Citywide Equality Calendar of Events in Salford 2017

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1 January 1 New Years Day 5 Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh 6 Epiphany 12 Mahayana 14 Makar Sankranti 15 World Religion Day 26 Young Carer s Awareness Day February All month LGBT History Month All month All month National Heart Month Volunteering Month National Time to Talk Day to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems 3 Tinnitus Awareness Week (start) 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM National Hate Crime Week in Greater Manchester (starts) 7 Safer Internet Day 9 Tinnitus Awareness Week (ends) 12 National Hate Crime Week in Greater Manchester (ends) 28 Shrove Tuesday 14 Tinnitus Awareness Week (end) National Hate Crime Week (end) 15 Parinirvana (Nirvana Day) 27 Fair Trade Week March 1 St David s Day Ash Wednesday 1

2 Lent (start) 8 International Women s Day No Smoking Day 10 Disabled Access Day (starts) 11 Purim (starts) 12 Disabled Access Day (ends) Fair Trade Week (ends) Purim (ends) 17 St Patrick s Day 21 International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination 24 Red Nose/ Sports Relief April Depression Awareness Week varies in month 2 help to get rid of mental health stigma, get people talking about depression and raise vital funds to allow Friends in Need to keep growing and helping more people through their recovery 4 Rava Navami 7 World Health Day 8 World Roma Day 9 Palm Sunday 10 Pesach (starts) 14 Vaisakhi Good Friday 15 Lent (ends) 16 Easter Sunday 18 Pesach (ends) 23 Holocaust Memorial Day (start) St Georges Day 24 Holocaust Memorial Day (ends) 28 International Workers Memorial Day 29 World Tai Chi Day

3 May All month General commitment to equalities 1 May Day 8 14 Mental Health Awareness Week to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health this years focus living with change 10 Vesak 13 World Fair Trade Day Lag B Omer 14 Mental Health Awareness Week (ends) 3 Lag B Omer (ends) 15 Dementia Awareness Week (start) 17 International Day Against Homophobia 21 World Day For Cultural Diversity Dementia Awareness Week (end) 27 Ramadan (start) 30 Shavuot (start) June All month Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (GRTHM) Cancer Awareness Month 1 Shavuot (ends) 5 World Environment Week Men s Health Week varies in month to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems 12 Carers Week (start) 19 Learning Disability Week (start) Refugee Week (start) 20 Litha (Summer Solstice) 23 National Volunteers Week (start)

4 25 Refugee Week (end) Learning Disability Week (ends) Ramadan (ends) Eid Ul Fitr 29 National Volunteer Week (end) July 3 Tisha B Av 16 Disability Awareness Day 17 National Youth Work Week (start) 22 Remembering Srebrenica 23 Birthday of Haile Sealssie I August 1 Tisha B Av (ends) 7 Raksha Bandhan 11 National Youth Work Week (end) 12 International Youth Day 18 Paryushana Parvarambha 25 Manchester Pride (start) 25 Manchester Pride (to be confirmed) 30 Hajj (start) 31 Eid Ul Adha (start) September All month World Alzheimer s Month 4 Recovery (drugs/alcohol) month 1 Eid Ul Adha (end) 4 Hajj (end) 10 World Suicide Prevention Day 21 International day of peace

5 23 Bi visibility day 20 Rosh Hashanah (start) 21 International Day of Peace Narvarati (start) Al-Hijira Islamic New Year 22 Rosh Hashana (end) 29 Navarati (end) Yom Kippur (start) 30 Dussera Yom Kippur (ends) October All Month Black History Month (BHM) Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1 Ashura 3 Dyslexia Awareness week (start) 4 Sukkot (start) 10 World Mental Health Day to raise public awareness about mental health issues 11 Shemini Atzeret (start) Sukkot (end) 12 Simchat Torah (start) Shemini Atzeret (end) 13 Simchat Torah (end) 19 Diwali (start) 23 Diwali (end) 31 Halloween November 1 30 November Movember: Men s Health Awareness Month to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer 2 All Soul s day 5

6 National Youth Work Week National Stress Awareness Day to develop greater understanding of stress and offer individuals and organisations access to proven coping strategies and sources of help 3 Diwali (end) 9 Healthy College Week 11 Armistice Day 12 Remembrance Sunday Children in Need Interfaith Week 13 Anti Bullying Week (2017 dates to be confirmed) 19 International Men s Day 20 Universal Children s Day Transgender Day of Remembrance 22 Disability History Month (start) 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 30 St Andrews Day December 1 World AIDS Day Milad un Nabi 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Advent Sunday 6 Mikulas (St Nicholas Day) 10 International Human Rights Day 12 Milad un Nabi Hannukha (start) 20 Hannukha (end) 22 Disability History Month (end) 25 Christmas Day 31 New Year s Eve 6

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