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Cultural and National Holidays

JANUARY
1 ............. New Year’s Day (USA)

15 ........... Martin Luther King Day Jr’s Birthday (USA)

15 ........... World Religion Day (Baha’i)

FEBRUARY
2  ............. Groundhog Day (USA, Canada)
12 ............ Lincoln’s Birthday
12 ...........  Mardi Gras Carnival (New Orleans, USA)
12 ............ NAACP Founded
14 ............ Race Relations Day (USA)
14 ............ Valentine’s Day (USA)
19-25 ....... Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week (Christian, Jewish)

20 ............ President’s Day (USA)

22 ............ Washington's Birthday

MARCH
1 ............. Eagle Dances-American Indian (USA)
17 ........... St. Patrick's Day (USA)

20 ........... Race Unity Day (National)

31 ........... Cesar Chavez Day


APRIL
1 ............. All Fools Day (Canada, England, UK, USA)
15 ............National Day of Silence for Gay and Lesbians (USA)

22 ........... Earth Day (International)

26 ........... Administrative Professionals Day (USA)
29-30 ...... Gathering of Nations Powwow -American Indian (USA)
28 ........... National Arbor Day (USA)


MAY

15-21 ........ National Deaf Awareness Week (USA)

24    ......... Yom Hashoah: Holocast Memorial Day (Jewish National Day)

5 ......... ... Cinco de Mayo (Mexico, USA)
14  ........... Mothers Day (USA)
20 ............ Armed Forces Day (USA)
29 ............ Memorial Day (USA)

JUNE
9-12 ... Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival (USA)
14 ...... Flag Day (USA)

19 ...... Juneteenth (USA)
18 ...... Fathers Day (USA)
27 ...... San Juan Day (Puerto Rico)

24 ...... St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec, France)
28 ...... Stonewall Rebellion Day (USA)


JULY
1 ...... Canada Day (Canada)

1....... Golden Spike Day for Asian Americans (USA)
4 ...... Independence Day (USA)
5 ...... Independence Day (Venezuela)
6 ...... Dalai Lama’s Birthday (Tibet)
9 ...... Independence Day (Argentina)
17 .... Umi no hi—Ocean Day (Japan)
20 .... Independence Day (Columbia)
21 .... Independence Day (Belgium)
24 .... Pioneer Day (USA)
26 .... Independence Day (Republic of Liberia)
28 .... Independence Day (Peru)
31 .... Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola (Spain)


AUGUST

9 ........ International Day of the World's Indigenous People (UN)

13-15 ..Obon Festival (Japanese)
14 ...... Independence Day (Pakistan)
15 ...... Independence Day (India)
15 ...... Independence Day (South Korea)
26 ...... Women’s Equality Day (USA)
31 ...... Solidarity Day (Poland)

SEPTEMBER
2 ............Independence Day (Vietnam)
5 ............Labor Day (USA)

11 ...........Patriot Day (USA)
11............Grandparent’s Day (USA)
15 ...........National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins (Mexico)

15 ....,......Harvest Moon Festival (Chinese Thanksgiving)
17 ............Octoberfest (Germany)

18 ........... Respect for the Aged Day (Japan)

OCTOBER
11 ............National Coming out Day (USA)

10 ............Columbus Day (USA)

15 ..........  Sweetest Day (USA)
16 ............National Boss’s Day (USA)
31 ............Halloween (USA)


NOVEMBER
2 ............ Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead (Mexico)

3 ............ Bunka No Hi (Japan) Cultural Day
11 ...........Veterans Day (USA)
20 ...........Transgender Day of Remembrance (USA)
23 ...........Thanksgiving (USA)

25............ Native American Heritage Day (USA)
30 ............Saint Andrew’s Day (Scotland)


DECEMBER
1 ............World Aids Day (UN)
1 ............Rosa Park’s Day (USA)
10 ..........Human Rights Day (UN)
12 ..........Guadalupe Day (Mexico)
13 ..........Santa Lucia Day (Sweden)
15 ..........Bill of Rights Day (USA)
26 ..........Boxing Day (Canada, U.K)
26-Jan. 1 .Kwanzaa (African-American/Canadian)