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World Religions, Faiths and Philosophies

2017 Dates

Note: This list is not exhaustive. The information on this page was drawn from a variety of sources.

Christian Holidays

January 6 – Epiphany
January 7 – Orthodox Christmas Day Orthodox
January 14 – Orthodox New Year
February 28 – Mardi Gras
March 1 – Ash Wednesday
April 9 – Palm Sunday
April 13 – Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday)
April 14 – Good Friday
April 15 – Holy Saturday
April 16 – Easter Sunday
April 17 – Holy Monday
May 25 – Ascension Thursday
June 4 – Pentecost
June 5 – Whit Monday
November 1 – All Saints Day
November 2 – All Souls Day
December 24 – Christmas Eve
December 25 – Christmas Day

Jewish Holidays

March 11 and 12 – Purim
April 10 to 18 – Pesach (Passover)
May 30 to June 1 – Shavuot
July 31 to August 1 – Tish’a B’Av
September 20 to 22 – Rosh Hashana
September 29 to 30 – Yom Kippur
October 4 to 11 – Sukkot
October 11 to 12 – Shmini Atzeret
October 12 to 13 – Simchat Torah
December 12 to 13 – Chanukah (Hanukkah)

Muslim/Islamic Holidays

April 25 – Lailat al Miraj
May 13 – Lailat al Bara’ah
May 27 – Ramadan
June 26 – Eid al- Fitr
September 4 – Eid al - Adha
September 20 – Muharram
October 1 – Ashura

Hindu Holidays

January 15 – Makar Sankranti
March 13 – Holi Hindu
March 28 – Hindi New Year
September 21 – Navratri
October 19 – Diwali

Pagan Holidays

Dec 21 - Yule (midwinter, winter solstice) on the first day of winter each year
February 1 – 2 Imbolc
March 21 Ostara (vernal equinox) on the first day of spring each year
April 30 – May 1 - Beltane (Walpurgis Nacht)  
June 21 - Litha (midsummer, summer solstice) on the first day of summer each year
July 31 – August 1 - Lammas (Lughnasadh)
September 21 - Mabon (autumnal equinox) on the first day of autumn each year
October 31 – November 1 - Samhain (Halloween)

Other Renowned Holidays

May 4 – National Day of Prayer
January 15 – World Religion Day
January 28 – Chinese New Year
March 3 – World Day of Prayer
May 10 – Buddhist Wesak 

December 26 to January 1 – Kwanzaa