Interfaith Calendar 2017

* Means that Holy days begin at sundown the day before this date. 
** Regional customs, group preference or moon sightings may cause a variation of this date.

2017 Holidays

JANUARY 2017

    • January 1
      • Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
      • Feast Day of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
      • Gantan-sai (New Years) Shinto
      • Holy Name of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
    • January 5
      • Twelfth Night - Christian
      • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday - Sikh
    • January 6
      • Epiphany - Christian
      • Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) - Orthodox Christian
      • Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Christian
      • Nativity of Christ - Armenian Orthodox Christian
    • January 7
      • Feast of the Nativity ** - Orthodox Christian
    • January 8
      • Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian
    • January 12-15
      • Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist
    • January 13
      • Maghi - Sikh
    • January 15
      • World Religion Day - Baha'i
    • January 17
      • Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian
    • January 19-25
      • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
    • January 19
      • Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian
      • Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
    • January 25
      • Conversion of St. Paul - Christian
    • January 28
      • Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

FEBRUARY  2017

    • February 1
      • Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu
    • February 2
      • Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian
      • Imbolc - Lughnassah * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern Hemispheres
      • Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Anglican Christian
      • Saint Brighid of Kildare - Celtic Christian
    • February 3
      • St. Blaze Day - Christian
      • Setsebun sai (beginning of spring) - Shinto
    • February 5
      • Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith
    • February 11
      • Tu BiShvat * - Jewish
    • February 12
      • Triodion - Orthodox Christian
    • February 14
      • St. Valentine's Day - Christian
    • February 15
      • Nirvana Day ** - Buddhist - Jain - Sikh
    • February 19
      • Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
    • February 25
      • Maha Shavaratri ** - Hindu
    • February 26
      • Cheese Fare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
      • Transfiguration Sunday - Christian
    • February 26-March 1
      • Intercalary - Baha'i
    • February 28
      • Shrove Tuesday - Christian

MARCH   2017

    • March 1
      • St. David of Wales - Christian
      • Ash Wednesday - Christian
    •  March 2 - 20
      • Nineteen Day Fast * - Baha'i
    • March 5
      • Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
    • March 12
      • Purim - Jewish
      • Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
    • March 13
      • Holi ** - Hindu
      • Hola Mohalla - Sikh
    • March 17
      • St. Patrick's Day - Christian
    • March 19
      • St. Joseph's Day - Christian
    • March 20  Equinox
      • Ostara * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
      • Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
    • March 21
      • Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
      • Naw-Rúz (New Year) * - Baha'i
    • March 25
      • Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - Christian
    • March 27
      • Great Lent begins - Clean Monday - Orthodox Christian
    • March 28
      • Hindu New Year ** - Hindu
    • March 28 - April 5
      • Ramayana ** - Hindu
    • March 28
      • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) ** - Zoroastrian

April  2017

    • April 1
      • Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian
    • April 2
      • Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian
    • April 5
      • Ramanavami ** - Hindu
    • April 9
      • Palm Sunday- Christian
    • April 10
      • Mahavir Jayanti ** - Jain
    • April 11
      • Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian
      • Hanuman Jayanti - Hindu
    • April 11-14
      • Theravadin Mew Year ** - Buddhist
    • April 11-18
      • Pesach (Passover) * - Jewish
    • April 13
      • Maundy Thursday - Christian
    • April 14
      • Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian
      • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh
      • Good Friday - Christian
    • April 16
      • Easter Christian
      • Pascha (Easter) - Orthodox Christian
    • April 21
      • First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
    • April 23
      • St. George's Day - Christian
      • Yom HaShoah * - Jewish
    • April 24
      • Lailat al Miraj * - Islam
    • April 29
      • Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
    • April 30
      • St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

MAY  2017

  • May 1
    • Beltane - Samhain * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Jewish
  • May 2
    • Twelfth Day of Ridvan *  - Baha'i
  • May 3
    • Saints Philip & James - Christian
  • May 4
    • National Day of Prayer - USA - Interfaith
  • May 10
    • Visakha Puja - Buddha Day ** - Buddhist
  • May 12
    • Lailat al Bara'ah * - Islam
  • May 14
    • Lag B/Omer * - Jewish
  • May 23
    • Declaration of the Bab * - Baha'i
  • May 27
    • Ramadan begins * - Islam
  • May 29
    • Ascension of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • May 31-June 1
    • Shavout * - Jewish
  • May 25
    • Ascension of Jesus - All Christians

