The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division 5 for District 11 North’s “Diversity and Inclusion Calendar” was developed as an education and training tool to enhance mutual understanding and respect among the various religious, ethnic and cultural groups. This calendar is about honoring our differences and increasing awareness of the numerous important national and international observances and celebrations that may be commemorated in the United States.

Acknowledging and respecting these events promotes greater knowledge of multiculturalism and diversity, and is a foundation to inclusion.

Realizing diversity requires the creation of an inclusive work environment that respects and values the differences and similarities that each service member and employee brings to the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is defined by its history, culture, missions and traditions. This includes our people, who bring a wide range of diverse backgrounds and experiences that enrich our ability to perform our missions. People are the strength of our service and diversity and inclusion is vital to our mission readiness and excellence.

Our mission is to build a positive environment for all personnel and nurture a climate of respect for people of all backgrounds and cultures. To this end, we will position the Coast Guard Auxiliary as a nationally recognized leader in diversity and inclusion management.

2018 Diversity Calendar 


January - March 2018

January - is National Mentoring Month

January 1
New Year’s Day
January 2
Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
January 6
Epiphany (Christian)
January 14
Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
January 15
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 16
Religious Freedom Day
January 21
World Religion Day
January 27
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
January 30-31
Tu Bishvat (Jewish)
February 2018- Black History Month
February 2
Candlemas (Jewish)
February 2
National Wear Red Day
February 4
Rosa Parks Day
February 14
St. Valentine’s Day
February 14
Ash Wednesday (Christian)
February 15
Parinirvana-Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
February 16
Lunar New Year
February 16-18
Losar (Tibetan)
February 19
Washington’s Birthday/Presidents' Day (Federal Holiday Observed)
February 24–March 1
The Intercalary Days (Baha’i)
February 28-March 1
Purium (Jewish)
March 2018- National Women's History Month, Irish American Heritage Month, National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month, Brain Injury Awareness Month, National Professional Social Work Month
March 1-2
Holi (Festival of Colors) (Hindu)
March 1-20
Nineteen Day Fast (Baha'i)
March 2-4
Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
March 8
International Women’s Day
March 13–April 15
Deaf History Month
March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
March 20
Ostara (Wiccan)
March 20-21
Naw-Ruz (Persian & Baha'i New Year)
March 25
Palm Sunday
March 25
Greek Independence Day
March 30
Good Friday (Christian)
March 30-April 7
Passover (Jewish)
March 31
Cesar Chavez Day
March 31
Magha Puja (Buddhist)
Don Maiden
SO - Diversity
Division 5