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.