Please note: some religious holidays are based on lunar observances and the sighting of the moon, therefore, the calendar date may vary by one day. This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by members of the BSD community and individuals may practice the same religion differently.

January 2023

District Observance: Renewal and Change (focus on celebrations of new beginnings and changes for the new year)
Monthly Acknowledgement/s: School Board Recognition Month

  • 1/1/23 – New Year’s Day
  • 1/2/23 – New Year’s Day Observed (District Offices Closed)
  • 1/2/23 – Shogatsu (Japanese New Year)
  • 1/6/23 – Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) / Epiphany
  • 1/7/23 – Orthodox Christmas
  • 1/16/23 – Martin Luther King Day
  • 1/16/23 – Martin Luther King Day Observed (District Offices Closed)
  • 1/22/23 – Lunar New Year
  • 1/22/23 – Treaty Day (Treaty of Point Elliott)
  • 1/27/23 – Holocaust Remembrance Day


February 2023

District Observance: African American Heritage Month/Black History Month
Monthly Acknowledgement/s: CTE Month, Music in Our Schools Month

  • 2/1/23 – National Freedom Day
  • 2/6/23-2/10/23 – National School Counseling Week
  • 2/14/23 – Valentine’s Day
  • 2/17/23 – National PTA Founders Day
  • 2/18/23 – Maha Shivaratri (Festival for Lord Shiva)
  • 2/20/23 – President’s Day
  • 2/20/23 – President’s Day Observed (District Offices Closed)
  • 2/22/23 – National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • 2/22/23 – Ash Wednesday (Lent)
  • 2/27/23-3/3/23 – Public Schools Week


March 2023

District Observance: Gender Equity Month/Women’s History Month
Monthly Acknowledgement/s: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, National Deaf History Month, Youth Art Month, Music in our Schools Month

  • 3/2/23 – Read Across America Day
  • 3/5/23-3/11/23 – National School Social Worker Week
  • 3/6/23 – Purim
  • 3/6/23-3/10/23 – National School Breakfast Week
  • 3/6/23-3/10/23 – Classified School Employees Week
  • 3/7/23-3/13/23 – National International Language Week
  • 3/7/23 – Holi
  • 3/8/23 – International Women’s Day
  • 3/17/23 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • 3/21/23 – Naw-Rúz – Persian New Year
  • 3/21/23 – World Down Syndrome Day
  • 3/22-4/21 – Ramadan


April 2023

District Observance: Arab American Heritage Month
Monthly Acknowledgement/s: Autism Acceptance Month, Poetry Month, National Occupational Therapy Month, School Library Month

  • 4/1/23 – April Fool’s Day
  • 4/2/23 – Palm Sunday – Holy Week
  • 4/2/23 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • 4/3/23 – Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
  • 4/3/23-4/7/23 – Assistant Principal Appreciation Week
  • 4/4/23 – National School Librarian Day
  • 4/6/23-4/13/23 – Passover
  • 4/9/23 – Easter
  • 4/14/23 – Vaisakhi
  • 4/14/23 – Good Friday
  • 4/16/23 – Orthodox Easter
  • 4/16/23-4/22/23 – Public School Volunteer Week
  • 4/18/23 – Laylat al-Qadr
  • 4/20-5/2/23 – Festival of Ridván
  • 4/21/23 – Eid al-Fitr
  • 4/22/23 – Earth Day
  • 4/24/23-4/30/23 – National Student Leadership Week
  • 4/26/23 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • 4/30/23 – Ram Navami


May 2023

District Observance: Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
Monthly Acknowledgement/s: Military Appreciation Month, National Physical Education and Sport Month, AP Testing Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage Month

