We’ve talked a lot here at Agile Recruit about how vital diversity and inclusion are in recruitment. But introducing a diverse team to your business is only the beginning; you need to ensure you are working hard to be as inclusive as possible all year round.
With this in mind, we have pulled together this Diversity and Inclusion Calendar for 2023 to help you keep track of all the days, weeks and months you need to be aware of.
If we have missed any dates you feel are essential, please get in touch with us, and we will add them to the list.
- Whole Month – Red January – a nationwide movement for mental well-being.
- 4th – World Braille Day – the birthday of Louis Braille and a day to celebrate the importance of accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired.
- 7th – Orthodox Christmas – Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7th, a day for reflection, inner thoughts and healing.
- 13th – Lohri Maghi (Sikh) – the Day when Sikhs commemorate the sacrifice of 40 Sikhs who fought for Guru Gobindh Singh Ji.
- 15th – World Religion Day – a day to remember the need for harmony and understanding between all religions and faith systems.
- 16th – Brew Monday – Started by the Samaritans to remind everyone to reach out for a brew and a catch-up with the people you care about.
- 22nd – Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year – The festival that celebrates the beginning of the new year. One of the most important holidays in Chinese culture.
- 27th – Holocaust Memorial Day. An international Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
- 1st – 2nd – Imbolc – A traditional Gaelic festival marking the beginning of Spring
- 1st – 7th – World Interfaith Harmony Week. Achieved United Nations General Assembly designation in 2010 to promote harmony between everyone regardless of their faith.
- 1st – 28th – LGBT+ History Month. Founded by Schools Out, this year’s theme is Behind The Lens and celebrates LGBT+ people’s contribution to cinema and film.
- 1st – World Hijab Day. Founded in 2013 as a way of recognising the millions of Muslim women who chose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty.
- 1st – National Girls and Women in Sports Day. A day to celebrate the accomplishments of women in sports, honour their struggle for equality and recognise their influence.
- 2nd – Time to Talk Day. A national day devoted to talking about mental health.
- 4th – World Cancer Day. Aimed at raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action.
- 6th – 12th – Race Equality Week. This week aims to remove the barriers and provide solutions to tackle race inequality.
- 6th – 12th – Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Week. To raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence and to provide an opportunity for any organisation or individual to engage in dialogue.
- 20th – World Day of Social Justice.
- 22nd – 28th Lent (Christian). Forty days of abstinence and fasting leading up to Easter.
- 27th – 5th – Eating Disorder Awareness Week. An international awareness event, fighting the myths and misunderstandings surrounding anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders and EDNOS.
- 1st – 31st – Lent (Christian)
- 1st – 31st – Endometriosis Action Month.
- 1st – Disability Day of Mourning. A day when we come together to remember people with disabilities who were victims of filicide.
- 1st – Zero Discrimination Day. We celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life – and live it with dignity.
- 6th – 12th – National Carers Week. This annual campaign aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight unpaid carers’ challenges, and recognise their contribution to families.
- 7th – Holi (Hindu). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, celebrating the eternal and divine love of Radha Krishna.
- 8th – International Women’s Day. A global day celebrating women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements.
- 8th – Hola Mohalla (Sikh). A three-day-long Sikh festival
- 13th – 19th – Neurodiversity Celebration Week
- 20th – Ostara Spring Equinox (Pagan)
- 21st – Single Parents Day
- 21st – World Down Syndrome Day
- 21st – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- 23rd – 31st – Ramadan (Muslim)
- 30th – World Bipolar Day
- 31st – Trans Day of Visibility
- 1st – 6th – Lent (Christian)
- 1st – 30th – Ramadan (Muslim)
- 1st – 30th – Autism Awareness Month
- 1st – 30th – Stress Awareness Month
- 2nd – World Autism Day
- 5th – 13th Passover (Jewish)
- 7th – World Health Day
- 9th – Easter Sunday (Christian)
- 14th – Vaisakhi (Sikh)
- 18th – Yom HaShoah (Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day)
- 21st – Eide al Fitr (Muslim)
- 24th – 30th – Global Intergenerational Week
- 28th – World Day for Health and Safety at Work
- 1st – 7th – Deaf Awareness Week
- 1st – Beltane – May Day (Pagan)
- 8th – 14th – Black Inclusion Week
- 8th – 14th – Coeliac Disease Awareness Week
- 10th – National Day for Staff Networks
- 15th – 21st – Learning at Work Week
- 17th – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT)
- 18th – Global Accessibility Awareness Day
- 21st – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
- 25th – George Floyd’s Anniversary
- 1st – 7th – Volunteers’ Week
- 1st – 30th – Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month
- 1st – 30th – Pride Month
- 10th – Global Wellness Day
- 14th – World Blood Donor Day
- 18th – Autistic Pride Day
- 20th – World Refugee Day
- 21st – World Humanist Day
- 21st – Midsummer Summer Solstice (Pagan)
- 28th – Eid ul-Adha (Muslim)
- 1st – 31st – Disability Pride Month
- 14th – International Non-Binary Persons Day
- 15th – World Youth Skills Day
- 17th – World Day for International Justice
- 18th – Nelson Mandela International Day
- 18th – 31st – South Asian Heritage Month
- 1st – 17th – South Asian Heritage Month
- 1st – 7th – World Breastfeeding Week
- 1st – Lughnasadh (Pagan)
- 9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
- 12th 0- International Youth Day
- 30th – Grief Awareness Day
- 1st – 30th – World Alzheimer’s Month
- 1st – 30th – East and South East Asian Heritage Month
- 5th – International Day of Charity
- 9th – Baby Loss Awareness
- 10th – World Suicide Prevention Day
- 15th – 30th – Latin America Heritage Month
- 15th – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
- 15th – World Afro Day
- 18th – International Equal Pay Day
- 21st – National Fitness Day
- 21st – International Day of Peace
- 23rd – Bi-Visibility Day
- 23rd – Mabon (Pagan)
- 24th – 25th – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
- 29th – Sukkot (Jewish)
- 1st – 31st – ADHD Awareness Month
- 1st – 31st – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- 1st – 31st – Go Sober for October
- 1st – 31st – International Day of Older Persons
- 1st – 31st – Drawfism Awareness Month
- 1st – 31st Black History Month
- 7th – Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
- 8th – Simchat Torah
- 10th – World Mental Health Day
- 11th – National Coming Out Day
- 12th – World Sight Day
- 13th – Bandi Chhor Divas (Sikh)
- 18th – Anti-Slavery Day
- 18th – World Menopause Day
- 22nd – International Stammering Awareness Day
- 22nd – Wear Red Day – Show racism the red card
- 26th – Intersex Awareness Day
- 27th – National Mentoring Day
- 31st – Samhain
- 1st – 30th – Islamaphobia Awareness Month
- 1st – 30th – Movember
- 1st – National Stress Awareness Day
- 11th – Remembrance Day
- 12th – Diwali (Hindu)
- 13th – 19th – Transgender Awareness Week
- 19th – International Men’s Day
- 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance
- 25th – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- 1st – World Aids Day
- 2nd – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
- 3rd – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- 7th – Hanukah (Jewish)
- 10th – Human Rights Day
- 18th – International Migrants Day
- 20th – International Human Solidarity Day
- 21st – Yule (Pagan)
- 25th – Christmas (Christian)
- 26th – Kwanzaa