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(October 07) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Diversity Day

Friday, October 7th, 2011
Hands of Diversity by misst.shs

National Diversity Day
“…a day to celebrate and embrace who we are, despite our differences, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, or disability.*”

And on this day we are honored to celebrate the simple idea behind our website – Holidays on the Net!

*Source: National Diversity Day
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(August 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Dream Day Quest and Jubilee

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Dream Day Quest and Jubilee
The 3rd of three annual Emancipation Days of Respect which honors the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by promoting unity, respect and remembrance.

On this the anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” (Aug. 28, 1963), you are requested to wear black and white to show respect for Peoplehood in the Spirit of WAO (We Are One).

The Emancipation Days of Respect are Humanitarian Day (January 15th – MLK’s Birthday), Victims of Violence Holy Day (April 4th – Anniversary of MLK’s death) and Dream Day Quest and Jubilee (August 28th – Anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech)

Visit our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day site to see & hear the “I Have a Dream” speech.

More information: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the Net – The Emancipation Days of Respect

(July 18) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Mandela Day

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mandela Day
An annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

More info: Mandela Day

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

nelsonmandelaphoto3Happy Birthday Madiba!

On this day, we raise our hands in celebration and renewed commitment to the making of a just society. Nelson Mandela teaches us that every human being can make a positive imprint. One by one, and together, we must continue to encourage open dialogue around social issues. We must transform discourse into action. We have work to do.

Today is the 93rd Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Make an imprint and join the Mandela Day celebration at

(June 19) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Celebrating the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Juneteenth” comes from the words “June” and “19th”, which according to southern folklore, is when the slaves of Texas first learned of their freedom. Though freed in 1863, the slaves did not learn of their freedom until the arrival of the Union soldiers on June 19th, 1865, 2 1/2 years after the proclamation was first issued.

For more information : Juneteenth: June 19th – A Day of Thanks and the Celebration of Emancipation

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(April 04) Today we’re observing . . .  Victims of Violence Wholly Day

Monday, April 4th, 2011

In this Aug. 28, 1963 photo, Dorothy Height, right, National President of the National Council of Negro Women and Director of the center for Racial Justice of the national YWCA, listens as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gestures during his speech. by Pan-African News Wire File PhotosVictims of Violence Wholly Day
One of three Days of Respect, today marks the anniversary of the assassination of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King. On Victims of Violence Wholly Day, programs are dedicated to visually affirming the principles of non-violence as preached by Dr. King.

The Days of Respect (Emancipation Days of Respect) are Humanitarian Day (January 15th – MLK’s Birthday), Victims of Violence Wholly Day (April 4th – Anniversary of MLK’s death) and Dream Day Quest and Jubilee (August 28th – Anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech)

Martin Luther King Jr., Day on the Net

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(March 05) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Crispus Attucks Day

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Crispus Attucks Day
On this day in 1770, Honors Crispus Attucks was the first person to die in the Boston Massacre. Attucks may have been a runaway slave.

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