Diversity Calendar 2017

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Month Date Event
January 1

New Years Day

Gan-tan Sai (New Years) – Shinto

26

Australia Day

28

Chinese New Year

February 10 - 26

Gay Pride Festival (Auckland)

6

Waitangi Day

11

Magha Puja Day – Buddhist

21

International Mother Language Day

March 1

Zero Discrimination Day

4

Christchurch Holi - Indian Festival of Colours

5

Canterbury Japan Day

8

International Women’s Day

17

St. Patricks Day

9 - 19

Christchurch Pride Week

21

International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination

21

Nowruz

11 - 12

Purim – Jewish

28

Hindu New Year – Hindu

April 9

Palm Sunday – Christian

Mahavir Jayanti – Jain

14

Good Friday – Christian

16

Easter – Christian

10 - 18

Pesach (Passover) – Jewish

May 1

International Worker’s Day

9-15

New Zealand Sign Language Week

25

Africa Day

27

Ramadan Begins – Islam

29 - 31

Samoa Language Week

June 1 - 4

Samoa Language Week

25

Matariki (Māori New Year)

20

World Refugee Day

25

Eid al Fitr – Islam

July

1

Canada Day

4

Independence Day (America)

31

Cook Islands Language Week

August 1 - 6

Cook Islands Language Week

12

International Youth Day

31

Malaysian Independence Day

September 4 - 10

Tonga Language Week

8

International Literacy Day

11-17

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

16

Malaysia Day

25 - 30

Tuvalu Language Week

October 1

Tuvalu Language Week

3 - 9

Fiji Language Week

10

World Mental Health Day

16 - 22

Niue Language Week

23 - 29

Tokelau Language Week

19

Diwali – Deepavali

November 20

Transgender day of remembrance

23

Thanksgiving Day (USA)

25

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 1

Worlds Aids Day

3

International Day for Disabled Persons

10

Human Rights Day

21

Shab-e Yalda

25

Christmas Day – Christian