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.
Canada Day - July 1
Independence Day - July 4
Venezuela Independence Day - July 5
World Chocolate Day - July 7
Global Forgiveness Day - July 7
Bastille Day (France) - July 14
National Ice Cream Day - July 16
Nelson Mandela International Day - July 18
Islamic New Year / Hijra New Year - July 19
National Hot Dog Day - July 19
Colombia Independence Day - July 20
National Parents Day - July 23
Cousins Day - July 24
Tisha B'Av - July 26-27
National Disability Independence Day - July 26
Perú Independence Day - July 28 & 29
International Day of Friendship - July 30
- July 2 – Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday: The day Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall was born
- July 6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday: The day that Tibet’s leader in exile and Nobel Peace Prize recipient was born
- July 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday: A well-known Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, in the 20th century was born on this day
- July 18 – Nelson Mandela’s Birthday: Nelson Mandela served as South Africa’s first black president and was a strong civil rights leader
- July 26 – Americans with Disabilities Act: This law protects people with disabilities from being discriminated against
- July 19 – Hijri New Year: this day marks the start of the Islamic New Year — beginning the prior evening
Diversity Calendar 2023: Inclusion Events, Cultural Months (diversityresources.com)
Local Activities and Highlights:
Kensington Metropark Fireworks (July 2nd, 2023)
Milford, Michigan, northwest of Detroit, hosts a vibrant Independence Day celebration at Kensington Metropark. Festivities begin at 10:10 pm. Tens of thousands of spectators have picnics under the sky, waiting for the dazzling displays. A Metroparks vehicle pass will be required to drive into Kensington Metropark.
Greenfield Village Fireworks at Greenfield Village in Dearborn on July 1st - July 3rd.
Holly Independence Day Fireworks at Lakeside Memorial Park on July 4th.
Comerica Park Fireworks at Detroit Tigers Comerica Park on July 4th.