Interfaith Chaplaincy

Religious and Cultural Observances 2012-2013

 

*Observance begins at sundown on the evening prior.

**Regional variations and astronomical factors may affect the date.

 

July

3          Asalha Puja/Dharma Day** (Buddhism)

4          Independence Day (American National)

9          Martyrdom of the Bab* (Baha’i Faith)

20        Ramadan (to August 20 – Islam)

 

August

2          Lughnassad/Lammas* (Pagan)

10        Krishna Janmashtami** (Hindu)

19-21   Eid al Ftir (Islam)

 

September

1          Ecclesiastical Year begins (Orth. Christianity)

3          Labor Day (American National)

17-18   Rosh Hashanah* (-Judaism)

19        Ganesa Chaturthi** (Hinduism)

22        Mabon* (Pagan) / Autumnal Equinox

25-26        Yom Kippur (Jewish)


October

 1-7       Sukkot (Judaism)

7-8       Yom Kippur* (Judaism)

8          Columbus Day (American National)

20        Birth of the Bab* (Baha’i Faith)

24         Dussehra** (Hinduism)

25-29   Hajj,  Eid al Adha (Islam)

31        Samhain *(Pagan )

 
November

1          All Saints’ Day (Christianity)

2          All Souls’ Day (Hispanic Christianity)

11        Veteran’s Day (American National)

12        Birth of Baha’u’llah* (Baha’i Faith)

13        Diwali (Hinduism)

15        Nativity Fast (through Dec 24-Orth.Christianity)

22        Thanksgiving (American National)

24        Ashurah (Islam)

26        Day of the Covenant* (Baha’i Faith)

30        St. Andrew’s Day (Christianity)

 

December

 1          AIDS Awareness Day (American Cultural)

2          Advent (through Dec 24 - Christianity)

8          Bodhi Day** (Buddhist)

8          Immaculate Conception (Catholic Christian)

9-16      Hanukkah (Judaism)

16-25   Las Posadas (through 24-Hispanic Christianity)

21        Yule/Winter Solstice* (Pagan)

25        Christmas (Christianity)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African American)

 

January

1          New Year’s Day (American National)

6          Epiphany (Christianity)

6          Feast of Theophany (Orth. Christianity)

7        Feast of Nativity (Orth. Christianity)

15        World Religion Day (Baha’i)

21       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (American Natl)

24        Mawlid en Nabi* (Islam)

26        Tu B’Shvat* (Judaism)

27-30   Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

 

February

2          Imbolc* (Pagan)

2          Candlemas (Christianity)

2          Groundhog Day (American Cultural)

10        Lunar/Chinese New Year (Buddhist)

12        Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras (Christianity)

13        Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Christianity

14        St. Valentine’s Day (Christianity)

14        Nirvana Day (Buddhism)

18        Presidents’ Day (American National)

24        Purim* (Judaism)


March

2-20     19 Day Fast (Baha’i Faith)

17        St. Patrick’s Day (Irish Christianity)

18        Clean Monday- Lent begins (Orth. Christianity)

20        Ostara* (Pagan)

21        Naw Ruz / Norooz* (Baha’i Faith)

24        Palm/Passion Sunday (Christianity)

26-Apr 2          Pesach/Passover (Judaism

26        Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian)

27        Magha Puja** (Buddhist)

27        Holi *(Hinduism)

28        Maundy Thursday (Christianity)

29        Good Friday (Christianity)

31        Easter (Christianity)

 

April

2          Pesach  (last days – Judaism)

7          Yom Ha Shoah (Judaism)

11        New Year** (Hindu)

22        Earth Day (American Cultural)

21-May 2  Ridvan* (Baha’i Faith)


May

1          Beltane* (Pagan)

3          Holy Friday (Orth Christian)

 

5          Easter/Pascha (Orth Christian)

 

12        Mother’s Day (American National)

15-16   Shavuot (Judaism)

19        Pentecost (Christianity)

23        Declaration of the Bab* (Baha’i Faith)

25        Visakha Puja/Buddha Day** (Buddhism)

27        Memorial Day (American National)

29        Ascension of Baha’u’llah* (Baha’i Faith)

 

June

9          Race Unity Day* (Baha’i Faith)

16        Father’s Day (American Cultural)

21        Solstice/Litha* (Pagan)

21        First Nations Day (Canadian Native)

 

July

4          Independence Day (American National)

9          Ramadan (to August 8 – Islam)

9          Martyrdom of the Bab* (Baha’i Faith)

22        Asalhka Puja/Dharma Day** (Buddhism)

 

August

2          Lughnassad/Lammas* (Pagan)

8-11     Eid al Fitr** (Islam)

28        Krishna Janmashtami (-Hinduism)

  

July

3          Asalha Puja/Dharma Day** (Buddhism)

4          Independence Day (American National)

9          Martyrdom of the Bab* (Baha’i Faith)

20        Ramadan (to August 20 – Islam)