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
4
World Braille Day
15
World Religion Day - Baha’i

February

2-18
Auckland Pride Festival
6
Waitangi Day
14
Ash Wednesday - Start of Lent (Christian)
16
Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog)
20
World Day of Social Justice
21
International Mother Language Day

March

8
International  Women’s Day
12-16
AUT Islam Awareness Week
17
St Patrick’s Day
21
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination/Race Relations Day
NOWRÚZ - Persian/Zoroastrian festival
World Down Syndrome Day
26-29
AUT Christianity Awareness Week
30
Good Friday
Start of Passover (Pesach) - Jewish Festival

April

2
Easter Sunday (Christian)
World Autism Awareness Day
14
Vaisakhi New Year - Sikh

May

7-13
NZ Sign Language Week
10
Vesak Day - Buddhism
16
Ramadan (Start of Muslim Fasting Month)
17
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
20
Pink Shirt Day NZ
21
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

June

14
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan, Muslim Fasting Month)
18
Dragon Boat Festival
20
World Refugee Day

July

30
International Day of Friendship

August

6-10
AUT Spirituality Awareness Week
9
International Day of the World Indigenous People
12
International Youth Day
17-23
International Languages Week

September

19
NZ Women’s Suffrage Day
21
International Day of Peace
24
Mid-Autumn Festival (Chinese Mooncake Festival)
30
Yom Kippur - Jewish

October

10
World Mental Health Day
16
World Food Day
17
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24
United Nations Day

November

6
Diwali (Indian Festival of Light)
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
2
Start of Advent (Christian)
3
International Day for People with Disabilities
7
Hanukkah - Judaism
10
International Human Rights Day
18
International Migrants Day
25
Christmas Day
26
Boxing Day

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Last updated: 24-Jan-2018 5.24pm

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