January 2017 Religious Calendar

Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto – Sunday 1st

Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian – Sunday 1st

Twelfth Night – Christian –  Thursday 5th

Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh – Thursday 5th

Epiphany – Christian – Friday 6th

Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) – Orthodox Christian – Friday 6th

Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian – Friday 6th

Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox Christian – Friday 6th

Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian – Saturday 7th

Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian – Sunday 8th

Mahayana New Year  – Buddhist – Thursday to Sunday 12th – 15th

Maghi – Sikh – Friday 13th

World Religion Day – Baha’i – Sunday 15th

Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian – Tuesday 17th

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian – Thursday to Wednesday 19 – 25

Triodion begins – Orthodox Christian – Thursday 19th

Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian – Thursday 19th

Conversion of St. Paul – Christian – Wednesday 25th

Chinese New Year Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist Saturday 28th

February 2017 Religious Calendar

Vasant Panchami – Hindu – Wednesday 1st

Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian – Thursday 2nd

Saint Brighid of Kildare – Celtic Christian – Thursday 2nd 

St. Blaze Day – Christian – Friday 3rd

Setsebun sai (beginning of spring) – Shinto – Friday 3rd

Four Chaplains Sunday – Interfaith – Sunday 5th

Tu BiShvat – Jewish – Saturday 11th

Triodion – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 12th

St. Valentine’s Day – Christian – Tuesday 14th

Nirvana Day – Buddhist – Jain – Sikh – Wednesday 15th

Meatfare Sunday – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 19th

Maha Shavaratri – Hindu – Saturday 25th

Cheese Fare Sunday – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 26th

Transfiguration Sunday – Christian – Sunday 26th 

Shrove Tuesday – Christian – Tuesday 28th 

March 2017 Religious Calendar

St. David of Wales – Christian –  Wednesday 1st

Ash Wednesday – Christian – Wednesday 1st

Nineteen Day Fast – Baha’i – Thursday to Monday 2nd – 20th

Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 5th

 Purim – Jewish – Sunday 12th

Magha Puja Day – Buddhist – Sunday 12th

Holi ** – Hindu – Monday 13th

Hola Mohalla – Sikh – Monday 13th

St. Patrick’s Day – Christian – Friday 17th

St. Joseph’s Day – Christian – Sunday 19th

Ostara – Wicca/Pagan Nothern Hemisphere – Monday 20th 

Mabon – Wicca/Pagan Southern Hemisphere – Monday 20th

Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian  Tuesday 21st

Naw-Rúz (New Year) – Baha’i  Tuesday 21st

Annunciation of the Virgin Mary – Christian – Saturday 25th

Intercalary – Baha’i – Sunday 26th

Great Lent begins – Clean Monday – Orthodox Christian – Monday 27th

Hindu New Year – Hindu – Tuesday 28th

Ramayana – Hindu – Tuesday 28 – Wednesday April 5th

28 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) – Zoroastrian – Tuesday 28th

April 2017 Religious Calendar 

Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian – Saturday 1st

Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 2nd

Ramanavami – Hindu – Wednesday 5th

 Palm Sunday- Christian – Sunday 9th

Mahavir Jayanti – Jain – Monday 10th

Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian – Tuesday 11th

Hanuman Jayanti – Hindu – Tuesday 11th

Theravadin Mew Year – Buddhist – Tuesday to Friday 11th – 14th

Pesach (Passover) – Jewish – Tuesday to Tuesday 11th – 18th

Maundy Thursday – Christian – Thursday 13th

Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian – Friday 14th

Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh – Friday 14th

Good Friday – Christian  – Friday 14th

Easter – Christian – Sunday 16th

Pascha (Easter) – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 16th

First Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i – Friday 21st

St. George’s Day – Christian – Sunday 23rd

Yom HaShoah * – Jewish – Sunday 23rd

Lailat al Miraj * – Islam – Monday 24th

Ninth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i – Saturday 29th

St. James the Great Day – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 30th

May 2017 Religious Calendar 

Beltane – Samhain – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres – Monday 1st

Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Jewish – Monday 1st

Twelfth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i – Tuesday 2nd

Saints Philip & James – Christian – Wednesday 3rd

National Day of Prayer – USA – Interfaith – Thursday 4th

Visakha Puja – Buddha Day – Buddhist – Wednesday 10th

Lailat al Bara’ah * – Islam – Friday 12

Lag B/Omer – Jewish – Sunday 14th

Declaration of the Bab – Baha’i – Tuesday 23rd

Ramadan begins – Islam – Saturday 27th

Ascension of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i –  Monday 29th 

Ascension of Jesus – All Christians –  Thursday 25th

June 2017 Religious Calendar

Pentecost – All Christians – Sunday 4th

St. Columba of Iona – Celtic Christian – Friday 9th

Trinity Sunday- Christian – Sunday 11th

Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian – Thursday 15th

Saint Vladimir – Christian – Thursday 15th

Guru Arjan martyrdom – Sikh – Friday 16th

New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian – Monday 19th

 First Nations Day – Canadian Native People – Wednesday 21st

Litha – Wicca/Pagan Northern Hemisphere – Wednesday 21st

Yule – Wicca/Pagan Southern Hemisphere Wednesday 21st

Laylat al Kadr – Islam – Thursday 22nd

Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian – Friday 23rd

Eid al Fitr – Islam – Monday to Wednesday 26th – 28th

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul – Christian – Thursday 29th

July 2017 Religious Calendar 

Martyrdom of the Bab – Baha’i – Sunday 9th

Asalha Puja Day – Buddhist – Sunday 9th

St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian – Tuesday 11th

All Saints – Orthodox Christian – Tuesday 11th

Ulambana – Obon – Buddhist – Thursday 13th

Obon  – Shinto   – Thursday to Saturday 13th – 15th

St. Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian – Saturday 15th

Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian – Monday 24th

 St. James the Great Day – Christian – Tuesday 25th

August 2017 Religious Calendar

Lammas – Christian – Tuesday 1st

Lughnassad – Imbolc – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres  Tuesday 1st

Tish’a B’av – Jewish – Tuesday 1st 

Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian – Tuesday 1st 

Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian – Sunday 6th

 Raksha Bandhan – Hindu – Monday 7th

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian – Tuesday 15th

Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian – Tuesday 15th

Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu – Tuesday 15th

Paryushana Parva – Jain – Saturday 26th

Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian – Tuesday 29th

 Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day – Islam – Thursday 31st