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Check the events calendar to find the complete list of what's going on at FSCJ.

FSCJ works to uphold an inclusive environment where all students, faculty and staff appreciate and respect social, cultural, racial and religious differences. We understand that it is important to have awareness of the major observances in the FSCJ community. Whenever possible, holidays and observances are considered when scheduling Collegewide or other major events and activities.

Please note that this calendar is not a comprehensive list. Suggestions for additions may be directed to the Office of Organizational Culture and EngagementObservances may fall on different dates from year to year and may also vary regionally.

2023 Observances
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month

December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa
1: Gantan-sai
8: Feast of the Nativity
14: Orthodox New Year
16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
22: Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year
27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • Black History Month

5*: Tu B'Shevat
18: Maha Shivaratri
22: Ash Wednesday-Lent Begins

  • Women's History Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month

6*: Purim
8: Holi
8: International Women's Day
March 22*-April 20: Ramadan

  • Deaf History Month
  • Arab-American Heritage Month
  • Autism Acceptance Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month

March 22*-April 20: Ramadan
2: World Autism Day
2: Palm Sunday/Rama Navami
4: Mahavir-Jayanti
5*-13: Passover
7: Good Friday**
9: Easter**/Pascha**
17*-18: Yom HaSho’ah
21: Ridván-first day of Most Great Festival
21-22: Eid al-Fitr

  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Jewish-American Heritage Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • South Asian American Heritage Month
  • Older Americans Month

4: National Day of Prayer
7: International Family Equality Day 
25*-26: Shavuot

  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

19: Juneteenth
28*-July 1: Eid al-Adha**

  • French-American Heritage Month
18*-19: Islamic New Year
26: ADA Day
26*-27: Tisha B’ Av
27*-28: Ashura**

30: Raksha Bandhan**

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

6*-7: Krishna Janmashtami**
15*-17: Rosh Hashanah**
24*-25: Yom Kippur**
Sept. 29*-Oct. 16: Sukkot

  • Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • LGBT History Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Filipino-American Heritage Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Italian-American Heritage Month
  • Polish-American Heritage Month

Sept. 29*-Oct. 16: Sukkot
9: Indigenous Peoples' Day
11: National Coming Out Day
15*-24: Navaratri**

  • American Indian Heritage Month
10-14: Diwali
24: Native American Heritage Day
  • Universal Human Rights Month
1: World AIDS Day
7*-15: Hanukkah
16-24: Posadas Navidenas/Las Posadas
25: Christmas**

*Beginning at sundown on the first day indicated
**Work or school absences are common

To learn more about each observance, click here.