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    2023 Inclusive Holiday List

    December 5, 2022

    Here at Paradigm, we are always looking for ways to incorporate more diverse and inclusive practices into our company culture. As a fully remote company, it can be easy to allow our work to seep into our daily lives, which is all the more reason to intentionally and purposely incorporate inclusive holidays into our annual observation calendar.

    So if you haven’t yet, take the time to decide which of the following days your company will observe. And if you don’t have a Floating Holiday policy, now would be a great time to consider implementing one.

    Becoming an inclusive company does not mean absently adding more and more days off to the company calendar (although it’s not the worst idea…). As we seek to do better, we want to encourage ourselves and others to not only create space for the experiences and values of other cultures different from our own and what our government has chosen to acknowledge, but also to look to these opportunities to learn more about one another, and to be accepting of each of these beautiful traditions.

    Federally Recognized US Holidays

    • Sunday, January 1, 2023: New Year’s Day
    • Monday, January 2, 2023: New Year’s Day Observed
    • Monday, January 16, 2023: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. | Civil Rights Day (New Hampshire & Arizona)
    • Monday, February 20, 2023: Presidents’ Day
    • Monday, May 29, 2023: Memorial Day
    • Monday, June 19, 2023: Juneteenth
    • Tuesday, July 4, 2023: Independence Day
    • Monday, September 4, 2023: Labor Day
    • Monday, October 9, 2023: Columbus Day
    • Friday, November 10, 2023: Veterans Day Observed
    • Saturday, November 11, 2023: Veterans Day
    • Thursday, November 23, 2023: Thanksgiving Day
    • Monday, December 25, 2023: Christmas Day

    Additional Holidays To Consider in 2023

    • January 22: Lunar New Year
    • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
    • March 23-April 22: Ramadan
    • April 21: Eid-Al-Fitr
    • May 5: Cinco De Mayo
    • June 28: Pride Day (LGBTQ+)
    • July 1: Canada Day
    • September 11: 9/11 Remembrance Day
    • September 24: Yom Kippur
    • October 9: Indigenous People’s Day
    • November 1: Dia De Los Muertos
    • November 12: Diwali
    • December 7: First Day Of Hanukkah
    • December 26: Kwanzaa
    • December 26: Boxing Day

    Happy Everything!

    We want to acknowledge that this is by no means an exhaustive list of days worth celebrating and observing, and is meant to serve as a jumping off point for your culture and values to facilitate inclusion in your company. If there are any days missing from this list, we welcome the chance to add to our list!






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