2018 Religious calendar

April

 Saturday 21st First day of Ridvan – Baha’i

Monday 23rd St George’s day – Christian

Sunday 29th Ninth day of Ridvan – Baha’i

Visakha Puja – Buddha day – Buddhist

Monday 30th St James the great day – Orthodox Christian

Theravadin New Year – Buddhist (upto May 2nd)

May

Tuesday 1st Beltane – Samhain – Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres

Lailat al bara’ah – Islam

Wednesday 2nd Last day of Ridvan – Baha’i

Thursday 3rd Saints Philip & James – Christian

National Day of prayer USA – interfaith

Lag B’omer – Jewish

Thursday 10th Ascension of Jesus – Christian

Wednesday 16th Ramadan – Islam (upto June 15th)

Thursday 17th Ascension of Jesus – Orthodox Christian

Sunday 20th Shavuot – Jewish (upto 21st May)

Pentecost – Christian

Wednesday 23rd Declaration of the Bab – Baha’i

Sunday 27th Pentecost – Orthodox Christian

Trinity Sunday – Christian

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

Thursday 31st Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian

June

 Saturday 2nd June All Saints – Orthodox Christian

Friday 8th June Scared Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian

Saturday 9th St. Columbia of Iona – Celtic Christian

Monday 11th Laylat al Kadr – Islam

Friday 15th Eid al Fitr (upto 17th)  – Ramadan ends – Islam

Saint Valdimir Day – Christian

Saturday 16th Guru Arjan martyrdom – Sikh

Tuesday 19th New Church Day – Swedenborgain Christian

Wednesday 20th Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day – Islam

Thursday 21st Solstice

First Nations Day – Canadian Native People

Litha – Yule – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Friday 29th Feast Day of saints Peter and Paul – Christian

July

Monday 9th Martyrdom of the Bab – Baha’i

Wednesday 11th St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian

Friday 13th Oban (Ulambana) – Buddhist – Shinto (upto 15th)

Sunday 15th St Valdimir the great day – Orthodox Christian

Sunday 22nd Tish’a B’av – Jewish

Tuesday 24th Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian

Wednesday 25th St James the Great Day – Christian

Friday 27th Asalha Puja Day – Buddhist

 

August

 Wednesday 1st Lammas – Christian

Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian

Thursday 2nd  Lughnassad – Imbolic – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Monday 6th Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian

Wednesday 15th Assumption of blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian

Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian

Wednesday 22nd Eid al Adha – Islam (upto 25th)

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

Raksha Bandhan – Hindu

 

September

Saturday 1st Religious year begins – Orthodox Christian

Monday 3rd Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu

Saturday 8th Nativity of Virgin Mary – Christian

Monday 10th Rosh Hashannah – Jewish (upto 11th)

Wednesday 12th Hijra – new year – Islam

Thursday 13th Ganesh Chaturthi – Hindu

Friday 14th Elevation of the life giving Cross (Holy Cross) – Christian

Paryushana Parva – Jain

Wednesday 19th Yom Kippur – Jewish

Friday 21st Ashura – Islam

Saturday 22nd Equinox

Mabon – Ostara – Wicca Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Monday 24th Sukkot – Jewish (upto 31st)

Thursday 27th Meskal – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

Saturday 29th Michael and All Angels – Christian

 

October

Monday 1st Shemini Atzeret – Jewish

Tuesday 2nd Simchat Torah – Jewish

Thursday 4th St Francis Day – Catholic Christian

Blessing of the Animals – Christian

Monday 8th Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith

Tuesday 9th Navaratri – Hindu (upto 16th)

Thursday 18th St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist – Christian

Friday 19th Dasara – Hindu

Saturday 20th Birth of the Bab – Baha’i

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh

Sunday 28th Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

Milvian Bridge Day – Christian

Wednesday 31st All Hallows Eve – Christian

Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

November

Thursday 1st All Saints Day – Christian

Samhain – Beltane – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern Hemisphere

Friday 2nd All Souls Day – Catholic Christian

Friday 7th Diwali – Sikh – Jain – Hindu

Saturday 8th Jain New Year – Jain

Vikram New Year – Hindu

Monday 12th Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

Thursday 25th Nativity fast begins – ends Dec 24 – Orthodox Christian

Wednesday 21st Mawlid an Nabi – Islam

Thursday 22nd Thanksgiving USA – Interfaith

Friday 23rd Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday – Sikh

Sunday 25th Christ the king – Christian

Monday 26th Day of the Covenant – Baha’i

Wednesday 28th Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i

Friday 30th St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

December

Sunday 2nd Advent – Christian (upto 24th)

