A Comprehensive DEI Calendar for Every Year

A Comprehensive DEI Calendar for Every Year

A Comprehensive DEI Calendar for Every Year

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At Foundation List, we are dedicated to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. We firmly believe that creating an inclusive environment is not just a goal but a vital part of our mission. To further this commitment, we are excited to provide you with a comprehensive DEI calendar that can be used and reflected on annually.

Maximizing the Benefits of Our DEI Calendar

Foundation List’s annual DEI calendar is your invaluable tool for fostering a culture of inclusion within your organization. This comprehensive calendar not only highlights significant DEI events but also serves as a strategic guide for planning and supporting various groups and causes. By utilizing this calendar, you can efficiently plan your DEI initiatives, show your unwavering support for important causes, and streamline your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Whether you are a business, nonprofit, or community group, this calendar will prove instrumental in aligning your efforts with global DEI milestones and creating a more inclusive future for all.

Why Share a DEI Calendar?

Transparency and awareness are key components of driving change. By providing this DEI calendar, we aim to:

  1. Raise Awareness: By sharing important DEI dates and months, we want to ensure that these essential topics are on the radar of organizations worldwide.
  2. Foster Action: Knowing when significant DEI events are happening can encourage organizations to take action, plan initiatives, and engage their employees effectively.
  3. Support Learning: We believe that learning about DEI should be an ongoing process. Our calendar not only highlights events but also provides opportunities for self-education and growth.

The Comprehensive DEI Calendar: Your Guide to Meaningful Celebrations

Introducing the Comprehensive DEI Calendar—a vital resource that we’ve thoughtfully curated for organizations deeply committed to fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Organized by months, this calendar showcases a diverse array of significant DEI celebrations and observances. While it may not encompass every noteworthy day, it offers an extensive and robust list designed to empower your organization’s journey towards DEI goals.

At Foundation List, we want to emphasize that this calendar is intended to be a force for good, never a tool for hate or oppression. We earnestly request organizations to use this calendar as a means of fostering support, understanding, and solidarity within their workplaces and communities. It is a tool for building bridges, not walls; for celebrating diversity, not promoting divisiveness. We are confident that this calendar will prove invaluable in providing essential support for your DEI initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusion. Join us in the commitment to create a more inclusive world—one celebration at a time.


  • January 4th: National Braille Day
  • January 1st: Emancipation Proclamation
  • January 6th: Feast of the Epiphany & Coptic Orthodox Christmas
  • January 7th: Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
  • January 13th: Maghi (Sikh)
  • January 15th: Makar Sankranti & World Religion Day
  • January 16th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 22th: Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year


  • Black History Month
  • February 1st: National Freedom Day
  • February 4th: World Cancer Day
  • February 6th: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
  • February 14th: Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday
  • February 20th: World Day of Social Justice
  • February 21st: International Mother Language Day
  • February 22nd: George Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day)
  • February 28th: Rare Disease Day


  • Women’s History Month: Honors the role of women in American history
  • March 1st: Zero Discrimination Day
  • March 8th: Holi & International Women’s Day
  • March 10th: Harriet Tubman’s birthday
  • March 13th: National K9 Veterans Day
  • March 21st: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 22nd: World Water Day
  • March 24th: International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • March 25th: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • March 31st: International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • Important note: Ramadan officially begins when the month of Shaban, the eighth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, ends. In 2023 the holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday 23rd March 2023. In 2024, the dates are March 10-April 8.


  • Celebrate Diversity Month: Highlights unique backgrounds, cultures, and traditions
  • April 2nd: World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 4th: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • April 7th: World Health Day
  • April 12th: International Day of Human Space Flight
  • April 20th: Chinese Language Day
  • April 22nd: Earth Day
  • April 26th: World Intellectual Property Day


  • Mental Health Awareness Month; Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month; Jewish American Heritage Month; Older Americans Month
  • May 1st: International Workers’ Day (May Day)
  • May 5th: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 8th: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
  • May 9th: Europe Day
  • May 12th: International Nurses Day
  • May 15th: International Day of Families
  • May 17th: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • May 19th: Malcolm X’s Birthday
  • May 21st: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • May 23rd: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
  • May 26th: Buddha’s Birthday
  • May 29th: International Day of UN Peacekeepers


