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Listed below are Heritage, Awareness, and Celebrations to help with your program planning.  Know of a celebration or event that is not on the list?  Please send me an email at


EMS / EHS Media Center Heritage, Awareness, & Celebrations

September 15-October 15 - Hispanic Heritage Month

This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16 and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship.

October 1-5 - National Manufacturing Week

Exploring New Careers - Advance manufacturing careers are modern, sophisticated, and use cutting-edge technology to create products and services in fields and aviation, communication, biotechnology, and healthcare.

October 14-20 - Earth Science Week - "Earth as Inspiration"

Earth Science Week is an annual international celebration of the geology all around the world that raises awareness of geology and how it affects our lives.

October 1-31 - National Principal / Boss Appreciation Month

This is your opportunity to say “thank you” to principals and bosses everywhere and to share with the community all the great things that principals do.

October 23-31 - Red Ribbon Week

National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug-Free Youth, was established as a grassroots, nonprofit organization in 1980 by a handful of concerned and determined parents who were convinced they should begin to play a leadership role in drug prevention.

October 31 - All Souls Day / Halloween

A holiday commemorating all who are now dead. In the Mexican tradition, the holiday is celebrated as Dia de los Muertos (October 31 and November 2), which is a time of remembrance for dead ancestors and a celebration of the continuity of life.

November - National Native American Heritage Month

Celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

November - Career Development Month

Provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals

November 11 - Veterans Day

Veterans Day, a U.S. federal holiday honoring military veterans.

November 22 - Thanksgiving Day

This is a national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.  

December 3-9 - Computer Science Education Week

Technology plays a role in nearly every aspect of our lives today.  It’s how we connect with friends and family, discover the weather forecast, find jobs, and importantly learn.  It is projected by 2020 information technology (IT) skills and computational thinking will be needed in more than half of all jobs.

December 25 - Christmas Day

Christmas Day is one of the most festive Christian holidays in many countries around the world that celebrates the birth of Jesus.

January 15 - Martin Luther King Day

Commemorates the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and an activist for non-violent social change until his assassination in 1968.

February - African American History Month

February is African American History Month in the United States and Canada. Since 1976, the month has been designated to remember the contributions of people of the African Diaspora.

February - CTE Month

CTE community celebrates CTE Month to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in preparing our students for careers and college. CTE Month is also a time to recognize and celebrate the CTE community members’ achievements and accomplishments nationwide. Department

February - Presidents' Month

February 18 - Presidents' Day

A federally recognized celebration in the United States of George Washington’s birthday, as well as every president proceeding after Washington.

March - Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month. Started in 1987, Women’s History Month recognizes all women for their valuable contributions to history and society.

March - National Nutrition Month

Nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

March 15 - April 15 - Deaf History Month

This observance celebrates key events in deaf history, including the founding of Gallaudet University and the American School for the Deaf.  (I thought this would be a good time to display about Helen Keller. Maybe get classes involved in projects or research about her).

March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day

A holiday started in Ireland to recognize St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the country in the early days of the faith.

April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day

Created to raise awareness of the developmental disorder around the globe. April is Autism Awareness Month, established to raise awareness about the developmental disorder that affects children’s normal development of social and communication skills.

April 22 - Earth Day

Promotes peace and sustainability of planet Earth. Events are held globally to show support of environmental protection of the earth.

April 22-26 - Administrative Professionals Day

Highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. It is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week®, which is on the last full week of April.

April 26 - Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.

May - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks on the project were Chinese immigrants.

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

A Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This day celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, including parades and mariachi music performances.

May 6-10 - Teacher Appreciation Week

The National Education Association continued to observe Teacher Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985 when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May.

May 28 - Memorial Day

A federal holiday established to honor military veterans who died in wars fought by American forces.