تقويم المجتمع الثقافي والتنوع

ابق على اطلاع بما يحدث حول سبوكان!
Stop here to find family-friendly, educational, and racial & social justice oriented events going on in or around the area.

الشهر الوطني العالمي لحقوق الإنسان

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a response to the Nazi holocaust and to set a standard by which the human rights activities of all nations, rich and poor alike, are to be measured.

اليوم العالمي لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة

The United Nations has declared an International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. From November 25th through December 10th, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change. The 2023 theme for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ‘No Excuse’. These dates were chosen to commemorate the three Mirabal sisters, who were political activists under Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961) who ordered their brutal assassinate in 1960. Join the campaign! For more information, visit their website at https://www.un.org/.

Events In Spokane – December 2023

تم تجميع القائمة أدناه للتنوع في منطقة سبوكان / الأحداث والأنشطة الثقافية من قبل إيفون سي مونتويا زامورا. إذا كنت تعرف حدثًا متنوعًا / ثقافيًا مفتوحًا للجمهور ترغب في إضافته إلى هذا التقويم الشهري المتنوع ، فيرجى إرسال بريد إلكتروني إلى Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora على yvonnecmz04@gmail.com مع تفاصيل الحدث.

طباعة التقويم

Local Events In Spokane

  • Minecraft Exhibit
    The world of Minecraft is explored in this wide-ranging exhibition, designed for players and non-players of all ages. It also celebrates how Minecraft has developed into a platform for unlimited creative expression and inspiration to build a better world outside the game.
    Dates: September 16 – December 31, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Sundays
    Location: MAC, 2316 W First Ave
    Cost: $15-$20
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.northwestmuseum.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/minecraft-the-exhibition/.
  • Winter Glow Spectacular
    Winter Glow transforms Orchard Park into a wonderland of light displays. If you love holiday lights, you do not
    want to miss this community experience.
    Dates: Thursday-Monday, November 18, 2023 – January 1, 2023
    Location: Orchard Park, 20298 E Indiana Ave, Liberty Lake
    Cost: Free and open to the community
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://winterglowspectacular.com/.
  • شمال غرب الشتاء ، احتفال بتقاليد الأعياد
    Features life size lights displays in the form of traditional Chinese Lanterns, lantern Christmas trees hand painted
    by regional artists, art and crafts, food and entertainment, culture, and education.
    Dates: Friday/Saturdays only, December 1, 2023 – December 30, 2023 (Dec 1-2, Dec 8-9, Dec 15-16, Dec 22-23
    and Dec 29-30)
    Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Fridays; 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturdays
    الموقع: معرض ومعرض مقاطعة سبوكان ، 404 إن هافانا
    Cost: $13.00 – $43.00. Purchase tickets at https://northwestwinterfest.ticketspice.com/northwest-winterfest-spokane-2023.
    لمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة موقع الويب الخاص بهم على https://northwestwinterfest.com/ أو Facebook at
  • Drag Show Club Night
    Great drag, foodn and drinks. Must be 21 yeas of age or older with valid ID for entry.
    Dates: Fridays: December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th
    الوقت: 8:00 مساءً
    Location: Globe Bar and Kitchen
    Cost: Free, no cover
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.globespokane.com/events/friday-show-stoppers. Other events include
    Spokane’s Drag Brunch on Sunday at 10 am and Runway Drag Show on Saturdays at 9:00 pm. evening.
  • Get Health Coverage – Open Enrollment
    Trained navigators from Washington Healthplanfinder will be at Spokane Valley Mall to answer questions about
    open enrollment, health plan options and Washington Healthplanfinder. All community members, regardless of
    immigration status, are encouraged to visit the Washington Healthplanfinder tour for open enrollment assistance.
    Dates: Saturday-Sunday, December 2, 2023 – December 3. 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E Indiana
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://wahealthtour.com/.
  • FAAIRE (Filipino-American Association of the Inland Empire) Christmas Party
    Dance party/performances, games and prizes, caroling, meet and greet Santa, giveways, and more.
    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
    الوقت: 12:00 ظهراً
    Location: MLK Community Center, 500 S Stone St
    Cost: Potluck, bring a dish to share
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة http://faaie.org/.
  • Spectrum Singers – Let Peace Begin with Me
    Spectrum Singers is an all-inclusive and intergenerational SATB (all vocal ranges) chorus based out of Spokane.
    Artistic director Logan Shevalier and accompanist Maura Kegley.
    Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
    Location: Rogers High School Theatre (entrance is under the flag pole), 1622 E Wellesley Ave
    Cost: $8.00 – $15.00
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/let-peace-begin-with-mespectrum-singers-winter-concert-tickets-754461022227?aff=oddtdtcreator.
  • BellaCristo Handbell Concert
    Come enjoy the sounds of the Christmas season with handbells, organ, flute, chimes, and percussion. Pieces
    include: Feliz Navidad, Sleigh Ride, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Breath of
    Heaven, and traditional carols.
    Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
    الوقت: 3:00 م - 5:00 م
    Location: Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N Marguerite Rd or watch online on the YouTube
    channel for Millwood Community Presbyterian Church
    Cost: Free.
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.millwoodpc.org/ or call 509.924.2350. Supported by the BellaCristo Handbell Choir.
  • The Honey Girl of Auschwitz
    Esther Basch is a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor. On her sixteenth birthday, Esther found herself in a cattle train on
    her way to Auschwitz. While there, she was nicknamed “The Honey Girl of Auschwitz”. Hear the story of Esther’s
    survival against all odds. Find inspiration from how she rebuilt her life after the shadows of darkness and
    Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
    الوقت: 7:00 مساءً
    Location: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
    Cost: $25.00 – $180.00
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.jewishspokane.com/. Sponsored by Chabad of Spokane.
  • Winter Tea Tasting & Bazaar
    Celebrating immigrant owned small businesses and entrepreneurs with free henna, multicultural teas and snacks,
    vendors with traditional items and handmade crafts, and goodie bags.
    Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
    الوقت: 10:00 ص - 2:00 م
    Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 500 S Stone
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.manzanitahousespokane.org/. Sponsored by Manzanita House & Thrive International.
  • Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival
    Celebrate the holidays with Spokane’s most famous son at the 2023 Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival. Featured
    this year are two screenings of Bing Crosby’s hit musical “White Christmas” and a special presentation of movies
    from Bing’s own private collection by Robert Bader, curator of the Bing Crosby Archive. Live performances by The
    Zonky Jazz Band and The Big Bing Theory, Gonzaga University’s a cappella group.
    Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Location: Bing Crosby
    Cost: $22.00 adults, 17 and under free
    For more information and viewing times of select movies, visit https://bingcrosbytheater.com/.
  • Taste of Gingerbread
    Join the ISAAC Foundation, Santa and the Mrs. as they kick of the Christmas Season with a DIY gingerbread
    tradition. Join us to decorate a pre-constructed gingerbread mansion complete with all the candy, hot cocoa, Santa
