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Awareness Calendar

Below is a list of the widely recognized awareness months and day(s) for a specific group, culture or cause. This list is not exhaustive and is often subject to revisions at any time. The Learning Center for the Deaf is committed to bringing recognition and celebration of different diversities, cultures and celebrations through an equity lens. This list is to help raise awareness and understanding, and is published in digital format to allow for flexibility in modifying, adding or expanding throughout the year.

January

  • World Peace Day
  • Minute of Reflection Warren Schwab
  • National Mentor Month
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • National Day of Racial Hearing
  • Multicultural Children's Book Day
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February

  • Black History Month
  • Chinese New Year
  • National School Counselor Week
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Love Your Pet Day

March

  • Social Work Month
  • Gender Equality Month
  • Women's History (HERstory) Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Ethnic Equality Month
  • International Wheelchair Day
  • Read Across America/Diversity Through Literature
  • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Deaf History Month
  • Neurodiversity Celebration Week
  • Pi Day
  • Purim
  • Holi
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility

April

  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Volunteer Appreciation Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Ramadan Begins (Ramadan Kareem)
  • World Health Day
  • National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week
  • Marie Philip Day
  • National ASL Day
  • Passover
  • Easter
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Earth Day
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

May

  • Mental Health Month
  • AAPI Heritage Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Indian Heritage Month
  • Speech Language Pathology Month
  • Principal Appreciation Day
  • Interpreter Appreciation Day
  • National Nurses Week
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

June

  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • Pride Month
  • Immigrant Heritage month
  • Deafblind Awareness Month
  • Juneteenth

July

  • French-American Heritage Month
  • Independence Day
  • International Non-Binary People’s Day
  • Bastille Day
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Disability Independence Day
  • International Day of Friendship

August

  • Black Women's Equal Pay Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • Women's Equality Day

September

  • Founder's Day
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • International Literacy Day
  • Yom Kippur
  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Sukkot
  • International Deaf Awareness Week

October

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • LGBTQ History Month
  • Filipino-American Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month
  • German-American Heritage Day
  • Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • World Mental Health Day
  • Indigenous People's Day
  • Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day

November/December

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Diwali
  • World Kindness Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hannukah
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa