2023 Inclusion Calendar 

WELCOME. GSAE is committed to being a resource and model for members and organizations on effective practices that drive successful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. GSAE believes in fostering a welcoming culture amongst our members that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable to all. We know our differences are what make us stronger. Through diverse perspectives, an inclusive culture, and equitable opportunities, we are connecting leaders, advancing associations. 

According to a Harvard University study, diversity initiatives don’t work unless awareness and inclusion is a daily practice. Awareness of ethnic holidays is key for respectful scheduling and inclusion of your staff and your members. We've assembled some multicultural dates below to help. Big thanks to our colleagues at Florida SAE and their DEI committee for sharing.


Monthly Celebration

Special Dates


Human Trafficking Awareness Month

16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22: Lunar New Year (China)


African American History Month

 22: Ash Wednesday / Lent begins (Christian)


Women's History Month
Deaf History Month

8: International Women's Day
21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (United Nations)
22: Ramadan begins (Muslim) 
31: International Transgender Day of Visibility


Arab American Heritage Month
Autism Awareness Month
Celebrate Diversity Month

2: World Autism Day
5: Passover (Jewish)
9: Easter (Christian)
21: Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)
22: Earth Day


Jewish American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

7: International Family Equality Day
21: World Day for Cultural Diversity (UN)


LGBTQ+ Pride Month

15: Native American Citizenship Day
19: Juneteenth
26: Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Anniversary
28: Stonewall Riots Anniversary


14: International Non-Binary Day
18: Nelson Mandela International Day (UN)
26: Disability Independence Day
30: International Day of Friendship (UN)



9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (UN)
26: Women's Equality Day


Hispanic American Heritage Month

15: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
24: Yom Kippur (Jewish)


Disability Employment Awareness Month
LGBTQ+ History Month
Blind Awareness Month

9: Indigenous People's Day
11: National Coming Out Day
18: International Pronouns Day
26: Intersex Awareness Day


Native American Heritage Month

11: Veterans Day
12: Diwali (Hindu)
20: Transgender Day of Remembrance


1: World AIDS Day
3: International Day of Disabled Persons (UN)
10: International Human Rights Day (UN)
7-15: Chanukah (Jewish)
25: Christmas (Christian)
26: Kwanzaa (African)