COMMEMORATIVE OBSERVANCES 

Each month, we highlight commemorative observances for various cultural groups, races and identities - celebrating accomplishments, recognizing their contributions and acknowledging the struggles of these diverse groups. 

Learning about and celebrating commemorative observances is a great way to expand your understanding of diverse cultures. Understanding the needs of others and recognizing that those needs differ is a vital part of your path toward racial equity and social justice. But don’t just say it, live it. Actively help raise awareness for these groups, cultures or causes. Show acceptance, compassion, and exemplify leadership in the workplace at a practical level with the actions you take and how you treat people. Recognize and embrace our differences; show that you can relate to those differences and be authentic in your efforts and action.

Select National Observances and Commemorative Months as listed by the Library of Congress:

  • African American History Month (February)

Complete list with descriptions: The Library of Congress