Office of Diversity and Inclusion

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

July 2017

Holidays:

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

7/9: MARTYRDOM OF THE BÁB • Bahá’í

7/13: ULAMBANA • Buddhist

7/13-7/15: OBON • Obon - Buddhist

7/15: DHARMA DAY • Buddhist

7/24: PIONEER DAY • Mormon

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

8/31: WAQF AL ARAFA (HAJJ DAY) • Islam

 

 

September 2017

Monthly Celebrations:

NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Holidays:

9/1-9/4: EID AL-ADHA • Islamic

9/4: LABOR DAY

9/17: GANESH CHATURTHI • Hindu

9/21-9/22: ROSH HASHANAH • Jewish

9/21-9/22: HIJRA (NEW YEAR) • Islamic

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 - DEEPAVALI • 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

10/31: ALL HOLLOWS EVE (HALLOWEEN) • 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

11/1: SAMHAIN • Wicca/Pagan

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: HANUKKAH • Jewish

12/15: BILL OF RIGHTS DAY

12/21: WINTER SOLSTICE (SOLSTICE YULE) • Wicca/Pagan

12/24: CHRISTMAS EVE • Western Christian

12/25: CHRISTMAS DAY • Western Christian

12/26/2017-1/1/2018: KWANZAA

12/29: WOUNDED KNEE DAY

 

 

January 2018

Holidays:

1/6: EPIPHANY • Christian

1/21: WORLD RELIGION DAY • Interfaith

1/22: VASANT PANCHAMI • Hindu

 

 

February 2018

Monthly Celebrations:

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Holidays:

2/3: SETSEBUN SAI • Shinto

2/4: FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY • Interfaith

2/8: NIRVANA • Buddhism

2/14: ASH WEDNESDAY • Christian

2/16: CHINESE NEW YEAR • Buddhist

 

 

March 2018

Monthly Celebrations:

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Holidays:

3/1: PURIM • Jewish

3/3: HOLI • Hindu

3/18: NEW YEAR • Hindu

3/21: EQUINOX • Wicca/Pagan

3/30: GOOD FRIDAY • Christian

3/31-4/7: PESACH • Jewish

 

 

April 2018

Monthly Celebrations:

LGBTQIA+ PRIDE MONTH

Holidays:

4/1: EASTER • Christian

4/12: LAILAT AL MIRAY • Islam

 

 

May 2018

Holidays:

5/3: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER (USA) • Interfaith

5/16-6/25: RAMADAN • Islam

5/20: PENTECOST • Christian

 

 

June 2018

Holidays:

6/15-6/17: EID AL FITR • Islam

6/20: WAQF AL ARAFA • Islam