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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Religious Holidays 2015: Interfaith Calendar For Major World Religions


I am pleased to see the interfaith calendar, something I ha started and been publishing since 1993 and have given up recently due to multiplicity of the information on the internet.

Courtesy of International Business times 




Christmas is always on Dec. 25, but most religious observances -- regardless of which faith they relate to -- depend on the lunar calendar and shift each year. As 2015 approaches, followers of different faiths will be marking their calendars with their respective holy days.
Below is a list of religious holidays for nine of the world’s major religions. Please note: Jewish, Baha’i and Islamic holidays begin at sunset the previous day.
Jan. 1 – Fast of Tevet 10
Feb. 4 – Tu B'Shevat
March 4-5 – Purim
April 3-11 – Passover
May 7 – Lag B'Omer
May 23 – Shavuot
July 4-25 – The Three Weeks
July 31 – The 15th of Av
Sept. 13-15 – Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 22-23 – Yom Kippur
Sept. 27-Oct. 4 – Sukkot
Oct. 4-6 – Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Dec. 6-14 – Hanukkah

Jan. 6 – Epiphany
Jan. 6 – Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)
Jan. 11 – Baptism of the Lord
Feb. 2 – Candlemas
Feb. 17 – Shrove Tuesday
Feb. 18 – Ash Wednesday
Feb. 23 – Clean Monday
March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day
March 25 – Annunciation of the Lord
March 29 – Palm Sunday
April 2 – Holy Thursday
April 3 – Good Friday
April 4 – Holy Saturday
April 5 – Easter
April 5 – Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 6 – Great Thursday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 10 – Good Friday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 11 – Holy Saturday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 12 – Pascha (Eastern Orthodox)
April 15 – Lord’s Supper
May 14 – Ascension Day
May 21 – Ascension Day (Eastern Orthodox)
May 24 – Pentecost
May 31 – Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox)
May 31 – Trinity Sunday
June 4 – Feast of the Body of Christ (Corpus Christi)
June 7 – All Saint’s Day (Eastern Orthodox)
July 24 – Pioneer Day
Aug. 6 – Transfiguration
Aug 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos
Sept. 8 – Nativity of the Theotokos
Sept. 14 – Triumph of the Cross
Oct. 2 – Feast of Guardian Angels
Oct. 31 – All Hallow’s Eve
Oct. 31 – Reformation Day
Nov. 1 – All Saint’s Day
Nov. 2 – All Soul’s Day
Nov. 29 – Advent begins
Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Dec. 12 – Our Lady Guadeloupe
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 – Christmas  

Jan. 3 – Milad al-Nabi
June 2 – Nisf Shabaan/Night of Salvation
June 18 – Ramadan starts
July 13 – Laila al-Qadr
July 17 – Eid al-Fitr
Sept. 23 – Eid al-Adha
Oct. 14 – Muharram
Oct. 14 – Al-Hijira
Oct. 23 – Ashura

Jan. 1 – Temple Day
Jan. 5 – Mahayana New Year
Feb. 8 – Parinirvana
Feb. 15 – Nirvana Day
March 5 – Magha Puja/Sangha Day
April 4 – Theravada New Year
April 8 – Hanamatsuri
June 1 – Wesak or Buddha Day
July 2 – Asala/Dharma Day
July 13 – Bon
Aug. 28 – Ulambana/Ghost Festival
Dec. 8 – Bodhi Day

Jan. 14 – Makar Sankranti
Feb. 17 – Maha Shivaratri/Shiva Ratr
March 21 – Ugadi/Yugadi
March 28 – Rama Navami, Swaminarayan Jayanti
Aug. 29 – Raksha Banhan/Rakhi
Sept. 5 – Krishna Jayanti
Sept. 17 – Ganesh Chaturthi
Oct. 13 – Navaratri
Oct. 22 – Dassera/Durga Puja
Nov. 11 – Diwali

Feb. 2 – Imbolc
March 20 – Mabon
May 1 – Beltane
June 21 – Litha
Aug. 1 – Lammas
Sept. 22 – Mabon/Autumn Equinox
Oct. 31 – Samhain
Dec. 22 – Yule

Jan. 5 – Birth of Guru Gobind Singh
Jan. 13 – Maghi/Lohri
Jan. 31 – Birth of Guru Har Rai
March 6 – Hola Mohalla
April 13 – Baisakhi/Vaisakhi
April 14 – Vaisakhi
April 14 – Hola Mohalla
April 18 – Birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur and Guru Angad Dev
May 2 – Birth of Guru Arjan Dev
May 23 – Birth of Guru Amar Das
June 16 – Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev
July 5 – Birth of Guru Hargobind
July 23 – Birth of Guru Har Krishen
Oct. 9 – Birth of Guru Ram Das
Nov. 11 – Diwali
Nov. 24 – Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
Nov. 25 – Birth of Guru Nanak

Feb. 26-March 1 – Intercalary Day
March 2-20 – Nineteen-Day Fast
April 21 – Festival of Ridvan
April 29 – Ninth day of Ridvan
May 2 – Twelfth Day of RIdvan
May 23 – Declaration of the Bab
May 29 –Ascension of Baha’u’llah
July 9 – Martyrdom of the Bab
Oct. 20 – Birth of the Bab
Nov. 12 – Birth of Baha’u’llah
Nov. 26 – Day of the Covenant
Nov. 28 – Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha

Jan. 1 – Oshogatsu/Shogatsu
Jan. 15 – Seijin Shiki
Feb. 3 – Rissun
March 3 – Hina-matsuri
March 21 – Shubun-sai
Oct. 17 – Kenname Festival
Nov. 23 – Niiname Festival

Secular Holidays 2015:
Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
Jan. 16 – Religious Freedom Day
Jan. 18 – World Religion Day
Jan .19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day
Feb. 14 – Valentine's Day
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
April 1 – Apil Fools' Day
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 10 – Mother’s Day
May 25 – Memorial Day
June 21 – Father’s Day
July 4 – American Independence Day
Sept. 7 – Labor Day
Oct. 12 – Columbus Day
Oct. 31 – Halloween
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
Nov. 25 – Religious Liberty Day
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving
Dec. 15 – Bill of Right’s Day
Dec. 26 - Kwanzaa
Dec. 29 – Wounded Knee Day



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