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2011 Religious Calendar

We are attempting to create an all inclusive, interfaith calendar of holidays and festivals for 2011.

If you have additions or corrections, please email us to have additions or correctionc made. 


Jan  Feb  March  April  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

January

Jan. 1

  • Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
  • Feast of the Circumcision (Christian­)
  • Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
  • Gantan-sai - New Years (Shinto)

Jan. 5

  • Epiphany Eve (Christian)
  • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday (Sikh)

Jan. 6

  • Epiphany (Christian)
  • Feast of the Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
  • Dia de los Reyes (Hispanic Christian)
  • Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox Christian)

Jan. 7

  • Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)

Jan. 9

  • Baptism of the Lord Jesus (Christian)

Jan. 13

  • Maghi (Sikh)

Jan. 14

  • Makar Sankrant (Hindu)

Jan. 16

  • World Religion Day (Baha'i)

Jan. 17

  • Blessing of the Animals (Hispanic Catholic Christian)

Jan. 18-25

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Christian)

Jan. 19

  • Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)

Jan. 19-21

  • Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

Jan. 20

  • Tu B'shvat (Jewish)

Jan. 25

  • Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

 

February

Feb. 2

  • Candlemas (Christian)
  • Imbolc - Lughnassadh (Wicca/Pagan)

Feb. 3

  • Setsubun-sai (Shinto)
  • Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)

Feb. 6

  • Four Chaplains Sunday (Interfaith)
  • Triodion begins (Orthodox Christian)

Feb. 8

  • Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

Feb. 14

  • Saint Valentine's Day (Christian)

Feb. 15

  • Nirvana Day (Buddhism/Jain)
  • Mawlid an Nabi - Muhammad's birthday (Islam)

Feb. 20

  • Mawlid an Nabi - Muhammad's birthday (Shiite Islam)

Feb. 24

  • Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Christian)

Feb. 26-March 1

  • Ayyám-i-Há - Intercalary Days (Baha'i)

Feb. 27

  • Sunday of the Last Judgment (Orthodox Christian)

March

March 1

  • Saint David of Wales (Christian)

March 2-20

  • Nineteen Day Fast (Baha'i)

March 3

  • Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

March 6

  • Cheesefare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
  • Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)

March 7

  • Clean Monday - Great Lent begins (Orthodox Christian)

March 8

  • Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

March 9

  • Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Christian)

March 13

  • Orthodox Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
  • Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (Scientology)

March 17

  • St. Patrick's Day (Christian)
  • Fast of Esther (Jewish)

March 19

  • Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
  • Saint Joseph's Day (Christian)
  • Holi (Hindu)

March 20 (Equinox)

  • Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
  • Holi (Hindu)
  • Mabon (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)
  • Ostara (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)
  • Purim (Jewish)

March 21

  • Shushan Purim (Jewish)
  • Norouz - New Year (Persian/Zoroastrian)
  • Naw Ruz - New Year (Baha'i)

March 25

  • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian)

March 26

Earth Hour

March 28

  • Khordad Sal - Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra (Zoroastrian)

April

April 4

  • New Year (Hindu)

April 4-12

  • Ramayana (Hindu)

April 5

  • Qingming (Chinese traditional)

April 12

  • Ramanavami (Hindu)
  • Swaminarayan Jayanti (Hindu)

April 14

  • Baisakhi (Sikh)

April 16

  • Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian)

April 17

  • Palm/Passion Sunday (Christian)
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

April 18-21

  • Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)
April 22
  • Earth Day (Interfaith)

April 18

  • Lord's Evening Meal (Jehovah's Witness)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

April 19-26

  • Pesach (Passover) (Jewish)

April 19-June 7

  • Sefirat HaOmer (Jewish)

April 21

  • First Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
  • Maundy Thursday (Christian)

April 22

  • Good (Holy) Friday (Christian)

April 23

  • Black Saturday (Christian)
  • St. George Day (Christian)

April 24

  • Easter (Christian)

April 29

  • Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)

April 30

  • St. James the Great Day (Orthodox Christian)

May

May 1

  • Yom HaSho'ah (Jewish)

  • Beltane - Samhain (Wicca/Pagan)

May 2

  • Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)

May 5

  • National Day of Prayer (Interfaith USA)

May 9

  • Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Jewish)

May 17

  • Buddha Day - Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

May 22

  • Lag B'Omer (Jewish)

May 23

  • Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)

May 29

  • Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)

June

June 2

  • Ascension of Jesus (Christian)

June 8-9

  • Shavuot (Jewish)

June 9

  • Saint Columba of Iona (Celtic Christian)

June 10

  • All Saints (Orthodox Christian)

June 12

  • Pentecost (Christian)

June 16

  • Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom (Sikh)

June 19

  • All Saints (Orthodox Christian)

  • New Church Day (Swedenborgian Christian)

  • Trinity Sunday (Christian)

  • Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)

June 21 (Solstice)

  • First Nations Day (Canadian Native People)

  • Litha (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)

  • Yule (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)