    photo ops and good times needed to make it a holiday event to remember; all while making a difference in the
    lives of local children and families impacted by autism spectrum disorders and other special needs.
    Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, available decorating times are 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
    Location: The Isaac Foundation, 606 W Sharp.
    Cost: $27.00 for a gingerbread mansion, can purchase on line or call 509.325.1515.
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://theisaacfoundation.configio.com/ أو
  • Manito Holiday Lights
    Explore twinkling, festive lights in one of the city’s most historic parks. Drive-through and walk-through events are
    both available.
    Dates: Saturday-Sunday, December 9-10, 2023 – walk through
    Monday – Wednesday, December 11-20, 2023 – drive through
    Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm both walk-and drive through
    Location: Manito Park, 1702 S Grand, begins at Park Bench Café
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.thefriendsofmanito.org/calendar or call 509.625.6200.
    Holiday in Harmony
    Holiday in Harmony will feature the Lilac City Voices Barbershop Chorus, RiversEdge Chorus, and quartets.
    The show will also have snacks and a Raffle and Silent Auction.
    Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
    الوقت: 7:00 مساءً - 9:00 مساءً
    Location: Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N Marguerite Rd
    Cost: $15.00 adults, $5.00 students
    For more information email chuckbari41@gmail.com. Supported by the Lilac City Voices Barbershop Chorus.
  • 43rd Spokane Folklore Society Christmas Dance
    Everyone is welcome including families, adults, and students. Penn Fix will teach easy to learn community style
    dances including contras, squares, and circles. Reel Friends will provide lively music. Highlights of the evening
    include a dessert potluck and ornament exchange.
    Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Location: East Spokane Grange, 1621 N Park Rd
    Cost: $10.00 general admission, $7.00 college students
    لمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة موقع الويب الخاص بهم على https://www.spokanefolklore.org.
  • Death Cafe
    At a Death Cafe, people gather to eat cake, drink tea, and discuss death. The objective is to increase awareness of
    death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. A Death Cafe is a group-directed
    discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or
    counseling session.
    Dates: Sunday, December 10, 2023, every 2nd Sunday
    Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Central Library, Conference Room B and Lounge, 906 W. Main St
    Cost: Free, need to reserve a ticket
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/17431 or RSVP at https://rubiconsedge.com/events.
  • Spokane Tuba Christmas
    Join us for a fun free concert with all your holiday favorite tunes! Enjoy the low sonorities of tubas and euphoniums!
    Date: Saturday, December 10, 2023
    Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library, 22 N Herald
    Cost: Free, family friendly event
    For more information email jill_cathey@yahoo.com.
  • A Drag Queen Christmas
    Hosted by Miz Cracker, the tour includes performances by Netflix superstar Alyssa Edwards, Brooke Lynn Hytes
    host of Canada’s Drag Race, Sasha Colby, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15, Crystal Methyd, Jimbo The Drag
    Clown and Jessica Wild both currently competing on All Stars 8 on Paramount+, Heidi N Closet, Luxx Noir London,
    Marcia Marcia Marcia, fan favorite Trinity The Tuck and a very special guest performance by Todrick Hall. Must be 18+.
    Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    Time: 8:00 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm
    Location: The Fox, 1001 W Sprague Ave
    Cost: $40.50-$268.50
    For more information, call 509.624.1200.
  • Northwest BachFest presents Sibling Reverly
    Director Zuill Bailey, cello, will be joined by his sister Allison, viola, and festival favorite Helen Kim, violin, with her
    brother Michael on piano, for a program of revelry and rivalry.
    Date: Sunday, December 10, 2023
    Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Location: Barrister Winery, 1213 W Railroad Ave
    Cost: $75.00
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://nwbachfest.com/.
  • HBPA and Nuestras Raices Holiday Gathering
    Join HBPA and Nuestras Raices for a holiday gathering. Enjoy light appetizers, refreshments and join in the ‘Ugly
    Sweater Contest’ in addition to singing Karoke.
    Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
    Time: 7:00 pm with Karoke at 8:30 pm
    Location: Nuestras Raices Community Center,1214 E Sprague Ave
    Cost: Free.
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.hbpaofspokane.org/.
  • Spokane Valley Winter Market
    Stroll through CenterPlace and the West Lawn Plaza and visit local vendor booths to find the perfect holiday gift
    this season! Indoor and outdoor vendor booths, activities for kids, winter photo booth, holiday music, holiday
    beverages and more!
    Date: Friday-Saturday, December 15-16, 2023
    Time: Friday – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Location: CenterPlace Regional Event Center
    Cost: Free.
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.centerplacespokanevalley.com/.
  • BRRZAAR 2023 – Terrain
    Winter Art Market Returns! 70 Booths of amazing art and handcrafted goods — think visual art, clothing, jewelry,
    ceramics, skincare, home goods, paper goods, and more — on all three floors of River Park Square. And if
    thousands of swoon-worthy items were not enough, there will be live musical performances, family-friendly
    activities, and tons of holiday cheer!
    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: River Park Square – all three floors
    For more information, email team@terrainspokane.com.
  • Posada Christmas
    You are invited to celebrate their annual Posada along with El Mercadito and Christmas celebration! They will have
    El Mercadito, local vendors, COVID Vaccines for children and adults, Christmas gifts for children, photo with Santa
    Sanchez, potluck food, traditional posada activities and more! At the Posada, they will be distributing toys to
    children of their community! Every year Latinos en Spokane distributes hundreds of toys to hundreds of low-income families in our community to
    help alleviate financial worries during the holidays.
    Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
    Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Location: West Central Community Center, 1603 N Belt St
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.latinosenspokane.org/.
  • Spokane Symphony: A Bing Crosby Christmas
    This year we delight in music made famous by Bing Crosby, with his holiday classics and other classics. Bing’s
    nephew Howard Crosby joins us to share memories and lead a Bing Crosby sing-a-long, and Singer Jake Bergevin
    returns with his smooth vocals.
    Dates: Saturday & Sunday, December 16-17, 2023
    Times: Saturday at 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm; Sunday at 3:00 pm, doors open at 2:00 pm
    Location: Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox, 1001 W Sprague Ave
    Cost: $47.00 – $100
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://foxtheaterspokane.org/event/pops-3-a-bing-crosby-christmas/.
  • Holiday on Pipes, a Christmas Organ concert and family sing along
    The American Theatre Organ Society’s Scott Foppiano – both a theatre & concert organist from North Carolina – will
    bring the joy of Christmas to us on an historic Wurlitzer Theatre pipe organ. The concert & sing-along features all
    venues of holiday music & Christmas carols.
    Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
    الوقت: 6 مساءً - 7:30 مساءً
    Location: Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N Country Homes Blvd
    التكلفة: مجاني ومفتوح للجمهور
    For more information, contact Roger Long at 509.981.5601 or the church office at 509.467.8986. Sponsored by
    First Church of the Nazarene


