Diversity calendar

As a diverse community, we all have our own cultural and religious days or festivals we observe and celebrate. This diversity calendar lists key events and celebrations throughout the year; showcasing the many traditions and communities at AUT.Diversity calendar

January

1
New Year’s Day
Oshogatsu - Shinto New Year, Japan

 
World Braille Day

15
World Religion Day - Baha’i

28
Lunar New Year (Year of the Rooster)

February

6   
Waitangi Day

9-12   
Auckland New Year Lantern Festival 元宵节

10-26   
Auckland Pride Festival

20   
World Day of Social Justice

21   
International Mother Language Day

 

March

1   
Ash Wednesday – Start of Lent

8
International  Women’s Day

13-17   
AUT Islam Awareness Week

15-18   
ASB Polyfest

17
St Patrick’s Day

21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
NOWRÚZ   – Persian/Zoroastrian festival
World Down Syndrome Day

25-26
Pasifika Festival 2017

 

April

  
World Autism Awareness Day

9   
Palm Sunday

11-18   
Passover/Pesach - Jewish

14   
Good Friday
Vaisakhi New Year - Sikh

16   
Easter Sunday (Christian)

 

May

TBA  
NZ Sign Language Week

10  
Vesak Day - Buddhism

17   
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

20   
Pink Shirt Day NZ

21   
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

25   
Africa Day

27 
Ramadan begins (Muslim Fasting Month)

30 
Dragon Boat Festival 端午节

June

10   
Portugal Day

20   
World Refugee Day

25   
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan, Muslim Fasting Month)
Matariki (the Māori New Year)

July

1   
Canada Day

4   
US Independence Day

14   
Bastille Day   

30   
International Day of Friendship

August

  
International Day of the World Indigenous People

12   
International Youth Day

17-23   
International Languages Week

September

11   
Ethiopian New Year - Rastafari

13   
AUT Annual Staff Cultural Celebration (Culture Connect)

15   
International Day of Democracy

19   
NZ Women’s Suffrage Day

21   
International Day of Peace

30  
Yom Kippur - Jewish

October

3   
German Unity Day

4  
Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋節

10   
World Mental Health Day

16   
World Food Day

17   
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

19   
Diwali/Deepavali (Indian Festival of Light)

24   
United Nations Day

November

13   
World Kindness Day

19   
International Men’s Day

20 
Transgender Day of Remembrance

23   
Thanksgiving Day

25  
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December

1  
World Aids Day

3   
International Day for People with Disabilities

3-24   
Season of Advent - Christian

  
Hanukkah - Judaism

10   
International Human Rights Day

18   
International Migrants Day

25   
Christmas Day

26   
Boxing Day

Find out more about external diversity events and celebrations

pdf icon Interfaith Calendar 2015 (4 pages, 53 kB)

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Last updated: 11-Jan-2017 9.24am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.