Multi-Religion Holy Days Calendar

The calendar is a month-by-month listing of religious observances from July 2016 to June 2017. 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.

Major Religious Holidays July 2016–June 2017

1st Semester — July 2016–December 2016

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic June 6*# Mon.
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 6–9*# Wed.–Fri.
Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Aug. 5 Fri.
Paryushana Parva Jain Sept. 6–15 Tue.
Eid al Adha Islamic Sept. 11–12*# Sun.–Mon.
Eid al Ghadeer Islamic Sept. 20* Tue.
Rosh Hashanah
(New Year)
Jewish Oct. 3–4* Mon.–Tue.
Yom Kippur
(Day of Atonement)
Jewish Oct. 11–12* Tue.–Wed.
Aushura Islamic Oct. 12 Wed.
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 16–24* Sun.–Mon.
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 25* Tue.
Birth of the Bab Bahá’i Oct. 20 Thu.
Diwali Jain/Sikh/Hindu Oct. 30 Sun.
All Saints Day Christian Nov. 1 Tue.
Samhain/Beltane Wicca/Pagan Nov. 1 Tue.
Arbaeen Islamic Nov. 20* Sun.
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist Dec. 8 Thu.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Christian Dec. 8 Thu.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Christian Dec. 12 Mon.
Mawlid-An-Nabi Islamic Dec. 12* Mon.
Chanukah (8-day Festival) Jewish Dec. 24–Jan 1* Sun.–Mon.
Christmas Christian Dec. 25 Sun.
Kwanzaa African-American Dec. 26–Jan. 1 Mon.–Sun.
  • * 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. Eid Al Adha is a three day Holiday.

2nd Semester — January 2017–June 2017

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Christmas Eastern Orthodox Jan. 7 Sat.
Asian Lunar New Year Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist Jan. 28 Sat.
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 1 Wed.
Holi Hindu Mar. 13 Mon.
Purim Jewish Mar. 11–12* Sun.–Mon.
Palm Sunday Christian Apr. 9 Sun.
Mahavir Jayanti Jain Apr. 10 Mon.
Passover (Pesach - 8 days) Jewish Apr. 11–12* Tues.–Wed.
Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish Apr. 17–18 Mon.–Tue.
Vaisakhi Sikh/Hindu Apr. 13 Thu.
Good Friday Christian Apr. 14 Fri.
Easter Vigil Christian Apr. 15 Sat.
Easter Christian Apr. 16 Sun.
Pascha Eastern Orthodox Apr. 16 Sun.
Rivdan Bahá’i Apr. 21 Fri.
Vesak (Buddha Day) Buddhist May 10 Wed.
Laylatul-Miraj Islamic May 14* Sun.
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’i May 23* Tue.
Ramadan Begins Islamic May 27* Sat.
Shavuot Jewish May 31–June 1 Wed.–Thu.
  • * 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. Eid Al Adha is a three day Holiday.

Last updated: 11/16/2016 4:56:54 PM