JUNE   2017

    • June 4
      • Pentecost - All Christians
    • June 9
      • St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian
    • June 11
      • Trinity Sunday- Christian
    • June 15
      • Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian
      • Saint Vladimir - Christian
    • June 16
      • Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh
    • June 19
      • New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian
    • June 21  Solstice
      • First Nations Day - Canadian Native People
      • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
      • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
    • June 22
      • Laylat al Kadr * - Islam
    • June 23
      • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
    • June 26-28
      • Eid al Fitr * - Islam
    • June 29
      • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

JULY  2017

    • July 9
      • Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i
      • Asalha Puja Day - Buddhist
    • July 11
      • St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian
      • All Saints - Orthodox Christian
    • July 13
      • Ulambana - Obon ** - Buddhist
    • July 13-15
      • Obon  ** - Shinto  
    • July 15
      • St. Vladimir the Great Day - Orthodox Christian
    • July 24
      • Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian
    • July 25
      • St. James the Great Day - Christian

AUGUST   2017

    • August 1
      • Lammas - Christian
      • Lughnassad - Imbolc * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
      • Tish'a B'av * - Jewish
      • Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
    • August 6
      • Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian
    • August 7
      • Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu
    • August 15
      • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
      • Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian
      • Krishna Janmashtami - Hindu
    • August 26-September 4
      • Paryushana Parva ** - Jain
    • August 29
      • Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Christian
    • August 31
      • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day * - Islam

SEPTEMBER  2017

    • September 1
      • Religious year begins - Orthodox Christian
    • September 1-4
      • Eid al Adha * - Islam
    • September 8
      • Nativity of Virgin Mary - Christian
    • September 14
      • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) - Christian
    • September 21-22
      • Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish
      • New Year - Hijra * - Islam
    • September 21-29
      • Navaratri ** - Hindu
    • September 22  Equinox
      • Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
      • Ostata * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
    • September 25
      • Ganesh Chaturthi ** - Hindu
    • September 27
      • Meskel - Ethiopian Christian
    • September 29
      • Michael and All Angels - Christian
    • September 30
      • Yom Kippur * - Jewish
      • Dasara Hindu

OCTOBER   2017

    • October 1
      • Ashura * - Islam
    • October 4
      • St Francis Day - Catholic Christian
      • Blessing of the Animals - Christian
    • October 5-11
      • Sukkot * - Jewish
    • October 9
      • Thanksgiving - Canada - Interfaith
    • October 12
      • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish
    • October 13
      • Simchat Torah * - Jewish
    • October 18 
      • St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist - Christian
    • October 19
      • Diwali - Deepavali ** - Hindu - Sikh - Jain
    • October 20
      • Birth of the Báb * - Baha'i
      • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh
      • Jain New Year - Jain
    • October 28
      • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian
    • October 29
      • Reformation Day - Protestant Christian
    • October 31
      • All Hallows Eve - Christian
      • Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian

NOVEMBER   2017

  • November 1
    • All Saints Day - Christian
    • Samhain - Beltane * Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • November 2
    • All Souls Day - Catholic Christian
  • November 4
    • Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib - Sikh
  • November 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • November 15
    • Nativity Fast begins - ends Dec. 24 - Orthodox Christian
  • November 23
    • Thanksgiving- Interfaith USA
  • November 24
    • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur - Sikh
  • November 26
    • Christ the King - Christian
    • Day of the Covenant * - Baha'i
  • November 28
    • Ascension of  'Abdu'l-Baha * - Baha'i
  • November 30
    • St. Andrew's Day - Christian

DECEMBER   2017

  • December 1
    • Mawlid an Nabi * - Islam
  • December 3-24
    • Advent - Christian
  • December 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
  • December 8
    • Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) ** - Buddhist
    • Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian
  • December 12
    • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
  • December 13-20
    • Hanukkah * - Jewish
  • December 16-25
    • Posadas Navidenas - Hispanic Christian
  • December 21  Solstice
    • Yule - Christian
    • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • December 24
    • Christmas Eve - Christian
  • December 25
    • Christmas * - Christian
    • Feast of the Nativity ** - Orthodox Christian
  • December 26
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** - Zoroastrian
    • St Stephen's Day - Christian
  • December 28
    • Holy Innocents - Christian
  • December 31
    • Watch Night - Christian
    • Holy Family - Catholic Christian

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