  • 5/1/23-5/5/23 – National Physical Education and Sport Week
  • 5/1/23-5/5/23 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/1/23 – National School Principals’ Day
  • 5/5/23 – Children’s Day
  • 5/5/23 – Cinco de Mayo
  • 5/5/23 – School Lunch Hero Day
  • 5/5/23 – Vesak Day
  • 5/10/23 – School Nurse Day
  • 5/12/23 – School Communicators Day
  • 5/15/23 – Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • 5/15/23 – Educational Bosses’ Week
  • 5/23/23 – Declaration of the Báb
  • 5/28/23 – Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh
  • 5/29/23 – Memorial Day
  • 5/29/23 – Memorial Day Observed (District Offices Closed)


June 2023

District Observance: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

  • 6/4/23 – Shavuot
  • 6/5/23 – Pentecost
  • 6/12/23 – Loving Day
  • 6/14/23 – Flag Day
  • 6/19/2023 – Juneteenth
  • 6/19/2023 – Juneteenth Observed (District Offices Closed)
  • 6/28/2023 – Pride Day


Previous Calendar Events


September 2022

District Observance: Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15)
Monthly Acknowledgement: National Suicide Prevention Month

  • 9/1/2022 – First Day of School Grades 1-12
  • 9/5/2022 – Labor Day. No School. All district offices closed.
  • 9/7/2022 – First Day of School Kindergarten
  • 9/10/2022 – Mid-Autumn Festival
  • 9/16/2022 – Mexican Independence Day
  • 9/21/2022 – International Day of Peace
  • 9/26 -9/27/2022 – Rosh Hashanah – Starts at sunset on Sept. 25. Please do not schedule events on these days.
  • 9/26/2022 – Sharad Navratri


October 2022

District Observance: Indigenous People’s Month – Focus on the Duwamish, Suquamish, Stillaguamish, and Muckleshoot People.
Monthly Acknowledgement: Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, National Principals Month, Czech Heritage Month , Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, Polish American Heritage Month

  • 10/2/2022 – National Custodian Day
  • 10/4/2022 – Chongyang Festival/Seniors Festival
  • *10/5/2022 – Yom Kippur – Starts at sunset on Oct. 4. Designated non-workday for observers. Please do not schedule events on these days.
  • 10/5/2022 – International Walk to School Day
  • 10/7/2022 – Mawlid-al-Nabi
  • 10/9/2022 – National Indigenous People’s Day
  • 10/9/2022 – Sukkot
  • 10/10-10/14/2022 – National School Lunch Week
  • 10/11/2022 – World Mental Health Day
  • 10/14/2022 – Professional Development Day. No School.
  • 10/16/2022 – Shmini Atzeret
  • 10/16/2022 – Simchat Torah
  • 10/17/2022 – International Pronoun Day
  • 10/17- 10/19/2022 – Elementary school early release for conferences
  • 10/17-10/21/2022 – National School Bus Safety Week
  • 10/19/2022 – Unity Day
  • 10/24/2022 – Deepavali/Diwali
  • 10/25/2022 – Birth of the Báb
  • 10/26/2022 – Birth of Bahá’u’lláh


November 2022

District Observance: Native American Heritage Month

  • 11/1/2022 – Día de los Muertos
  • 11/7/2022 – End of First Quarter
  • 11/8/2022 – Election Day
  • 11/11/2022 – Veterans Day. No School. All district offices closed.
  • 11/14-11/18 – American Education Week
  • 11/16/2022 – Education Support Professionals Day
  • 11/18/2022 – America Recycles Day
  • 11/24/2022 – The National Day of Mourning
  • 11/24-11/25/2022 – Thanksgiving. No School. All district offices closed.


December 2022

District Observance: Season of Light and Love

  • 12/2/2022 – National Special Education Day
  • 12/5-12/11 – Computer Science Education Week
  • 12/16/2022 – Las Posadas
  • 12/18/2022 – Hanukkah
  • 12/19/2022-1/2/2023 – Winter Break. No School.
  • 12/23/2022 – Winter Break. District offices closed.
  • 12/25/2022 – Christmas
  • 12/26/2022 – Winter Break. District offices closed.
  • 12/26/2022 – Kwanzaa
  • 12/30/2022 – New Year’s Day observed. District offices closed.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.