Cultural and Religious Holidays

2014 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Nativity of Jesus Orthodox Christian January 7
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birth of Mohammed) Muslim January 13*
Chinese New Year Asian January 31
Imbolc Pagan February 2
Purim Jewish March 16*
Ostara Pagan March 20
Hindu New Year Hindu March 31
Palm Sunday Christian April 13
Pesach (Passover) Jewish April 15* – 22
Good Friday Christian April 18
Easter Christian April 20
Beltaine Pagan April 30
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish June 4* – 5
Litha Pagan June 21
Ramadan begins Muslim June 28*
Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim July 29*
Lughnasadh (Lammas) Pagan August 1
Mabon Pagan September 23
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish September 24* – 25
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish October 4*
Eid al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) Muslim October 4*
Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles) Jewish October 9* – 15
Diwali (Festival of Lights) Hindu October 23
Al-Hijra (Muharram, Islamic New Year) Muslim October 25*
Samhain Pagan October 31
Ashura (10th day of Muharram) Muslim November 5*
Hanukkah Jewish December 17* – 24
Yule Pagan December 21
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian December 25
Kwanzaa African American December 26 – January 1, 2015

*Holy days begin at sundown of the day before the date listed and and end at sundown of the date listed.

2015 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Mawlid-al-Nabi (birth of Mohammed) Muslim January 3*
Nativity of Jesus Orthodox Christian January 6
Imbolc Pagan February 2
Chinese New Year Asian February 9
Purim Jewish March 5*
Ostara Pagan March 20
Hindu New Year Hindu March 21
Palm Sunday Christian March 29
Good Friday Christian April 3
Pesach (Passover) Jewish April 4* – 11
Easter Christian April 5
Orthodox Easter Orthodox Christian April 12
Beltaine Pagan April 30
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) Jewish May 24* – 25
Ramadan begins Muslim June 18*
Litha Pagan June 21
Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan) Muslim July 18*
Lughnasadh (Lammas) Pagan August 1
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish September 14* – 15
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish September 23*
Eid al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) Muslim September 23*
Mabon Pagan September 23
Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles) Jewish September 28* – October 4
Al-Hijra (Muharram, Islamic New Year) Muslim October 14*
Ashura (10th day of Muharram) Muslim October 23*
Samhain Pagan October 31
Hanukkah Jewish December 7* – 14
Yule Pagan December 22
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian December 25
Kwanzaa African American December 26 – January 1, 2016

*Holy days begin at sundown of the day before the date listed and and end at sundown of the date listed.

Revised 10/31/13