Religious and Cultural Events and Holidays
A month that marks important anniversaries for past and contemporary genocides. Throughout the month, individuals, communities and organizations join together to commemorate and honor victims and survivors of mass atrocities.
Annual festival commemorating the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, resided in a garden called Ridván (Paradise) and publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. The first (April 21), ninth (April 29), and twelfth (May 2) days are celebrated as holy days when Baha’is suspend work.
Recognizes the contributions and celebrates the culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Also known as May Day, it celebrates the social and economic achievements of workers worldwide. The day commemorates the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, in which police and protesters clashed following a workers’ strike for an eight-hour work day.
Recognizes the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of American Jews.
Older Americans Month was established in 1963 to honor the legacies and contributions of older Americans and to support them as they enter their next stage of life.
People often express their gratitude to their teachers by paying them a visit or sending them a card.
Serves as an occasion to inform the public of violations of the right to freedom of expression and as a reminder that many journalists brave death or jail to bring people their daily news.
In 1862 Mexican forces defeated French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla.