Interfaith calendar


interfaith clendar

2015
Note: 1. * Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date.
2. ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.
Bold titles are primary holy days of a tradition.

JANUARY 2015

  • 1
    • Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
    • Feast of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
    • Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
  • 5
    • Twelfth Night – Christian
    • Mahayana New Year ** – Buddhist
    • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
  • 6
    • Epiphany – Christian
    • Feast of the Theophany – Orthodox Christian
    • Dia de los Reyes – Christian
    • Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox Christian
  • 7
    • Feast of the NativityOrthodox Christian
  • 11
    • Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
  • 13
    • Maghi – Sikh
  • 18
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Christian
    • World Religion Day * – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 17 )
  • 19
    • Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 24
    • Vasant Panchami ** – Hindu
  • 25
    • Conversion of St. Paul – Christian

Definitions

FEBRUARY 2015

  • 1
    • Triodion begins Orthodox Christian
    • Four Chaplains Sunday- Interfaith
  • 2
    • Candlemas – Christian
    • Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Anglican Christian
    • St Brighid of Kildare – Celtic Christian
    • Imbolc – Lughnassad * – Wicca/Pagan – northern and southern hemispheres (begins at sundown on 1 )
  • 3
    • Setsubun-sai ** – Shinto
  • 4
    • Tu BiShvat * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 3 )
  • 14
    • Saint Valentine’s Day- Christian
  • 15
    • Nirvana Day ** – Buddhist – Jain
    • Transfiguration Sunday – Christian
    • Meatfare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
  • 17
    • Shrove Tuesday – Christian
  • 18
    • Ash Wednesday – Christian
  • 19
    • World Religion Day – Baha’i
    • Chinese New YearConfucian, Daoist, Buddhist
  • 22
    • Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
  • 23
    • Clean Monday – Great Lent begins – Orthodox Christian
  • 26 – March 1
    • Intercalary Days * – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 25)

Definitions

MARCH 2015

  • 1
    • Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • Saint David of Wales – Christian
  • 2 – 20
    • Nineteen Day Fast * – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 1 )
  • 5
    • Purim * – Jewish (begins sundown on 4)
    • Magha Puja Day ** –Buddhist
  • 6
    • Holi ** – Hindu
    • Hola Mohalla – Sikh
  • 18
    • L. Ron Hubbard birthday – Scientology
  • 17
    • St Patrick’s Day – Christian
    • Maha Shivaratri ** – Hindu
  • 20  Equinox
    • Ostara * – Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere  (begins sundown on 19 )
    • Mabon * – Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 21
    • Naw Ruz (News Year) *  – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 20 )
    • Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
    • New Year – Hindu
  • 21-28
    • Ramayana ** – Hindu
  • 22
    • Saint Joseph’s Day – Christian
  • 25
    • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Christian
  • 28
    • Ramanavami ** – Hindu
    • Birth of Prophet Zarathushtra ** – Zoroastrian
  • 29
    • Palm Sunday – Christian

Definitions

APRIL 2015

  • 2
    • Maundy Thursday – Christian
  • 3
    • Good Friday – Christian
    • Mahavir Jayanti ** – Jain
  • 4-11
    • Pesach (Passover) * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 3)
  • 4
    • Therevadin New Year ** – Buddhist
    • Hanuman Jayanti ** – Hindu
    • Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • EasterChristian
    • Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
  • 10
    • Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
  • 12
    • Pascha (Easter) – Orthodox Christian
  • 14
    • Baisakhi – New Year – Sikh
  • 15
    • Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian
  • 16
    • Yom HaShoah * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 15)
  • 21
    • First Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 20)
  • 23
    • St. George Day – Christian
  • 24
    • Yom Ha’Atzmaut * – Jewish   (begins sundown on 23)
  • 29
    • Ninth Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 28)

Definitions

MAY 2015

  • 1
    • Beltane – Samhain * – Wicca/Pagan northern and southern hemispheres  (begins sundown on April 30)
  • 2
    • Twelfth Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 1)
  • 4
    • Visakha Puja – Buddha Day ** – Buddhist
  • 7
    • Lag B’Omer * – Jewish
    • National Day of Prayer USA – Interfaith
  • 2
    • Ascension of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
  • 13
    • Lailat al Miraj * – Islam  (begins sundown on 12)
  • 21
    • Declaration of the Bab * – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 20)
  • 24-25
    • Shavuot * – Jewish   ( begins sundown on 23)
  • 24
    • PentecostChristian
  • 29
    • Ascension of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i   ( begins sundown on 28)
  • 31
    • Pentecost – Orthodox Christian
    • Trinity Sunday – Christian

