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.

July 2023

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

Notable Dates:

  • 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 (

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.


National Minority Mental Health

Awareness Month


National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is just as important as physical health at all stages of life. Mental health issues are common – about 1 in 5 American adults experiences a mental illness each year. Mental health issues are treatable and often preventable.

However, people in some racial and ethnic minority groups face obstacles to maintaining positive mental health. Mental health care is important for mental wellbeing, yet many people from racial and ethnic minority groups face obstacles in accessing needed care. These obstacles may include lack of or insufficient health insurance, lack of racial and ethnic diversity among mental healthcare providers, lack of culturally competent providers, financial strain, and stigma.

Throughout the month of July, please take the time to focus on resources that address mental health among racial and ethnic minority populations. We all benefit when we take a role in promoting mental health equity.

Home Page - Office of Minority Health (OMH) (

Independence Day – July 4th

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subordinate to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.


Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.


Source: Wikipedia *This information is excerpted from Wikipedia.

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