Religious Holidays

Interfaith Calendar 2016-17

** Work restrictions common

* Holiday begins at sundown

July                                                                             

** 7* - 9          Eid al-Fitr (Islam)

9                      Martyrdom of the Ba’b (Baha’i)

13-15             Obon/Ulambana (Buddhism/Shinto)

19                   Asalha Puja Day (Buddhism)

23                   Birthday of Haile Selassi (Rastafari)

24                   Pioneer Day (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

 

August

8-15                Dormition of the Holy Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox)

26 - 28                       Krishna Janmashtami (Hinduism)

 

September

6 – 15             Paryhushana Parva (Jainism)

** 12 -13        Eid al-Adha (Islam)

22                   Equinox (Wicca/Pagan traditions)

30                   International Blasphemy Day Rights (Atheist/Agnostic/Humanist)

 

October

7                      Elijah Muhammad’s Birthday (Nation of Islam)

** 2* - 4          Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

10* - 11          Ashura (Islam)

** 11* - 12     Yom Kippur (Judaism)

** 16* - 23     Sukkot            (Judaism)

20                   Birth of the Ba’b (Baha’i)

** 23 – 24      Shemini Atzeret (Judaism)

** 24 – 25      Simchat Torah (Judaism)

** 30               Diwali (Hinduism/Jainism/Sikhism)

 

November

1                      Samhain/Beltane (Wicca/Pagan traditions)

** 2                 Birth of Bab and Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

 

December

8                      Bodhi Day (Buddhism)

21                   Yule (Wiccan/Pagan)

24* – Jan. 1    Hanukkah (Judaism)

** 25               Christmas (Christianity)

26                   Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrianism)

26 – Jan. 1      Kwanzaa (African-American culture)

 

January

** 1                 Gantan-sai (Shinto)

6                      Feast of Epiphany/Theophany/Nativity                                                                            (Christian/Orthodox/Armenian Christian)

8                      Noble Drew Ali’s Birthday (Nation of Islam)

7                      Feast of the Nativity (Eastern Orthodox Christianity)

13                   Maghi (Sikhism)                  

12-15             New Year (Mahayana Buddhism)

15                   Moorish New Year (Moorish Science Temple of America)

** 28               Lunar New Year (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism)

 

February

2                      Imbolc/Lughnasssah (Wicca/Pagan traditions)

3                      Setsebun sai (Shinto)

15                   Nirvana Day (Buddhism/Jainism/Sikhism)

25                   Mahashavaratri (Hinduism)

26                   Savior’s Day (Nation of Islam)

 

March

1                      Ash Wednesday (Roman Catholic)

1                      Moorish Seniors Day (Moorish Science Temple of America)

12                   Purim (Judaism)

12                   Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)

13                   L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday (Scientology)

13                   Holi (Hinduism)

13                   Hola Maholla  (Sikhism)

20                   Spring Equinox (Wiccan/Pagan traditions)

21                   New Year (Zoroastrianism/Baha’i)

2 - 21              Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i)

21                   New Year (Baha’i)

28                   New Year (Hinduism)

28                   Birth of Prophet (Zoroastrianism)

28 – Apr. 5     Ramayana (Hinduism)

 

April

** 10* - 18     Passover/Pesach (Judaism)

11                   Lord’s Evening Meal (Jehovah’s Witness)

11 – 14           New Year (Theravada Buddhism)

11 – 18           Passover (Judaism)

14                   Good/Holy Friday (Catholic/Protestant/Orthodox Christian)

** 16               Easter (Catholic/Protestant/Orthodox Christian)

21 – May 2     Ridvan Festival (Baha’i) (esp. ** April 21, April 29, and May 2)

 

May

1                      Beltane (Wicca/Pagan traditions)

4                      National Day of Prayer (interfaith)

5                      National Day of Reason (Atheist/Humanist/Secularist)

10                   Visakha Puja (Buddhism)

23                   Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

27 – June 25  Ramadan (Islam)

29                   Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

** 31 – June 1    Shavuot (Judaism)

 

June

21                   Solstice (Wicca/Pagan traditions)

** 26-28          Eid al-Fitr (Islam)