Heritage Celebrations

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Girl Scouts of Northern California serves incredibly diverse communities from all over the Northern California area. With so many rich cultural celebrations and heritage acknowledgments that happen throughout the year, we wanted to offer you a quick reference guide so that you and your troop can keep track and include them in your activities for the year!


  • January 1st – New Year’s Day
  • 3rd Monday in January – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Late January-Early February – Lunar New Year


  • The entire month of February is Black History Month
  • Late January-Early February – Lunar New Year
  • February 22nd: World Thinking Day


  • The entire month of March is Women’s History Month
  • March (Date Varies): Holi (Festival of Colors)
  • March 8th: International Women’s Day
  • March 10th: Harriet Tubman’s Birthday
  • March 12th: Girl Scouts’ Birthday 💚
  • March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day


  • The entire month of April is Celebrate Diversity Month
  • April 2nd: World Autism Day
  • April 22nd: Earth Day
  • April 22nd: Girl Scout Leaders Day


  • The entire month of May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Month
  • The entire month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month


  • The entire month of June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • June 19th: Juneteenth


  • July 4th: Independence Day
  • July 26th: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary


  • August 9th: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People


  • September 15th-October 15th: National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
  • September 22nd: Autumnal Equinox


  • The entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • The entire month of October is Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • October 10th: World Mental Health Day


  • The entire month of November is Native American Heritage Month
  • November 1st: Dia de los Muertos
  • November 20th: Transgender Day of Remembrance


  • Winter holiday celebrations including: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice

You can also find Helpdesk articles by month, with even more detail on these celebrations and ways you and your Girl Scouts can join in the celebration! 💚

For even more holidays, heritage months, and celebration days, you can visit Diversity Resource’s diversity calendar here: https://www.diversityresources.com/diversity-calendar-2023/

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