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Religious Holidays Calendar

Religious Holidays Calendar

The Holy Days listed represent major holiday observations in several traditions. 

There are additional holidays in these traditions which are not listed.

September 2015
5  Jan Mashtami (Hindu)
13-15  Rosh Hashanah** (Jewish)
17  Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
22-23  Yom Kippur** (Jewish)
23-24  Eid al Adha* (Islamic)
27-Oct 4 Sukkot** (Jewish)

October 2015
27-Oct 4 Sukkot** (Jewish)
4-5    Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah** (Jewish)
13-21 Navaratri (Hindu)
19-20 Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)
22     Dussehra (Hindu)
23     Ashura* (Islamic)
31     All Hallows Eve (Christian); Samhain (Pagan/Wicca)     

November 2015
1  All Saints Day
11  Deepavali/ Diwali (Hindu, Jain, Sikh)
12  Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá’í)
28  Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (Bahá’í)

December 2015
6-14  Hanukkah** (Jewish)
8  Rohatsu/Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
25  Christmas Day (Christian)

January 2016
1  Gantan-sai [New Years] (Shinto)
5  Guru Gobind Singh Birthday (Sikh)
6 Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)
13  Maghi (Sikh)

February 2016
3  Setsubun-sai (Shinto)
8  Chinese New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist) 
9  Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
10  Ash Wednesday (Christian)
14  Valentine’s Day (Christian)
15  Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

March 2016
8  Shivaratri (Hindu)
21  Naw Ruz (Bahá’í New Year)
23  Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
23-24  Purim** (Jewish)
23 Holi (Hindu)
24 Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
24  Maundy Thursday (Christian)
25 Good Friday (Christian)
27  Easter (Christian)

April 2016
12 Pascha (Orthodox Christian)
15  Rama Navami (Hindu)
21 Ridvan Day 1 (Bahá’í)
22-30  Passover** (Jewish)
29 Ridvan Day 9 (Bahá’í)

May 2016
1  Beltane (Pagan)
2  Ridvan Day 12 (Bahá’í)
4-5  Yom HaShoah** (Jewish)
14  Buddha Day (Buddhist)
15 Pentecost (Christian)
23-24 Declaration of the Báb (Bahá’í)
28-29  Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Bahá’í)

June 2016
6 Ramadan* (Islamic)
11-13 Shavuot** (Jewish)
16  Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)
20  Litha (Wicca)


 

 

*Islamic holy days are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon, causing some variance in the date.

**Jewish holy days begin at sundown on the first day and end at sundown on the last.