Diversity Calendar

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1st August - Lughnasadh (Pagan)

A time to celebrate the first harvest of the year.

Lughnasadh

1st to 7th August - World Breastfeeding Week

Celebrate breastfeeding mums in all their diversity, throughout their breastfeeding journeys

World Breastfeeding Week

9th August - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples have the right to make their own decisions and carry them out meaningfully and culturally appropriate to them

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

12th August - International Youth Day

The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August 2000

International Youth Day

19th August - Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

It is an annual Hindu festival celebrated by siblings i.e. brothers and sisters. The word Raksha means “to protect” and Bandhan means “Bond”, so Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrating the bond of protection and care between brothers and sisters.

Raksha Bandhan

30th August - Grief Awareness Day

National Grief Awareness Day is observed to raise awareness for the many ways people cope with loss. The day is significant for those who are suffering, and it also encourages us to help those who are experiencing grief in their lives.

Grief Awareness Day

1st to 30th September - World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Day is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

World Alzheimer's Month

1st to 30th September - East and South East Asian Heritage Month

East and South East Asian Heritage Month is an annual celebration held during September to highlight the histories, achievements, and unique identities of East and South East Asian communities

East and South East Asian Heritage Month

 

10 September - World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

World Suicide Prevention Day

18th September - International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.

International Equal Pay Day

21st September - International Day of Peace

Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

International Day of Peace

21st September - Mabon - Autumn Equinox (Pagan)

The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark.

Mabon - Autumn Equinox

23rd September - Bi Visibility Day

Bi Visibility Day raises bi awareness and challenges bisexual & biromantic erasure

Bi Visibility Day

26th September - Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

This Hindu religious festival commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of the deity Vishnu.

Krishna Janmashtami

1st to 31st October - ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Awareness Month’s goal is to provide reliable information and resources to help people thrive with ADHD

ADHD Awareness Month

1st to 31st October - Black History Month

This month-long observance is a chance to celebrate Black achievement and provide a fresh reminder to take stock of where systemic racism persists 

Black History Month

 

1st to 31st October - Dwarfism Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month is observed every October to raise positive awareness about dwarfism, dispel myths and misconceptions, and promote inclusivity

Dwarfism Awareness Month

 

1st October - International Day of Older Persons

This day aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting older individuals and to appreciate their contributions to society.

International Day of Older Persons

 

12th - October - Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, holds a significant place in the Jewish calendar. It is a solemn day dedicated to reflection, repentance, and seeking forgiveness for sins

Yom Kippur

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