Interfaith Calendar 2017

Almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. This inclusive religious calendar for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism, as well as Humanist/Secular dates. We hope you will come to this page regularly to learn about the festivals of your spiritual tradition as well as your neighbours’ and friends.

BahaismSymbolBaha’i Holidays 2017:
Jan 17 – World Religion Day
Mar 2-21 – The Nineteen Day Fast
Mar 21 – Nowruz / Naw-Ruz (Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 20-May 2 – Ridván
May 23 – Declaration of the Bab
May 29 – Ascension of Baha’u’llah
July 9 – The Martyrdom of the Bab
Oct 20 – Birth of the Bab
Nov 12 – Birth of Baha’u’llah

BuddhismSymbolBuddhist Holidays 2017:
Jan 9 – Mahayana New Year
Jan 28 – Chinese New Year
Feb 15 – Parinirvana – Nirvana Day
Mar 12 – Magha Puja Day
Apr 11-14 – Theravada New Year
May 3 – Wesak or Buddha Day
Jul 9 – Asala – Dharma Day
Aug 7 – Ancestor Day – Ulambana
Dec 8 – Bodhi Day

ChristianitySymbolChristian Holidays 2017 (all denominations):
Jan 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
Jan 6 – Epiphany
Jan 6 – Feast of Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 – Nativity of Jesus (Armenian Orthodox)
Jan 7 – Christmas Day (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 19 – Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
Feb 2 – Candlemas
Feb 27 – Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Feb 28 – Shrove Tuesday
Mar 1 – Ash Wednesday
Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 25 – Annunciation
Apr 9 – Palm Sunday
Apr 13 – Maundy Thursday
Apr 14 – Good Friday
Apr 15 – Holy Saturday
Apr 16 – Easter Sunday
Apr 16 – Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
May 25 – Ascension Day
Jun 4 – Pentecost
Jun 11 – Trinity Sunday
Jun 15 – Corpus Christi
Jun 29 – St. Peter and St. Paul’s Day
July 22 – Feast of Mary Magdalene
Aug 6 – Transfiguration of Jesus
Aug 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)
Aug 15 – Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
Sep 8 – Nativity of the Theotokos / Birth of Virgin Mary
Sep 29 – Michaelmas
Oct 31 – Reformation Day (Protestant Christian)
Oct 31 – All Hallows’ Eve
Nov 1 – All Saints Day / All Hallows’ Day
Nov 2 – All Souls’ Day
Dec 3 – Advent Sunday
Dec 8 – Feast of Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Dec 12 – Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve (Western Churches)
Dec 25 – Christmas Day (Western Churches)

hinduismHindu Holidays 2017:
Jan 14 – Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Feb 1 – Vasant Panchami
Feb 24 – Maha Shivratri
Mar 1 – Holi
Apr 5 – Ram Navami
Apr 11 – Hanuman Jayanti
Aug 7 – Raksha Bandhan
Aug 14 – Krishna Janmasthami
Aug 25 – Ganesh Chaturthi
Sept 3 – Onam
Sept 21-29 – Navratri
Sept 26-30 – Durga Puja
Sept 30 – Dusshera
Oct 19 – Diwali

JainismSymbolJain Holidays 2017:
Jan 10 – Rohini Vrat
Jan 25 – Meru Trayodashi
Mar 11 – Chamumasi Chaudas
Mar 12 – Ashtanika Vidhan
Apr 3 – Navapad Oli
Apr 9 – Shri Mahavir Jayanti
Sept 5 – Anant Chaturdashi
Oct 30 – Diwali

JudaismSymbolJewish Holidays 2017:
Feb 10 – Tu B’Shevat
Mar 11 – Purim
Apr 10-18 – Passover
May 30 – Shavuot
Jul 31 – Tisha B’Av
Sep 21 – Rosh Hashanah
Sep 30 – Yom Kippur
Oct 5-11 – Sukkot
Oct 13 – Simchat Torah
Dec 13-20 – Hanukkah

Islam SymbolIslamic Holidays 2017:
Apr 23 – Lailat al Miraj
May 11 – Laylat al Bara’at
May 27 – Ramadan Starts
Jun 21 – Lailat al Qadr
Jun 25 – Eid-ul-Fitr
Sept 1 – Eid-ul-Adha
Sept 21 – Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Oct 1 – Ashura
Dec 1 – Mawlid

WiccaSymbol2Pagan Holidays 2017:
Feb 2 – Imbolc
Mar 20 – Spring Equinox
May 1 – Beltane
June 21 – Summer Solstice
Aug 1 – Lughnasadh (Lamamas)
Sept 22 – Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 – Samhain
Dec 21 – Winter Solstice (Yule)

shinto

Shinto Holidays 2017:
Jan 1 – Gantan-sai
Jan 7 – Koshogatsu
Feb 3 – Setsubun
Feb 17 – Toshigoi
Mar 3 – Hina-matsuri
Mar 21 – Shubun-sai
May 3 – Taue Matsuri
May 5 – Tango-no-Sekku
Jun 30 – Oharai
Nov 15 – Shichigosan
Nov 23 – Niinamesei

Humanism_SymbolSecular/Non-Religious Holidays 2017:
Jan 29 – Thomas Paine Day
Feb 12 – Darwin Day
Mar 14 – Pi Day
Apr 22 – Earth Day
May 4 – Day of Reason
Jun 5 – World Environment Day
Jun 21 – World Humanist Day
Jul 1 – Chevalier da la Barre
Jul 4 – Indivisible Day
Sep 23 – Banned Book Week
Oct 12 – Freethought Day
Dec 23 – Festivus
Dec 23 – Human Light Celebration

SikhismSymbolSikh Holidays 2017:
Jan 5 – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 – Maghi
Mar 13 – Hola Mohalla
Apr 14 – Baisakhi
Jun 16 – Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom
Oct 19 – Diwali
Nov 4 – Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday
Nov 24 – Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

 

 

All images in this post were sourced from wikipedia.org and affiliate sites.

Please note that, unless otherwise noted, Jewish holidays start at sundown on the previous day. Also, due to Islam’s use of the lunar calendar, some dates will be confirmed closer to the holiday.

  1 comment for “Interfaith Calendar 2017

  1. Engage with local communities, not wikipeda.
    April 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    The pentagram (circled five-pointed star) is the most recognised symbol representative of Pagan traditions as a collective and the most widely accepted by those in Pagan communities. The interlocking triple-crescent image is NOT an instantly recognisable symbol representing these communities and their faiths. Please replace this image with the pentagram (circled five-pointed star) symbol on the current and previous online calendars. Thank you.

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