Third Judicial Circuit Court

The Third Circuit Court Diversity and Inclusion Team’s Mission: "We appreciate our common connection and respect our diverse and unique human experiences. We move forward as an inclusive organization as we provide accessible and equal justice."

The Court’s Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to ensure the values of its diverse bench, staff, and court users are acknowledged and reflected in our delivery of service as well as our work environment.

In that spirit, the team creates and shares a monthly list of various holidays and observations along with some celebration suggestions. We invite our work community and the community at large to contribute.

Month-long observances:

Arab-American Heritage Month

Autism Awareness Month

Celebrate Diversity Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

APRIL 2023

April 1 – April Fool’s Day,

April 1 - International Fun at Work Day

April 1 - Odisha Foundation Day

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day,

April 2 - Palm Sunday

April 5 – Start of Passover

April 7 – Good Friday

April 9 – Easter

April 13 – End of Passover, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

April 14 – National Day of Silence (LGBTQ+)

April 15 - Titanic Remembrance Day

April 16 – National Stress Awareness Day

April 20 – Chinese Language Day

April 21 – End of Ramadan

April 22 – Earth Day,

April 22 - Eid al-Fitr celebration begin

April 27 – Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 28 – Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day

Fun facts about April (courtesy of Wikipedia):


April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian and Julian calendars. It is the first of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the second of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. April is commonly associated with the season of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.

Arab-American Heritage Month  


National Arab American Heritage Month celebrates the Arab American heritage and culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans. Arab American Heritage Month is an annual observance that takes place in April to celebrate Arab American heritage and culture. Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, public servants, and Arab Americans engage in special events that celebrate the community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society. According to, It was first celebrated in the 1990s, primarily in school districts. Since then, it has grown to be recognized increasingly by states, cities, and school districts across the country. In 2017, Arab America, a media and educational resource organization dedicated to portraying the Arab community in the United States began an initiative to designate the month as a national holiday. The celebration of the holiday has previously been observed sporadically in various states and at different times of the year since the 1990s until 2017 when Arab America began a national initiative to coordinate all states under National Arab American Heritage Month.

Autism Awareness Month


World Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to understand how those with autism can improve their lives. If you don’t have a loved one with an autism diagnosis, you may not have a strong understanding of how the world may be challenging for these individuals. Fortunately, this day seeks to raise awareness and improve their acceptance in society. We recommend celebrating by spreading kindness and uplifting those with autism by reading, watching, or listening to content created by them. 

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre – April 13


It took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as the Amritsar massacre. On this day, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India. Several hundred people were killed and many hundreds were wounded.


Target: Crowd of nonviolent protesters, along with Baisakhi pilgrims    

April Fools’ Day – April 1

April Fools' Day is also known as All Fools' Day and is celebrated for centuries but its origins are uncertain. According to some historians, it was first celebrated in 1852, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and some say that it is related to the turn of the seasons.

The Diversity & Inclusion Plan can be found on the Court’s website or clicking below.
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