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Ultimate Interfaith Calendar of Religious Holidays (2024)

Colorful illustrated calendar to represent religious holidays

Every month at Good Good Good, we plan upcoming good news content for our Instagram, Goodnewsletter, Goodnewspaper, podcast, website, and more. Our work is always centered on hopeful stories about people making a difference in the world — and action steps on how each of us can join in with that good work.

With so many holidays, awareness days, education weeks, and activism months happening all year long, we’ve been slowly collecting all of these events in a private internal calendar for years.

We created a Monthly Cause Awareness Calendar — and also published a series of other Awareness Calendars for themes like Mental Health, Sustainability, Animals, and more.

And we thought it only made sense to create an Interfaith Calendar for Religious Holidays

Good Good Good is not associated with any particular faith (and as such, don’t endorse any specific religious holidays) — but we do cover good news stories that intersect with faith

We compiled a number of major holidays from a variety of religions and sects. We hope this resource will help you or your organization be inclusive of many people’s beliefs and celebrations — not just around winter holidays and major events, but all year long.

Where applicable, we’ve included resources around highlighted holidays — usually in the form of good news around particular topics, relevant quotes or recommendations, or action steps on how to make a difference. We encourage you to share them if you find them helpful.

While this is by no means fully inclusive of every religious holiday (because there are a lot of religions and a lot of holidays) — we’ve worked hard to ensure this is incredibly comprehensive. Of course, always double-check dates, as some holidays change dates year-to-year.

Bookmark this page and revisit it as often as you need. We’ll continue to update it and add to it over time.

Religious Holidays & Observances Across Multiple Faiths

January

Days

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1 (Roman Catholicism)

St. Basil’s Day - January 1 (Eastern Orthodoxy)

Oshogatsu - January 1 (Shinto)

Asara B’Tevet - January 3 (Judaism)

Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday - January 5 (Sikhism)

Epiphany / Three Kings Day - January 6 (Christianity)

Mahayana New Year - Date varies each year (Buddhism)

Christmas Day - January 7 (Eastern Orthodoxy)

The Baptism of Jesus - January 8 (Christianity)

Maghi - Lohri - January 13 (Sikhism)

Makar Sankranti - Date varies each year (Hinduism)

Vasant Panchami - Date varies each year (Hinduism)

World Religion Day - 3rd Sunday of January (Baha’i Faith)

Asara B’Tevet - Date varies in December or January (Judaism)

Lunar New Year - Date varies in January or February (Buddhism)

Weeks

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18 to 25 (Christianity)


February

Days

Imbolc - February 1 to 2 (Paganism) (Wicca)

Candlemas - February 2 (Christianity)

Setsubun - February 3 (Shinto)

Thaipusam - February 5 (Hinduism)

Tu BiShvat - February 5 to 6 (Judaism)

St. Valentine’s Day - February 14 (Christianity)

Nirvana Day - February 15 (Buddhism)

Lailat al Miraj - February 18 (Islam)

Maha Shivaratri Festival - February 18 (Hinduism)

Feast of the Annunciation - February 25 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Orthodox Green Monday / Clean Monday - 6th Monday before Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodoxy)

Lunar New Year - Date varies in January or February (Buddhism) 

Ash Wednesday - Date varies in February or March (Christianity)

Magha Puja - Date varies in February or March (Buddhism)

Losar New Year - Date varies in February or March (Buddhism)

Theravada New Year - Date varies in February or March (Buddhism)

Weeks

Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha - Date varies (Baha’i Faith)

Months

Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday (Christianity)


March

Days

St. David’s Day - March 1 (Christianity)

Holika Dahan - March 7 (Hinduism)

St. Patrick’s Day - March 17 (Christianity)

Feast of St. Joseph - March 19 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Ostara - March 21 (Paganism) (Wicca)

Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year - Date varies in March or April (Hinduism)

Feast of the Annunciation - March 25 (Christianity)

Orthodox Forgiveness Sunday / Cheesefare Sunday - The last Sunday before Lent begins (Eastern Orthodoxy)

Ramanavami - Date varies in March or April (Hinduism)

Naw Rúz - Occurs on the Spring Equinox (Baha’i Faith) (Zoroastrianism)

Magha Puja - Date varies in February or March (Buddhism)

Ash Wednesday - Date varies in February or March (Christianity)

Losar New Year - Date varies in February or March - Tibetan (Buddhism)

Theravada New Year - Date varies in February or March (Buddhism)

Ta’anit Esther - Date varies in March (Judaism)

Mid-Sha’ban - Date varies in March (Islam)

Lailat al Bara’ah - Date varies in March (Islam)

Purim - Date varies in March (Judaism)

Shushan Purim - Date varies in March (Judaism)

