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Indiana SHRM News
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Submitted by Julia Pillow, SHRM-SCP, HR Indiana SHRM Inclusion, Equity, & Diversity Director


Refresh, renew – refocus. April is a big month. Easter, the end of Ramadan, Vaisakhi, Passover – no

Have you been following SHRM’s latest initiative – #CivilityAtWork? I would challenge you to head over to your favorite social media stream and dig in. One of my favorite parts is the inclusion of “Cards Against Incivility” (we see what you did there, SHRM), which can be accessed here: https://shrm.co/n8emrp 


Holidays, Observances and Important Dates for May:


ALS Awareness Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Indian Heritage Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Asian American and South Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Older Americans Month

South Asian American Heritage Month



May 1 – May Day/Beltane

May 3 – Orthodox Good Friday

May 3 – Feasts of Saints Philip and James

May 3 – Asian-American Women’s Equal Pay Day

May 4 – National Day of Prayer

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 5-6 – Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 5 – Orthodox Easter/Pascha

May 9 – Ascension Day

May 12 – Mother’s Day

May 13-15 – Yom HaAtzmaut

May 15 – International Day of Families

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 19 – Malcolm X Day

May 19 – Pentecost

May 20 – Victoria Day (Canada)

May 20 – International Human Resources Day

May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 22-23 – The Declaration of the Báb

May 23 – Vesak/Buddha Jayanti/Buddha Purnima/Buddha Day/Visakha Puja

May 25-26 – Lag B’Omer

May 25 – Africa Day

May 26 – Arbor Day

May 27-28 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah

May 27 – Memorial Day