  • Spokane Lifestyle Show
    Date: Saturday, January 6, 2024
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
    Cost: $8.00
    Visit Facebook for their event information.
  • 18th Annual Viva Vino
    Wine tasting, dinner, music, silent and live auction to be followed by dancing,
    Date: Saturday, February, 17, 2024
    Location: Riverside Place, 1110 W Riverside Ave
    الوقت: 5:30 مساءً
    Cost: $75.00 HBPA member $85.00 general admission, $3000 Platinum Table, $2,500 Gold Table, $1,500 Silver
    Table, and $800 for Sponsor Table
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.hbpaofspokane.org/. All proceeds go to LUNNA Youth Program.
  • 3rd Annual Spokane’s Lunar New Year
    Asian, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (ANHPI) Business EXPO. Live performances, kid’s craft stations, cultural
    exhibits, photobooth, give aways and more.
    Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
    Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, fireworks start at 7:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
    للمزيد من المعلومات قم بزيارة https://www.spokaneunitedwestand.org.
  • Expo 74 – 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Dates: May 4 – July 4, 2024, Opening ceremony – May 4th, closing ceremony – July 4th, 2024
    Time: Various
    Location: Riverfront Park and other various venues
    Cost: May vary based on event, otherwise free
    For more information. visit https://www.visitspokane.com/expo-50/.

