December 1 is World AIDS Day, commemorating those who have died of AIDS and acknowledging the need for continued commitment to all those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities; a day designed to raise awareness in regard to persons with disabilities in order to improve their lives and provide them with equal opportunity.
October is Filipino American History Month, commemorating the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States which occurred on October 18, 1587 when “Luzones Indios” came ashore from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Esperanza and landed at what is now Morro Bay, California; the month celebrates and brings awareness to the significant role Filipinos have played in American history. October is also LGBT History Month in recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and the history of the gay-rights movement, National Disability Employment Awareness Month which draws attention to employment barriers for the disabled, and Global Diversity Awareness Month to bring awareness to the diversity of cultures and the positive impact diversity can have on society.
November is National Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans. November is also National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes; and National Family Caregivers Month, which honors the more than forty million caregivers across the country who support aging parents, ill spouses, or other loved ones with disabilities who remain at home.
September marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month which is observed from September 15 to October 15 and corresponds with Mexican Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16 and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship in Mexico.
August 1 is Lughnasadh, a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season; and Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus, beginning the fourteen-day period of preparation for Orthodox Christians leading up to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. August 5 to 6 is Tisha B’Av, a fast in commemoration of the two holy and sacred temples of Judaism destroyed by the Babylonians (in 586 BCE) and Romans (in 70 CE). August 6 is Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast of the Transfiguration); celebrated by various Christian denominations, the feast day is dedicated to the transfiguration of Jesus. August 7 to 8 (sundown to sundown) is Ashura, an Islamic holiday marked by Muslims with a voluntary day of fasting which commemorates the day Noah left the Ark and the day that Moses was saved from the Egyptians by God; for Shia Muslims, specifically, this day honors the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali who was the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). August 11 is Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu holiday commemorating the loving kinship between a brother and sister; “Raksha” means “protection” in Hindi. August 12 is Hungry Ghost Festival, a Chinese holiday in which street, market, and temple ceremonies take place to honor dead ancestors and appease other spirits. August 13 is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, whose aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Black women and White men; Black women are paid 62 cents for every dollar paid to...
July 1 is Canada Day or Fête du Canada, a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act which established the three former British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick as a united nation called Canada.
We are excited to welcome you to our new office at 343 E. Main Street, Suite 408! Our phones and computers are back up, and we are unpacking our last boxes. If you reached out to us in the last few weeks and have not heard back, we thank you for your patience. Feel free to contact us again via phone at (209) 948-0125, or email at so that we can assist you.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, established to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on the world. LGBTQ+ groups acknowledge the month with Pride parades, memorials for those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS, and other group gatherings.