Celebrating Diversity: Key Ethnic Dates for Q2 2024

1st April 2024

As we step into the second quarter of 2024, it is essential to celebrate the rich cultures and traditions that make up our global community in the UK.

At GottaBe! Ethnic, celebrating is important to us as it not only fosters inclusivity but also provides opportunities for learning, cultural exchange, and more effective ways of reaching these ethnic groups. Now, let’s explore these important ethnic dates for Q2 2024.

Eid al-Fitr – Tuesday 9th April 2024

Eid al-Fitr is a significant Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan – the month of fasting. Celebrated worldwide, it’s known as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.” The holiday lasts for three days and includes communal prayers, feasting, giving charity, visiting family, and wearing new clothes.

Vaisakhi – Saturday 13th April 2024

This is a day celebrated by the Hindus, Sikhs, Punjabi Muslims, and this marks the Sikh New year. It is also known as Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Jayanti. The celebration is to commemorate the start of the spring harvest in Punjab and Northern India. This day is also used to celebrate the date for the Indian Solar New year.


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Cinco de Mayo – May 5th, 2024

This is a celebration for the Mexican army’s victory over the French empire at the battle of Puebla in 1862. It is mostly celebrated in the United States with music, dance and traditional foods. 

Buddha Day (Vesak) – Wednesday 22nd May 2024

This is a significant Buddhist festival observed by Buddhists in South Asia and Southeast Asia. This day is celebrated by having Buddhist around the world participate in prayers, meditations, and acts of kindness. 

Dragon Boat Festival – Monday 10th June 2024

Also known as Duanwu festival, this is a Chinese tradition that commemorates the life and death of the ancient minister Qu Yuan. This festival is celebrated with dragon boat races, zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), and other festive activities. 

Freedom Day – Wednesday 19th June 2024

Also known as Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It’s a time to reflect on the history of slavery, celebrate its freedom and promote the African American culture and its achievements. 

    Curious to learn more ethnic key dates? Check out our free ethnic calendar for 2024, which has many more dates for you to add to your calendar. 

    By recognising and participating in these key ethnic dates, we embrace diversity, foster cultural understanding, and promote unity in our interconnected world.

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