Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Calendar of Holidays and Celebrations (Religious, Ethnic, Other)

March 2017

Monthly Celebrations:​

IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 

Holidays:

3/1: ASH WEDNESDAY • Western Christian 

3/2-3/20: NINETEEN-DAY FAST • Bahá’í 

3/8: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 

3/12: MAGHA PUJA • Buddhist 

3/12: PURIM • Jewish 

3/13: HOLLA MOHALLA • Sikh 

3/13: HOLI • Hindu 

3/17: ST. PATRICK’S DAY • Christian 

3/20: VERNAL EQUINOX 

3/21: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

3/21: NOWRÚZ • Zoroastrian 

 

 

April 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

ARAB-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

Holidays:

4/5: RAMA NAVAMI • Hindu 

4/9: PALM SUNDAY • Christian 

4/11-4/14: THERAVADA NEW YEAR • Buddhist 

4/11-4/18: PASSOVER/PESACH • Jewish 

4/13: HOLY THURSDAY • Christian 

4/14: GOOD FRIDAY • Christian 

4/14: VAISAKHI (also spelled Baisakhi) • Sikh 

4/16: EASTER • Christian 

4/16: DAY OF SILENCE (LGBTQIA+)

4/21-5/2: FESTIVAL OF RIDVÁN • Bahá’í 

4/23: YOM HASHOAH • Jewish

 

 

May 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH

JEWISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 

Holidays:

5/1: INTERNATIONAL WORKER’S DAY

5/5: CINCO DE MAYO 

5/10: BUDDHA DAY • Buddhist 

5/14:  LAG B’OMER • Jewish 

5/21: WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT 

5/23: DECLARATION OF THE BAB • Bahá’í 

5/25: ASCENSION DAY • Christian 

5/27-6/25: RAMADAN • Islamic 

5/29: ASCENSION OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH • Bahá’í 

5/29: MEMORIAL DAY

5/31-6/1: SHAVUOT • Jewish 

 

 

 

June 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH

Holidays:

6/4: PENTECOST • Christian

6/11: ALL SAINTS DAY • Eastern Christian

6/11: RACE UNITY DAY • Bahá’í

6/14: FLAG DAY

6/21: SUMMER SOLSTICE

6/21: LAILA AL-QADR • Islamic

6/26-6/28: EID AL-FITR • Islamic

 

 

July 2017

Holidays:

7/4: INDEPENDENCE DAY (United States of America)

7/9: MARTYRDOM OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í

7/13: ULAMBANA • Buddhist

7/15: DHARMA DAY • Buddhist

7/13-7/15: OBON • Buddhist

7/26: ADA (AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT) DAY

 

 

August 2017

Holidays:

8/1: TISHA B’AV • Jewish

8/7: RAKSHA BANDHAN • Hindu 

8/15: KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI (Also known as JAYANTI) • Hindu 

8/23: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE REMEMBRANCE OF THE SLAVE TRADE AND ITS ABOLITION

 

 

September 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Holidays:

9/2: EID AL-ADHA • Islamic

9/4: LABOR DAY

9/13-9/15: ROSH HASHANAH • Jewish

9/17: GANESH CHATURTHI • Hindu

9/21-9/29: NAVARATRI • Hindu

9/22: AUTUMNAL EQUINOX

9/22: MUHARRAM • Islamic

9/30: YOM KIPPUR • Jewish

9/30: DASSERA • Hindu

 

 

October 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

LGBTQIA+ HISTORY MONTH

Holidays:

10/1: ASHURA • Islamic

10/5-10/11: SUKKOT • Jewish

10/9: NATIVE AMERICAN DAY

10/12: SHEMINI ATZERET • Jewish

10/13: SIMCHAT TORAH • Jewish

10/19: DIWALI • Hindu

10/19: BANDI-CHHOR DIWAS • Sikh

10/20: BIRTH OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í

10/20: GUR-GADDI GURU GRANTH SAHIB • Sikh

10/24: UNITED NATIONS DAY

10/29: REFORMATION DAY • Christian

 

 

November 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

At Pitt November is also our Military Appreciation Month

Holidays:

11/1: ALL SAINTS’ DAY • Western Christian

11/2: ALL SOULS’ DAY • Christian

11/4: GURU NANAK DEV JI’S BIRTHDAY • Sikh

11/7: USA ELECTION DAY

11/11: VETERANS’ DAY

11/12: BIRTH OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁH • Bahá’í

11/20: TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

11/23: THANKSGIVING DAY (United States of America)

11/26: DAY OF THE COVENANT • Bahá’í

 

 

December 2017

Holidays:

12/1: WORLD AIDS DAY

12/1: MAWLID AL-NABI (Also known as MILAD AL-NABI) • Islamic (Sunni)

12/3: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS

12/3-12/24: ADVENT • Christian

12/6: MAWLID AL-NABI (Also known as MILAD AL-NABI) • Islamic (Shi’a)

12/8: BODHI DAY • Buddhist

12/10: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

12/12: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE • Christian

12/13-12/20: CHANUKAH • Jewish

12/15: BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

12/21: WINTER SOLSTICE

12/25: CHRISTMAS • Western Christian

12/26/2017-1/1/2018: KWANZAA

12/29: WOUNDED KNEE DAY