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Kwanzaa

This holiday was founded by Black Americans to observe African harvest celebrations in the U.S. On the last day, Karamu is held, a special feast focused on African and African-American foods.

Louis Braille’s Birthday

Louis Braille was a French educator who created the braille system of reading and writing for people with visual impairments. It is perhaps the biggest advancement in accessibility for those…

Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)

You might feel like you just celebrated Christmas, but in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, it isn't celebrated until January 7. In addition to being observed on a different date, the…

Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

While this holiday can be celebrated on different dates depending on the country, in the U.S. and Canada, it is most often celebrated on January 18. It marks the changing…

Makar Sankranti (Hindu)

This Hindu holiday marks a festival celebrating Surya, a solar Deity. It is seen as a day of transition, marking the sun's transition into a new Zodiac sign.

World Religion Day

Always observed on the third Sunday in January, on this date, we are meant to celebrate the various world religions and focus on harmony and understanding between different outlooks on…

International Day of Acceptance

This observance is meant to raise awareness of our differences and encourage us to embrace and celebrate them. This isn't a day focused on a specific aspect; it can be…

Lunar New Year

Not every culture follows the same calendar. For many Chinese people and those with Chinese heritage, the new year begins on February 1, 2022. Keep in mind that the exact…

World Cancer Day

Raise awareness for various types of cancers on World Cancer Day.

Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

This date is believed to be the day Buddha died after reaching Nirvana. Celebration typically centers around meditation and spending time in temples or monasteries.

Maha Shivratri (Hindu)

In English, this is the "Great Night of Shiva." A Hindu festival, it celebrates the Deity Lord Shiva and commemorates the coming of summer. The focus of this holiday is…