Celebrations and Remembrances That May Show Up in School in Various Ways

These are not exhaustive lists and are intended to provide awareness of celebrations and remembrances that may show up in school in various ways.

2019-2020 School Year

September 2019:

Library Card Sign-Up Month (9/1-30; USA), Labor Day (9/2; USA), International Literacy Day (9/8; International), Grandparents Day (9/8; USA), National Arts in Education Week (9/8-14; USA), Patriot Day (9/11; USA), Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Mexican Independent Days (9/15-16), Mayflower Day (9/16; USA), Citizenship/Constitution Day (9/17; USA), Constitution Week (9/17-23; USA), International Day of Peace (9/21; International), National Good Neighbor Day (9/28; USA), Rosh Hashannah (9/29-10/1; Jewish).

October 2019:

Rosh Hashannah (9/29-10/1; Jewish), ADHD Awareness Month (10/1-31), Child Health Day (10/1; USA), Crime Prevention Month (10/1-31; USA), Czech Heritage Month (10/1-31), Italian American Heritage and Culture Month (10/1-31), National Bullying Prevention Month (10/1-31; USA), Polish American Heritage month (10/1-31), International Walk to School Day (10/2; International), German American Day (10/6), Fire Prevention Week (10/6-12; USA), National Educational Office Professionals Week (10/6-12; USA), Yom Kippur (10/8-9; Jewish), Coming Out Day (10/11; USA), Thanksgiving (10/14; Canada), Columbus Day (10/14; USA), World Food Day (10/16; International), National Character Counts week (10/20-26; USA), Red Ribbon week – Drug Free America (10/23-31; USA), United Nations Day (10/24; International), Halloween (10/31).

November 2019:

Veteran’s Day (11/11; USA), American Education Week (11/18-22; USA), Gettysburg Address Anniversary (11/19; USA), Education Support Professionals Day (11/20; USA), Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/20), National Parental Involvement Day (11/21; USA), Substitute Educators Day (11/22; USA), National Family Week (11/24-30; USA), Thanksgiving Day (11/28; USA)

December 2019:

World AIDS Day (12/1; International), Pearl Harbor Day (12/1; USA), Human Rights Day (12/10), Bill of Rights Day (12/10; USA), First Day of Winter (12/21), Hanukkah (12/22-30; Jewish), Christmas (12/25; Christian), Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)

January 2020:

Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1), New Year’s Day (1/1; International), Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary (1/1; USA), School Board Recognition month (1/1-31; USA), World Religion Day (1/19; International), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/20;  USA), Lunar New Year  (1/25; Chinese)

February 2020:

National Freedom Day (2/1), African American History Month (2/1-29; USA), National Children’s Dental Health Month (2/1-29; USA), Groundhog Day (2/2; USA), National School Counseling week (2/3-7; USA), Valentine’s Day (2/14), President’s Day (2/17; USA), Ash Wednesday (2/26), Lenten Season (2/26-4/11).

March 2020:

Lenten Season (2/26-4/11), Irish American Heritage month (3/1-31; USA), Music in Our Schools month (3/1-31; USA), National Middle Level Education Month (3/1-31; USA), National Nutrition Month (3/1-31; USA), Social Work Month (3/1-31; USA), Women’s History Month (3/1-31), Youth Art Month (3/1-31; USA) NEA’s Read Across America – Dr. Seuss’s birthday (3/2; USA), Classified School Employees week (3/2-6; USA),  International Women’s Day (3/8; International), Johnny Appleseed Day (3/11; USA), St. Patrick’s Day (3/17), Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (3/19; USA), Baha’i New Year’s Day (3/20), International Day for the Elimination for Racial Discrimination (3/21; International).

April 2020:

Lenten Season (2/26-4/11), April Fools’ Day (4/1), National Poetry Month (4/1-30; USA), National Autism Awareness month (4/1-30; USA), School Library month (4/1-31; USA), International Children’s Book day (4/2; International), World Health Day (4/7; International), Passover – First days (4/8-9), Good Friday (4/10), Easter (4/12), Passover – Concluding days (4/15-16), National Library week (4/19-25; USA), National Volunteer week (4/19-25; USA), National Student Leadership week (4/19-25; USA), Administrative Professionals week (4/19-25; USA), Patriot’s Day (4/20; USA), Holocaust Remembrance Day (4/20-21), Public School Volunteer week (4/20-24; USA), Administrative Professionals Day (4/22; USA), Earth Day (4/22; USA), Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (4/23; USA), First Day of Ramadan (4/24).

May 2020:

Beltane (5/1; Wicca/Pagan), Twelfth Day of Ridván (5/2; Baha’i), Saints Philip & James (5/3; Christian), National Day of Prayer (5/7; USA), Declaration of the Bab (5/23; Baha’i), Shavuot (5/29-30; Jewish), Pentecost (5/31; Christian).

June 2020:

Laylat al Kadr (6/1; Islam), Eid-al-Fitf (6/5-7; Islam), All Saints Day (6/14; Orthodox Christian), Guru Arjan martyrdom (6/16; Sikh), Sacred Heart of Jesus (6/19; Catholic Christian), New Church Day (6/19; Swedenborgain Christian), Litha – Yule (6/21; Wicca/Pagan), First Nations Day (6/22; Canadian Native People).

July 2020:

Asalha Puja Day (7/5; Buddhist), Martyrdom of the Bab (7/9; Baha’i), St. Benedict Day (7/11; Catholic Christian), St. Vladimir the Great Day (7/15; Orthodox Christian), Birthday of Haile Selassie (7/23; Rastafarian), Pioneer Day (7/24; Mormon Christian), St James the Great Day (7/25; Christian), Tish’a B’av (7/30; Jewish), Eid al Adha (7/31-8/3; Islam).

August 2020:

Eid al Adha (7/31-8/3; Islam), Lammas (8/1; Christian), Lughnasadh (8/1; Wicca/Pagan), Raksha Bandhan (8/3; Hindu), Eid-ul-Adha (8/10; Islam), Krishna Janmashtami (8/12; Hindu), Obon (8/13-15; Buddhist), Hijra - New Year (8/20; Islam), Ganesh Chaturthi (8/22; Hindu), Ashura (8/29; Islam).

 

 

2018-2019 School Year

September 2018:

International Literacy Day (9/8; International), National Arts in Education Week (9/5-15; USA), AlHijar/Muharram (9/9; Islamic), Rosh Hashana (9/10-11; Jewish), Patriot Day (9/11; USA), Enkutatash (9/11; Ethiopian), Muharram (9/12; Islamic), Ganesh Chaturthi (9/13; Hindu), National Hispanic Heritage Month (9/15-10/15), Mexican Independence Day (9/16; International), Constitution and Citizenship Day (9/17; USA), Yom Kippur (9/19; Jewish), Ashura (9/21; Islamic), International Day of Peace (9/21; International), Mabon (9/21-19; Neo-Pagan), Autumnal Equinox (9/22), Bi Visibility Day (9/23; USA), Sukkot (9/23-30; Jewish), Tet Trung Thu/Moon Festival/ChuSeok (9/24; Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea), and Shemini Atzeret (9/30-10/2; Jewish).

October 2018:

Shemini Atzeret (9/30-10/2; Jewish), ADHD Awareness Month (10/1-31), LBGT History Month (10/1-31; USA), National Disability Employment Awareness Month (10/1-31), National Bullying Prevention Month (10/1-31; USA), Simchat Torah (10/2; Jewish), Indigenous People’s Day (10/8; USA), Navaratri (10/10-18; Hindu), Coming Out Day (10/11; USA), International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (10/17; International), Dassera (10/19; Hindu), Birth of the BÁB (10/20; Bahá’í), Gur-Gaddi Guru Granth Sahib (10/20; Sikh), United Nations Day (10/24; International), Reformation Day (10/31; Christian), Halloween (10/31; USA), Shamhain (10/31-11/1; Neo-Pagan) Dia de los Muertos (10/31-11/2; Mexican). 

November 2018:

Shamhain (10/31-11/1; Neo-Pagan) Dia de los Muertos (10/31-11/2; Mexican), National American Indian Heritage Month (11/1-30; USA), All Saint’s Day (11/1; Western Christian), All Soul’s Day (11/2; Christian), Election Day (11/6; USA), Diwali (11/7; Hundu), Bandi-Chhor Diwas (11/7; Sikh), Birth of the Báb (11/8-9; Bahá’i), Kristallnacht (11/9-10), Veteran’s Day (11/11; USA), Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (11/12; Bahá’i), American Education Week (11/12-16; USA), International Day for Tolerance (11/16; International), Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/20), Mawlid Al-Nabi (11/20; Islamic Sunni), Thanksgiving (11/22; USA), Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday (11/23; Sikh), Mawlid Al-Nabi (11/25; Islamic Shi’a), and Day of the Covenant (11/26, Bahá’i). 

