Multi-Religion Holy Days Calendar

The calendar is a month-by-month listing of religious observances from July 2015–June 2016. This list includes the dates for most of the important religious celebrations of the major religions. This list is by no means meant to be comprehensive.

2015–2016 Major Religious Holidays

1st Semester

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic June 18*# Thur.
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jul. 17-21*# Fri.
Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Sept. 17 Thur.
Rosh Hashanah
(New Year)
Jewish Sept. 13–15* Sun.–Tue.
Paryushana Parva Jain Sept. 18 Fri.
Yom Kippur
(Day of Atonement)
Jewish Sept. 22–23* Tues.–Wed.
Eid al Adha Islamic Sept. 22-26*# Wed.
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 27*–Oct. 4 Sun.–Sun.
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 5–6* Mon.–Tues.
All Saints Day Christian Nov. 1 Sun.
Diwali Hindu/Jain Nov. 11 Wed.
Chanukah (8-day Festival) Jewish Dec. 6–Dec. 14* Sun.–Mon.
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist Dec. 8 Tues.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian Dec. 8 Tues.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian Dec. 12 Sat.
Christmas Christian Dec. 25 Fri.
Kwanzaa African-American Dec. 26–Jan. 1 Sat.–Fri.
  • * Holy days start at sundown of beginning date and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.
  • # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

2nd Semester

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Christmas Eastern Orthodox Jan. 7 Thu.
Asian Lunar New Year Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist Feb. 8 Mon.
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 10 Wed.
Palm Sunday Christian Mar. 20 Sun.
Holi Hindu Mar. 23 Wed.
Purim Jewish Mar. 23–24* Wed.–Thu.
Good Friday Christian Mar. 25 Fri.
Easter Saturday Christian Mar. 26 Sat.
Easter Christian Mar. 27 Sun.
Mahavir Jayanti Jain March 30 Tues.
Vaisakhi Sikh/Hindu Apr. 14 Wed.
Rivdan Bahá’i Apr. 21 Wed.
Passover (Pesach - 8 days) Jewish Apr. 22–30* Fri.–Sat.
Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish Apr. 29–30* Fri.–Sat.
Pascha Eastern Orthodox May 1 Sun.
Wesak Buddhist May 21 Sat.
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’i May 23* Sun.–Mon.
Ramadan Islamic June 6* Mon.
  • * Holy days start at sundown of beginning date and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.
  • # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

Last updated: 5/27/2015 6:46:29 PM