Holidays from Various Faiths

August 2018

Date Day of the Week Holiday/Religion
August 1 Wednesday Lammas - Christian Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
August 6 Monday Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian
August 15 Wednesday Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
August 15 Wednesday Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian
 August 20-21 Monday-Tuesday Eid al-Adha  - Islam
August 29 Wednesday Raksha Bandhan  - Hindu

September 2018

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
September 1 Saturday Religious year begins - Orthodox Christian
September 3 Monday Krishna Janmashtami  - Hindu
September 8 Saturday Nativity of Virgin Mary - Christian
September 10-11 Monday-Tuesday  Rosh Hashanah - Jewish
September 12 Wednesday Hijra - New Year - Islam
September 13 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi - Hindu
September 14 Friday Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) - Christian
September 14 Friday Paryushana Parva - Jain
September 19 Wednesday Yom Kippur - Jewish
September 21 Friday Ashura - Islam
September 22 Saturday Equinox
September 23-30 Sunday-Sunday Sukkot - Jewish
September 27 Thursday Meskal - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
September 29 Saturday Michael and All Angels - Christian

October 2018

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
October 1 Monday Shemini Atzeret - Jewish
October 2 Tuesday Simchat Torah - Jewish
October 4 Thursday St Francis Day - Catholic Christian
October 4 Thursday Blessing of the Animals - Christian
October 8 Monday Thanksgiving - Canada - Interfaith
October 9-16 Tuesday - Tuesday Navaratri - Hindu
October 18 Thursday St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist - Christian
October 19 Friday Dasara - Hindu
October 20 Saturday Birth of the Báb - Baha'i
October 20 Saturday Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh
October 31 Wednesday All Hallows Eve - Christian
October 31 Wednesday Reformation Day - Protestant Christian

November 2018

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
November 1 Thursday All Saints Day - Christian
November 2 Friday All Souls Day - Catholic Christian
November 7 Wednesday Diwali - Sikh - Jain - Hindu
November 8 Thursday Jain New Year - Jain
November 8 Thursday Vikram New Year - Hindu
November 12 Monday Birth of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i
November 15-24 Thursday-Saturday Nativity Fast - Orthodox Christian
November 21 Wednesday Mawlid an Nabi - Islam
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving USA - Interfaith
November 23 Friday Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday - Sikh
November 25 Sunday  Christ the King -Christian
November 26 Monday Day of the Covenant - Baha'i
November 28 Wednesday Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha - Baha'i
November 30 Friday St. Andrew's Day - Christian

December 2018

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
December 2-24 Saturday-Monday Advent - Christian
December 3-10 Monday-Monday Hanukkah - Jewish
December 6 Thursday Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
December 8 Saturday Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) - Buddhist
December 8 Saturday Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian
December 12 Wednesday Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
December 16-25 Sunday-Tuesday Posadas Navidenas - Hispanic Christian
December 21 Friday Yule - Christian
December 21 Friday Solstice
December 21 Friday Saint Thomas the Apostle - Christian
December 24 Monday Christmas Eve - Christian
December 25 Tuesday Christmas - Christian
December 25 Tuesday Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
December 26 Wednesday St Stephen's Day - Christian
December 28 Friday Holy Innocents - Christian
December 30 Sunday Holy Family - Catholic Christian
December 31 Monday Watch Night - Christian

January 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
January 1 Tuesday Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
January 1 Tuesday Feast Day of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
January 1 Tuesday Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
January 1 Tuesday Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
January 5 Saturday Twelfth Night - Christian
January 5 Saturday Guru Gobind Singh birthday - Sikh
January 6 Sunday Epiphany - Christian
January 6 Sunday Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) - Orthodox Christian
January 6 Sunday Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Christian
January 6 Sunday Nativity of Christ - Armenian Orthodox
January 7 Monday Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
January 8 Tuesday Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian
January 13 Sunday Maghi - Sikh
January 13 Sunday Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian
January 17 Thursday Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian
January 18-25 Friday-Friday Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
January 19 Saturday Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 20 Sunday World Religion Day - Baha'i Tu BiShvat * - Jewish
January 21-23 Monday-Wednesday Mahayana New Year - Buddhist
January 25 Friday Conversion of St. Paul - Christian

