Calendar of Major Religious Holidays

Calendar of Major Religious Holidays

Calendar of Major Religious Holidays

(August 2017 - July 2018)

Name of Holiday

Religion

Dates

Days of the Week

Janmashtami

Hindu

8/15/17

Tuesday 

Eid al-Adha*                     

Islamic

9/1/17

Friday 

Muharram (Al Hijrah – New Year)*

Islamic

9/21/17

Thursday

Navaratri/Dassehra

Hindu

9/21/17-9/29/17

Thursday-Friday 

Rosh Hashanah*

Jewish

9/21/17-9/22/17

Thursday-Friday

 

Yom Kippur*

Jewish

9/30/17

Saturday 

Sukkoth*

Jewish

10/5/17

Thursday 

Sh’mini Atzeret*

Jewish

10/12/17

Thursday 

Simchat Torah*

Jewish

10/13/17

Friday 

Diwali

Hindu

10/19/17

Thursday 

Maulid al-Nabi*

Islamic

12/1/17

Friday 

Bodhi Day

Buddhist

12/8/17

Friday 

Hanukkah*

Jewish

12/13/17-12/20/17

Wednesday-Wednesday

Christmas

Christian

12/25/17

Monday

Paranirvana (Nirvana) Day

Buddhist

2/8/17 or 2/15/17

Thursday

Ash Wednesday

Christian

2/14/18

Wednesday 

Maha Shivaratri

Hindu

2/14/18

Wednesday 

Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)

Orthodox Christian

2/19/18

Monday

Purim*

Jewish

3/1/18

Thursday 

Holi

Hindu

3/2/18-3/3/18

Friday-Saturday 

Ramanavami

Hindu

3/26/18

Monday 

Good Friday

Christian

3/30/18

Friday 

Passover*

Jewish

3/31/18-4/7/18

Saturday-Saturday 

Easter

Christian

4/1/18

Sunday 

Buddha’s Birth

Buddhist

4/8/18

Sunday 

Ramadan (Beginning)*

Islamic

5/16/18

Wednesday 

Shavouth*

Jewish

5/20/18

Sunday 

Day of Vesak

Buddhist

5/29/18

Tuesday 

Laylat al-Qadr*

Islamic

6/10/18

Sunday 

Eid al-Fitr* (End of Ramadan)

Islamic

6/15/18

Friday


* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.