In recognition of April as the Diversity month, we begin with celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd. This day brings awareness for better understanding and greater acceptance for those with learning differences and developmental disabilities. You are encouraged to celebrate with acts of kindness and uplifting those who have autism, as we celebrate and promote their well-being.
April is also Arab American heritage month when we recognize the culture and contributions of Arab Americans within the US. Some famous Arab Americans who provide shining examples as accomplished individuals include Paula Abdul, Rami Malek, Ralph Nader, and Salma Hayek.
Other DEIB notable dates are represented by many religious holidays celebrated in April. The most common are: Passover (Jewish), Easter(Christian), Vaisakhi (Hinduism), and Ramadan (Muslim).
Lastly, but not least, April 14th is recognized as a National Day of Silence (LGBTQ+) to raise and spread awareness about the effects of bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals.
Tri-State HRMA encourages our members to learn more about these and other notable dates and events to foster more equity, inclusion and belonging into our everyday lives.
- April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
- April 2 – Palm Sunday (Christian)
- April 5 – Passover begins (Jewish)
- April 7 – Good Friday (Christian)
- April 14 – National Day of Silence (LGBTQ+)
- April 9/10 – Easter (Christian)
- April 13 – Passover ends
- April 17 – Laylat al-Qadr (Muslim)
- April 18 – Yom Hashoah (Jewish)
- April 20 – Start of Ridvan (Baha’i)
- April 21 – Eid-al-Fitr/End of Ramadan (Muslim)
- April 22 – Earth Day