
  • 7/18 - Nelson Mandela International Day (birthday)
  • 7/22 - Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 7/23 - World Sjogren's Day
  • 7/23 - Haile Selassie the First 's Birthday
  • 7/24 - National Seasonal Affective Disorder Day
  • 7/26 - Disability Independence Day
  • 7/28 - World Hepatitis Day
  • 7/30 - International Day of Friendship (July 30)
  • 7/30 - Gastroschisis Awareness Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Buddhism: Asalha Puja/Dhamma Day (July 4) 
  • Judaism: Tish'a B'Av (July 30)
  • Islam: Waqf al Arafa – Hajj (July 30)
  • Islam: Eid al Adha (July 31)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • July 2, 1951-transgender rights and gay liberation activist Sylvia Rivera (birthday)
  • July 7, 1936-gay rights activist Connie Kurtz (birthday)
  • July 10, 1808-abolitionist and author Solomon Northup (birthday)
  • July 16, 1862-journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (birthday)
  • July 23, 1892- Haile Selassie the First of Ethiopia (birthday)

August is ...

  • Autoinflammatory Disorders Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Digestive Tract Paralysis Month
  • Don't be a Bully Month
  • Immunization Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Steven-Johnson Syndrome Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 8/1 - Clergy Sexual Abuse Awareness Day
  • 8/7 - Purple Heart Day
  • 8/9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
  • 8/12 - International Youth Day 
  • 8/17 - Marcus Garvey's Birthday 
  • 8/19 - World Humanitarian Day
  • 8/21 - National Senior Citizens Day
  • 8/26 - Women's Equality Day / 19th Amendment Day
  • 8/29 - Day of Ashura 
  • 8/30 - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • 8/31 - International Overdose Awareness Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Hinduism: Raksa Bandhana (Aug. 3)
  • Hinduism: Krishna Janmashtami (Aug. 12)
  • Buddhism: Obon (Aug. 13-15)
  • Christianity: Assumption Day (Aug. 15)
  • Islam: Hijra/Islamic New Year (Aug 20) 
  • Hinduism: Ganesh Chaturthi (Aug. 22)
  • Hinduism: Anant Chaturdashi (Aug. 22)
  • Islam: Day of Ashura/Muharram (Aug. 29)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Aug. 2, 1945-feminist and political activist Jewell Jackson McCabe (birthday)
  • Aug. 6, 1886- suffragist, labor lawyer, and war correspondent Inez Milholland (birthday)
  • Aug. 13, 1818- abolitionist, suffragist, and women’s rights advocate Lucy Stone (birthday)
  • August 17, 1887- political activist and Pan-African philosopher Marcus Garvey (birthday)
  • Aug. 24, 1945- transgender rights and gay liberation activist Marsha P. Johnson (birthday)

September is ...

  • Achalasia Awareness Month
  • Alopecia Awareness Month
  • Arnold-Chiari Malformation Awareness Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Deaf Awareness Month
  • German-American Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
  • Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
  • Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
  • Lymphoma Awareness Month
  • National Guide Dog Month
  • National Hydrcephalus Awareness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pain Awareness Month
  • PCOS Awareness Month
  • Prostate Awareness Month
  • Sight Saving Month
  • Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
  • Suicide Prevention Month
  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
  • Tumor Awareness Month
  • Women of Achievement Month
  • World Alzheimer's Disease Month

Weeks to Celebrate:

  • Last week of September: International Week of the Deaf

Days to Celebrate:

  • 9/2 - Labor Day 
  • 9/4 - World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • 9/5 - International Day of Charity
  • 9/7 - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • 9/9 - International Fetal Alchohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day 
  • 9/10 - World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 9/11 - Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • 9/11 - Ethiopian New Year
  • 9/13 - Celiac Disease Awareness Day
  • 9/15 - World Lymphoma Awareness Day
  • 9/16 - Mexican Independence Day
  • 9/18 - National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • 9/19 - Aortic Dissection Awareness Day / Usher Syndrome Awareness Day 
  • 9/21 - Myositis Awareness Day / World Alzheimer's Day / International Day of Peace
  • 9/22 - Celebrate Bisexuality Day / World Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Day
  • 9/24 - Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) Awareness Day
  • 9/25 - International Ataxia Awareness Day
  • 9/26 - Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • 9/27 - National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • 9/28 - World Rabies Day
  • 9/29 - World Heart Day 
  • 9/30 - Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day

​​Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Judaism: Rosh Hashana (Sept. 19-20) 
  • Judaism: Yom Kippur (Sept. 28)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Sept. 6, 1860-social worker, suffragist, and sociologist Jane Addams (birthday)
  • Sept. 14, 1879-feminist health advocate Margaret Sanger (birthday)
  • Sept. 23, 1838-suffragist Victoria Woodhull (birthday)
  • Sept. 25, 1952- feminist, social activist, and author Bell Hooks (birthday)

October is ...

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Colon Cancer Awareness Month
  • Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • Diversity Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Dwarfism Awareness Month
  • Dysautonomia Awareness Month
  • Eczema Awareness Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Filipino American History Month
  • German American Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
  • Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (9/15 - 10/15)
  • Hunger Awareness Month
  • Infant Loss and Miscarriage Awareness Month
  • Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • Polish American Hertiage Month
  • Raynaud's Awareness Month
  • Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Selective Mutism Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awarenss Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 10/1 - International Day of Older Persons / World Vegetarian Day
  • 10/2 - World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • 10/5 - World Day of Bullying Prevention / American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day
  • 10/7 - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day / Team Margot Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Awareness Day / World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
  • 10/9 - PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day 
  • 10/10 - World Mental Health Day 
  • 10/11 - International Day of the Girl Child / National Coming Out Day 
  • 10/13 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day 
  • 10/14 - Global Food Protein Enterocolitis Syndrome Day / Indigenous People's Day
  • 10/15 - World Blind Day / World Sight Day / International Day of Rural Women / National White Cane Safety Day / Blind Americans Equality Day
  • 10/16 - World Food Day
  • 10/17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
  • 10/20 - World Osteoporosis Day
  • 10/21 - Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day 
  • 10/22 - International Stuttering Awareness Day 
  • 10/23 - Kabuki Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 10/24 - United Nations Day
  • 10/25 - Spina Bifida Awareness Day / Hydrocephalus Day 
  • 10/27 - Intersex Awareness Day / World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 
  • 10/29 - World Stroke Day 
  • 10/31 - Halloween

​​Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Judaism: Sukkot (Oct. 3-4, 5-9)
  • Judaism: Shmini Atzeret (Oct. 10)
  • Judaism: Simchat Torah (Oct. 11) 
  • Hinduism: Navaratri (Oct.. 17)
  • Hinduism: Saraswati Puja (Oct. 22)
  • Hinduism: Dussehra (Oct. 25)
  • Islam: (Sunni) Eid Milad un Nabi (Oct. 29)

​​Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Oct. 6, 1917-civil rights and women’s rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (birthday)
  • Oct. 25, 1940- transgender rights activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (birthday)
  • Oct. 27, 1921-gay rights activist and writer Warren Allen Smith (birthday)

 

November is ...

  • Adoption Awareness Month
  • Alzheimer's Awareness Month
  • COPD Awareness Month
  • Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa) Awareness Month
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Epilepsy Month
  • Hospice Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • Native American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Prostate Cancer/Men's Health Awareness Month
  • Red-Ribbon/Anti-Drunk-Driving Month
  • RSD/CRPS Awareness Month
  • Transgender Awareness Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 11/1 - World Vegan Day / Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Awareness Day 
  • 11/2 - Coronation Day (Ethiopia) / Day of the Dead 
  • 11/6 - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • 11/8 - Aicardi Syndrome Awareness Day / Intersex Day of Remembrance
  • 11/9 - World Freedom Day 
  • 11/10 - World NET Cancer Awareness Day
  • 11/11 - Veteran's Day / Remembrance Day / Armistice Day
  • 11/12 - World Pneumonia Day
  • 11/13 - World Pancreatic Cancer Day
  • 11/14 - World Diabetes Day 
  • 11/15 - World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day
  • 11/16 - International Day for Tolerance
  • 11/17 - International Students Day / World Prematurity Day
  • 11/18 - World COPD Day
  • 11/19 - International Men's Day
  • 11/20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance / Universal Children's Day
  • 11/24 - N24 Awareness Day
  • 11/25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
  • 11/28 - Thanksgiving
  • 11/30 - Self Harm Awareness Day

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Christianity: All Saint’s Day (Nov. 1)
  • Buddhism: Loy Krathong (Nov. 2)
  • Islam (Shia): Eid Milad un Nabi (Nov. 3)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Nov. 12, 1815-suffragist and abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (birthday)
  • Nov. 18, 1787-abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth (birthday)

December is ...

  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • Universal Human Rights Month

Days to Celebrate:

  • 12/1 - World Aids Day
  • 12/2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 12/3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 12/10 - Human Rights Day
  • 12/31 - Western New Year's Eve

Major Religious Holidays & Observances

  • Buddhism: Bodhi Day (Dec. 8)
  • Judaism: Chanukah (Dec. 11-18)
  • Christianity: Christmas (Dec. 25)
  • Hinduism: Diwali (Oct. 14)

Significant Birthdays & Anniversaries 

  • Dec. 4, 1920-gay rights activist Jeanne Manford (birthday)
  • Dec. 25, 1920-gay rights activist Stormé DeLarverie (birthday)

 

 

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