Equality Calendar 2022

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December




1 January

New Year’s Day

4 January

World Braille Day (external link)

7 January

Orthodox Christmas Day (Christian)

9 JanuaryGuru Gobind Singh’s birthday (Sikh)
10 JanuraryBodhi Day (Buddhist)

14 January

Orthodox New Years Day (Christian)

16 JanuaryWorld Religion Day (external link)
16 to 17 JanuaryTu B'Shevat (Jewish)

17 January

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day (external link)

27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day (external link)

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All monthNational LGBT+ History Month (external link)
1 FebruaryChinese New Year
3 FebruaryTime to Talk Day (external link)

7 to 13 February

Children’s Mental Health Week (external link)

7 to 13 February

National Apprenticeships Week (external link)
15 FebruaryInternational Childhood Cancer Day

20 February

World Day of Social Justice (external link)

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1 MarchLailat al Miraj (Muslim)
1 to 7 MarchLGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

3 March

World Book Day (external link)

8 March

International Women’s Day (external link)

16 March

Young Carers Action Day
16 MarchDisabled Access Day
16 to 17 MarchPurim (Jewish)

18 March

Holi (Hindu)
18 to 19 MarchLailat al Bara'a (Muslim)

20 March

Spring Equinox 

21 March

International Day of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (external link)

27 March 

Mothering Sunday

28 March - 3 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Week

31 March

International Transgender Day of Visibility (external link)

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All monthBowel Cancer Awareness Month
All monthStress Awareness Month

2 April to 1 May 

Ramadan month (Muslim)

7 AprilWorld Health Day

10 April

Palm Sunday (Christian)

15 April

Good Friday (Christian)

15 to 23 AprilPassover (Jewish)

17 April

Easter Sunday (Christian)
18 AprilEaster Monday (Christian)

14 April

Vaisakhi (Sikh)

22 April

Stephen Lawrence Day (external link)
22 AprilOrthodox Good Friday (Christian)
23 AprilSt George's Day

24 April

Orthodox Easter Sunday (Christian)

29 AprilLaylat al-Qadr (Muslim)

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1 May

Beltane (Pagan)

1 May

Labour Day/International Workers' Day (external link)
2 May Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)

4 to 9 May

Deaf Awareness Week (external link)

8 May

VE Day (external link)

17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
28 MayYom Yerushalayim (Jewish)

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All month

Pride Month (external link)

All monthGypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month
1 to 7 JuneVolunteers' Week (external link)
3 JunePlatinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
3 to 10 JuneChild Safety Week
4 to 6 JuneShavuot (Jewish)

10 to 17 June

Men's Health Week

19 June

Father's Day

20 to 26 June

Refugee Week (external link)

21 June

Summer Solstice

22 June

Windrush Day (external link)

24 to 30 June

Deafblind Awareness Week (external link)

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All monthEthnic Minorities Cancer Awareness Month
All monthMake a Difference to Children Month

9 to 13 July

Eid Al-Adha (Muslim)

11 to 18 July

9 Days (Jewish)

17 July

International Disability Awareness Day

24 July

The Big Listen – Samaritans Awareness Day

28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day

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1 August

Lammas (Pagan)
5 to 6 AugustTisha B'Av (Jewish)

12 August

International Youth Day (external link)

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4 to 10 September

Migraine Awareness Week
15 SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy

21 September

International Day of Peace (external link)

25 to 27 September

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

23 September

Autumn Equinox

23 September

Bi Visibility Day (external link)
26 September to 2 OctoberNational Inclusion Week
30 SeptemberWorld's Biggest Coffee Morning (external link)

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All month

Black History Month

All month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (external link)

4 October

Dussehra (Hindu)

4 to 5 October

Yom Kippur (Jewish)

7 to 8 OctoberMawlid al-Nabi (Muslim)
9 to 15 OctoberBaby Loss Awareness Week (external link)

10 October

World Mental Health Day (external link)

11 October

National Coming Out Day (external link)

13 OctoberWorld Sight Day

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (external link)

18 October

Anti-Slavery Day (external link)

18 October

World Menopause Day (external link)

24 OctoberDiwali (Hindu, Jain and Sikh)

29 October

World Stroke Day

31 October

Samhain (Pagan)/Hallowe'en

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All month

Islamophobia Awareness Month (external link)

7 November

Birthday of Guru Nanak (Sikh)

11 November

Armistice Day

13 November

Remembrance Sunday (external link)

18 November to 20 December

Disability History Month (external link)

19 November

International Men’s Day (external link)

20 November

Transgender Day of Remembrance (external link)

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2 December

International Day of the Abolition of Slavery (external link)

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (external link)

10 December

Human Rights Day (external link)

18 December

International Migrants Day (external link)

18 to 26 DecemberChanukah (Jewish)

21 December

Winter Solstice

25 December

Christmas Day (Christian)

26 December 

Boxing Day

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Page last updated:

June 1, 2022

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