2021 Interfaith Calendar
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Note:
* Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date. 
** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.
BOLD  - Most important holy dates for religions

 

 

JANUARY 
 

    • Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian

    • Feast Day of St Basil - Orthodox Christian

    • Shogatsu/Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto

    • Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian

    • Twelfth Night - Christian

    • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday - Sikh

    • Epiphany - Christian

    • Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) - Orthodox Christian

    • Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Christian

    • Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian

 

  • 13 

    • Maghi - Sikh

  • 17 

    • Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian 

  • 18 

    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins - Christian

  • 19 

    • Timkat - Ethiopoian Christian

  • 25 

    • Conversion of St. Paul - Christian

  • 28

    • Tu B'Shvat * - Jewish
       

FEBRUARY
 

    • Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Christian

    • St. Blaze Day - Christian

    • Setsebun (beginning of spring) - Shinto

    • Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith

    • Nirvana Day - Buddhism

  • 12 

    • Triodion - Orthodox Christian

    • Chinese New Year - Chinese traditional

  • 14 

    • St. Valentine's Day - Christian

    • Transfiguration Sunday - Christian

  • 15 

    • Nirvana Day ** - Buddhist - Jain

  • 16 

    • Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu

    • Shrove Tuesday - Christian

  • 17 

    • Lent begins - Christian

  • 21 

    • Triodion Begins - Orthodox Christian

  • 26

    • Purim * - Jewish

MARCH 
 

    • St. David of Wales - Christian

  • 2 - 20 

    •  Nineteen Day Fast - Baha'i

  • 7

    • Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian

  • 10 

    • Lailat al Miraj * - Islam

  • 12 

    • Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian

    • Maha Shivaratri ** - Hindu

  • 14 

    • Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian

  • 15 

    • Clean Monday (Great Lent begins) - Orthodox Christian

  • 17 

    • St. Patrick's Day - Christian

  • 18 

    • Waqf al Arafa * - Islam

  • 19 

    • St. Joseph's Day - Christian

  • 21 

    • Norooz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian

    • Naw-Rúz (New Year) * - Baha'i

    • Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian

  • 25 

    • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

    • Mahavir Jayanti  **- Jain

  • 26 

    • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) Zoroastrian

  • 28 

    • Lailat al Bara'ah * - Islam

    • Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian

    • Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

  • 28 - April 8

    • Pesach * - Jewish

  • 28 

    • Palm Sunday - Christian

  • 29 

    • Holi ** - Hindu

April
 

  • 1

    • Maunday Thursday - Christian

  • 2

    • Good Friday - Christian

    • Easter Sunday * - Christian

  • 8

    • Yom HaShoah * - Jewish

  • 13 

    • Hindi New Year ** - Hindu

  • 13-21 

    • Ramayana ** - Hindu

  • 13 

    • Ramadan begins * - Islam

  • 14 

    • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) - Sikh

  • 15

    • Yom Ha'Atzmaut * - Jewish

  • 16 

    • First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

  • 21 

    • Ramanavami ** - Hindu

  • 23 

    • St. George's Day - Christian

  • 24 

    • Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian

  • 25 

    • Palm Sunday - Orthodox Christian

  • 27 

    • Hanuman Jayanti ** - Hindu

    • Mahavir Jayanti ** Jain

  • 30 

    • Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian

    • Lag B'Omer * - Jewish

MAY
 

    • Last day of Ridvan *  - Baha'i

    • Pascha (Easter)  - Orthodox Christian

    • Saints Philip & James - Christian

    • National Day of Prayer - USA - Interfaith

    • Laylat al Kadr * - Islam

  • 14-16

    • Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends * - Islam

  • 18

    • Tish'a B'av * - Jewish

  • 23 

    • Declaration of the Bab * - Baha'i

    • Pentecost - Christian

  • 29

    • Ascension of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i

  • 30 

    • Trinity Sunday - Christian

JUNE 
 

  • 3

    • Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian

    • St. Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian

  • 11 

    • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian

  • 15 

    • Saint Vladimir Day - Christian

  • 16 

    • Guru Arjan martyrdom - Sikh

  • 19 

    • New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian 

  • 20 

    • Pentecost - Orthodox Christian

  • 22 

    • First Nations Day - Canadian Native People

  • 24 

    • Saint John the Baptist - Christian

  • 29 

    • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

JULY
 

    • Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i

  • 11 

    • St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian

  • 13 

    • Obon (Ulambana) ** - Buddhist/Shinto   ?

