Multi-Religion Holy Days Calendar

The calendar is a month-by-month listing of religious observances from July 2013–June 2014. 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.

2013–2014 Major Religious Holidays

1st Semester

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic July 9–10*# Mon.–Tue.
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Aug. 7–8*# Wed.–Thu.
Rosh Hashanah
(New Year)
Jewish Sept. 4–6* Wed.–Fri.
Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Sept. 9 Mon.
Paryushana Parva Jain Sept. 10–18 Tue.–Wed.
Yom Kippur
(Day of Atonement)
Jewish Sept. 13–14* Fri.–Sat.
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 18–26* Wed.–Thu.
Eid al Adha Islamic Oct. 15# Tue.
All Saints Day Christian Nov. 1 Fri.
Diwali Hindu/Jain Nov. 3 Sun.
Hanukkah (Chanukah — 8-day Feast) Jewish Nov. 27–Dec. 5* Wed.–Thu.
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist Dec. 8 Sun.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian Dec. 8 Sun.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian Dec. 12 Thu.
Christmas Christian Dec. 25 Wed.
Kwanzaa African-American Dec. 26–Jan. 1 Thu.–Wed.
  • * 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 Tues.
Asian Lunar New Year Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist Jan. 31 Fri.
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 5 Wed.
Purim Jewish Mar. 15–17* Sat.–Mon.
Holi Hindu Mar. 17 Mon.
Vaisakhi Sikh/Hindu Apr. 13 Sun.
Palm Sunday Christian Apr. 13 Sun.
Passover (Pesach), 1st two days Jewish Apr. 14–16* Mon.–Wed.
Good Friday Christian Apr. 18 Fri.
Easter Saturday Christian Apr. 19 Sat.
Easter Christian Apr. 20 Sun.
Pascha Eastern Orthodox Apr. 20 Sun.
Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish Apr. 21–22* Mon.–Tue.
Rivdan Bahá’i Apr. 21 Mon.
Mahavir Jayanti Jain Apr. 25 Fri.
Wesak Buddhist May 14 Wed.
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’i May 22–23* Thu.–Fri.

2014–2015 Major Religious Holidays

1st Semester

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic June 28*# Sat.
Eid al-Fitr Islamic Jul. 28*# Mon.
Rosh Hashanah
(New Year)
Jewish Sept. 24–26* Wed.–Fri.
Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu Aug. 29 Fri.
Paryushana Parva Jain Aug. 30 Sat.
Yom Kippur
(Day of Atonement)
Jewish Oct. 3–4* Fri.–Sat.
Eid al Adha Islamic Oct. 4# Sat.
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 8*–16 Wed.–Thu.
Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 17* Fri.
Diwali Hindu/Jain Oct. 23 Thu.
All Saints Day Christian Nov. 1 Sat.
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist Dec. 8 Mon.
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian Dec. 8 Mon.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian Dec. 12 Fri.
Chanukah (8-day Festival) Jewish Dec. 16–Dec. 24* Tue.–Wed.
Christmas Christian Dec. 25 Thu.
Kwanzaa African-American Dec. 26–Jan. 1 Fri.–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.

2nd Semester

Holy Day Religion Date Day(s)
Christmas Eastern Orthodox Jan. 7 Wed.
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 18 Wed.
Asian Lunar New Year Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist Feb. 19 Thu.
Purim Jewish Mar. 4–5* Wed.–Thu.
Holi Hindu Mar. 6 Fri.
Palm Sunday Christian Mar. 29 Sun.
Mahavir Jayanti Jain Apr. 2 Thu.
Passover (Pesach - 8 days) Jewish Apr. 3–11* Fri.–Sat.
Good Friday Christian Apr. 3 Fri.
Easter Saturday Christian Apr. 4 Sat.
Easter Christian Apr. 5 Sun.
Passover (Pesach), concluding days Jewish Apr. 10–11* Mon.–Tue.
Pascha Eastern Orthodox Apr. 12 Sun.
Vaisakhi Sikh/Hindu Apr. 13 Mon.
Rivdan Bahá’i Apr. 21 Tue.
Wesak Buddhist May 4 Mon.
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’i May 22–23* Fri.–Sat.
  • * 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: 4/9/2014 5:54:03 PM