Diversity & Heritage Calendar
28-6 - Hanukkah: A Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and nights, Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Maccabees, or Israelites, over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus, approximately 2,200 years ago.
1 - World AIDS Day: Commemorating those who have died of AIDS, and to acknowledge the need for continued commitment to all of those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic
3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Designed to raise awareness in regards to persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity
8 - Bodhi Day: Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment
10 - International Human Rights Day: Established by the UN in 1948 to commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
16-24 - Las Posadas: A nine-day celebration in Mexico commemorating the trails Mary and Joseph endured during their journey to Bethlehem
25 - Christmas Day: The day that many Christians associate with Jesus' birth
26 - Feast of the Holy Family: A liturgical celebration in the Catholic Church in honor of Jesus, his mother and his foster father as a family, presenting the Holy Family as a model for Christian families.
26-1 - Kwanzaa: An African-American holiday started by Maulana Karenga in 1966 to celebrate universal African-American heritage