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School Observances

This is the homepage for accessing academic materials for school commemoration of major historical events or designated times to honor and study the contributions of specific ethnic, cultural, service, or gender groups in American history. 

This is a new webpage. IECSS is looking for teacher volunteers to develop lists of reviewed classroom lessons & resource materials for academic study of holidays and specially designated culture months. Contact Peg Hill if you are interested.

Widely Honored People or Events
and Heritage Months

January           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


February          African American History Month
                        Lunar New Year
                        Presidents' Day


March              Women’s History Month
                        Irish-American Heritage Month
March 13 - April 15 National Deaf History Month
                       March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day


April                 April 22 - Earth Day


May                 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

                       Older Americans Month
                       Jewish American Heritage Month
                       May 30 - Memorial Day

June                Gay/Lesbian Pride Month

July                 July 4 - Independence Day

August             None

September       September 5 - Labor Day
                        September 11 - Day of Remembrance/Patriots Day
                        September 17 - Constitution Day
                        Sept 15-Oct 15 Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month


October            National Disability Employment Awareness                                                            Italian American Heritage Month
                        World Food Day - October 16

November        2nd Tuesday of November - Election Day
                        Veterans Day - November 11

                        Sikh American Awareness & Appreciation Month  
                        National American Indian Heritage Month
                        4th Thursday of November Thanksgiving Day           

December        December 15 - Bill of Rights Day
                        December 26 - January 1 - Kwanzaa


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