Holi - Date varies in March (Hinduism) (Sikhism) (Buddhism) (Jainism)

Hola Mohalla - Date varies in March (Sikhism)

Palm Sunday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Easter Sunday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Maundy (Holy) Thursday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Good Friday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Holy Saturday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Mahavir Jayanti - Date varies in March or April (Jainism)

Weeks

Passover - Week-long event in March or April (Judaism)

Ramadan - Dates vary each year (Islam)

Months

Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday (Christianity)

April

Days

Vaisakhi - April 13 or 14 (Hinduism) (Sikhism)

Tamil New Year - April 14 (Hinduism)

Father Damien Day - April 15 (Christianity)

Guru Angad Dev’s Birthday - April 18 (Sikhism)

St. George’s Day - April 23 (Christianity)

Walpurgis Night - April 30 (Paganism)

Yom HaShoah - A week after the 7th day of the Passover (Judaism)

Easter / Pascha - 1st Sunday after Passover (Eastern Orthodoxy)

Laylat al-Qadr - Celebrated every 27th day of Ramadan (Islam)

Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / Telugu New Year - Date varies in March or April (Hinduism)

Mahavir Jayanti - Date varies in March or April (Jainism)

Ramanavami - Date varies in March or April (Hinduism)

Palm Sunday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Easter Sunday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Maundy (Holy) Thursday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Good Friday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Holy Saturday - Date varies in March or April (Christianity)

Lag B’Omer - Dates vary in April or May (Judaism)

Vesak - Date varies in April or May (Buddhism)

Yom HaAtzma’ut - Date varies in April or May (Judaism)

Yom HaZikaron - Dates vary in April or May (Judaism)

Akshaya Tritiya - Date varies in April or May (Hinduism)

Pentecost Sunday - Date varies in April or May (Christianity)

Weeks

Passover - Week-long event in March or April (Judaism)

Ramadan - Dates vary each year (Islam)

Months

Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday (Christianity)

May

Days

Beltaine / Gaelic May Day - May 1 (Paganism) (Wicca)

Savitri Pooja - May 19 (Hinduism)

Yom Yerushalayim - May 19 (Judaism)

Corpus Christi Sunday - Thursday after Trinity Sunday (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Shavuot - 2-day celebration fifty days after Passover (Judaism)

Buddha’s Birthday - Full moon of the second lunar month (Buddhism)

Pentecost Sunday - Date varies in April or May (Christianity)

Vesak - Date varies in April or May (Buddhism)

Lag B’Omer - Dates vary in April or May (Judaism)

Yom HaZikaron - Dates vary in April or May (Judaism)

Akshaya Tritiya - Date varies in April or May (Hinduism)

Eid al-Fitr - Date varies in April or May (Islam)

Whit Sunday - 7th Sunday after Easter (Christianity)

Whit Monday / Pentecost Monday - The day after Whit Sunday (Christianity)

Months

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June

Days

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - June 7 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib - June 16 (Sikhism)

Puri Rath Yatra - June 20 (Hinduism)

Nativity of St. John the Baptist - June 24 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul - June 29 (Christianity)

Queer Youth of Faith Day - June 30 (Christianity) (Judaism) (Buddhism) (Islam) (Sikhism) (Hinduism)

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Litha - Date varies in June (Paganism) (Wicca)

Waqf al Arafa / The Hajj - Date varies in June or July (Islam)

Eid al-Adha - Date varies each year (Islam) 

Trinity Sunday - Sunday after the Pentecost (Christianity)


July

Days

Guru Purnima - July 3 (Hinduism) (Buddhism) (Jainism)

Fast of Tammuz - July 5 to 6 (Judaism)

Martyrdom of Báb - July 9 (Baha’i Faith)

St. Swithin’s Day - July 15 (Christianity)

Pioneer Day - July 24 (Christianity)

Feast of St. James - July 25 (Christianity)

Hijri New Year / (Islam)ic New Year - Begins on the 1st day of Muharram (Islam)

Waqf al Arafa / The Hajj - Date varies in June or July (Islam)

Asalha Puja / Dharma Day - Date varies in July (Buddhism)

Tish’a B’Av - Date varies in July (Judaism)

Day of Ashura / Muharram - Date varies in July (Islam)

August

Days

Lughnasadh Festival - August 1 (Paganism)

Lammas Festival - August 1 (Christianity) 

Obon - August 13 (Buddhism)

Feast of the Assumption - August 15 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Khordad Sal - August 21 (Zoroastrianism)

Nag Panchami - August 21 (Hinduism)

Varalakshmi Vrat - August 25 (Hinduism)

Onam - August 29 (Hinduism)

Raksha Bandhan - August 30 (Hinduism)

