Celebrate Diversity: 2022 D&I Calendar

Celebrating diversity and fostering a sense of belonging are two of the most important things that an employer can do to build a positive workplace culture and grow their organization. According to Deloitte, companies with inclusive practices generate up to 30% higher revenue per employee and greater profitability than their competitors. Furthermore, employees who feel included are 28% more engaged at work, have 19% greater well-being in their lives, are 43% more committed to their company, and are 51% more likely to recommend their company as a great place to work, according to a study by Limeade.

One way to create a more inclusive workplace is to be cognizant of different holidays and celebrations that occur throughout the year. To help employers prepare for upcoming notable dates, JobSage created a D&I Calendar for 2022.

Download the complete JobSage 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Calendar!

How to use the Diversity and Inclusion Calendar

Keep this calendar handy or add the dates to your online calendar tool. 

Senior management and people teams can use the calendar to ensure that the organization is respecting cultural and religious events. Additionally, being aware of the important dates that your employees may celebrate throughout the year can prevent you from scheduling inopportune company-wide meetings, outings, or parties.

Perhaps you’ll use the calendar to remind yourself to encourage employees to use paid time off to celebrate holidays with family and friends. Your company may choose a few holidays to collectively celebrate or plan relevant activities that highlight the diversity of your employees. You may also choose to share the calendar with other teams so that they plan marketing and content around key dates.

2022 Diversity and Inclusion Calendar at a glance

Here are important dates at a glance. Be sure to download the full version for more information about each holiday.

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January 2022

Month Long ObservancesNational Mentoring Month
Poverty in America Awareness Month
Important Dates
January 4National Braille Day
January 16World Religion Day
January 17Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 27International Holocaust Remembrance Day

February 2022

Month-long ObservancesBlack History Month
Important Dates
February 1National Freedom Day
February 1Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)
February 20World Day of Social Justice

March 2022

Month-long ObservancesDevelopmental Disabilities Awareness Month
National Women’s History Month
Important Dates
March 8International Women’s Day
March 18Holi
March 25International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 31International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 2022

Month-long ObservancesNational Volunteer Month
Important Dates
April 2Ramadan begins
April 2Equal Pay Day
April 8National Day of Silence
April 15-23Passover
April 17Easter
April 22Earth Day

May 2022

Month-long ObservancesMental Health Awareness Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Important Dates
May 2-3Eid al-Fitr
May 17International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia
May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 30Memorial Day

June 2022

Month-long ObservancesPride Month
Important Dates
June 12National Loving Day
June 19Juneteenth National Independence Day
June 20World Refugee Day

July 2022

Month-long ObservancesFamily Reunion Month
Important Dates
July 4Independence Day
July 9Eid al-Adha
July 18Nelson Mandela International Day
July 26 National Disability Independence Day

August 2022

Month-long ObservancesWin with Civility Month
Important Dates
August 7Purple Heart Day
August 9International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
August 21Senior Citizen Day
August 26Women’s Equality Day

September 2022

Month-long ObservancesHispanic Heritage Month
Important Dates
September 6Labor Day
September 15International Day of Democracy
September 16Mexican Indepence Day
September 23National Native American Day
September 25Rosh Hashanah begins
September 26Sharada Navrati begins

October 2022

Month-long ObservancesBullying Prevention Month
Important Dates
October 2International Day of Nonviolence
October 4-5Yom Kippur
October 9Sukkot begins
October 11National Coming Out Day
October 15White Cane Safety Day
October 17Spirit Day
October 24Diwali

November 2022

Month-long ObservancesMovember
Native American Heritage Month
Important Dates
November 1Dia de los Muertos
November 9World Adoption Day
November 11Veterans Day
November 16National Day for Tolerance
November 19International Men’s Day
November 20Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 24Thanksgiving

December 2022

Month-long ObservancesUniversal Human Rights Month
Important Dates
December 1World AIDS Day
December 3International Day for People with Disabilities
December 5International Volunteer Day
December 10International Human Rights Day
December 18Hanukkah begins at sunset
December 25Christmas
December 26Kwanzaa begins

Download the complete 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Calendar for more dates and information!

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