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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.

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)
30-June 1   Shavuot** (Jewish)

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

July 2016
1        Laylat al-Qadr* (Islamic)
5        Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)* (Islamic)

August 2016
5        Ganesh Chaturthi  (Hindu)
25      Janmashtami (Hindu)

September 2016
10-14  Eid al Adha* (Islamic)

October 2016
1-9     Navaratri/Dassehra  (Hindu)
2-4     Rosh Hashanah** (Jewish)
11-12 Yom Kippur** (Jewish)
12      Ashura* (Islamic)
16-23 Sukkot** (Jewish)
20      Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)
23-25 Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah** (Jewish)
30      Diwali-Deepvavali  (Hindu, Sikh, Jain)
31      All Hallows Eve (Christian; Samhain (Pagan/Wicca)

November 2016
1       All Saints Day (Christian)
2       Birth of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá’í)
27     Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (Bahá’í)

December 2016
8       Rohatsu/Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
24-Jan 1   Hanukkah** (Jewish)
25     Christmas Day (Christian)

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)

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*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.