Heritage Months and Observances
What Are Heritage Months?
In the United States, Heritage Months 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. If you are already planning an event for an upcoming heritage month, please let us know.
- January (Martin Luther King, Jr. History)
- February (African American/Black History)
- March (Women's History)
- May (Asian American and Pacific Islander History)
- June (LGBTQ Pride)
- September (Hispanic Heritage)
- October (Disability Employment Awareness)
- November (Native American History)
If you are interested in learning more or would like to help plan a heritage month celebration, please fill out a Heritage Month Celebration Interest Form.