Definitions

JUNE 2015

  • 1
    • Lailat al Bara’ah * – Islam  (begins sundown on May 31)
  • 4
    • Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian
  • 7
    • All Saints – Orthodox Christian
  • 16
    • Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom – Sikh
  • 18
    • Ramadan begins * – Islam  (begins sundown on 17)
  • 19
    • New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian
  • 21  Solstice
    • Litha * – Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere  (begins sundown on 20)
    • Yule * – Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 29
    • Saints Peter and Paul – Christian

Definitions

JULY 2015

  • 2
    • Asalha Puja day ** – Buddhist
  • 9
    • Martyrdom of the Bab * Baha’i (begins sundown on 8)
  • 13
    • Ulambana (Obon) ** – Buddhist
    • Lailat al Kadr * – Islam (begins sundown on 12)
  • 18-21
    • Eid al Fitr * – Islam (begins sundown on 17)
  • 23
    • Emperor Haile Selassi birthday – Rastafari
  • 24
    • Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian
  • 26
    • Tish’a B’av * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 25)

Definitions

AUGUST 2015

  • 1
    • Fast in honor of Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • Lammas – Christian
    • Lughnassad (Northern Hemisphere) Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) Wicca Pagan
  • 6
    • Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian
  • 13-15
    • Obon ** – Shinto
  • 15
    • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
    • Dormition of the Theotokis – Orthdox Christian
  • 29
    • Raksha Bandhan ** – Hindu
    • Beheading of John the Baptist – Christian

Definitions

SEPTEMBER 2015

  • 1
    • Ecclesiastical year begins – Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • Krishna Janmashtami ** – Hindu
  • 8
    • Nativity of Mary – Christian
  • 14
    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross – Holy Cross Day Christian
  • 14-15
    • Rosh Hashanah * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 13)
  • 17
    • Ganesh Chaturthi ** – Hindu
  • 18
    • Paryushana Parva ** – Jain
  • 22
    • Waqf al Arafa – Hajj * – Islam (begins sundown on 21)
  • 23   Equinox
    • Yom Kippur * – Jewish  (begins sundown on 22)
    • Mabon * – Wicca/Pagan  northern hemisphere  (begins sundown on 22)
    • Ostara * – Wicca/Pagan  southern hemisphere  ( begins sundown on 22)
  • 23-26
    • Eid al Adha – Sacrifice Day * – Islam  (begins sundown on 22)
  • 27
    • Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 28-Oct 4
    • Sukkot * – Jewish   (begins sundown on 27)
  • 29
    • Michael and All Angels – Christian

Definitions

OCTOBER 2015

  • 4
    • Saint Francis Day – Christian
  • 5
    • Shemini Atzeret * – Jewish (begins sundown on 4th)
  • 6
    • Simchat Torah * – Jewish (begins sundown on 5th)
  • 12
    • Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith
  • 13-21
    • Navaratri ** – Hindu
  • 14
    • Hijra – New Year * – Islam  (begins sundownon 13)
  • 20
    • Birth of the Báb – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 19)
    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
  • 22
    • Dasara ** – Hindu
  • 23
    • Saint George’s Day – Christian
    • Ashura * – Islam  (begins sundown on 22)
  • 25
    • Reformation Day ** – Protestant Christian
  • 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallows Eve – Christian
    • Samhain (Northern hemisphere) Beltane *Southern hemisphere) Wicca/Pagan  begins Sundown Oct 30

Definitions

NOVEMBER 2015

  • 1
    • All Saints Day – Christian
  • 2
    • All Souls Day – Catholic Christian
  • 9-13
    • Deepavali ** – Hindu
  • 11
    • Diwali (Deepavali) ** – Hindu – Jain – Sikh
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i   (begins sundown on 11)
    • New Year ** Jain
  • 15
    • Nativity Fast begins through 12/24 – Orthodox Christian
  • 22
    • Christ the King – Christian
  • 24
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom – Sikh
  • 25
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday Sikh
  • 26
    • Thanksgiving- Interfaith USA
    • Day of the Covenant – Baha’i
  • 28
    • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i  (begins sundown on 26)
  • 29
    • Advent begins – Christian
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew’s Day – Christian

Definitions

DECEMBER 2015

  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
  • 7-14
    • Hanukkah * – Judaism (begins sundown on  6)
  • 8
    • Immaculate Conception – Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Advent Fast begins- Orthodox Christian
    • Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
  • 8
    • Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) ** – Buddhist
  • 16
    • Posadas Navidenas through 12/25 – Christian
  • 21  Solstice
    • Yule – Christian
    • Yule * – Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere  ( begins sundown on 20)
    • Litha * – Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 23
    • Mawlid an Nabi * – Islam ( begins sundown on 22)
  • 25
    • Christmas * – Christian
  • 26
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra  ** – Zoroastrian
  • 27
    • Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents – Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night – Christian

Definitions

Update on November 4, 2014

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