إذا كنت تعرف أحداثًا متنوعة / ثقافية مفتوحة للجمهور ترغب في إضافتها إلى التقويم الشهري ، فيرجى إرسال بريد إلكتروني إلى Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora على yvonnecmz04@gmail.com مع تفاصيل الحدث.

للأحداث العامة الأخرى في سبوكان ، قم بزيارة Visit Spokane أو Spokane 7.


Democracy Now!
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

الديمقراطية الآن! العناوين الرئيسية باللغة الاسبانية
Date: Saturdays
الوقت: 7:00 صباحًا - 8:00 صباحًا
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

اليوم: الاثنين 
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Variety music/talk show for teens by teens. Produced by students of West Valley City School. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org. Detention takes a break during the summer.

اليعسوب على الهواء
Day: Sundays
الوقت: 3:00 م - 4:00 م
One of the few elementary age children’s radio shows in the country produced by kids for kids. The program is fun and educational for children and adults, and includes a mix of jokes, music, guests, stories, poetry, trivia. and more. Includes Alice, Elenor C., Lily, Rowan, Sicely, Finn, Eleanor M., Sophia, Aleric, and Amara who all go to Spokane Public Montessori Elementary School. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Earth Matters Now!
Date: Tuesdays
الوقت: ظهرًا - 1:00 مساءً
Providing a unique perspective on environmental news, issues and science to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for positive environmental action. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Generational Warfare
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join host Ry the Y as he battles with his Gen Z co-hosts, Zakris and Ezekiel. The three friends, alongside guests from the community, grapple with generational divides — both the silly and the seemingly irreconcilable. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

