The August calendar highlights a variety of religious, ethnic, and cultural events. As the summer ends, look for ways to celebrate these events, whether learning about a diversity leader, or exploring a culture different from your own. August diversity days are some of the best ways to learn about diversity, be more inclusive, and focus on the ways we can show kindness and exhibit respectful behavior to others at work, home and within our own communities through small, thoughtful personal interactions.
8/9 – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
8/10 – Al-Hijri (The Islamic New Year)
8/15 – Feast of the Assumption (Roman Catholic celebration of the Virgin Mary’s assumption into Heaven)
8/26 – Women’s Equality Day (Commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment)
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