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January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

On the third Monday of January, we celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this day, we reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King. It is designated as a national day of service, to encourage Americans to volunteer in support of resolving our nation's most pressing problems.

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February

National Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time the country highlights and celebrates the accomplishments of Black Americans.

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March

Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

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April

Holocaust Remembrance Day - Days of Remembrance

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar.

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May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

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June

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a time for us to celebrate the important and lasting contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and recommit to combatting discrimination.

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August

Women’s Equality Day

Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women.

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September

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed annually between September 15th and October 15th, celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.

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October

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The month of October is designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The observance celebrates the contributions of people with disabilities to the American workforce.

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November

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

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