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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.

Women’s Equality Day

There are lots of ways you can embrace this day, but we suggest supporting women-owned businesses as a way of making a meaningful contribution to attaining equality.

Birth of Lord Ganesh (Hindu)

The celebration honors Lord Ganesh as the Deity of New Beginnings and Obstacle Removal, as well as the god of knowledge and intellect and is celebrated throughout India, particularly in Maharashtra and Goa.

National Recovery Month

Addiction is more prevalent than we realize, especially when we move beyond just focusing on drugs and alcohol and incorporate things like food, gambling and spending. This observance gives us the chance to really reflect on the topic and celebrate those who are in recovery.

Deaf Awareness Month

Deaf individuals aren’t just hearing impaired; the Deaf community actually has a very rich culture with a lot that we can learn about and from. Deaf Awareness Month is an excellent time to not just think about making our world more accommodating but discovering Deafness as a defining aspect of a community.