Holidays from Various Faiths

August 2019

Date Day of the Week Holiday/Religion
August 1 Thursday Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus (ends Aug. 14) - Greek Orthodox
August 6 Tuesday Transfiguration of Jesus Christ - Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox
August 10 Saturday Day of Arafaat (hajj) - Islam
August 10-11 Saturday - Sunday Tish’a B’Av (Fast Day 9th of Av) – Jewish
August 12 Monday Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) – Islam
August 14 Wednesday Raksha Bandhan – Hindu
August 14 Wednesday Appearance of Lord Balarama, Raksha Bandhan – Hare Krishna
August 15 Thursday Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox
August 16 Friday Completion of Siri Guru Granth Sahib – Sikh
August 23 Friday Sri Krishna Janmastami (Birth of Lord Krishna) – Hare Krishna, Hindu
August 25 Sunday Lord Balaram Jayani – Hare Krishna
August 27 Tuesday Paryushana begins 8 Holy Days - Jain

September 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
September 1 Sunday The Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year – Greek Orthodox
September 2 Monday Sri Ganesh Chathurthi – Hindu
September 3 Tuesday Samvatsari (Paryushan Parva ends) – Jain
September 4-13 Wednesday - Friday  Das Lakshana 10 Holy Days – Jain
September 6 Friday Radhastami (Appearance Day of Radha – Eternal Consort of Krishna) – Hare Krishna
September 9 Monday Ashura – Islam
September 12 Thursday Unity World Day of Prayer - Unity
September 14 Saturday Elevation of Holy Cross – Greek Orthodox
September 21 Saturday International Day of Peace
September 29 - Oct 1 Sunday - Tuesday Rosh HaShanah (New Year – Jewish)

October 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
October 2 Wednesday SGI World Peace Day – SGI Buddhist
October 4 Friday St. Francis Day – Roman Catholic
October 4 Friday Blessing of the Animals - Christian
October 9 Wednesday Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - Jewish
October 9 Wednesday Guru Ram Das Ji Birthday – Sikh
October 9 Wednesday Navarathri begins (Nine Holy Nights) – Hindu
October 13-20 Sunday - Sunday Sukkot (Feast of the Harvest) - Jewish
October 18 Friday Vijayadashami – Dusserah (Victory of Truth over Untruth) – Hare Krishna, Hindu
October 19-22 Saturday - Tuesday Hoshana Rabbah/Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Celebration of Torah) – Jewish
October 20 Sunday Guru Gaddee of Siri Guru Granth Sahib – Sikh
October 22 Tuesday Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i
October 27 Sunday Deepavali/Diwali (Festival of Lights) – Jain, Hindu, Hare Krishna
October 27 Sunday Bandi Chhor Divas – Sikh
October 28 Monday True Children’s Day – FFWPU
October 28 Monday Govardhana Puja/New Year – Hare Krishna
October 29 Tuesday Birth of the Bab – Baha’i
October 30 Wednesday Foundation Day for the Nation of the Unified World - FFWPU
October 31 Thursday All Hallows Eve – Christian
October 31 Thursday Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

November 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
November 1 Friday All Saints Day - Christian
November 2 Saturday All Souls Day - Christian
November 9 Saturday Muhammad’s Birthday (Mawlid-al-Nabi) – Islam
November 11 Monday Marriage of Tulsi & Salagarma – Hare Krishna
November 12 Tuesday Guru Nanak’s Birthday – Sikh
November 15 Friday Nativity Fast Begins (ends Dec. 24) – Greek Orthodox
November 18 Monday Soka Kyoiku Gakkai (predecessor of SGI) founded – SGI Buddhist
November 24 Sunday Christ the King – Christian
November 26 Tuesday Day of the Covenant – Baha’i
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving – USA - Interfaith
November 28 Thursday Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i

December 2019

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
December 1 Sunday First Sunday of Advent (Advent is 4 weeks) – Christian
December 6 Friday St. Nicholas Day - Christian
December 7 Saturday Advent of Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Hare Krishna
December 8 Sunday Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) – Buddhist
December 9 Monday Immaculate Conception of Mary – Roman Catholic
December 10 Tuesday Human Rights Day – Humanist
December 23-30 Monday - Monday Hanukkah (Festival of Religious Freedom) – Jewish
December 23 Monday Human Light – Humanist
December 25 Wednesday Christmas – Christian
December 25 Wednesday Feast of the Nativity – Greek Orthodox

