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The Hajj (Islam)

These dates mark a time to take a trip to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city. This trip is considered an obligatory religious trip that all Muslim individuals should take at least once in their lives. The obligation to make this trip is only considered fulfilled if the trip takes place during these special days.

Eid al-Adha (Islam)

The “Feast of Sacrifice,” also known as Eid al-Adha, commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as Allah commanded. It is one of the most significant holidays in Islam. It is customary to commemorate the sacrifice, pray and attend social functions on this holiday.

World Population Day

World Population Day is a yearly event that takes place on July 11 each year to increase awareness about worldwide population concerns. The United Nations Development Programme’s Governing Council created the event in 1989.

International Non-Binary Persons Day

Every year on July 14, International Non-Binary People’s Day is dedicated in an effort to increase awareness and organize around the difficulties that non-binary people face across the globe. The inaugural commemoration of the day took place in 2012.

International Nelson Mandela Day

Celebrating South Africa’s first Black president and a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement. He and F.W. de Klerk, the president of South Africa at the time, shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for spearheading the country’s transformation from apartheid to multiracial democracy.

National Disability Independence Day (USA)

In addition to dedicating July to celebrate Disability Pride, this special day also celebrates the anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This act protects the rights of people with disabilities, including the right to not suffer from discrimination.

Hijri New Year (Islam)

Hijri New Year is also known as Islamic New Year and it corresponds with the Hijrah, the Prophet’s travel from Mecca to Medina in the first week of Muharram in 622 CE, which marks the beginning of the Muslim period.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

This day, which was established by the United Nations, honors the traditions of indigenous peoples all around the globe. This is a holiday to connect with the indigenous people in your community and learn more about their culture and heritage.

Feast of the Assumption (Christian)

This day is considered holy because it commemorates Mary’s ascension into heaven. This celebration is one of the Church’s earliest holy days, with records of ceremonies dating back to the sixth century.

Birth of Lord Krishna (Hindu)

Krishna Janmashtami is a day reserved to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna, a Hindu Deity. Lord Krishna is revered as both Vishnu’s eighth incarnation and the greatest god in his own right. He is the Deity of protection, compassion, tenderness and love.

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a worldwide commemoration of those who serve others. Its goal is to create public awareness of humanitarian aid across the globe. This day is celebrated by making donations to humanitarian causes and participating in remembrance activities.

Women’s Equality Day (USA)

This is in celebration of the 19th amendment, which gave American women the right to vote in 1920. We recommend celebrating this day with activities that promote women’s rights and equality, such as donating to appropriate charities, launching mentoring programs, or educating on the subject.