صالة لاتينية
Day: Mondays
الوقت: 6 مساءً - 8 مساءً
A wide spectrum of Latin music, hosted by “Corazon.” Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Out and About
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Consists of a variety of LGBTQ, local news, locally produced, music and public Affairs. Host and producer Maeve Griffith. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

ملكات الضوضاء
Day: Wednesdays
الوقت: 8:00 مساءً - 10:00 مساءً
Hosted by Luscious Duchess, you will hear best in female vocalists/musicians. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

The Spanish Hour
اليوم: الاثنين
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Candice Agree invites everyone who has an interest in, a fascination of, and a love for the cultural life of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world to tune in to this unique classical music program. Listen on KPBX at 91.1 or visit their موقع الكتروني.

Spokane Public Radio, KPBX 91.1, An NPR Member Station
Various programs and news throughout the day. Listen at 91.1. KPBX For more information on programs, visit their موقع الكتروني.

مرحبا بك في البيت
Day: Thursdays
الوقت: 10:00 صباحا - 12:00 ظهرا
A multi-genre roots based folk show. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

المركز الإعلامي للمرأة على الهواء مباشرة
Day: Wednesdays
الوقت: ظهرًا - 1:00 مساءً
WMC Live with Robin Morgan tackles today’s hottest topics; whether it be sex, politics, art, humor, religion, culture, or news stories that go unreported. Each episode is engaged regularly, insightfully, and intelligently. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

December 2023 International/National Cultural Celebrations

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يوم روزا باركس - الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
Commemorates the arrest of Rosa Parks, in 1955, for defying segregation by refusing to give up
her seat on the bus for a white passenger. The incident led to a year-long boycott of the city’s
buses and the end of segregation.
اليوم العالمي للإيدز - الأمم المتحدة
This day is designed by the World Health Organization and the United Nations to increase
awareness and education of AIDS. Today, over 41 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
عيد الاستقلال - البرتغال
استقل مرة أخرى عام 1640 عن الحكم الإسباني الذي بدأ عام 1580.
العيد الوطني - رومانيا
Great Union Day is the national holiday of Romania, celebrating the unification of Romanian
provinces (Transylvania with Romania).
اليوم الوطني - لاوس
تأسيس جمهورية لاو الديمقراطية الشعبية عام 1975.

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اليوم الدولي لإلغاء الرق - الأمم المتحدة
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in
persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labor, forced marriage, and the forced
recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

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International Day for Disabled Persons – UN
First Sunday of Advent – Christian

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يوم الاكتشاف - هايتي
يصادف اليوم الذي "وجد" فيه كريستوفر كولومبوس هايتي في رحلته الثانية إلى العالم الجديد في عام 1492.
اليوم العالمي للتطوع للتنمية الاقتصادية والاجتماعية - الامم المتحدة
Heightens people and government’s awareness of the voluntary contributions. It also focuses on
stimulating people to offer their services as volunteers, both at home and abroad.

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عيد القديس نيكولاس - مسيحي
Celebrates the patron St. Nicholas of Russia, a Christian bishop from what is now Turkey, known
for his good deeds. Being known as a protector of children, the tradition of leaving shoes out in
the hopes of receiving treats is practiced in the Dutch, German, and Eastern European communities.
عيد الاستقلال - فنلندا
احتفل بإعلان فنلندا استقلالها عن الجمهورية الروسية عام 1917.
يوم الدستور - اسبانيا
The Constitution was originally ratified after a referendum on 6 December 1978 and was signed
by King Juan Carlos I on 27 December 1978. The signing of the Constitution marked the
culmination of the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of the former Head of State,
Francisco Franco, in 1975.

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Hanukkah (Dec. 7-Dec. 15, 2023) – Jewish
يبدأ غروب الشمس السابق في الساعة 6 مساءً. يتم الاحتفال بمهرجان الأضواء لمدة ثمانية أيام.
Approximately in 164 B.C., Maccabees, a small group of Jews fighting for religious freedom won
victory over the Syrians. The legend goes that to rededicate the Temple they found only one jar
of holy oil and miraculously the candelabra remained lit for 8 days. An eight-candle menorah is lit.
يوم الطيران المدني الدولي - الأمم المتحدة
Helps generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil
aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of ICAO in
helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all
يوم بيرل هاربور - الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
This day in 1941 commemorates the attack of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Air Force on the
armed forces of the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing two thousand people. The
attack brought the U.S. into World War II.

