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Calendar of Celebratory & Recognition Dates from Around the World

 

Non-Religious, Religious, Multicultural, Multiethnic, and Women's celebrations

 

 

 

"People fail to get along because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don't know each other. They don't know each other because they have not properly communicated with each other."   

  — MARTIN LUTHER KING



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January 2014

National Mentoring Month, National Blood Donor Month, Family Fit Lifestyle Month, Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month, & Poverty in America Awareness Month

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





1







New Year's Day

International





5







Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh

Sikh





6







Dia de los Reyes

Mexican Christian





6







Three Kings Day

Christian





20







Martin Luther King Jr. Day

USA





31







Lunar New Year

China/Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea


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February 2014

Black History Month, American Heart Month, & 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





2







Groundhog Day

USA





12







Lincoln's Birthday

USA





14







Valentine's Day

USA





17







President's Day

USA





 







 

 


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March 2014

Women's, Irish-American, Greek-American History Month






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





5-Apr17







Lenten Season

Christian





8







International Women's Day

International





15







Purim

Jewish





17







St. Patrick's Day

Irish, International





20







Persian New Year (Nowruz)

Iranian





20







Ostara

Neo-Pagan





20-21







Naw Ruz

Baha'i





21







Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day

International





31







Cesar Chavez Day

USA


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April 2014

Diversity, Child Abuse Prevention Month

Arab-American & Scottish-American Heritage Month






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





6







National Tartan Day

Scottish American





13







Palm Sunday

Christian





13







Bun Pi Mai

Laotian





13-19







Holy Week

Christian





14







Vaisakhi

Sikh





14







Birthday of Guru Nanak

Sikh





14-22







Pesach/Passover

Jewish





18







Good Friday

Christian





20







Easter Sunday

Christian





20







Orthodox/Easter

Eastern Orthodox





20-May 2







First Day of Ridvan

Baha'i





27







Holocaust Remembrance Day

Baha'i





28







Ninth Day of Ridvan

Baha'i





30







Beltane

Neo-Pagan


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May 2014

Asian-American, Pacific-Islander, Haitian-American Heritage Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





1







May Day

International





1







Twelfth Day of Ridvan

Baha'i





5







Cinco de Mayo

USA/Mexican





10







Mother's Day

Mexican





11







Mother's Day

USA





13







Vesak

Buddhist





22







Declaration of the Bab

Baha'i





26







Memorial Day Holiday

USA





29







Ascension of Bah'u'llah

Baha'i


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June 2014

LGBTQ Pride & Caribbean-American Heritage Month






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





3







Shavout

Jewish





8







Pentecost

Christian





12







Philippine Independence Day

Filipino





12







Loving Day

USA





19







Juneteenth

African American





21







Summer Solstice/Litha

Neo-Pagan





28-July 27







Ramadan

Islamic





28-29







Pride

LGBTQ


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July 2014

French-American Heritage Month






DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





4







Independence Day

USA





12







Dhama Day

Buddhist





13-15







Obon

Japanese Buddhist





15







Seventeenth of Tammuz

Jewish





23







Birthday of Haile Selassie

Rastafarian





28







Eid-al-Fitr

Islamic


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August 2014

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





1







Fast in Honour of the Holy Mother

Orthodox Christian





3







Laylat al-Qadr

Islamic





8







Eid-al-Fitr

Islamic





6







Transformation of the Lord

Orthodox Christian





7







End of Ramadan

Islamic





8







Father's Day

Taiwan





9







World Indigenous Peoples' Day

International





9







Tanabata

Japan





13







Qixi Festival

China





13







Chilseok

Korea





13







Ngu'u Land Chu'c Nu

Vietnam





15







Dormition of the Theotokos

Orthodox Christian





19







World Humanitarian Day

International





21







Rakhi

Hindu, Sikh





21







Raksha Bandhan

India





27-28







La Tomatina

Spain





27-28







Sri Krishna Jayanti

Hindu


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September 2014

Hispanic & German-American Heritage Month

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





2







Labor Day

USA





2







Paryusana

Jain





4-6







Rosh Hashanah

Jewish





7







Fast of Gedallah

Jewish





8







International Literacy Day

International





9







Ganesh Charturthi

Hindu





10







Paryushana Parva

Jain





11







Enkutatash

Ethiopian





13-14







Yom Kippur

Jewish





16







Tisha B'Av

Jewish





16







Mexican Independence Day

Mexican





18







Fiestas Patrias

Chile





18-25







Sukkot

Jewish





19







Tet Trung Thu

Vietnam





19







Moon Festival

Hong Kong, China, Taiwan





19







Chuseok

Korea





21







International Day of Peace

International





22







Mabon

Neo-Pagan





25







Shemini Atzeret

Jewish





26







Simchat Torah

Jewish





27







Meskel

Ethiopian


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October 2014

LGBTQ History & Disability Employment Awareness Month

Italian, Polish &  Filipino American Heritage Month

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





2







Day of Non-Violence

International





4







Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Catholic





4







Mahalaya Amavasya

Hindu





5







Navaratri (begins)

Hindu





11







National Coming Out Day

LGBTQ





12







Dia de la Raza

Latin America, Mexican





13-18







Hajj

Islamic





14







Columbus Day

European American





15







Eid-al-Adha

Muslim





16







Navartri (ends)

Hindu





17







Day of Poverty Education

International





20







Birth of the Bab

Baha'i





24







United Nations Day

International





31







Halloween

USA





31







Samhain

Neo-Pagan


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November 2014

Native American Heritage & Latin American Month

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





1







All Saint's Day

Angelican/Roman Catholic





1-2







Dia de los Muertos

Mexican





2







All Soul's Day

Catholic/Christian





3







Diwali

Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Buddhist





4







Al-Hijra

Islamic





5







Muharram

Islamic





6







Eid ul Adha

Islamic





11







Veterans Day

USA





11-12







Birth of the Baha'u'Ilah

Baha'i





13







Ashura

Islamic





17







Loy Krathong

Thailand, Laos, Burma





20







Universal Childrens Day

International





27-Dec 5







Hanukkah

Jewish





27-28







Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha

Baha'i





28







Thanksgiving

European American


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December 2014

 





DATE







CELEBRATION/EVENT

OBSERVANCE





1







World AIDS Day

International





1







First Sunday of Advent

Christian





5







Last Day of Hanukkah

Jewish





6







St. Nicholas Day

Christian





8







Bodhi Day

Buddhist





8







Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Catholic





12







Day of your Lady of Guadalupe

Mexican Catholic





16







Kazakhstan's Independence Day

Kazakhstan





16-24







Simbang Gabi

Filipino Catholic





16-24







Las Posadas

Mexican





21







Winter Solstice/Yule

Neo-Pagan





24







Christmas Eve

Christian





25







Christmas

Christian





26







St. Stephen's Day

Christian





26







Junkanoo

Bahamas





26-Jan 1







Kwanzaa

African American





31







New Year's Eve

International


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