June 23

  • Corpus Christi (Catholic)

June 28

  • Lailat al Miraj (Islam)

June 29

  • Saints Peter and Paul (Christian)

July

July 1

  • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic)

July 9

  • Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)

July 11

  • Saint Benedict Day (Catholic)

July 15

  • Lailat al Bara'ah (Islam)

  • Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

  • Saint Vladimir Day (Christian)

July 13-16

  • Ulambana - (Japanese Buddhist)

July 19

  • Fast of 17th of Tamuz (Jewish)

July 24

  • Pioneer Day (Mormon)

July 23

  • Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I (Rastafari)

July 25

  • St. James the Great Day (Christian)

August

Aug. 1

  • Lammas (Christian)

  • Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Orthodox Christian)

  • Ramadan begins (Islam)

Aug. 2

  • Lughnassad - Imbolc (Wicca/Pagan)

Aug. 6

  • Transfiguration of the Lord (Orthodox Christian)

Aug. 7

  • Laylat al Kadr (Islam)

Aug. 9

  • Tisha B'Av - {begins at sundown Aug. 8} (Jewish)

Aug. 13

  • Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

Aug. 13-15

  • Obon (Shinto)

Aug. 15

  • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)

  • Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)

Aug. 22

  • Janmashtami - Krisha Jayanti (Hindu)

Aug. 26

  • Lailat al Kadr (Islam)

Aug. 29

  • Beheading of John the Baptist (Christian)

Aug. 31

  • Eid al Fitr (Islam)

Septemeber

Sept. 1

  • Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

  • Ecclesiastical New Year (Orthodox Christian)

Sept. 2-10

  • Paryushana Parva (Jain)

Sept. 8

  • Nativity of Mary (Christian)

Sept. 14

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

Sept. 23 (Equinox)

  • Mabon (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)

  • Ostara (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)

Sept. 27

  • Meskel (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)

Sept. 28-Oct. 5

  • Navaratri (Hindu)

Sept. 29-30

  • Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown Sept. 28 (Jewish)

Sept. 29

  • Michael and All Angels (Christian)

October

Oct. 2

  • Fast of Gedaliah (Jewish)

Oct. 4

  • St. Francis Day (Catholic)

Oct. 5

  • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day (Islam)

Oct. 6

  • Dasera (Hindu)

Oct. 8

  • Yom Kippur - begins at sunset Oct. 7 (Jewish)

Oct. 10

  • Thanksgiving - Canada (Interfaith)

Oct. 13-19

  • Sukkot (Jewish)

Oct. 19

  • Hoshanah Rabah (Jewish)

Oct. 20

  • Birth of the Báb (Baha'i)

  • Shemini Atzeret - begins sundown Oct. 19 (Jewish)

  • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

Oct. 21

  • Simhat Torah (Jewish)

Oct. 22

  • New Year (Jain)

Oct. 24-28

  • Deepavali (Hindu)

Oct. 26

  • Diwali (Jain/Hindu/Sikh)

Oct. 28

  • Milvian Bridge Day (Christian)

Oct. 31

  • Feast of the Circumcision (Christian­)
  • All Hallows Eve (Christian)
  • Samhain  (Wicca/Pagan, northern hemisphere)
  • Beltaine (Wicca/Pagan, southern hemisphere)

November

Nov. 1

  • All Saints' Day (Christian)

Nov. 2

  • All Souls' Day (Catholic)

Nov. 4-7

  • Hajj (Islam)

Nov. 6

  • Eid al Adha (Islam)

Nov. 10

  • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday (Sikh)

Nov. 12

  • Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)

Nov. 15

  • Nativity Fast begins through Dec. 24 (Orthodox Christian)

Nov. 20

  • Christ the King (Christian)

Nov. 24

  • Thanksgiving (Interfaith)

  • Gkuru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)

Nov. 26

  • Day of Covenant (Baha'i)

  • Al-Hijra - New Year (Islam)

Nov. 27

  • First Sunday of Advent (Christian)

Nov. 28

  • Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá (Baha'i)

Nov. 30

  • Saint Andrew's Day (Christian)

December

Dec. 5

  • Ashura (Islam)

Dec. 6

  • Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)

Dec. 8

  • Bodhi Day - Rohatsu (Buddhism)

  • Immaculate Conception (Catholic)

Dec. 12

  • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic)

Dec. 16

  • Posadas Navidenas (Christian)

December 17-24

  • Saturnalia (Pagan/Roman)
December 21-25.
  • Pancha Ganapati

Dec. 21-28

  • Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 22 solstice

  • Yule (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)

  • Litha (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)

Dec. 25

  • Christmas (Christian)

  • Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox Christian)

Dec. 26

  • Zarathosht Diso - Death of Prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroastrian)

  • Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Christian)

Dec. 28

  • Holy Innocents (Christian)

Dec. 30

  • Feast of the Holy Family (Catholic Christian)

Dec. 31

  • Watch Night (Christian)

Sources and Resources

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