  • 8 ديسمبر

عيد الحبل بلا دنس - مسيحي / كاثوليكي
According to the Catholic Church, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without Original Sin
in the womb of her mother, St. Anne.
يوم بودي - بوذي
In Japanese Zen, Bodhi Day is called “Rohatsu” and is the observance of enlightenment of the
historical Buddha. Zen monasteries observe this day with a meditation retreat lasting several
days. On the last night of a Rohatsusesshin, monks and students often sit in meditation until
dawn, as the Buddha did 25 centuries ago.

  • 9 ديسمبر

عيد الاستقلال تنزانيا
يحتفل هذا اليوم بنهاية الحكم البريطاني في تنجانيقا عام 1961.
اليوم العالمي لمكافحة الفساد - الامم المتحدة
This day is observed to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption
more efficiently and effectively

  • 10 ديسمبر

يوم حقوق الإنسان - الأمم المتحدة
Established in 1948 by the United Nations to commemorate the adoption of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights which sets forth basic rights and freedoms to which all are entitled.
يوم الدستور - تايلاند
يحتفل ببداية نظام ملكي دستوري في تايلاند عام 1932.

  • 11 ديسمبر

مسائل (الشهر الخامس عشر) - البهائية
اليوم العالمي للجبال - الأمم المتحدة
Covering around 22 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving
the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and
wellbeing to 915 million mountain people around the world, representing 13 percent of global
population, but mountains also indirectly benefit billions more living downstream.

  • 12 ديسمبر

مهرجان سيدة غوادالوبي - المكسيك
The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a Christianized Indian at Tepeyac Hill
outside of Mexico City in 1531. She appeared three times on a site considered as a spiritual
center by Mexican Indians. In one of the visions, the Virgin Mary told Diego to build a church on
the site, in another vision she told Diego to pick some roses that were miraculously growing on
the hill. He did, then he put them in his cloak and took them to the bishop. When Diego opened
his cloak, the image of a dark-haired, brown skinned woman was imprinted on the inside of the
cloak. The site where the roses were growing was renamed Guadalupe and the image on the
cloak became known as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or “Our Lady of Guadalupe”.
جمهوري (عيد الاستقلال) - كينيا
Jamhuri is the Swahili word for “republic,” this date marks Kenya’s establishment date as a
republic in 1964.

  • 13 ديسمبر

عيد ميلاد الآغا خان - الإسلام الإسماعيلي
رئيس ديني للطائفة الإسماعيلية.
Luciadagen / سانت. يوم لوسيا - السويد
St. Lucia, the “Queen of Light” is celebrated on this day and a candlestick parade takes place in
her honor.

  • 15 ديسمبر

يوم وثيقة الحقوق - الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.
Among the rights protected are freedom of speech, the right to bear arms and protection from
unreasonable search.
نافيدادس - بورتوريكو
يمثل بداية موسم الكريسماس وينتهي بيوم الملوك الثلاثة في السادس من يناير

  • 16 ديسمبر

لاس بوساداس - المكسيك (16-24 ديسمبر)
A nine-day traditional celebration throughout Mexico festival. Processions of pilgrims go door to
door asking posada, which means shelter commemorating the search by Mary and Joseph for shelter.
بيجوي ديباش - بنجلاديش
Signifies independence after a 9-month Liberation War against Pakistan in 1971. East Pakistan
became Bangladesh.
Independence Day – Bahrain
Day of Reconciliation – South Africia

  • 17 ديسمبر

اليوم الوطني - بوتان
In commemoration of the day in 1907 when Gongsar Wangchuk was crowned the first king over
a united Bhutan.

  • 18 ديسمبر

اليوم العالمي للمهاجرين- الامم المتحدة
The UN recognizes the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world’s 258 million
عيد الاستقلال - قطر
توحيد قطر عام 1878.

  • 20 ديسمبر

اليوم العالمي للتضامن الإنساني - الأمم المتحدة
Celebrates unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in
working towards eradicating poverty.

  • 21 ديسمبر

Tohji-Tasai - شنتو
The sun is of central importance in Japan and this day celebrates the end of the Yin period of the
Sun in its declining strength and the growing power of the Yang period.

