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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; Sundays 1pm - 3pm. $3.00- $5.00 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.
First Foods Class
Information about a 5 session baby foods class being held in the Seattle, WA area in Jan/Feb 2015
Yiu Mienh Community of Washington New Year Celebration
Celebration for the 2015 New Year on Jan 31, 2015 in Seattle, WA
Fast of Ninevah
The fast of Ninevah, Feb 2-4, 2015, commemorates the preaching of Jonah. This is one of the 7 official fasting periods for the Ethiopian Orthodox church. It comes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the third week before Lent.
Abiy Tsom (Lent) 2015 (Ethiopian Orthodox)
Feb 16, 2015 - April 12, 2015; Ethiopian Orthodox Great Holy Lent Fast lasting 55 days, culminating on Easter day, April 12th.
Somali Maternity Services Childbirth Education Workshop - English/Somali
Childbirth education workshop classes for Somali women.
Lent 2015 (Roman Catholic)
The 2015 Lenten season begins Feb 18 and ends with Easter celebration on April 5th. 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.
Tết 2015 - Vietnamese New Year
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, begins the Year of the Goat. Tết is the Vietnamese New Year, celebrated on the first day of the first month on the lunar calendar, usually between January 19 and February 20. It symbolizes new beginnings, with various rituals added by different religions. In Seattle, the annual Tết celebration at the Seattle Center will happen February 21-22, 2015.
Iu-Mien New Year 2015
February 19, 2015. New Year's Day for Iu-Mien people. Based on a lunar calendar derived from the Chinese. Mien New Year falls on the same day as that of the Chinese New Year and is a time of celebration and wishes for the coming year. 2015 is Year of the Sheep/Goat.
Chinese New Year 2015
February 19, 2015, Year of The Sheep (or goat). Chinese New Year is a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the lunar new year celebrations of its geographic neighbors.
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