Diversity & Inclusion

Awareness calendar

The Foot Anstey Awareness Calendar is a shortlist of days that have been selected for us to celebrate as a firm throughout the year that fit with Foot Anstey’s values and ethos. These days align to our CSR approach of using our knowledge, skills and experience to help make a difference for our peopleour environment and within our community.

The Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival) celebrates the beginning of a new year in Chinese and other Asian countries. It is the most important holiday in many Asian countries and a time for families to be together starting on New Year’s Eve with a reunion dinner.

As a supporter of the National Apprenticeship Scheme we take part in this annual celebration of apprenticeships to recognise the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and is marked with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and ringing of church bells. People also give each other chocolate Easter eggs and Easter bunnies, with Easter egg hunts taking place in back gardens all over the country.

Eid al-Fitr, also called the ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. The celebration places a renewed focus on friends and family with the exchange of gifts a common custom.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.

June is Pride month, it is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world and brings people together in celebration, protest, unity and solidarity.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

Eid Al-Adha, also called the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’, is one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. The festival, which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, places a renewed focus on the importance of spiritual sacrifice and doing the right thing in situations we might often find difficult.

Rosh Hashanah (meaning ‘head of the year’) is a two-day celebration of the Jewish New Year. It celebrates of the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start giving people the opportunity to reflect on the past year and what is important to them.

Black History Month aims to promote and celebrate important contributions to British society made by people of African and Caribbean heritage over many generations, and to foster an understanding of Black history in general.

Cyber-Security Awareness Month is an annual reminder for businesses and individuals that cyber security risks are ever present and data protection is everyone’s responsibility.

World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

Islamophobia Awareness Month highlights the threat of Islamophobic hate crimes and showcases the positive contributions of British Muslims to society.

Remembrance Day has been observed since the end of the First World War to remember to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated and is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains. It is the festival of new beginnings and signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word ‘deepavali’ which means rows of lighted lamps.

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