Interfaith Calendar 2016-2017

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September

  • 7th: Feast of Izzat* (Baha’i)
  • 8th: Nativity of the Theotokos/Birth of the Virgin Mary (RC, O, P)
  • 12th-13th: Eid Al-Adha (Islam)*
  • 13th: Onam (Hindu)
  • 26th: Feast of Mashiyyat* (Baha’i)

October

  • 1st-2nd: Al-Hijira (Islam)
  • 2nd-11th: Navrati (Hindu)
  • 2nd-4th: Rosh Hoshana (Jewish)*
  • 11th: Dussehra (Hindu)
  • 11th-12th: Ashura (Islam)*
  • 11th-12th: Yom Kippur (Jewish)!*
  • 15th: Feast of Ilm* (Baha’i)
  • 16th-23rd: Sukkot (Jewish)*
  • 20th: Birth of Guru Granth (Sikh)
  • 23rd-25th: Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (Jewish)*
  • 30th-November 3rd: Diwali (Hindu, Jain)
  • 30th: Bandi Chhor Divas (Sikh)
  • 31st: Samhain (Wiccan)

November

  • October 30th- November 3rd: Diwali (Hindu, Jain)
  • 1st: All Saint’s Day (Christian – RC, P)
  • 1st: Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • 2nd: All Soul’s Day (Christian – RC, P)
  • 2nd: Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
  • 3rd: Feast of Qudrat* (Baha’i)
  • 14th: Birthday of Guru Nanek (Sikh)
  • 22nd: Feast of Qawl* (Baha’i)
  • 24th: Martydom of Guru Tegh Bahadur (Sikh)
  • 27th: Advent Sunday (Christian)

 

December

  • 6th: St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
  • 8th: Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Chrisitan – RC)
  • 8th: Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
  • 11th: Feast of Masa’il* (Baha’i)
  • 13th-14th: Mawlid (Islam)*
  • 22nd: Yule (Wiccan)
  • 24th-Jan. 1st: Chanukah (Jewish)*
  • 25th: Christmas (Christian – RC, P)
  • 30th: Feast of Sharaf*(Baha’i)

January

  • Dec. 24th-1st: Chanukah (Jewish)*
  • 5th: Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)
  • 6th: Epiphany (Chrisitan – RC, P, O)
  • 7th: Orthodox Christmas (Chrisitian – O)
  • 13th: Maghi (Sikh)
  • 18th: Feast of Sultan (Baha’i)*
  • 24th-25th: Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)*
  • 28th: Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Doaist, Confucian)

February

  • 1st: Vasant Panchami (Hindu)
  • 6th: Feast of Mulk (Baha’i)*
  • 15th: Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
  • 27th: Great Lent Begins (Chrisitan – O)
  • 25th-28th: Intercalary Days/Ayyam-i-Ha (Baha’i)*
  • 28th: Shrove Tuesday (Christian = RC, P)

March

  • 1st: Ash Wednesday & Beginning of Lent (Chrisitian – RC, P)
  • 1st-19th: Feast of Ala (Baha’i)*
  • 1st-20th: 19 Day Fast (Baha’i)*
  • 11th-12th: Purim (Jewish)*
  • 13th-14th: Holi (Hindu/Sikh)
  • 20th-21st: Naw-Ruz (Baha’i)*

April

  • 5th: Ram Navami (Hindu)
  • 8th: Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 9th: Palm Sunday (Christian RC, P, O)
  • 10th-18th: Pesach (Jewish)!*
  • 14th: Good Friday (Chrisitian RC, P, O)
  • 14th: Baisakhi (Sikh)
  • 16th: Easter (Christian RC, P, O)
  • 20th-21st: 1st Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • 28th-29th: 9th Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

May

  • 1st-2nd: 12th Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • 10th: Vesak (Buddhist)
  • 22nd-23rd: Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
  • 25th: Ascension (Chrisitian RC, P, O)
  • 26th-June 25th: Ramadan (Islam)
  • 28th-29th: Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
  • 30th-June 1st: Shavuot (Jewish)*

June

  • May 30th-June 1st: Shavuos (Jewish)
  • 4th: Pentecost (Christian RC, P, O)
  • 16th: Martydom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)
  • 24th-25th: Eid al-Fitr (Islam)

July

  •  19th: Asalha Puja (Buddhist)

