Diversity Calendar

A diversity calendar includes key dates of historical, cultural, and religious events of diverse groups.

Having a diversity calendar is one way of putting into practice raising awareness and inclusion of holidays around the world. A diversity calendar helps domestic and international graduate students become more aware of and understand each other’s cultures better.

The University of Regina is committed to creating and promoting equitable systems that foster diversity and inclusion for students, faculty, and staff, including women, Indigenous peoples, and visible minority groups of the community.

* If you would like to suggest additions to the Diversity Calendar, please email us at grad.engagement@uregina.ca 

2022

MAY

Asian Heritage Month (Canada)
2 – Last Day of Ramadan (Islam)
3 – Akshaya Tritiya (Hinduism)
12 - Women in Mathematics
17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
14 – Vaisakhi Puja (Buddhism)
21 – World Cultural Diversity Day
23 – Queen Victoria Day (Canada)
24 – Pascha (Christianity- Russian Orthodox)
26 – Ascension Day (Christianity)
29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
29 – International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

JUNE

Pride Month (Canada)
Indigenous History Month (Canada)
4 – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
4 to 6 – Shavout (Jewish)
5 – World Environment Day
12 – World Day Against Child Labor
15 – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16 – Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji (Sikhism)
20 – World Refugee Day
21 – National Indigenous Day- Canada (First Nations, Inuit Metis)
24 – Nativity of St. John the Baptist (Christianity – East. Orthodox and Western)
27 – Multiculturalism Day (Canada)

JULY

1 – Canada Day
11 – World Population Day
18 – Nelson Mandela Day
9 to 13 Eid al Adha - Sacrifice Day * - Islam
13 – Guru Purnima (Jainism, Buddism)
13 – Asalha Puja Day (Dharma Day) (Buddhism)
29 to 30 – Al-Hijra New Year (Islam)
30 – International Day of Friendship

AUGUST

1 – Lammas (Christian)
6 – Tishah B’av* (Judaism)
6 – Transfiguration of Christ (Christianity)
9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
11 – Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism)
12 – International Youth day
13 to 15 – Obon Festival (Buddhism- Shinto)
18 to 19- Krishna Janmashtami (Hindism)
19 – World Humanitarian Day
7 to 8 – Ashura (Islam)
23 – International Day of the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
23 – Paryushana Parva (Jain)
28 – Gur-gaddi Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism)
30 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Hinduism)

SEPTEMBER

5 – Labour Day
8 – International Literacy Day
9 to 16 – Sukkot (Jewish)
10 – World Suicide Prevention Day
11 – Rastafaria (Ethiopian New Year)
21 – Paryushava Parva (Jain)
21 – International Day of Peace
23 – Bi Visibility Day
25 – Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)
26 to Oct 5 – Navratri (Hindu)
30 – Orange Shirt Day (Canada)

OCTOBER

Women’s History Month
Islamic History Month
Disability Employment Awareness Month
LGBT History Month
1 – International Day of Older Persons
2 – International Day of Non-Violence
4 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
5 – Dussehra (Hinduism)
5 – World Teachers Day
7 – Mawlid Al-Nabi (Islamic)
10 – World Mental Health Day
11 – International Day of the Girl Child
10 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
16 – Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
17 – Simchat Torah (Jewish)
20 – Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)
24 – Bandi-chhor Diwas (Sikhism)
24 – Diwali (Hinduism)
24 – United Nations Day
25 – Birth of the B’ab (Baha’i)
26 – Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

NOVEMBER

1 – All Saints’ Day (Christianity)
7 - Inuit Day
8 – Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday (Sikhism)
11 – Remembrance Day
16 – International Day for Tolerance
16 - Louis Riel Day
17 – World Philosophy Day
20 – Transgender day of Remembrance
25 – International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women
26 – Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)
30 – St Andrews Day (Christian)

DECEMBER

1 – World AIDS Day
2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (UN)
3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UN)
6 – National Day of Remembrance of Action on Violence Against Women
8 – Bodhi Day (Buddhism)
10 – Human Rights Day
18 – International Migrants Day
20 – International Human Solidarity Day
25 – Christmas (Christianity)

2023

JANUARY

1 – New Year’s Day
4 – World Brailled Day
7 – Orthodox Christmas (Christianity)
8 – Bodhi Day (Buddhism)
14 – Maghi (Sikhism)
14 – Makar Sankranti (Hinduism)
22 – Lunar New Year

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
1- World Hijab Day
3- Setsubun (Buddhism)
11 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
18 – Maha Shivratri (Hinduism)
20 – World Day of Social Justice
20 – Family Day
21 – International Mother Language Day
22 – Pink Shirt Day (Canada)

MARCH

1 – Zero Discrimination Day
8 – International Women’s and United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace
18 – Holi (Hinduism)
20 – International Day of Happiness
21 – Baha’i New Year (Baha’i)
21 – International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 – World Down Syndrome Day
22 – Ramadan begins (Islam)
31 – Trans Day of Visibility

APRIL

2 – World Autism Awareness Day
2 – Palm Sunday (Christianity)
4 – Memorial to Christ’s Death (Jehovah’s Witness)
5 – Start of Passover (Judaism)
7 – Good Friday (Christianity)
7 – World Health Day
9 – Easter Sunday (Christianity)
13 – International Day of Pink
14 – Vaisakhi Sikh New Year (Sikhism)
17 to 18 – Yom HaShoah* (Holocaust Remembrance Day) (Judaism)
20 – First day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
22 – Earth Day
24 – Armenian Genocide Memorial Day (Canada)
26 – International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
28 – National Day of Mourning (Canada)