Vesakha Puja

Vesakha Puja (Buddha) - A significant day for Buddhists, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha, usually marked by prayer and meditation.

National Volunteer week

National Volunteer week - to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and to say thank you! The theme for 2024 is the #CelebrateService. https://volunteersweek.org/about-volunteers-week/

Pride Month

Pride Month – The kickoff for a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, focusing on history, rights, and advocacy.

Gypsy, traveller and Roma Month

Gypsy, traveller and Roma Month - celebrates the richness that Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities bring to peoples everyday lives here in the UK, and the many and varied contributions they have made to British Society. The theme for 2024 is “Weaving Journeys: A celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller lives, histories and cultures“

Carers Week

Carers Week -is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The theme for 2024 is 'Recognising and supporting carers in the community'. https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/our-campaigns/carers-week/

Shavuot

Shavuot (Jewish, also could be the 11- 13 June) - is the feast of weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after the second Passover seder. Although Shavuot began as an ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Mens Health Awareness Week

Mens Health Awareness Week - is a dedicated week that shines a spotlight on the unique health concerns impacting men. Men’s Health Week encourages men to take charge of their well-being, make informed decisions about their lifestyle choices, and seek appropriate medical support when needed.

Social Mobility Awareness Day

Social Mobility Awareness Day -is an initiative organised by Making The Leap, which exists to help raise the awareness of social mobility and encourage organisations to share their social mobility stories with the public.https://makingtheleap.org.uk/social-mobility-day/

Hajj

Hajj (Muslim)- is the obligatory pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims must perform once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially capable. It involves performing a series of rituals by millions of Muslims simultaneously, symbolising solidarity and equality between all people. The complete submission to Allah brings a renewal and strength of one’s faith and spirituality.