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Diversity & Heritage Calendar

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DECEMBER 2023

DECEMBER 2023

3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Designed to raise awareness in regard to persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them equal opportunities.
 
7-15 - Hanukkah: A Jewish holiday that is celebrated for eight days and nights for the victory of the Maccabees (Israelites) over the Greek-Syrian ruler, Antiochus.
 
8 - Bodhi Day: A Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day the historical Buddha experienced enlightenment.
 
8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary: Celebrates the belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: A religious holiday in Mexico commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531.
 
16-24 - Las Posadas: A nine-day celebration in Mexico commemorating the trials Mary and Joseph endured during their journey to Bethlehem.
 
18 - International Migrants Day: Officially established by the UN in 2000 to highlight the contributions made by the roughly 272 million migrants and the challenges they face in every corner of the world.
 
25 - Christmas: The day that many Christians associate with Jesus' birth.
 
26-1 - Kwanzaa: Started by Laulana Karenga in 1966, Kwanzaa celebrates universal African-American heritage.
 
28 - Feast of the Holy Innocents: A Christian feast in remembrance of the massacre of young children in Bethlehem by King Herod the Great in his attempt to kill the infant Jesus.