Celebrate Diversity Recognized Holidays
2020 DIVERSITY HOLIDAYS
June 14: Flag Day - Observed to celebrate the history and symbolism of the American flag.
June 15: Native American Citizenship Day. Commemorating the day in 1924 when the U.S. Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.
June 19: Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. It is observed as a public holiday in 14 U.S. states. This celebration honors the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas and Louisiana finally heard they were free, two months after the end of the Civil War. June 19, therefore, became the day of emancipation for thousands of African-Americans.
July 4: Independence Day or Fourth of July. A United States federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The original 13 American colonies declared independence from Britain an established themselves as a new nation known as the United States of America.
July 11: World Population Day. An observance established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme. The annual event is designed to raise awareness of global population issues.
July 26: Disability Independence Day. Celebrating the anniversary of the 1990 signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 30: International Day of Friendship. Proclaimed in 2011 by the U.N. General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.