August

  • 1st: Tisha B’av (Jewish)
  • 31st: Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day (Islam)

Calendar Key:

RC Roman Catholic
P Protestant
O Eastern Orthodox
! Observance requires fasting or other dietary restrictions
* Begins/Ends at Sundown

  • Feast of Izzat* – September 7th
  • Feast of Mashiyyat* – September 26th
  • Feast of Ilm* – October 15th
  • The Birth of the Bab* – November 1st
  • The Birth of Baha’u’llah* – November 2nd
  • Feast of Qudrat* – November 3rd
  • Feast of Qawl* – November 22nd
  • Day of the Covenant* – November 25th
  • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha*- November 27th
  • Feast of Masa’il* – December 11th
  • Feast of Sharaf* – December 30th
  • Feast of Sultan* – January 18th
  • Feast of Mulk* – February 6th
  • Intercalary days/Ayyam-i-Ha* – February 25th-28th
  • Feast of Ala* – March 1st -19th
  • 19 Day Fast *! – March 1st-20th
  • Naw-Ruz* – March 20th-21st
  • Ridvan (1st Day) * – April 20th-21st
  • Ridvan (9th Day) * – April 28th-29th
  • Ridvan (12th Day) – May 1st-2nd
  • Declaration of the Bab* – May 22nd-23rd
  • Ascension of Baha’u’llah – May 28th-29th

  • Bodhi Day – December 8th
  • Chinese New Year – January 28th
  • Magha Puja Day – March 12th
  • Buddha’s Birthday – April 8th
  • Vesak – May 10th
  • Asalha Puja – July 19th

  • Birth of the Virgin Mary/Feast of the Theotokos (RC, O, P) – September 8th
  • All Saints’ Day (RC,P) – November 1st
  • All Souls’ Day (RC,P) – November 2nd
  • Advent Sunday (RC, P) – November 27th
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception (RC) – December 8th
  • Christmas (RC, P) – December 25th
  • Epiphany (RC, P, O) – January 6th
  • Orthodox Christmas (O) – January 7th
  • Great Lent Begins! (O) – February 27th
  • Shrove Tuesday (RC, P) – February 28th
  • Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent! (RC, P) – March 1st
  • Palm Sunday (RC, P, O) – April 9th
  • Good Friday (RC, P, O) – April 14th
  • Easter (RC, P, O) – April 16th
  • Ascension (RC, P, O) – May 25th
  • Pentecost (RC, P, O) – June 4th

  • Onam – September 13th
  • Navrati – October 2nd-11th
  • Dussehra – October 11th
  • Diwali – October 30th-November 3rd
  • Holi – March 13th-14th
  • Ram Navami – April 5th

  • Eid Al-Adha* – September 12th-13th
  • Al-Hijira* – October 1st-2nd
  • Ashura* – October 11th-12th
  • Mawlid* – December 13th-14th
  • Ramadan*! – May26th-June 25th
  • Eid al-Fitr* – June 24th-25th

  • Rosh Hashanah * – October 2nd-4th
  • Yom Kippur *! – October 11th-12th
  • Sukkot * – October 16th-23rd
  • Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah * – October 23rd-25th
  • Chanukah * – December 24th-January 1st
  • Purim * – March 11th-12th
  • Pesach *! – April 10th-18th
  • Shavuot * – May 30th-June 1st

 

  • Shuki-Korei-Sai – September 23rd
  • Shukaku Matsuri – October 17th
  • Ninamesai – November 23nd
  • Suijin-Matsuri – December 1st
  • Tohji-Taisai – December 22nd
  • Oharai/Grand Purification Festival – December 31st
  • Gantan-sai – January 1st
  • Setsebun sai – February 3rd
  • Oban – July 13th-15th
  • Seijin Shiki – January 15th

  • Birthday of Guru Granth – October 20th
  • Bandi Chhor Divas- October 30th
  • Birthday of Guru Nanek – November 14th
  • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur – November 24th
  • Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh
  • Maghi – January 13th
  • Holi – March 13th
  • Baisakhi – April 14th
  • Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib – June 16th

  • Mabon – September 21st
  • Samhain – October 31st
  • Yule – December 22nd
  • Imbolc – Febraury 2nd
  • Ostara – March 22nd
  • Beltane – May 1st
  • Litha – June 21st
  • Lammas – August 1st