2021 Cultural Inclusion Calendar

The January wellbeing image from the calendar

January 2021

Dry January

1st New Year’s Day Bank Holiday
1st Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic Christian)
1st Gantan-sai New Year (Shinto)
4th World Braille day
6th Epiphany (Christian)
7th Christmas Day (Orthodox)
11th Seijin no hi Coming of Age Day (Japanese)
13th Lohri – Sikh
14th Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
18-24th Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The February LGBT+ image from the calendar

February 2021 

LGBT+ History month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
1st Imbolc (Pagan)
1st - 8th National Apprenticeship Week #SEEDIFFERENT
2nd Candlemas (Christian)
4th World cancer day
4th Time to talk day
11th International Day of Women and Girls in Science
12th Chinese New Year
14th Saint Valentine’s Day
15th Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
15th International Childhood Cancer Day
16th Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
17th Ash Wednesday (Christian)
20th World Day of Social Justice
21st International mother language day - UNESCO
21 - 27thAromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
26th International STAND UP to Bullying Day
27th Magha Puja Sangha Day (Buddhist)
28th Tu BiShvat (Judaism)

The Women's Network image from the calendar for March

March 2021 

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Bisexual Health Awareness Month

1st St David's Day (Christian)
1st Self-Harm Awareness Day
1st Zero Discrimination Day
3rd World Hearing Day
5th University Mental Health Day
5th Employee Appreciation Day
5th – 14th Healthcare Science Week
7th - 13th World Glaucoma Week
8th International Women’s Day
10th No Smoking Day
11th World Kidney Day
11th Maha Shivratri (Hindu)
11th Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
12th - 18th Brain Awareness Week
15th to 21st Nutrition and Hydration Week
17th St Patrick’s Day (Christian)
19th World Sleep Day
20th World Oral Health Day
21st Ostara/Spring equinox/Alban Eilir (Pagan)
21st World Down Syndrome Day
21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
25th BST begins - clocks go forward
27th Lord's Evening Meal (Jehovah's Witness)
27th Passover begins (Jewish)
29th Holi (Hindu)
29th Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
29th – 4th April World Autism Awareness Week
31st International Transgender Day of Visibility

The Disability and Wellbeing Netowrk image from the calendar

April 2021

Big Pinch Launch
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
On Your Feet Britain

1st Maundy Thursday (Christian)
2nd World autism day
2nd Good Friday (Christian) Bank Holiday
5th Easter Monday (Christian) Bank Holiday
7th World health day
8th Easter Sunday (Christian)
8th Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day ( Jewish)
9th Day of Silence
11th World Parkinson's Day
12th Ramadan begins (Islam)
13th Vaisakhi (Sikh)
17th Palm Sunday (Christian)
17th World Haemophilia Day
19th – 25th MS Awareness Week
20th – 26th Allergy Awareness Week
21st Rama Navami (Hindu)
22nd Earth Day
22nd Stephen Lawrence Day
23rd St George’s Day
26th  - 2nd Lesbian Visibility Week
28th Lailat al Bara'ah (Islam)

The May image from the calendar - Schwartz Rounds

May 2021

Global Hand Hygiene Day
Sun Awareness Week
Cleft lip and Palate Awareness Week
Fibromyalgia Awareness Month
Williams Syndrome Awareness Month
National Walking Month

1st Beltane (Pagan)
3rd – 9th Deaf awareness week
8th International Asexuality Day
9th Lailat al-Qadr (Islam)
11th - 16th National Vegetarian Week
12th Eid al Fitr (Islam)
12th International Nurses Day
12th Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS Day
12th National Day for Staff Networks #makingworkbetter
13th – 18th Mental health awareness week
15th - 21st Christian Aid Week
16th Shavuot (Jewish)
17th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)
17th - 23rd Dementia Action Week
18th - 24th Epilepsy Awareness Week
19th Agender Pride
20th Global Accessibility Awareness Day
21st World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
23rd Pentecost (Christian)
24th Pansexual and Panromantic Visibility Day
26th Vesak Buddha Day (Buddhist)
31st World No Tobacco Day
31 Spring Bank Holiday

The Faith and Beliefs Network image from the calendar

June 2021

LGBT+ Pride Month
World Environment Day
Carers Week
Men’s Health Week
Bike Week
Cervical Screening Awareness Week

1st - 7th Volunteers' week
3rd Corpus Christi (Catholic Christian)
5th World Environment Day
8th World Ocean's Day
11th Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic Christian)
12th - 18th Diabetes Week
14th World Blood Donor Day
16th Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikh)
21st Turner Syndrome Awareness Day
21st – 27th Scottish Learning Disability Week
21st - 27th Mencap Learning Disability Week
22 - 28th Deafblind Awareness Week
21st Litha/ Summer Solstice / Alban Hefin (Pagan)
21st World Humanist Day
22nd National Windrush Day
20th - 26th Recycle Now Week
20th - 26th UK Breastfeeding Week
28th Stonewall Riots Anniversary
29th Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Christian)