  • 22 ديسمبر

الانقلاب الشتوي - دولي
In the Northern Hemisphere, this day is the official start of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere,
it is official start of summer. Between the equator and the Arctic Circle, the sun rises and sets
farthest south on the horizon for the year and the period of daylight is at its shortest (12 hours, 8
minutes) at the equator, decreasing to zero at the Arctic Circle.
يولي - ويكا
During the winter solstice – the longest night of the year – the rebirth of the sun which is life
sustaining is celebrated. The Yule tree is decorated with fruit and candles are lit to represent the

  • 23 ديسمبر

عيد ميلاد جوزيف سميث - مورمون
كان زعيم المورمون الأمريكي ، مؤسس كنيسة يسوع المسيح لقديسي الأيام الأخيرة.

  • 24 ديسمبر

عيد الاستقلال - ليبيا
في عام 1951 عندما أعلنت ليبيا تحررها من "الرقابة" البريطانية الفرنسية.

  • ديسمبر 25

يوم عيد الميلاد - مسيحي
This day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ over 2000 years ago. Customs include lighting
candles, exchanging gifts, and using evergreen decorations to celebrate. This day is the most
widely observed Christian festival of the year.
عيد ميلاد جناح - باكستان
Mahomedali Jinnahbhai (12/25/1876-9/11/1948) was the founder of Pakistan.

  • 26 ديسمبر

كوانزا - أمريكي من أصل أفريقي ، الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية (26 ديسمبر - 1 يناير)
A professor who wanted to encourage African Americans to celebrate their heritage started
Kwanzaa in California in 1966. Kwanzaa means “fresh fruit” in Swahili and is a harvest festival.
Families exchange gifts and have African Style feasts. Seven-pronged candle-holders are lit om
each consecutive night for the seven principles: unity, self-determination, working together,
مشاركة. الغرض والإبداع والإيمان.
يوم الملاكمة - كندا ، أيرلندا ، المملكة المتحدة
It was once a day when the churches’ poor boxes were opened. In Britain, traditionally a day
when gifts (boxes) are given to servants, tradespeople or others who have provided services.
وفاة النبي زاراثشترا - الزرادشتية
يحيي ذكرى وفاة مؤسس العقيدة الزرادشتية.
يوم النمن / شارع. عيد ستيفن - أيرلندا
On Wren Day, boys in wren costumes go from house to house with a captured wren, singing
songs and gathering coins. These coins help to pay for a big celebratory feast in the evening. St.
Stephen is remembered for being the first Christian martyr.
Junkanoo - جزر الباهاما
A festival that combines elements of Mardi Gras, mummers’ parades, and ancient African tribal
rituals. Continues January 1.

  • December 29

Independence Day – Mongolia

  • 30 ديسمبر

يوم ريزال - الفلبين
This day commemorates the death of José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (Dr. José
Mercado Rizal) in 1896, a Philippine doctor and author whose books denounced Spanish
administration. He was an inspiration to the Philippine nationalist movement. Dr. Rizal was a
very prominent advocate for reforms during the Spanish colonial era.
شرف (الشهر السادس عشر) - البهائية
Rizal Day – Philippines

  • 31 ديسمبر

ليلة رأس السنة - دولي
Celebrates the coming New Year bidding a farewell to the departing year and celebrating the joy,
hope, and peace for the year ahead.
أوميسوكا - اليابان
To usher in the New Year, families clean their homes, eat toshi-koshi buckwheat noodles in the
hope that one’s life will be stretched out as long as these noodles. As midnight approaches,
Shinto temples around the country begin ringing out the old year, sounding the temple bell 108
times because according to them, human beings have 108 worldly desires which are removed by
striking the bell.
Gahambar Maidyarem - الزرادشتية (31 ديسمبر - 4 يناير)
يحتفل هذا اليوم بخلق الحيوانات. كما أنه وقت التقاسم العادل للغذاء.
Hogmanay - اسكتلندا (31 ديسمبر 2019 ، 7:00 مساءً حتى 1 يناير 2019 ، 7:00 مساءً)
The Scottish New Year, Hogmanay is derived from the French phrase meaning ‘Lead to the
mistletoe’ Fire ceremonies, banging of pots and pans at midnight and bringing bread, salt and
coal to their hosts to symbolize life, hospitality and warmth mark this exuberant occasion.

