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Health related events, religious holidays or other observances which might impact clinical care of immigrants and refugees.

In the monthly calendar at right, bold numbers mark dates of events and holidays in the current month. Move your cursor over bold dates to see names of events and holidays and click for more information.  Use the arrows to view other months.

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Events and Holidays listed in chronological order (ongoing activities listed last):

Women Only Fitness, Tukwila Community Center
A fitness room with reserved times for women only at the Tukwila Community Center (greater Seattle WA area). Saturdays 2pm - 5pm; $3.00 Fee. See flyer for details.
Women-Only Swims and Lessons - Seattle Pools
Several Seattle public pools have women-only swim times on Saturdays (various times) with female staff and windows covered for privacy.
Abiy Tsom (Lent) 2014 (Ethiopian Orthodox)
Feb 24, 2014 - April 20, 2014; Ethiopian Orthodox Great Holy Lent Fast lasting 55 days, culminating on Easter day, April 20th.
Lent 2014 (Roman Catholic)
The 2014 Lenten season begins March 5 and ends with Easter celebration on April 20th. This 40-day period of preparation is marked by prayer, fasting and abstinence for Roman Catholics. Health care practitioners should be aware of fasting practices of their patients.
Cambodian New Year 2014
April 13, 2014, is the Cambodian New Year's day. Saturday, April 26th will be the Seattle Cambodian New Year's Festival in White Center.
Workshops for Medical Interpreters (Seattle): April 19th - Fundamentals of Health Care Interpreting
Northwest Translators & Interpreters Society (NOTIS) and Seattle Children's Hospital are partnering on a series of day long workshops for healthcare interpreters.
Advances in Treating New Arrival Refugees
A one-day session on Thur, June 5, 2014 for health care practitioners treating refugees and immigrants in Seattle/King County area.
4th Annual North American Refugee Health Conference
A 3 day conference June 19-21, 2014 in Rochester, NY focusing on the best practices in refugee health. Lectures focus on contemporary issues in refugee health, mental health, OB/GYN, pediatrics, and primary care.
Ramadan 2014
June 28 - July 27, 2014 (anticipated dates - June 29th in North America). Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, is carried out through this period. Beginning and ending dates vary depending on country location.
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