Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Topic Archive : Observances

Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day

DoDEA celebrates Women’s Equality Day and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees all American women the right to vote.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a blending of the words June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

Pride Month

Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is a nationally recognized observance in the month of June. During this period, the LGBTQ community, its advocates, and allies celebrate by promoting diversity, inclusion, community, unity, and PRIDE.

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day

DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating the specialized practice of school nursing on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. This celebration recognizes the contributions school nurses make every day, particularly in times of crisis, to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA Director Tom Brady thanks DoDEA teachers for their tireless support of students during an extraordinary global pandemic. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3rd - 7th.