Celebrating Cultural Moments

  • Denver Public Schools strives to recognize cultures and identities year round. With equity as our core identity, we aim to celebrate the significant cultural moments of our students and staff, especially those that have not been historically and consistently recognized.

    We will continue to honor the rich diversity within DPS during nationally recognized months dedicated to cultures and identities — and this year, we’ll highlight stories, events, and resources shared by members of our DPS community. We also will continue to celebrate historic cultural moments, with emphasis on those that contributed to equity and civil rights for members of marginalized communities.

    We hope this effort will recognize, acknowledge and honor communities, cultures and lived experiences, and create a DPS where all belong and are included.

  • First Semester Celebrations

    Hispanic Heritage Month 

    September 15 - October 15

    Disability Awareness 

    October

    Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Monday, Oct. 12

    Native American Heritage Month

    November

    Transgender Week of Awareness

    Second Week of November

  • Second Semester Celebrations

    MLK Day

    January 19

    Black History Month

    February

    Women's History Month

    March

    March Powwow

    March 19, 20 and 21

    Cesar Chavez Day

    March 31

    Day of Silence

    April 23

    Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

    May


    LGBTQ+ Pride Month 

    June

    Juneteenth 

    June 19 

  • More than just a month, more than just a day

    We know that the lived experiences attached to these months and days cannot be limited by a month or day. This effort is aimed to bring awareness to the moment, but not to silence its everyday importance. Let this be a building block for ongoing learning and appreciation. 

    We encourage all leaders and team members who are scheduling activities and meetings to ensure that they are familiar with the nature and needs of the religious groups in their school and in our community. A list of religious holidays has been created to support you in planning your calendar, activities and meetings. If you have questions or would like to request an addition to this list, please email DPSequity@dpsk12.org.

    Celebrating Through Inclusion

    The content, articles, and resources shared through this effort are curated by members of the community who identify with the cultural moments being celebrated. 


  • Members of the DPS community can help us to continue to develop this list by using this Google Form. All submissions will be reviewed annually during the summer.

Cultural Moments Resources

Submit Cultural Moments


  • This list is a starting point and it will continue to develop and evolve. We will be looking to our DPS community to share what important cultural and historical moments should be honored and celebrated by the district. 

    Members of the DPS community can help us to continue to develop this list by using this Google Form. All submissions will be reviewed annually during the summer.

Questions?