Heritage Month Celebrations
Heritage Month Celebrations are periods within the year that are designated to celebrate and acknowledge various ethnic and marginalized groups. These are times to celebrate and educate others on various groups’ histories and contributions to American History. These are also important opportunities that help us understand our own cultures and identities as well as the cultures of others.

Heritage Month Celebrations Calendar 2024



  • 2/4: Rosa Parks Day
  • 2/10: Lunar New Year
  • 2/14: Ash Wednesday
  • 2/19: President’s Day Holiday
  • 2/24: Lantern Festival


Women’s History Month

Gender Equality Month

  • 3/10 – 4/9: Ramadan
  • 3/21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 3/31: International Transgender Day of Visibility


Celebrate Diversity Month


Jewish Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month



  • 7/4: Independence Day Holiday



  • 9/2: Labor Day Holiday


Global Diversity Awareness Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month



Religious Celebrations

The DEI/AR Council is proud to collaborate with BCH and UCSF Spiritual Services on Religious Celebrations. 

UCSF Spiritual Care Services provides responsive and respectful spiritual and emotional care to those who desire it. Spiritual Care Services facilitates religious rituals and personal spiritual practices and provides emotional support and exploration of issues that are of meaning and value to patients, their families and loved ones, and UCSF faculty, staff, and students.  Chaplains aim to support everyone in their spiritual journeys, whatever paths they may choose – including those who do not hold to any religious affiliation. Given the diversity of the patient population, when requested, chaplains match patients’ cultural, religious, ethnic, and linguistic needs with appropriate Medical Center resources and representatives from community faith traditions. 

Calendar of Holy Days