Heritage & Identity Celebrations

lunar new year celebration beginning lower school
black history month celebration assembly middle school 2023
beginning lower school rainbow parade 2022

To celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures and identities within the Catlin Gabel community, each division within the school commemorates heritage months and identity acknowledgements throughout the year.

These different activities and events, which include community meetings, assemblies, performances, readings, and the sharing of personal stories or traditions, are designed to help build connections and understanding of marginalized groups and identities within the community. The schedule below lists cultural dates that are currently observed by our different divisions.

We invite community feedback on this schedule, which is designed to be flexible and responsive to input.

2022-2023 Heritage and Cultural Inclusion Dates


  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept.15-Oct. 14)


  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day (observed)


  • Native American Heritage Month
  • National Adoption Awareness Month
  • November 11: Veterans Day (observed)


  • December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities


  • January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed)
  • January 22: Lunar New Year (Jan. 22-Feb. 5)
  • January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day


  • Black History Month


  • Women’s History Month
  • March 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility


  • Arab American Heritage Month


  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • AAPI Heritage Month


  • LGBTQ Pride Month
  • June 19: Juneteenth (observed)