January 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
January 1 Wednesday Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
January 1 Wednesday Feast Day of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
January 1 Wednesday Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
January 1 Wednesday Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
January 3 Friday Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu
January 5 Sunday Twelfth Night - Christian
January 5 Sunday Guru Gobind Singh birthday - Sikh
January 6 Monday Epiphany - Christian
January 6 Monday Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) - Orthodox Christian
January 6 Monday Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Christian
January 6 Monday Nativity of Christ - Armenian Orthodox
January 7 Tuesday Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian
January 8 Wednesday Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian
January 10-12 Friday - Sunday Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist
January 12 Sunday Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian
January 13 Monday Maghi - Sikh
January 17 Friday Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian
January 18-25 Saturday - Saturday Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
January 19 Sunday World Religion Day * - Baha'i
January 20 Monday Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 25 Saturday Conversion of St. Paul - Christian
January 25 Saturday Lunar New Year
January 28 Tuesday Tu BiShavat * - Jewish

February 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
February 2 Sunday Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian
February 2 Sunday Saint Brighid of Kildare - Celtic Christian
February 2 Sunday Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith
February 3 Monday St. Blaze Day - Christian
February 3 Monday Setsubun-sai (beginning of spring) - Shinto
February 5 Wednesday Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
February 8 Saturday Nirvana Day - Buddhism
February 9 Sunday Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian
February 14 Friday St. Valentine's Day - Christian
February 15 Saturday Nirvana Day - Buddhist - Jain
February 22 Saturday Maha Shivaratri ** - Hindu
February 23 Sunday Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
February 23 Sunday Transfiguration Sunday - Christian
February 25 Tuesday Shrove Tuesday - Christian
February 26 Wednesday Intercalary Days begin - Baha'i
February 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday - Lent begins - Christian

March 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
March 1 Sunday St. David of Wales - Christian
March 1 Sunday Intercalary Days end - Baha'i
March 2-20 Monday - Friday Nineteen Day Fast - Baha'i
March 3 Tuesday Hindi New Year ** - Hindu
March 8 Sunday Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
March 9 Monday Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
March 10 Tuesday Holi ** - Hindu
March 10 Tuesday Purim * - Jewish
March 10 Tuesday Hola Mohalla - Sikh
March 17 Tuesday St. Patrick's Day - Christian
March 19 Thursday St. Joseph's Day - Christian
March 19 Thursday Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian
March 21 Saturday Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
March 21 Saturday Naw-Rúz (New Year) * - Baha'i
March 25 Wednesday Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Christian
March 25 - April 2 Wednesday - Thursday Ramayana ** - Hindu

April 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
April 2 Thursday Ramanavami ** - Hindu
April 3 Friday Laylat al Miraj * - Islam
April 5 Sunday Palm Sunday - Christian
April 9-11 Thursday - Saturday Theravadin New Year ** - Buddhist
April 9-15 Thursday - Wednesday Pesach * - Jewish
April 9 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti ** - Jain
April 10 Friday Good Friday - Christian
April 12 Sunday Easter - Christian
April 12 Sunday Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian
April 12 Sunday Lag B'Omer - Jewish
April 14 Tuesday Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh
April 17 Friday Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian
April 21 Tuesday Yom HaShoah - Jewish
April 21 Tuesday First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
April 21 Tuesday Lailat al Bara'ah * - Islam
April 21 Tuesday Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian
April 23 Thursday St. George's Day - Christian
April 24 Friday Ramadan begins * - Islam
April 27 Monday Mahavir Jayanti ** - Jain
April 29 Wednesday Ninth Day of Ridvan - Baha'i
April 30 Thursday St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

May 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion 
May 2 Saturday Last day of Ridvan - Baha'i
May 3 Sunday Saints Philip & James - Christian
May 7 Thursday Visakha Puja - Buddha Day ** - Buddhist
May 7 Thursday National Day of Prayer USA - Interfaith
May 21 Thursday Ascension of Jesus - Christian
May 23 Saturday Declaration of the Bab * - Baha'i
May 23 Saturday Eid al - Fitr
May 29 Friday Ascension of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i
May 30 Saturday Ascension of Jesus - Christian
May 29-30 Friday - Saturday Shavuot * - Jewish
May 31 Sunday Pentecost - Christian

June 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
June 1 Monday Laylat al Kadr - Islam
June 5-7 Friday - Sunday Eid al Fitr - Islam
June 7 Sunday Pentecost - Orthodox Christian
June 7 Sunday Trinity Sunday - Christian
June 9 Tuesday St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian
June 11 Thursday Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian
June 14 Sunday All Saints - Orthodox Christian
June 16 Tuesday Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh
June 19 Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
June 19 Friday New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian
June 22 Monday First Nations Day - Canadian Native People
June 29 Monday Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

July 2020

Date Day of the week Holiday/Religion
July 5 Sunday Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
July 9 Thursday Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i
July 11 Saturday St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian
July 15 Wednesday St. Vladimir the Great Day - Orthodox Christian
July 23 Thursday Crowning of Haile Selasse I - Rastafarian
July 24 Friday Pioneer Day - Mormon Christian
July 25 Saturday St. James the Great Day - Christian
July 30 Thursday Tish'a B'av - Jewish
July 31-August 3 Friday - Monday Eid al Adha * - Islam

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