  • 15 

    • St. Vladimir the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

  • 20-23 

    • Eid al Adha - Sacrifice Day * - Islam

  • 24 

    • Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian

    • Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

  • 25 

    • St. James the Great Day - Christian

AUGUST
 

    • Lammas - Christian 

    • Krishna Janmashtami ** - Hindu

    • Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian

  • 10 

    • Hijra - New Year begins * - Islam

  • 15 

    • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

    • Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian

  • 17-18

    • Shavout * - Jewish

  • 18 

    • Ashura * - Islam

  • 22 

    • Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu

  • 29 

    • Beheading of St. John the Baptist - Christian 

SEPTEMBER
 

    • Religious year begins - Orthodox Christian 

  • 7-6

    • Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish

    • Nativity of Virgin Mary - Christian

  • 10 

    • Ganesh Chaturthi ** - Hindu

  • 11 

    • Ethiopian New Year

       - Rastafaria

  • Paryushana Parva 

       - Jain

  • 13

    • Yom Kippur * - Jewish

  • 14 

    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) - Christian

  • 21-27

    • Sukkot * - Jewish

  • 21 

    • Paryushana Parva - Jain

  • 27

    • Meskel - Ethiopian Eritrean Orthodox Christian

  • 28

    • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish

  • 29 

    • Michael and All Angels - Christian

    • Simchat Torah * - Jewish

OCTOBER
 

    • St Francis Day - Catholic Christian

    • Blessing of the Animals - Christian

  • 7-14 

    • Navaratri ** - Hindu

  • 15 

    • Dasara ** - Hindu

  • 18 

    •  

Luke, Apostle & Evangelist - Christian

  • Mawlid an Nabi * Islam

  • 20 

    • Birth of the B'ab * - Baha'i

    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh

  • 28 

    • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian

  • 31 

    • All Hallows Eve - Christian

    • Reformation Day - Protestant Christian

    • Deep Diwali - Jain

NOVEMBER 
 

    • All Saints Day - Christian

    • All Souls Day - Catholic Christian 

    • Diwali (Deepavali) ** - Hindu - Jain

    • Vikram New Year ** - Hindu

  • 12 

    • Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i

  • 13 

    • Jain New Year - Jain

  • 15 

    • Nativity Fast begins - ends Dec. 24 - Orthodox Christian

  • 21 

    • Christ the King - Christian 

  • 24 

    • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur - Sikh 

  • 26 

    • Day of the Covenant * - Baha'i

    • Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian

  • 28 

    • First Sunday of Advent - Christian

    • Ascension of  'Abdu'l-Baha * - Baha'i

  • 29 - Dec. 6

    • Hanukkah * - Jewish

  • 30 

    • St. Andrew's Day - Christian

DECEMBER 
 

    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian

    • Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) - Buddhism

    • Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian 

  • 12 

    • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian

  • 16-25 

    • Posadas Navideñas - Hispanic Christian

  • 21 

    • Yule - Christian

  • 24 

    • Christmas Eve - Christian

  • 25

    • Christmas * - Christian

    • Feast of the Nativity ** - Orthodox Christian 

  • 26 

    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra)  Zoroastrian 

    • St Stephen's Day - Christian 

  • 28 

    • Holy Innocents - Christian

  • 30 

    • Holy Family - Catholic Christian 

  • 31 

    • Watch Night - Christian