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Mental Health Awareness Month

Observed in the month of May in the U.S. since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month reaches millions of people through media, local events, and screenings to raise awareness about mental illness and related issues in the States.

Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, established on April 20, 2006 by former President George W. Bush to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to our culture.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers […]

National Older American Month

May is National Older Americans Month, which recognizes the contributions of older adults across the nation. Older Americans Month also serves to raise awareness concerning elder abuse and neglect.

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration commemorating the ending of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to Allah for enjoying the month of Ramadan. It involves wearing one’s finest clothing, saying prayers, and nurturing understanding of other religions.

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer, a day of observance in the United States when people are asked to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

Buddha Purnima, or Vesak

Buddha Purnima or Vesak, a Buddhist holiday celebrating Gautama Buddha’s life. It is observed to memorialize the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. According to the Hindu Calendar, it is celebrated on a full moon day of month Vaishakha.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.

Anniversary of the School Desegregation Ruling

In 1954, racial segregation in public schools was unanimously ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education, found to violate the 14th Amendment clause guaranteeing equal protection under the law.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a global celebration of sexual-orientation and gender diversities. It aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

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