Tu B’av - Date varies in August (Judaism)

Ganesh Chaturthi - Date varies in August or September (Hinduism)

Paryushan - Date varies in August or September (Jainism)

Krishna Janmashtami - Date varies in August or September (Hinduism)


September

Days

Arba’een - 40th day after the Day of Ashura (Islam)

Virgin Mary Day - September 8 (Christianity) (Roman Catholicism)

Paryushana Parvarambha - September 11 (Jainism)

Holy Cross Day - September 14 (Christianity)

Vishwakarma Puja - September 17 (Hinduism)

Meskel - September 27 or 28 - Ethiopian Orthodox/Eritrean Orthodox

Feast of St. Michael - September 29 (Christianity)

Feast of the Holy Archangels - September 29 (Christianity)

Tzom Gedaliah - The day after Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)

Ganesh Chaturthi - Date varies in August or September (Hinduism)

Paryushan - Date varies in August or September (Jainism)

Krishna Janmashtami - Date varies in August or September (Hinduism)

Mawlid al-Nabi - Date varies in September (Islam)

Mahalaya Amavasya - Date varies in September or October (Hinduism)

Rosh Hashanah - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Simchat Torah - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Yom Kippur - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Shemini Atzeret - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Weeks

Mabon - Multiple days in mid-September (Paganism) (Wicca)

Navratri - 9-day event in September or October (Hinduism)

Sukkot - 7-day event in September or October (Judaism)


October

Days

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - October 4 (Christianity)

(Sikhism) Holy Day - October 20 (Sikhism)

Guru Granth’s Birthday - October 20 (Sikhism)

Dasara / Dussehra / Vijayadashami - October 24 (Hinduism)

Sharad Purnima - October 28 (Hinduism)

All Hallows’ Eve - October 31 (Christianity)

Samhain - October 31 to November 1 (Paganism) (Wicca)

Mahalaya Amavasya - Date varies in September or October (Hinduism)

Rosh Hashanah - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Simchat Torah - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Yom Kippur - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Shemini Atzeret - Date varies in September or October (Judaism)

Milad un Nabi - Date varies in October (Islam)

Báb’s Birthday - Date varies in October (Baha’i Faith)

The Birth of Bahá’u’lláh - Date varies in October or November (Baha’i Faith)

Dhan Teras - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Karwa Chauth - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Bhai Dooj - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Chhath Puja - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Weeks

Navratri - 9-day event in September or October (Hinduism)

Sukkot - 7-day event in September or October (Judaism)

Diwali - 5-day event that varies each year in October or November (Hinduism) (Sikhism) (Jainism)

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November

Days

Samhain - October 31 to November 1 (Paganism) (Wicca)

All Saints Day - November 1 (Christianity)

All Souls’ Day - November 2 (Christianity)

Marytrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib - November 24 (Sikhism)

Feast of Christ the King - November 26 (Christianity)

Guru Nanak’s Birthday - November 27 (Hinduism)

The Birth of Bahá’u’lláh - Date varies in October or November (Baha’i Faith)

Dhan Teras - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Karwa Chauth - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Bhai Dooj - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Chhath Puja - Date varies in October or November (Hinduism)

Mawlid Al-Nabi - Date varies in November or December (Islam)

Kartik Poornima - Date varies in November or December (Hinduism)

Weeks

Diwali - 5-day event that varies each year in October or November (Hinduism) (Sikhism) (Jainism)

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Hanukkah - Eight nights and days in November or December (Judaism)

Months

Christmas Fast - November to January (Christianity)


December

Days

St. Nicholas Day - December 6 (Christianity)

Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion - December 8 (Roman Catholicism)

Bodhi Day - December 8 (Buddhism)

Our Lady of Guadalupe - December 12 (Christianity)

Christmas Eve - December 24 (Christianity)

Christmas Day - December 25 (Christianity)

St. Stephen’s Day - December 26 (Christianity)

Feast of the Holy Innocents - December 28 (Christianity)

Dhanu Sankranti - Date varies in December (Hinduism)

Geeta Jayanti - Date varies in December (Hinduism)

Zartosht No-Diso - Date varies in December (Zoroastrianism)

Mawlid Al-Nabi - Date varies in November or December (Islam)

Kartik Poornima - Date varies in November or December (Hinduism)

Asara B’Tevet - Date varies in December or January (Judaism)

Weeks

Las Posadas - December 16 to 24 (Christianity)

Hanukkah - 8 nights and days in November or December (Judaism)

Yule Winter Solstice - Dates vary in December (Paganism) (Wicca)

Months

Advent Season (Christianity)


‍Is this list missing a holiday or awareness week/month? Let us know. We want to ensure this list is comprehensive and inclusive.

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