Calendar of Special Days & Celebrations


2021


APRIL
SIKH HERITAGE MONTH
April 2 International Children’s Book Day
& Hindu New Year
April 4 Qingming Festival (Chinese)
April 6 National Tartan Day
April 9
Vimy Ridge Day
April 12 to May 13 Ramadan (Islamic)
April 14 Tamil
New Year
April 20 to May 1
Ridván (Bahá’i)
April 22 Earth Day
April 25 World Penguin Day


MAY
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
May 5 Dutch Heritage Day
& Children’s Day (Japan)
May 9 Laylat al-Qadr (Islamic)
May 10
First day of Shavuot (Jewish)

May 13 Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)
May 18 World Museum Day
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
May 23 World Turtle Day & Declaration of the Báb (Bahá’i)
May 28
Acension of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’i)


JUNE
PRIDE MONTH
INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH
June 5 World Environment Day
June 8 World Oceans Day
June 14 Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese)
June 15 Global Wind Day
June 16 International Day of the African Child
June 19 Juneteenth: Commemoration of the ending of slavery (US)
June 20 Summer Solstice & World Refugee Day
June 21 Canadian National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 22 Discovery Day (Newfoundland)
June 25 to 27 Dragon Boat Festival (Chinese)
June 27 Multiculturalism Day


JULY
July 1 Canada Day
July 7 Tanabata Festival (Japan)
July 9 Martyrdom of the Báb (Bahá’i)
July 16 World Snake Day
July 19 Waqf al Arafa—Hajj (Islamic)
July 29 International Tiger Day


AUGUST
August 1 Emancipation Day in Canada
August 3 Canadian Civic Holiday & Terry Fox Day
August 9 World’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Hijra (Islamic)
August 14 World Lizard Day
August 15 Acadian Day
August 18 Day of Ashura (Islamic)
August 22 Honey Bee Day


SEPTEMBER
September 2 Spirit Festival (Chinese)
September 4 World Sexual Health Day
September 7 Labour Day
September 7 Rosh HaShana (Jewish)
September 16 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
September 21 Moon Festival (Chinese)
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eptember 22 Fall Equinox & World Car-Free Day
September 25 Franco-Ontarian Day
September 30 Orange Shirt Day


OCTOBER
October 1 Moon Festival (Chinese)
October 5 World Habitat Day
October 6 to 14 Navaratri (Hindu)
October 8 World Sight Day
October 12 Canadian Thanksgiving
October 19 Milad un Nabi (Islamic)
October 24 International Day of Climate Action


NOVEMBER
November 2 Day of the Dead (Mexico)
November 6 Diwali (Hindu) & Birth of the Báb (Bahá’i)
November 7
Birth of the Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’i)
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 25 Day of the Covenant (Bahá’i)
November 29 to December 6 Hanukkah (Jewish)
November 27 Ascension of Abdu’l-Bahá (Bahá’i)


DECEMBER
December 5
World AIDs Day
December 5
Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women
December 5 World Soil Day
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 21 Winter Solstice
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Canadian Civic Boxing Day Holiday
December 26 to January 1 Kwanzaa