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Wellspring’s Paid Employee Holidays are designed to embody the ideals of DEIA by creating opportunities to learn something new, recognize those that are overlooked, and celebrate our differences. As a result, they purposefully change every year and may not always reflect dominant cultural holidays.

Wellspring will be closed on the dates listed below: 




Jan 15 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This day commemorates the birth of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and activist for non-violent social change in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s & 60s, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law and led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Feb 9 (Friday): Lunar New Year

One of the most sacred of all traditional holidays in East & Southeast Asia, sometimes called the Spring Festival, marks the first day of the year using the lunisolar calendar. This is a time of family reunions and celebrations globally.


April 22 (Monday): Earth Day

Celebrated in more than 193 countries, Earth Day is held to demonstrate and promote world peace and sustainability of the planet. Events are held globally in support of environmental awareness and protection of our shared home.


June 21 (Friday): LGBTQ+ Pride Day

What started in 1969 when trans & queer folks in NYC rioted in protest of yet another raid on the Stonewall Inn has become the year’s foremost celebration of self-affirmation and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community.


July 26 (Friday): Disability Independence Day

Celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act providing legally-backed protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services and communication for people with disabilities.


August 26 (Friday): Women’s Equality Day

Commemorates that 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that gave women the right to vote. First championed by Congresswomen Bella Abzug in 1971. Since 1973, every US president has published a proclamation recognizing August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.


September 16 (Monday): Mawlid

Commemorates the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. On this day, Muslims remember the teachings and lessons preached by Prophet Muhammad and show their devotion and love. Celebrated by some with street parades, processions, donations, charity, and communal get-togethers, while others recite verses from the Holy Quran and fast.


October 10 (Thursday): World Mental Health Day

First celebrated in 1993, this day is meant to increase public advocacy, awareness, and education about the importance of mental health, mental health services and mental health workers worldwide.


November 29 (Friday): Native American Heritage Day

President Obama established Native American Heritage Day in 2009 “…to understand the rich culture, tradition, and history of Native Americans and their status today, and to appreciate the contributions that First Americans have made and will continue to make to our Nation.”


December 25 (Wednesday): First Night of Chanukkah (Hanukkah)

An eight-day Jewish Festival also known as the Festival of Lights and the Feast of Dedication. Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE.

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