Beginning in the last century, the Congress or a President of the United States has designated certain months of the year in recognition of the heritage and/or contributions of different segments of our society.
Those designations are listed in simple form below. For a more detailed description of the history of the designation, click here: National Heritage Months
February is Black History Month
March is National Women’s History Month
May is Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month as well as Older Americans Month and Jewish American Heritage Month.
June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
September is National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15)
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and National Italian-American Heritage Month
November is National American Indian Heritage Month
December includes International Day of Persons with Disabilities.