Holy Day Calendar

Religious Observances 2019 - 2020

The calendar below is a month-by-month listing of religious observances in Fall of 2019 and all of 2020. This list includes the dates for some of the most important religious celebrations of the major religions.  Some of these holy days include fasting or abstaining from specific food or drink for specified periods ranging from a month to more than a day (25 hours) to daylight hours (sunrise to sundown).  Absence from work or classes is also common observance for some major holy days.

 This list is by no means meant to be comprehensive. For additional holy day listings and descriptions, please consult the following links http://www.interfaith-calendar.org/2019.htm and http://www.interfaith-calendar.org/2020.htm

 Please note that some holy days (*) start at sundown of the evening of the listed start date and end at sundown or nightfall of the concluding listed date.

For printable calendar click here:  Major Holy Days Calendar 2019 - 2020

Holy Day Calendar August 2019 – December 2020

Lughnassad-Imbolc

Wicca/Pagan

Aug. 1

Thursday

Eid al Adha

Islamic

Aug. 11-Aug 12*#

Sun-Mon

Paryushana Parva

Jain

Aug 27

Tuesday

First of Muharram

Islamic

Aug. 31-Sept 1*

Sat-Sun

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu

Sept 2

Mon

Ashura

Islamic

Sept. 9-10*#

Mon-Tues

Mabon

Wicca/Pagan

Sept. 23

   Mon

Navratri

Hindu

Sept 28-Oct 7

Sat-Mon

Rosh Hashanah [New Year]

Jewish

Sept. 29-Oct 1*

Sun-Tues

Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]

Jewish

Oct 8-9*

Tues-Wed

Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles-7 days]

Jewish

Oct 13-20*

Sun-Sun

Birth of the Bab

Bahai’i

Oct. 20*

Sunday

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 20-22*

Sun-Tues

Diwali

Jain/Sikh/Hindu

Oct. 27

Sunday

Samhain

Wicca/Pagan

Oct 31-Nov. 1*

Thurs-Fri

All Saints Day/Day of the Dead

Christian/Latinx

 

Nov. 1

Friday

Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Sikh

Nov. 12

Tuesday

Advent

Christian

Dec. 1-24

Sun-Tues

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Christian

Dec. 8

Sunday

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)

Buddhist

Dec. 8

Sunday

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Christian

Dec. 12

Thursday

Chanukah [8-days]

Jewish

Dec. 22-Dec 30*

Sun-Mon

Christmas

Christian

Dec. 25

Wed

Kwanzaa

African-American

Dec. 26–Jan. 1

Thurs-Wed

Feast of the Holy Family

Christian

Dec. 29

Sunday

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Christian

Jan. 1

Wed

Christmas (Feast of the Epiphany)

Eastern Orthodox

Jan. 6

Monday

Feast of the Nativity

Orthodox Christian

Jan 7

Tuesday

Imbolc

Wicca/Pagan

Feb 2

Sunday

Asian Lunar New Year

Confucian/Taoist /Buddhist

Feb. 5

Wed

Ash Wednesday (Protestant and Roman Catholic Lenten season Feb 26-- Apr 11)

Christian 

Feb 26

Wed

Orthodox Great Lent

Eastern Orthodox

Mar 2-Apr 19

Mon-Sun

Nineteen Day Fast

Bahai’i

Mar 2-20*#

Mon-Fri

Holi

Hindu

March 9-10

Mon-Tues

Purim

Jewish

March 9-10*

Mon-Tues

Ostara

Wicca/Pagan

March 20

Fri

Norooz (New Year)

Persian/Zoroastrian

March 21-22

Sat-Sun

Laylat al Miraj

Islam

March 21-22*#

Sat-Sun

Palm Sunday

Christian

April 5

Sunday

Mahavir Jayanti

Jain

April 6

Monday

Passover (Pesach – 8 days)

Jewish

Apr 8-16*

Wed-Thurs

Maundy Thursday

Christian

April 9

Thursday

Good Friday

Christian

April 10

Friday

Easter

Christian

April 12

Sunday

Vaisakhi

Hindu/Sikh/Buddhist

April 14

Tues

Pascha

Orthodox Easter

April 19

Sunday

Ridvan

Baha’i

April 20

Monday

Ramadan (30 days)

Islamic

April 23-May 23*#

Thurs-Sat

Buddah’s Birthday

Buddhist

April 30

Thursday

Beltane

Wicca/Pagan

May 1

Fri

Vesak (Buddha Day)

Buddhist

May 7

Thurs

Declaration of the Báb

Bahá'i

May 23*

Saturday

Eid al Fitr

Islamic

May 24-25*#

Sun-Mon

Shavuot

Jewish

May 28-30

Thurs-Sat

Ascension of Baha’ullah

Bahá'i

May 29

Fri

Feast of Pentecost

Christian

May 31

Sun

Litha-Yule (Solstice)

    Wicca/Pagan

June 21

Sunday

Eid al Adha

     Islamic

July 30-31*#

Thurs-Fri

Lughnassad-Imbolc

    Wicca/Pagan

Aug. 1

Saturday

Paryushana Parva

    Jain

Aug 15

Sat

First of Muharram

    Islamic

Aug. 19-21*

Wed-Fri

Ganesh Chaturthi

     Hindu

Aug 22

Sat

Ashura

Islamic

Aug 28*#

Fri

Rosh Hashanah [New Year]

Jewish

Sept. 18-20*

Fri-Sun

Mabon

Wicca/Pagan

Sept. 23

Wed

Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]

Jewish

Sept. 27-28*

Sun-Mon

Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles-7 days]

Jewish

Oct. 2-9*

Fri-Fri

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 10-12*

Sat-Mon

Navratri

Hindu

Oct. 17-26

Sat-Mon

Birth of the Bab

Bahai’i

Oct. 18*

Sunday

Samhain

Wicca/Pagan

Oct 31-Nov. 1*

Sat-Sun

All Saints Day/Day of the Dead

  Christian/Latinx

 

Nov. 1

Sunday

Diwali

Jain/Sikh/Hindu

Nov. 14

Saturday

Advent

Christian

Nov. 29-Dec. 24

Sun-Thurs

Guru Nanak Gurpurab

Sikh

Nov. 30

Monday

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  Christian

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)

Buddhist

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Chanukah [8-days]

Jewish

Dec. 10-Dec. 18*

Thurs-Fri

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Christian

Dec. 12

Saturday

Christmas

Christian

Dec. 25

Friday

Kwanzaa

African-American

Dec. 26–Jan. 1

Sat-Fri

Feast of the Holy Family

  Christian

Dec. 27

Sunday

 * Some holy days (*) start at sundown of the evening of the listed start date and end at sundown or nightfall of the concluding listed date.

 # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

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