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.

*Some observances may occur in different months than what is listed below, due to calendar year structure


  • 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


  • Black History Month
  • Chinese New Year (or January)
  • National School Counselor Week
  • Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Day
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • World Day of Social Justice
  • Nirvana Day 


  • 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
  • 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
  • World Behavioral Analysis Day


  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Volunteer Appreciation Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Ramadan Begins (Ramadan Kareem)
  • Festival of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • Vaisakhi (Sikh)
  • World Health Day
  • National Deaf LGBTQ Awareness Week
  • Marie Philip Day
  • Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
  • Theravada New Year (Buddhist)
  • National ASL Day
  • Passover
  • Easter
  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Earth Day
  • Eid al-Fitr


  • Mental Health Month
  • AAPI Heritage Month
  • Jewish American 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
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)


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


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


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


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


  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 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


  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • Diwali
  • World Kindness Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hannukah
  • Christmas
  • Kwanzaa