Monday 3rd Hanukkah – Jewish (upto 10th)

Thursday 6th Saint Nicholas Day – Christian

Saturday 8th Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) – Buddhist

Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian

Wednesday 12th Feast Day – our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian

Sunday 16th Posadas Navidenas – Hipanic Christian (upto 25)

Friday 21st Yule – Christian

Solstice

Yule – Litha – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

Saints Thomas the apostle – Christian

Yule – Christian

Monday 24th Christmas Eve – Christian

Tuesday 25th Christmas – Christian

Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian

Wednesday 26th Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) – Zoroastrian

St Stephen’s day – Christian

Friday 28th Holy Innocents – Christian

Sunday 30th Holy Family – Catholic Christian

Monday 31st Watch Night – Christian

2019

January

Tuesday 1st Mary, Mother of god – Catholic Christian

Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian

Gantan-Sai (New Years) – Shinto

Feast of the holy name of Jesus – Orthodox Christian

Saturday 5th Twelth Night – Christian

Guru Gobindh Singh Birthday – Sikh

Sunday 6th Epiphany – Christian

Feast of the Epiphany (theophany) – Orthodox Christian

Dia de los Reyes (three Kings Day) – Christian

Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox

Monday 7th Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 8th Feast of the holy Family – Catholic Christian

Sunday 13th Maghi – Sikh

Baptism of the lord Jesus – Christian

Thursday 17th Blessing of the animals – Hispanic catholic Christian

Friday 18th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian (upto 25th)

Saturday 19th Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

Sunday 20th World Religion Day – Baha’i

Tu Bishavat – Jewish

Monday 21st Mahayana New Year – Buddhist (upto 23rd)

Friday 25th Conversation of St. Paul – Christian

February

Saturday 2nd Candlemas – Presentation of the temple – Christian

Imbolc – Lughassad – Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres

Saint Brighid of Kildare – Celtic Christian

Sunday 3rd – St Blaze Day – Christian

Setsebun-Sai (beginning of spring) – Shinto

Four Chaplains Sunday – Interfaith

Tuesday 5th Chinese new Year – Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

Friday 8th Nirvana Day – Buddhism

Sunday 10th Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 12th Triodion – Orthodox Christian

Monday 14th St Valentine’s Day – Christian

Tuesday 15th Nirvana Day – Buddhist – Jain

Sunday 17th Triodion Begins – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 26th Intercalary Days begins – Baha’i

March

Friday 1st March St David of Wales – Christian

Intercalary Days fast – Baha’i

Saturday 2nd Nineteen Day Fast – Baha’i (upto 20th)

Sunday 3rd Meatfare Sunday – Orthodox Christian

Transfiguration Sunday – Christian

Tuesday 5th Shrove Tuesday – Christian

Wednesday 6th Ash Wednesday – Lent begins – Christian

Sunday 10th Orthodox Sunday – Christian

Monday 11th Clean Monday – Great Lent Begins – Orthodox Christian

Wednesday 13th Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard – Scientology

Sunday 17th St Patrick’s Day – Christian

Tuesday 19th St Joseph’s Day – Christian

Wednesday 20th Equinox Ostara – Mabon – Wicca/Pagan northern and southern hemispheres

Thursday 21st Norooz (New year) – Persian / Zoroastrian

Naw-Ruz (new Year) – Baha’i

Hola Mohalla – Sikh

Magha Puja Day – Buddhist

Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian

Purim – Jewish

Monday 25th Annunciation of the blessed virgin Mary – Christian

Thursday 28th Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarathustra) – Zoroastrian

April

Wednesday 3rd Laylat al Miraj – Islam

Tuesday 9th Mahavir Jayanti – Jain

Sunday 14th Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh

Palm Sunday – Christian

Wednesday 17th Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian

Thursday 18th Maundy Thursday – Christian

Friday 19th Theravadin New Year – Buddhist (Upto 21)

Good Friday – Christian

Saturday 20th Pesach – Jewish (upto 27th)

Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian

Sunday 21st Easter – Christian

First Day of Ridvan – Baha’i

Lailat al Bara’ah – Islam

Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 23rd St George’s day – Christian

Friday 26th Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian

Sunday 28th Pascha – Easter – Orthodox Christian

Monday 29th Ninth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i

Tuesday 30th St James the great Day – Orthodox Christian

May

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

Thursday 2nd Last day of Ridvan – Baha’i

National Day of prayer USA – Interfaith

Yom HaShoah – Jewish

Friday 3rd Saints Philip & James – Christian

Monday 6th Ramadan begins – Islam

Thursday 9th Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Jewish

Saturday 18th Visakha Puja – Buddha Day – Buddhist

Thursday 23rd Declaration of the Bab – Baha’i

Lag B’Omer – Jewish

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

Thursday 30th Ascension of Jesus – Christian

June

Saturday 1st June Laylat al Kadr – Islam

Wednesday 5th Eid al Fitr – Islam (upto 7th)

Thursday 6th Ascension of Jesus – Orthodox Christian

Sunday 9th St. Columbia of Iona – Celtic Christian

Pentecost – Christian

Shavuot – Jewish (upto the 10th)

Saturday 15th Saint Vladimir Day – Christian

Sunday 16th Guru Arjan Martyrdom – Sikh

Trinitiy Sunday – Christian

Wednesday 19th New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian

Thursday 20th Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian

Friday 21st Solstice

Litha – Yule – Wicca/ Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

Saturday 22nd First Nations Day – Canadian Native People

Sunday 23rd All Saints – Orthodox Christian

Friday 28th Scared heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian

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

July

Tuesday 9th Martyrdom of the Bab – Baha’i

Thursday 11th St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian

Saturday 13th Obon (Ulambana) – Buddhist / Shinto (upto 15th)

Monday 15th St Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 16th Asalha Puja Day – Buddhist

Wednesday 24th Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian

Thursday 25th St James the great Day – Christian

August

Thursday 1st Lammas – Christian

Lughnassad – Imbolc – Wicca/ Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

Fast in honor holy mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian

Tuesday 6th Transfiguration of the lord – Orthodox Christian

Saturday 10th Tish’a B’av – Jewish

Waqf al Arafa – Islam

Monday 12th Eid al Adha – Islam (upto 15th)

Thursday 15th Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian

Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian

Friday 23rd Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu

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

September

Sunday 1st Ecclesiastical year begins – Orthodox Christian

Hijra – New year – Islam

Tuesday 3rd Paryushana Parva – Jain

Sunday 8th Nativity of virgin Mary – Christian

Tuesday 10th Ashura – Islam

Saturday 14th Elevation of the life giving cross (holy cross) – Christian

Monday 23rd Equinox

Mabon – Ostara – Wicca Northern and southern hemispheres

Friday 27th Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

Sunday 29th Michael and angels – Christian

Monday 30th Rosh Hashanah – Jewish (upto October 1st)

October

Friday 4th St Francis day – Catholic Christian

Bleeding of the animals – Christian

Tuesday 8th Dasara – Hindu

Wednesday 9th Yom Kippur – Jewish

Monday 14th Sukkot – Jewish (upto 20th)

Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith

Friday 18th St Luke, Apostle & Evangelist – Christian

Sunday 20th Birth of the Bab – Baha’i

Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh

Monday 21st Shemini Atzeret – Jewish

Tuesday 22nd Simchat Torah – Jewish

Sunday 27th Christ the king – Christian

Diwali – Sikh – Hindu – Jain

Monday 28th Milvian Bridge Day – Christian

Jain New year – Jain

Tuesday 29th Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

Thursday 31st All Hallows Eve – Christian

Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

November

Friday 1st All saints Day – Christian

Samhain – Beltane – Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres

Saturday 2nd All Souls Day – Catholic Christian

Sunday 10th Mawlid an Nabi – Islam

Thursday 12th Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i

Birthday of Guru Nanak Dav Sahib – Sikh

Sunday 15th Nativity Fast Begins – ends Dec 24th – Orthodox Christian

Saturday 23rd Thanksgiving – Interfaith

Sunday 24th Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur – Sikh

Tuesday 26th Christ the king – Christian

Day of the covenant – Baha’i

Saturday 28th Ascension of ‘Abdu’l – Baha – Baha’i

Thanksgiving – Interfaith USA

Monday 30th St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

December

Sunday 1st Advent – Christian (upto 24th)

Friday 6th Saint Nicholas Day – Christian

Sunday 8th Bodhi Day (Rohantsu) – Buddhism

Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian

Thursday 12th Feast Day – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian

Monday 16th Posadas Navidenas – Hispanic Christian (Upto 25th)

Saturday 21st Solstice

Yule – Christian

Yule – Litha – Wicca / Pagan northern and southern hemispheres

Monday 23rd Hanukkah – Jewish (upto 30th)

Tuesday 24th Christmas Eve – Christian

Wednesday 25th Christmas Day – Christian

Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian

Thursday 26th Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) – Zoroastrian

St Stephen’s Day – Christian

Friday 27th Saint John – Apostle and Evangelist – Christian

Saturday 28th Holy Innocents – Christian

Sunday 29th Holy Family – Catholic Christian

Tuesday 31st Watch Night – Christian