Source: Diversity/Cultural Celebrations from Creative Cultural Communications 2023 Diversity Calendar, http://multicultural.com/.

طباعة التقويم

Ways to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

Below is a list of ideas that you can do to get to know each other and each other’s culture in a group format (i.e.
work group, friend group, etc.).

1. Get a world map; identify the various counties the employees in your department have visited by using
push pins (one color for each employee) or get a map of North/South America and identify the various
states and counties your employees have visited. Include your hourly and student employees.

2. Discuss what the words: diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture mean to you. Do your group members
have the same understanding of the definition of these words?

3. Discuss comfort foods that each person eats when needing “comfort.” What memories does the food
invoke? Or if you were going to a potluck and asked to bring a food item from your culture, what would it
be and why did you choose that specific food item? Go one step further and have a luncheon potluck of
“comfort food” from your culture.

4. What food(s) do you like to eat that are from a different culture? Do you only eat it in a restaurant, or do
you make the food item at home or both? Has a person from a different culture shared a recipe from
their culture?

5. Is there a movie or book about a different culture that you liked? Discuss why they saw the movie or
read the book, what did you learn about the other culture and was it an accurate portrayal of the culture.

6. Ask each person to fill out an index card with a fact about themselves that most of their co-workers do
not know (and, of course, are willing to share). Shuffle the cards, have each participant select a card, read
the fact out loud, and try to guess who wrote it. If you can recognize the handwriting – print out the fact,
tape, or glue it to an index card.

7. Ask each person what type of music they listened to earlier that day (prior to this activity), let them
explain what it is they enjoy about this type of music, who their favorite musicians are, etc. or what type
of music they listened to growing up, have their music tastes changed.

8. Who is your favorite artist? Are they a ‘classic’ artist, a up and coming artist, local artist, etc. Are any of
the artist from a different culture? What art medium do they work in?

9. Pair up with someone from a difference culture or generation (at least two generations apart). Discuss
your childhood, what was similar to both of you, what was different?

10. Have each person bring a personal item that is important to them from home or their work space. Have
them explain the significance of the item.

11. For a generational aspect, as a group, identify those events that were headliners for a specific generation
and the impact for that generation (traditional, baby boomers, gen x, gen y). Or discuss a specific event,
what were you doing when you heard the news and the impact it had on you as a person?

12. Have each person discuss their name (first or last). Were they named after someone in their family or a
friend or how did their parent(s) decide on their name. What significant does their name have for them
and/or anything they want to say about their name (how unusual or common their name is, etc.).

13. Have each person identify their favorite holiday. Why did they choose this holiday and how do they
celebrate it?

14. Have each person identify an aroma they associate with childhood. What made the person think of this
aroma and what do they associate it with.

15. Have each person identify one event that has occurred in their life-time that they will never forget.

16. It is easy to talk about the people who inspire us — heroes, sports stars, activists, etc., but what is it about
them that causes us to be truly inspired? Name one or two women who inspire you. Why is what these
women do/did inspirational to you?

17. Storytelling is a big part of many cultures and is often devalued when told by a different culture than the
listener. Have everyone in your group tell a short story handed down by a parent/grandparent/elder. As
the listener, ask a question or two after the storyteller is done.

18. At one time or another, many persons become physically disabled temporarily due to an accident.
Discuss in a friend/group meeting, what the temporary disability was, how it impacted their daily life and
family around them. If the physically disability is temporary or is permanent, what changes were made to
accommodate the disability.

This will be the last month of section 3 for the Diversity Calendar. Starting in January 2024, I will only
have Spokane area events and national/international celebrations.

شكراً مرة أخرى لإيفون سي مونتويا زامورا على تقديم هذه القائمة الخاصة بالتنوع / الأحداث الثقافية. إذا كنت تعرف حدثًا متنوعًا / ثقافيًا مفتوحًا للجمهور ترغب في إضافته إلى هذا التقويم الشهري المتنوع ، فيرجى إرسال بريد إلكتروني إلى Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora على yvonnecmz04@gmail.com مع تفاصيل الحدث.