  • LGBT Pride Month; Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • June 1st: Global Day of Parents
  • June 5th: World Environment Day
  • June 8th: World Oceans Day
  • June 11th (2023): Puerto Rican Day Parade (always the second Sunday in June)
  • June 12th: World Day Against Child Labor & Loving Day
  • June 19th: Juneteenth National Independence Day
  • June 20th: World Refugee Day
  • June 21st: International Day of Yoga
  • June 26th: International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • June 27th: Helen Keller’s Birthday
  • June 28th: International LGTBQ+ Pride Day


  • July 11th: World Population Day
  • July 12th: Malala Day
  • July 18th: Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 19th: Hijri New Year
  • July 26th: Disability Independence Day
  • July 30th: International Day of Friendship


  • August 4th: Barack Obama’s Birthday
  • August 9th: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 12th: International Youth Day
  • August 15th: Feast of the Assumption
  • August 18th: Lord Krishna’s Birthday
  • August 19th: World Humanitarian Day
  • August 26th: Women’s Equality Day
  • August 31st: Ganesh Chaturthi


  • September 15th to October 15th: Hispanic Heritage Month (Observation spans across September and October); Global Diversity Awareness Month; National Disability Employment Awareness Month; Breast Cancer Awareness Month; National Polish American Heritage Month
  • September 21st: International Day of Peace
  • September 23rd: International Day of Sign Languages
  • September 30th: International Translation Day


  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Observation spans across September and October)
  • October 1st: International Day of Older Persons
  • October 2nd: International Day of Non-Violence
  • October 9th: Indigenous People’s Day (US)
  • October 10th: World Mental Health Day
  • October 11th: International Day of the Girl Child
  • October 17th: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty & Spirit Day
  • October 24th: United Nations Day


  • National Native American Heritage Month; Movember
  • November 1st: All Saints’ Day; All Souls Day; Día de Los Muertos; World Vegan Day
  • November 12th: Diwali
  • November 16th: International Day for Tolerance & Dutch American Heritage Day
  • November 19th: International Men’s Day
  • November 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance & Universal Children’s Day
  • November 25th: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • November 29th: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People


  • December 1st: World AIDS Day
  • December 2nd: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 5th: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • December 7th to December 15: Hanukkah (2023); Dec 25 –Jan 2, (2024)
  • December 10th: International Humans Rights Day
  • December 16th to December 24th: Las Posadas
  • December 18th: International Migrants Day
  • December 22nd: Winter Solstice & Yule
  • December 25th: Christmas
  • December 25th to Jan 1st (2023): Kwanzaa; Dec 26th – Wed, Jan 1st (2024)

We hope this calendar serves as a valuable resource for your organization’s DEI efforts. Whether it’s planning events, raising awareness, or celebrating the diversity within your workforce, these dates can help you make a positive impact.

Top DEI Calendars for Inclusive Planning and Awareness

  1. Diversity Resources DEI Calendar 2023
  2. WorkTango DEI Planning Calendar for 2023
  3. Diversity Best Practices DEI Events Calendar
  4. Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management DEI Calendar
  5. Diversity Awareness Calendar by DiversityCentral
  6. National Diversity Council DEI Calendar
  7. Society for Diversity – Diversity & Inclusion Calendar
  8. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (UNESCO)
  9. Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ+ Awareness Days
  10. Racial Equity Tools Equity Calendar


Our DEI Commitment

Foundation List’s dedication to DEI is deeply rooted in our core values. We understand that a diverse and inclusive workforce leads to innovation, creativity, and a stronger sense of community within organizations. We are committed to helping organizations of all sizes and industries create more equitable workplaces. By sharing this comprehensive DEI calendar, we aim to empower organizations to take meaningful steps towards a more inclusive future. Let’s work together to make every year full of positive change, awareness, and action in the world of DEI.

If you have any additional DEI events or suggestions for our calendar, please feel free to reach out. We’re here to support your journey towards a more inclusive workplace.

Thank you for being a part of the Foundation List community, and together, let’s build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.