Diversity & Heritage Calendar
4 - World Braille Day: Observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication for blind and partially sighted people; celebrated on the birthday of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille
13 - Korean American Day: Honor and highlight Americans of Korean descent who have made immeasurable contributions as small business owners, military service members, faith leaders, doctors, artists, and elected officials for over a century
13 - Lohri Maghi: An annual festival celebrated by Sikhs commemorating the memory of forty Sikh martyrs
16 - National Religious Freedom Day: Promotes the message of peace and acceptance and to highlight the fact that everyone has a right to their own religious beliefs.
16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Commemorates the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for nonviolent social change until his assassination in 1968.
22 - Lunar New Year: Lunar New Year is a festival celebrated by many cultures of Asian heritage to celebrate the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.
• Chinese New Year - a 15-day Chinese festival
• Seollal - Korean New Year typically celebrated for three days
• Tết - Vietnamese New Year is the most important festival of the year in Vietnam
27 - International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The International Day of Commemoration to remember the victims of the Holocaust; the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945 and UN Holocaust Memorial Day