February 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
February 2 Saturday Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian
February 2 Saturday Saint Brighid of Kildare - Celtic Christian
February 3 Sunday St. Blaze Day - Christian
February 3 Sunday Setsubun-sai (beginning of spring) - Shinto
February 3 Sunday Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith
February 5 Tuesday Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
February 8 Friday Nirvana Day - Buddhism
February 10 Sunday Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
February 12 Tuesday Triodion - Orthodox Christian
February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day - Christian
February 15 Friday Nirvana Day - Buddhist - Jain
February 17 Sunday Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian
February 26 Tuesday Intercalary Days begin - Baha'i

March 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
March 1 Friday St. David of Wales - Christian
March 1 Friday Intercalary Days end - Baha'i
March 2-20 Saturday-Wednesday Nineteen Day Fast - Baha'i
March 3 Sunday Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
March 3 Sunday Transfiguration Sunday - Christian
March 5 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday - Christian
March 6 Wednesday Ash Wednesday - Lent begins- Christian
March 10 Sunday Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
March 11 Monday Clean Monday - Great Lent begins - Orthodox Christian
March 17 Sunday St. Patrick's Day - Christian
March 19 Tuesday St. Joseph's Day - Christian
March 20 Wednesday Equinox
March 21 Thursday Naw-Rúz (New Year) - Baha'i
March 21 Thursday Hola Mohalla - Sikh
March 21 Thursday Magha Puja Day - Buddhist
March 21 Thursday Purim  - Jewish
March 25 Monday Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Christian

April 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
April 3 Wednesday Laylat al Miraj - Islam
April 9 Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti - Jain
April 14 Sunday Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh
April 14 Sunday  Palm Sunday - Christian
April 17 Wednesday Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
April 18 Thursday Maundy Thursday - Christian
April 19-21 Friday-Sunday Theravada New Year - Buddhist
April 19 Friday Good Friday - Christian
April 20-27 Saturday-Saturday Pesach  - Jewish
April 20 Saturday Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian
April 21 Sunday Easter - Christian
April 21 Sunday First Day of Ridvan - Baha'i
April 21 Sunday Lailat al Bara'ah - Islam
April 21 Sunday Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian
April 23 Tuesday St. George's Day - Christian
April 26 Friday Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian
April 28 Sunday Pascha - Easter - Orthodox Christian
April 29 Monday Ninth Day of Ridvan - Baha'i
April 30 Tuesday  St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

May 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion 
May 2 Thursday Last day of Ridvan - Baha'i
May 2 Thursday National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith
May 2 Thursday Yom HaShoah - Jewish
May 3 Friday Saints Philip & James - Christian
May 6 Monday Ramadan begins - Islam
May 9 Thursday Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish
May 18 Saturday Visakha Puja - Buddha Day - Buddhist
May 23 Thursday Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i
May 23 Thursday Lag B'Omer - Jewish
May 29 Wednesday Ascension of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i
May 30 Thursday Ascension of Jesus - Christian

June 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
June 1 Saturday Laylat al Kadr - Islam
June 5-7 Wednesday-Friday Eid al Fitr - Islam
June 6 Thursday Ascension of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
June 9 Sunday St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian
June 9 Sunday Pentecost - Christian
June 9-10 Sunday-Monday Shavuot - Jewish
June 15 Saturday Saint Vladimir Day - Christian
June 16 Sunday Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh
June 16 Sunday Trinity Sunday - Christian
June 20 Thursday Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian
June 21 Friday  Solstice
June 22 Saturday First Nations Day - Canadian Native People
June 23 Sunday All Saints - Orthodox Christian
June 28 Friday  Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
June 29 Saturday Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

July 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
July 9 Tuesday Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i
July 11 Thursday St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian
July 13-15 Saturday-Monday Obon (Ullambana) - Buddhist/Shinto
July 15 Monday St. Vladimir the Great Day - Orthodox Christian
July 16 Tuesday Asalha Puja Day - Buddhist
July 25 Thursday St. James the Great Day - Christian

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