Diversity Calendar

October 2022

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Black History Month
  • ADHD Awareness Month

3rd-9th - Dyslexia Awareness Week

4th-5th - Yom Kippur (Judaism) Begins at Sundown.

Friday 7th - Mawlid (Islam) Birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Begins at sundown.

Monday 10th - World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 18th - World Menopause Day

Friday 21st - Wear it Pink Day

Monday 24th - Bandi Chhor Divas (Sikh) commemorates Guru Hargobind Sahib’s release from Gwalior Prison.

Monday 24th - Diwali (Hindu, Sikh and Jain) 5 day festival of light.

Wednesday 26th - Intersex Awareness Day

November 2022

  • Movember - Mens Health Awareness Month

Tuesday 1st - All Saints Day (Christianity)

Wednesday 2nd - National Stress Awareness Day

Tuesday 8th - Guru Nanak Jayanti (Sikh). Celebrates the birth of the first guru, Guru Nanak.

Sunday 13th - Remembrance Sunday

13th-22nd - Interfaith Week

14th-20th - Trans Awareness Week

Saturday 19th - International Men’s Day

Sunday 20th - Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thursday 24th - Thanksgiving (USA)

Friday 25th - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 2022

Thursday 1st - World AIDS Day

Saturday 3rd - International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Saturday 10th - International Human Rights Day

Sunday 18th - Hanukkah (Judaism) Begins sundown. Ends Dec 26.

Sunday 25th - Christmas Day (Christianity) Commemorates the birth of Jesus.

January 2023

Friday 6th - Epiphany (Christianity) Commemoration of the Magi’s visit to the infant Jesus.

Saturday 7th - Christmas (Coptic Orthodox)

Friday 13th - Maghi (Sikh) Commemorates martyrdom of forty Sikhs

Saturday 14th - New Year (Orthodox)

Monday 16th - Blue Monday

Saturday 21st - Lunar New Year’s Eve

Sunday 22nd - Chinese New Year

Friday 27th - Holocaust Memorial Day

February 2023

  • LGBT+ History Month

Thursday 2nd - Time To Talk Day for Mental Health Awareness

Sunday 5th - Chinese Lantern Festival

Sunday 5th - Eating Disorder Awareness week (ends Feb 11th)

Monday 6th - International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Monday 6th - Sexual abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Saturday 11th - International Day of Women in Science

Wednesday 15th - Pairinirvana (Buddhism) Commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of final nirvana.

Tuesday 21st - Shrove Tuesday (Christianity)

Wednesday 22nd - Ash Wednesday (Christianity) Marks the beginning of Lent.

Tuesday 28th - Rare Disease Day

March 2023

Wednesday 1st - Self Injury Awareness Day

Monday 6th - Purim (Judaism) Commemorates the survival of ancient Persian Jews who were marked for death. Begins sundown.

Tuesday 7th  - Holi (Hindu) Festival of colour that welcomes spring and the new harvest.

Wednesday 8th - International Women’s Day

Monday 20th - Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Wednesday 22nd - Ramadan (Islam) A month of fasting, introspection and prayer.

Friday 31st - International Day of Transgender Visibility

April 2023

Sunday 2nd - Palm Sunday (Christianity) commemorates Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem.

Sunday 2nd - World Autism Awareness Day

5th-13th - Passover (Judaism) 7 day festival that remembers the freeing of the Israelites from Egypt.

Thursday 6th - Maundy Thursday (Christianity) marks Jesus’ Last Supper.

Friday 7th - Good Friday (Christianity) Commemorates Jesus’ Crucifixion.

Friday 7th - World Health Day

Sunday 9th - Easter Sunday (Christianity) Commemorates Jesus’ resurrection.

Friday 14th - Vaisakhi (Sikh) Sikh New Year

Friday 21st - Eid al-Fitr (Islam) Marks the end of Ramadan.

May 2023

1st-7th - Deaf Awareness Week

15th-21st - Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday 18th - Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday 18th - Ascension Day (Christianity) Marks the 40th day after Easter when Jesus ascended into Heaven.

Thursday 25th - Ascension Day (Coptic Christian)

25th-27th - Shavuot (Judaism) Marks the Wheat Harvest in Israel

Friday 26th - Birth of Buddha (Buddhism)

June 2023

  • Pride Month

Sunday 4th - Trinity Sunday (Christianity) Celebrates the three personifications of God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

Sunday 18th - Autistic Pride Day

Thursday 22nd - Windrush Day

26th June-1st July - The Hajj (Islam ) The name for the annual pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca required for all Muslims at least once.

28th-29th - Eid al-Adha (Islam) Commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to make sacrifices for his faith.

July 2023

Monday 3rd - Asalha Puja / Dharma Day (Buddhism) Commemorates Buddha’s first sermon.

Friday 14th - International Non-Binary People’s Day

Tuesday 18th - Hijri (Islam) Beginning of the Lunar Year

Wednesday 19th - Muharram (Islam) Islamic New Year

August 2023

Wednesday 23rd - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition


September 2023

  • World Alzheimer’s Month

Sunday 10th - World Suicide Prevention Day

15th-17th - Rosh Hashanah (Judaism) New Year. Begins at Sundown.

24th-25th - Yom Kippur (Judaism) Begins at Sundown.