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Holi

The annual Hindu and Sikh spring religious festival observed in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, along with other countries with large Hindu and Sikh populations. People celebrate Holi by throwing colored powder and water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before in the memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlada accomplished when … Read more

Safe Zone Training: Health Care Curriculum

Virtual

Health Care Safe Zone covers concepts, terminology, and resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. With a focus on health care, it also covers LGBTQ health disparities, health resources, and common health professional scenarios. This training is intended to address concerns particular to Health Care professionals, though it is open to all … Read more

Lailat al Bara’a

Also known as Lailat Al Baraah, Barat, or popularly as Shab-e-Bara or Night of Forgiveness. An Islamic holiday during which practitioners of the faith seek forgiveness for sins. Muslims spend the night in special prayers. It is regarded as one of the most sacred nights on the Islamic calendar.

Hola Mohalla

The 3-day Sikh festival honoring valor, skill, and defense preparedness.

St. Joseph’s Day

In Western Christianity the principal feast of St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Ostara

A celebration of the spring equinox commemorated by Pagans and Wiccans. It is observed as a time to mark the coming of spring and the fertility of the land.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Observed annually in the wake of the 1960 killing of 69 people at a demonstration against apartheid pass laws in South Africa. The United Nations proclaimed the day in 1966 and called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

Naw Ruz

The New Year for the Baha’i faith, celebrated on the vernal equinox, marking the end of the Baha’i fast. It is one of the nine Bahá’í holy days on which work is suspended.

Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: A Journey to Indigenous Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain

The land we now know as North Carolina has one of the largest Indigenous populations in the United States, and many tribal nations call this land home. Indigenous peoples are the original stewards of the landscapes and waterways of this place, and they continue to take this role seriously today. Although Indigenous peoples are still … Read more