Diversity Holidays

Diversity Holidays

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Diversity Holidays
  • The Diversity Movement 2023 Holiday Calendar

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  • Tips for Designing Diversity Month Programming

    Make your organization’s celebration of Diversity Month both informative and inspiring to all with this list of great suggestions. Learn how combining facts and figures with food, art, music, and games is a recipe for fun, education, and company-wide engagement.

  • Employee Rights Regarding Religious Holidays

    Understand employee rights as they apply to taking time off for religious holidays, depending on whether you work for the federal government or in the private sector, and whether or not your company offers PTO.

  • What is Juneteenth?

    Delve into the history and significance of Juneteenth, a grassroots community celebration of the abolition of slavery that has evolved into a national holiday. Learn how observing Juneteenth at your company can enhance employee engagement.

  • What is Pride Month?

    Acquaint yourself with Pride Month, an international celebration that highlights LGBTQ+ voices, history, rights, and culture. Confirm why it’s important for your organization to support societal and workplace equity by recognizing LGBTQ+ people and the contributions of your LGBTQ+ employees.

  • What is AAPI Heritage Month?

    Gain a richer understanding of how to observe AAPI Heritage Month company-wide in May, engaging all employees in celebrating the many contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to American culture, including how to extend the value of this raised awareness throughout the year.

  • What is Women's History Month?

    Familiarize yourself with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day -- how they originated, how they’re celebrated, and the value of observing them at your organization each year.

  • When and What is Celebrate Diversity Month?

    Learn more about Celebrate Diversity month, including when and why it was created, productive ways to observe it, pitfalls to avoid, and how it fits into the bigger picture of DEI programming within your organization.

  • What is Mental Health Awareness Month?

    Gain a quick overview of the prevalence of mental illness in our society, and therefore your own workforce. Learn how to address a previously taboo topic, raise awareness, and significantly reduce stigma by observing Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

  • Why is Columbus Day Called Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

    Get a helpful overview of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Explore why a growing number of states, companies, and individuals are now choosing to observe this holiday instead of Columbus Day. Consider ways to honor, respect, and support the Native American community.

  • What is Diwali?

    The Diwali festival, also known as Divali or Deepawali, is a holiday that’s widely celebrated by people from a variety of religions and countries. Here’s an overview of this celebration honoring the triumph of good over evil.

  • What is Passover?

    Explore the basics of Passover, a spring Jewish holiday that celebrates the liberation of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Learn what a seder
    is, why Jewish people eat matzah during Passover, and how to be inclusive and supportive of your Jewish coworkers.

  • What Is Eid al-Fitr?

    Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. It translates directly to “Feast of Breaking the Fast” and features prayer, sweet treats, gifts and charity, and forgiveness. Muslim employees are likely to take time off during this time.

  • What is Yom Kippur?

    Gain a useful understanding of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, one of the Jewish High Holy days. Learn how, when, and why Jews observe Yom Kippur. Gain insight into how to be respectful of your Jewish co-workers who observe this solemn and sacred holiday.

  • A 3-Minute History of Pride Month

    In the United States, June is designated as a time to celebrate and honor the history and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. The parades and memorials that take place during Pride Month commemorate this history and continue the journey toward equality and justice.

  • How to Commemorate Memorial Day in the Workplace

    Use this guidance to ensure your organization marks Memorial Day in ways that are respectful, appropriate, and meaningful. Strengthen feelings of inclusion, particularly for those with personal connections to this annual holiday, including veterans and military families.

  • What Is Rosh Hashanah?

    Explore the basics of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year holiday. Learn why it’s important to give Jewish employees scheduling flexibility to celebrate Rosh Hashanah for either one or two days (depending on how traditionally observant they are) and appropriate greetings for the holiday.

  • Why Should Employers Celebrate Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month?

    National Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month honors the cultural contributions of Latine communities. Celebrating this month in the workplace is a great way to broaden understanding and highlight your organization’s genuine respect for and commitment to Latine professionals.

  • Being Inclusive for Halloween

    Rethink Halloween through the lens of inclusivity, and you’ll quickly recognize several ways that some “traditional” ways of celebrating are far from fun for everyone. Recognize the often-overlooked reasons why. Discover helpful tips for making future Halloween celebrations truly inclusive.

  • How to Commemorate Women's History Month

    Review these helpful tips for observing Women’s History Month in ways that are meaningful, inclusive, and inspiring. Learn how organizations that “walk their talk” complement education and communication with meaningful actions that demonstrate a commitment to equity in tangible ways.

  • How Should We Celebrate Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month?

    Get helpful tips for how to honor and celebrate Hispanic and Latine Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) at home and at work. If you’re not a member of the Latine community, this month is a great opportunity to learn, experience, and show your support.

  • How Can Orgs Support Pride Month Without Being Performative or Political?

    There are a number of ways your organization can support Pride Month even if it's not very far along its DEI journey. Learn how to support the community while remaining authentic and not isolating any employee groups.

  • What is Global Diversity Month?

    October is Global Diversity Month, a celebration of diversity in cultures around the world. This month-long celebration reminds us to stay connected, to appreciate each other, and to celebrate our multicultural identities.

  • Actionable Steps to Celebrate Black History Month

    Learn why the actions your company takes and the relationships you build during Black History Month can generate benefits that last long beyond February. Leverage these five great suggestions for impactful programming that increases employee engagement and drives community collaboration.