Religious Holidays 2014: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More)



We live in a beautiful, diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. We are proud to present an interfaith, inclusive religious calendar for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism. We hope you will come to this page regularly to learn about the festivals of your religious tradition as well as your neighbors’.


Jan 20 – World Religion Day
Mar 2-20: The Nineteen Day Fast
Mar 21 – Nowruz / Naw-Ruz (Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 21- May 2 – Ridván
May 29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah
July 9 – The Martyrdom of the Bab
Oct 20 – Birth of the Bab
Nov 12 – Birth of Baha’u’llah

Jan 16-19 – Mahayana New Year 
Feb 8 – Parinirvana – Nirvana Day
Feb 15 – Nirvana Day
Apr 15 – Theravada New Year
May 14 – Wesak or Buddha Day
Jul 12 – Asala – Dharma Day
Dec 8 – Bodhi Day

Jan 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
Jan 1 – Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 – Epiphany 
Jan 6 – Feast of Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 – Nativity of Jesus (Armenian Orthodox)
Jan 7 – Christmas Day (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 19 – Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
Jan 25 – Conversion of St. Paul 
Feb 2 – Candlemas
Feb 11 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic)
Mar 3 – Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Mar 4 – Shrove Tuesday
Mar 5 – Ash Wednesday
Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 25 – Annunciation
Apr 13 – Palm Sunday
Apr 17 – Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 – Good Friday
Apr 19 – Holy Saturday
Apr 20 – Easter Sunday
May 29 – Ascension Day
Jun 8 – Pentecost
Jun 15 – Trinity Sunday 
Jun 15 – All Saints’ Day (Orthodox)
Jun 19 – Corpus Christi
Jun 29 – St. Peter and St. Paul’s Day
July 22 – Feast of Mary Magdalene
Aug 6 – Transfiguration of Jesus
Aug 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)
Aug 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
Sep 8 – Nativity of the Theotokos / Birth of Virgin Mary 
Sep 29 – Michaelmas
Oct 31 – All Hallows’ Eve
Nov 1 – All Saints Day / All Hallows’ Day
Nov 2 – All Souls’ Day
Nov 30 – Advent Sunday
Dec 8 – Feast of Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Dec 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve (Western Churches)
Dec 25 – Christmas Day (Western Churches)

Jan 14 – Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Feb 4 – Saraswati Puja
Feb 28 – Shivratri 
Mar 17 – Holi
Apr 8 – Ram Navami
Apr 15 – Hanuman Jayanti 
Aug 10 – Raksha Bandhan
Aug 17 – Janmasthami
Sept 7 – Onam
Sept 23 – Radhasthami
Sept 25 – Navratri
Sept 30-Oct 4 – Durga Puja
Oct 4 – Dussehra
Oct 23 – Diwali

Apr 13 – Mahavir Jayanti
May 2 – Akshaya Tritiya
Aug 29 – Anant Chaturdashi
Aug 30 – Paryushan Parva
Sept 8 – Kshamavani
Oct 23- Diwali

Jan 16 – Tu B’Shevat
Mar 16 – Purim
Apr 15-23 – Passover 
Jun 4-5 – Shavuot
Aug 5 – Tisha B’Av
Sept 25-26 – Rosh Hashanah
Oct 4 – Yom Kippur
Oct 9-15 – Sukkot
Oct 17 – Simchat Torah
Dec 17-24 – Hanukkah

Jun 28 – Ramadan Starts
Jul 24 – Lailat al Qadr
Jul 28 – Eid-ul-Fitr
Oct 4 – Eid-ul-Adha
Oct 15 – Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Nov 3 – Ashura

Feb 2 – Imbolc
Mar 20 – Spring Equinox
May 1 – Beltane
June 21 – Summer Solstice
Aug 1 – Lughnasadh (Lamamas)
Sept 23 – Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 – Samhain
Dec 21 – Winter Solstice (Yule)

Jan 1 – Gantan-sai
Feb 3 – Setsubun
Nov 15 – Shichigosan
Nov 23 – Niinamesei

Jan 5 – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 – Lohri
Feb 4 – Vasant Panchami 
Mar 17 – Hola Mohalla
Apr 13 – Vaisakhi
Oct 23 – Diwali
Oct 23 – Bandi Chhor Divas 
Nov 6 – Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 – Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
Source: Huffington Post 


Source: Spectrum



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