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Michael Woods (He/Him)

2023 Diversity Calendar

An excellent way to show your commitment to and promote inclusion is to celebrate days, events and festivals that are important to the many diverse groups in your community. Doing so helps people feel acknowledged and represented. It also helps raise awareness and educate your sport club or organisation.

Take a look at the 2023 Calendar of diversity days, celebrations and festivals below. Follow the links to learn more.

This list is not exhaustive so I have also supplied some additional links at the end where you can discover more days of observance, celebration and festivals.


04 Jan | World Braille Day

14 Jan | Orthodox New Year

15 Jan | World Religion Day

21 Jan-12 Feb | LGBTI Midsumma Carnival

26 Jan | Survival Day

22 Jan | Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit


05 Feb | Midsumma Pride March

13 Feb | National Apology Day

15 Feb-04 Mar | Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

17-19 Feb | National Multicultural Festival

20 Feb | World Day of Social Justice

25 Feb | Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade


01 Mar | Zero Discrimination Day

03 Mar | World Hearing Day

08 Mar | International Women’s Day

08-09 Mar | Holi Festival

17 Mar | St Patrick’s Day

19 Mar | National Close the Gap Day

20-26 Mar | Harmony Week

21 Mar | Harmony Day

21 Mar | World Down Syndrome Day

21 Mar | International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 Mar-20 Apr | Ramadan

23 Mar | Atheist Day

30 Mar | World Bipolar Day

31 Mar | National Transgender Visibility Day


01-30 Apr | Autism Awareness Month

02 Apr |  World Autism Day

07 Apr | World Health Day

05-13 Apr | Passover

09 Apr | Easter Sunday

16 Apr | Orthodox Easter

21-22 Apr | Eid ul Fitr

22 Apr | Earth Day

25 Apr | ANZAC Day

29 Apr | International Guide Dogs Day


16 May | International Day of Living Together in Peace

17 May | International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

19 May | Vesak/Buddha Day (Various dates depending on location)

21 May | Global Accessibility Awareness Day

21 May | World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

25-27 May | Shavuot

26 May | National Sorry Day

27 May | 1967 Referendum Anniversary

27 May-03 Jun | Reconciliation Week


01-30 Jun | Pride Month

01 Jun | Flexible Working Day

03 Jun | Mabo Day

14-20 Jun | Men’s Health Week

20-26 Jun | Refugee Week

20 Jun | World Refugee Day

26 Jun-01 Jul | The Hajj

28 Jun-02 Jul | Eid al-Adha


03-10 Jul | NAIDOC Week

03 Jul | Dharma Day (Asalha Puja, Asadha Puja or Asanha Bucha)

19 Jul | Muharram/Islamic New Year

30 Jul | International Day of Friendship


04 Aug | National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

09 Aug | International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

19 Aug | World Humanitarian Day

26 Aug | Wear it Purple Day - supporting LGBTQ Youth


01 Sep | Indigenous Literacy Day

04-10 Sep | National Child Protection Week

04-10 Sep | Women’s Health Week

08 Sep | R U OK? Day

10 Sep | World Suicide Prevention Day

15-17 Sep | Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana)

19-25 Sep | National Week of Deaf People

23 Sep | International Day of Sign Languages

23 Sep | Bisexuality Visibility Day


01 Oct | International day of Older Persons

01 Oct | International Pronouns Day

02 Oct | International Day of Non-Violence

08 Oct | International Lesbian Day

10 Oct | World Mental Health Day

10-16 Oct | National Carers Week

24-25 Oct | Yom Kippur Jewish Festival

26 Oct | Intersex Awareness Day


09-14 Nov | Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

11 Nov | Remembrance Day

19 Nov | International Men’s Day

20 Nov | Transgender Day of Remembrance

25 Nov | International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women/White Ribbon Day

27 Nov | Guru Nanak Jayanthi Sikh Festival


01 Dec | World AIDS Day

03 Dec | International Day of People with A Disability

07-15 Dec | Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights

10 Dec | International Human Rights Day

18 Dec | International Migrants Day

25 Dec | Christmas

You can also check out these links for more ideas:

Disclaimer: Whilst I have done the research and aim to keep this list up to date, I can't guarantee the accuracy of any dates listed. You should confirm the correct date for any days of significance before you promote them.

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