The July image from the calendar, for a greener future

July 2021

Samaritans Talk to Us Week

5th Happy Birthday NHS (1948)
11th - 17th Non-binary Awareness Week
12th Orangemen’s Day
14th International Non-binary People’s Day
16th International Drag Day
17th Tish'a B'av (Jewish)
18th Waqf al Arafa (Islam)
18th Disability Awareness Day
18th Nelson Mandela International Day
19th Eid al Adha (Islam)
22nd National Fragile X Awareness Day
23rd Birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie (Rastafari)
24th Pioneer Day (Mormon Christian)
24th Asalha Puja Dharma Day (Buddhist)
28th World Hepatitis Day
30th International Day of Friendship

The August image from the calendar, Freedom to Speak Up Guardians

August 2021

International Youth Day

1st Lughnasadh/ Lammas (Pagan)
1st - 7th World Breastfeeding Week
5th Cycle to Work Day
6th Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)
9th Al-Hijra/Muharram New Year (Islam)
13th International Left Handers Day
15th Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian)
18th Ashura (Islam)
30th Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
30th Summer Bank Holiday

The September calendar image, have your flu jab

September 2021

World Patient Safety Day
National Fitness Day
National Eye Health Week
British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week
Urology Awareness Month
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

6th Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish)
6th - 12th National Suicide Prevention Week
7th - 13th Organ Donation Awareness Week
7th - 13th Know Your Numbers! Week
10th World Suicide Prevention Day
10th Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
13th World Sepsis Day
14th – 20th Sexual Health Week
15th Yom Kippur - Jewish
16 - 23rd Bisexual Awareness Week
21st Mabon / Autumn equinox /Alban Elfed (Pagan)
21st International Day of Peace
23rd Bisexual Visibility Day
24th World's Biggest Coffee Morning
29th Michaelmas – Saint Michael and All Angels (Christian)
29th World Heart Day

The October calendar image, the BAME network

October 2021

National Clean Air Day
Burns Awareness Day
National Work Life Week
International Infection Prevention Control Week
Dyslexia Week
Black History Month
Speak Up Month
National Cholesterol Month
Rett Syndrome month
Breast cancer awareness month

1st International Day of Older Persons
1st World Smile Day
4th Saint Francis’ Day (Christian)
4th – 8th Back Care Awareness Week
9th Birthday of Guru Ram Das (Sikh)
10th World Mental Health Day
11th National Coming Out Day
14th World Sight Day
17th - 23rd Invisible Disabilities Week
18th Mawlid al-Nabi (Islam)
18th World Menopause Day
20th World Osteoporosis Day
20th Sukkot begins (Jewish)
20th International Pronoun Day
21st Spirit Day
22th International Stammering Awareness Day
24-30th Asexual Awareness Week
26th Intersex Awareness Day
29th World Stroke Day
30th BST Ends - clocks go back
31st Samhain (Pagan)
31st Reformation Day (Protestant Christian)
31st All Hallows’ Eve (Christian)

The November calendar image, staff survey

November 2021

Movember (Men’s awareness month)
National Stress Awareness Day
Alcohol Awareness Week
Anti-Bullying Week
Fertility Week
Occupational Therapy Week
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

1st All Saints Day (Christian)
2nd All Souls’ Day (Christian)
2nd Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I (Rastafari)
4th Diwali – Deepavali (Hindu, Sikh, Jain)
7th Transgender Parent Day
8th International Day of Radiology
8th Intersex Day of Remembrance
11th All Saints’ Day (Christian)
11th Armistice Day
13th World Kindness Day
13-19th Transgender Awareness Week
14th World Diabetes Day
14th Remembrance Sunday
17th World Prematurity Day
19th International Men's Day
20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
26th National Carers Rights Day
28th Advent Sunday (Christian)
28th Chanukah begins (Jewish)
30th Saint Andrew's Day (Christian)

The December calendar image, advent calendar

December 2021

PKU Awareness Day

1st World AIDS Day
2nd International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3rd International Day of People with Disabilities
6th St Nicholas Day (Christian)
8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)
10th Human Rights Day
21st Yule/Winter Solstice/Alban Arthan (Pagan)
25th Christmas Day (Christian)
26th Saint Stephen’s Day (Christian)
26th Feast of the Holy Family (Catholic Christian)
27th Christmas Day Bank Holiday
28th Boxing Day Bank Holiday
31st New Year’s Eve/Hogmanay

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