Religious and Cultural Events and Holidays
Celebrates Black History and African American culture in the United States.
Also called Shiva Ratri, it is the Great Festival of Shiva.
The Ayyám-i-ha, or ‘Days of Ha’ are devoted to spiritual preparation for the fast, celebrating, hospitality, charity and gift giving. They are celebrated the four days, five in leap year, before the last month of the Baháí year.
The beginning of Great Lent for Eastern Christian churches, which starts 40 days before Orthodox Easter (Pascha), counting Sundays.
Tibetan Buddhist New Year, in which is a time of renewal through sacred and secular practices.
A day of penitence as well as the last chance to feast before Lent begins. Also known as Mardi Gras.
The first day of Lent for Western Christian churches, a 40-day period of spiritual preparation for Easter, not counting Sundays.
Honors women as significant agents of historical change.
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society.