2021 Inclusion Calendar 

According to a Harvard University study, diversity initiatives don’t work unless awareness and inclusion is a daily practice. Being aware of ethnic holidays is key for respectful scheduling and creating inclusion for your staff and members. We've assembled some multicultural dates below to help.

Month Monthly Celebration Special Dates
January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February African American History Month

12: Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year
17: Ash Wednesday / Lent begins (Christian)
25-27: Purim (Jewish)

March Women's History Month
Deaf History Month

8: International Women's Day
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (United Nations)
27: Passover (Jewish)
31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April Arab American Heritage Month
Autism Awareness Month
Celebrate Diversity Month

2: World Autism Day
4: Easter (Christian)
12: Ramadan begins (Muslim)
22: Earth Day

May Jewish American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

2: International Family Equality Day
12: Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)
21: World Day for Cultural Diversity (UN)

June LGBTQ+ Pride Month

15: Native American Citizenship Day
19: Juneteenth
26: Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary
28: Stonewall Riots Anniversary

July

18: Nelson Mandela International Day (UN)
26: Disability Independence Day
30: International Day of Friendship (UN)

August  

26: Women's Equality Day

September Hispanic American Heritage Month

6: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
15: Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October Disability Employment Awareness Month
LGBTQ+ History Month

11: National Coming Out Day
11: Indigenous People's Day

November Native American Heritage Month

 4: Diwali (Hindu)
11: Veterans Day
28: Chanukah (Jewish)

December

1: World AIDS Day
3: International Day of Disabled Persons (UN)
10: International Human Rights Day (UN)
25: Christmas (Christian)
26: Kwanzaa (African)