December 2018:

Advent (12/2-24; Christian), International day of persons with disabilities (12/3; International), Chanukah (12/3-10; Jewish), Bodhi Day (12/8; Buddhist), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (12/8; Catholic), Human Rights Day (12/10; International), Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (12/12; Christian), Bill of Rights Day (12/15; USA), Las Posadas (12/16-24; Mexican), Simbang Gibi/Christmas (12/16-24; Filipino Catholic), Winter Solstice/Yule (12/21; Neo-Pagan), Christmas (12/25; Western Christian), Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1), Wounded Knee Day (12/29; USA), New Year’s Day

January 2019

New Year’s Day (1/1; International), Día le los Reyes – Three Kings Day (1/6; Mexican Christian), Christmas (1/7; Orthodox Christian), Bodhi Day (1/13; Buddhist), Birthday of Guru Govind Singh (1/13; Sikh), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (1/21; USA), Holocaust Remembrance Day (1/27; International).

February 2019

Icmolc(g) (2/2; Neo-Pagan), Lunar New Year (year of the pig) (2/5; China, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Singapore, Korea), Valentine’s Day (2/14; International), President’s Day (2/18; USA), and Day of Remembrance (Japanese Incarceration) (2/19; USA).

March 2019

Ash Wednesday (3/6; Christian), Lenten Season (3/6-4/18; Christian), International Women’s Day (3/8; International), St. Patrick’s Day (3/17; Irish), Ostara (3/20; Neo-Pagan), Holi (3/20-21; Hindu), Naw Ruz (3/20-21; BaháI/Persian/Kurdish/Zoroastrianism), Purim (3/20-21; Jewish), International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (3/21; International), Persian New Year (Nowruz)(3/21; Iranian), and César Chávez Day (3/31; USA).

April 2019

Autism Acceptance Day (4/2; USA), National Tartan Day (4/6; Scottish American), Vesak (4/8; Buddhist), Palm Sunday (4/14; Christian/Orthodox), Vaisakhi (4/14; Sikh), Bun Pi Mai (New Year) (4/14-16; Laotian), Holy Week (4/14-20; Christian), Good Friday (4/19; Christian/Orthodox), National Day of Silence (4/19; LGBTA and Allies), Pesach/Passover (4/19-27; Jewish), First Day of Ridván (4/20-5/2; Bahá’i), Easter Sunday (4/21; Christian), Orthodox Easter/Pascha (4/28; Eastern Orthodox), Ninth Day of Ridván (4/28-19; Bahá’i), and Día de los Niños (4/30; Mexican).

May 2019

Beltane (5/1; Neo-Pagan), May Day (International Worker’s Day) (5/1; International), Twelfth Day of Ridván (5/2; Bahá’i), Cinco de Mayo (5/5; USA/Mexican), Ramadan (5/5-6/4; Islamic), Shavuot (5/8-10; Jewish); Pentecost (5/9; Christian), Mother’s Day (5/12; Mexican), Declaration of the Báb (5/23-24; Bahá’i), Memorial Day Holiday (5/27; USA), and Ascension of Bahá’ulláh (5/28-29; Bahá’i).

June 2019:

Eid-al-Fitf (End of Ramadan) (6/3-4; Islamic), Loving Day (6/12; USA), Philippine Independence Day (6/12; Filipino), Juneteenth (6/19; African American), Summer Solstice/Litha (6/21; Neo-Pagan), Pride (6/23-24; LGBTQ and Allies).

July 2019:

Dharma Day (7/17; Buddhist), 17th of Tammuz (7/21; Jewish), Birthday of Haile Selassie (7/23; Rastafarian).

August 2019:

Lughnasadh (8/1; Neo-Pagan), Hajj (8/9-14; Islamic), Eid-ul-Adha (8/10-11; Islamic), Tisha B’Av (8/10-11; Jewish), International Youth Day (8/12; International), Obon (8/13-15; Japanese Buddhist).