Submit Cultural or Traditional Recipes & Stories 

The Divisional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team is still collecting different recipes and stories from you to be featured in the staff newsletter. Food is a shared language and we hope to connect with each other through this project. We hope to create a recipe book that we can add to and share with each other. Please fill out this online form or fill out a paper copy (supervisors, please print this form located here).

Upcoming Holidays & Observances

  • April 21–May 2: The Festival of Ridvan, a holiday celebrated by those of the Bahá’í faith, commemorating the twelve days when Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder, resided in a garden called Ridvan (paradise) and publicly proclaimed his mission as God’s messenger for this age.
  • April 22: Earth Day promotes world peace and sustainability of the planet. Events are held globally in support of environmental protection of the Earth.
  • April 23: George’s Day, the feast day of St. George celebrated by various Christian churches
  • April 24: Armenian Martyrs’ Day recognizes the genocide of approximately 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 in Turkey.
  • April 29: Laylat al-Qadr is known as the Night of Power and is one of the holiest nights of the year for Muslim and is traditionally celebrated on the twenty-seventh day of Ramadan.
  • May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.
  • May 1: Beltane is an ancient Celtic, Pagan and Wiccan holiday that is often used to celebrate love and romance.
  • May 2-3 (sundown to sundown): Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan.