Key 2024 Multicultural & Diversity Celebration Dates

Jan 22, 2024African American, Arab American, Asian, Hispanic, Multicultural Marketing, Native American, Uncategorized

Each year in the United States there are numerous festivals celebrating diversity and the contributions of multicultural populations on the culture of the United States as well as in other countries. While there are celebrations of all sizes, here is our list of key 2024 diversity and multicultural event dates to keep on your radar. 

From Black History Month to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, there are a number of days throughout the year dedicated to honoring diversity in America. Each celebration is an opportunity for us to learn about different cultures and gain a better understanding of our multicultural heritage.

Through involvement and recognition of these contributions, we can show our commitment to promoting inclusion and respect for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation. We can also use these dates as a reminder to celebrate our differences and work towards creating an inclusive society that celebrates diversity in all its forms.

Q1  2024 Multicultural Celebrations


  • January 15:  DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S BIRTHDAY The birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated on the third Monday in January.
  • February(month):  BLACK HISTORY MONTH Celebrates Black History and African American culture
  • February 10:  The start of the LUNAR NEW YEAR.  2024 is the Year of the Dragon,  Also known as the Spring Festival  or Chinese New Year the Lunar New Year is a celebration for many East Asian cultures.   *5 Things to know about Chinese New Year
  • March 10: Start of RAMADAN – Sacred month in Islam
  • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • March 25: Holi – A Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil
  • March 31:  CESAR CHAVEZ DAY honors the Mexican American farm worker and celebrates the contributions of labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez.
  • March 31: Easter – significant Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Q2 Diversity Events 


  • April: (month): ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH celebrating Arab American heritage, culture and contributions.
  • April 9: EID-AL-FITR is the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marking the end of Ramadan.
  • April 13: Vaisakhi is an important festival in the Sikh and Hindu calendars celebrating the harvest season and the Sikh New Year
  • April 25-27: Native American GATHERING OF NATIONS where over 500 tribes gather for three days to honor their culture
  • May: (month):   ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH recognizes the contributions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
  • May: (month): JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH honors the contributions of American Jews
  • May: (month): HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH is observed in May as an expansion of The Haitian Flag Day (May 18th). Haitian Heritage Month is a celebration in the United States of Haitian heritage and culture. It was first celebrated in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1998.
  • May 21:  WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY is a day that recognizes cultural diversity as a source of innovation, exchange and creativity.
  • June: (month): NATIONAL IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH is a month to honor the contributions of immigrants to our great Nation and celebrate their profound impact.
  • June 20:  WORLD REFUGEE DAY raises awareness about the plight of refugees .

Q3 2024 Multicultural Events


  • August 9:  INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES celebrating the richness of indigenous cultures as well as recognizing the challenges indigenous peoples face today.
  • September 15– October 15 (month):   NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH celebrates the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
  • September 17:  CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY commemorating the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1787 and also honors all who have become U.S. citizens.


Q4 2024 Diversity Calendar


  • September 15– October 15 (month):   NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH celebrates the contributions, heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.
  • October (Month): GLOBAL DIVERSITY AWARENESS MONTH increasing awareness and acceptance of diverse cultures
  • October 2: Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year
  • October 6: NATIONAL DIVERSITY DAY observed during Global Diversity Awareness Month to celebrate diversity and that despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability we should learn and embrace different cultures and ideologies present in the country.
  • October 14: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY (Native American Day) Celebrates and honors Native American history and culture.
  • October 12: DIA DE LA RAZA, “Day of the Race”, in Spanish-speaking countries and communities.
  • November 1 –  2:  DIA DE LOS MUERTOS three day celebration to remember dead relatives and friends.
  • November (month):    NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN and ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH honoring the history and culture of Native Americans and indigenous people in the United States. Also known as Native American Heritage Month
  • December 25: CHRISTMAS
  • December 26– January 1:  KWANZAA  is a celebration honoring African American heritage