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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.

 **Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

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

January 2017
1       Gantan-sai [New Years] (Shinto)
5       Guru Gobind Singh Birthday (Sikh)
6       Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)
13     Maghi (Sikh)
28     Chinese New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist)

February 2017
3      Setsubun-sai (Shinto)
14    Valentine’s Day (Christian)
15    Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
25    Shivaratri (Hindu)
28    Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

March 2017
1       Ash Wednesday (Christian)
11-12  Purim** (Jewish)
12     Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
13     Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
13     Holi (Hindu)
21     Naw Ruz (Bahá’í New Year)

April 2017
5       Ramanavami (Hindu)
10-18  Passover** (Jewish)
13     Maundy Thursday (Christian)
14     Good Friday (Christian)
16     Easter (Christian)
16     Pascha (Orthodox Christian)
21     Ridvan Day 1** (Bahá’í)
23     Yom HaShoah** (Jewish)
29     Ridvan Day 9 **(Bahá’í)

May 2017
1       Beltane (Pagan)
2       Ridvan Day 12 **(Bahá’í)
10     Buddha Day (Buddhist)
22-23  Declaration of the Báb** (Bahá’í)
27     Ramadan* (Islamic)
28-29  Ascension of Baha'u'llah **(Bahá’í)
30-June 1  Shavuot **(Jewish)

June 2017
May 30-1   Shavuot **(Jewish)
4      Pentecost (Christian)
16    Martyrdom of Guru Arjan (Sikh)
21    Litha (Wicca)

August 2017
15     Janmashtami (Hindu)
25     Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

September 2017
1-4    Eid al Adha* (Islamic)
21-29  Navaratri (Hindu)
21-22  Rosh Hashanah** (Jewish)
30      Dassehra (Hindu)
30      Yom Kippur** (Jewish)

October 2017
1       Ashura* (Islamic)
5-11  Sukkot**(Jewish)
12     Shemini Atzeret**(Jewish)
13     Simchat Torah** (Jewish)
19     Diwali (Hindu, Sikh)
20     Birth of the Báb **(Bahá’í)
31     All Hallows Eve (Christian); Samhain
         (Pagan/Wicca)

November 2017
1      All Saints Day (Christian)
12    Birth of Bahá’u'lláh** (Bahá’í)
28    Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá **(Bahá’í)

December 2017
8      Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)(Buddhist)
13-20  Hanukkah**(Jewish)
25    Christmas Day (Christian)

 

 

 **Jewish & Bahá’í Holy Days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

 

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