Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar

2021

Month of January: Poverty Awareness in America Month

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 1: Shogatsu/Gatan-sai

January 1: Mary Mother of God

January 1: Feast Day of St. Basil

January 5: Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday

January 5: Twelfth Night

January 6: Epiphany

January 6: Feast of the Epiphany

January 6: Dia de los Reyes

January 7: Orthodox Christmas

January 7: Feast of the Nativity

January 10: Baptism of the Lord Jesus

January 14: Maghi

January 14: Makar Sankranti

January 17: World Religion Day

January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18 to 25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

January 19: Timkat

January 25: Conversion of St. Paul

January 27 to 28: Tu B’Shvat

Month of February: Black History Month

February 1: National Freedom Day

February 1: World Hijab Day

February 2: Candlemas

February 3: Setsubun-sai

February 3: St. Blaise Day

February 3: Four Chaplains Sunday

February 12: Chinese New Year

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day

February 15: President’s Day

February 15: Parinirvana/Nirvana Day

February 16: Vasant Panchami

February 16: Shrove Tuesday

February 17: Ash Wednesday

February 17 to April 1: Beginning of Lent

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

February 21: Triodion

February 25 to 28: Ayyám-I-Ha or Intercalary Days

February 25: Ta’anit Ester/Fast of Esther

February 25 to 26: Purim

February 26: Māgha Pūjā

February 28 to March 19: Nineteen Day Fast

Month of March: Women’s History Month

March 1: St. David of Wales Feast

March 7: Meatfare Sunday

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 11: Lailat al Mi’raj

March 11: Maha Shivaratri

March 14: Cheesefare Sunday

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 19: St. Joseph’s Day

March 20: Ostara

March 20: Nowruz

March 20: Naw Rúz

March 21: St. Benedict Day

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 24 to 29: Hola Mohalla

March 25: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 26: Khordad Sal

March 27: Lord’s Evening Meal

March 27 to April 4: Pascha/Passover/Pesach

March 28: Palm Sunday

March 28 to 29: Mid-Sha’ban

March 29: Holi

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day

Month of April: Arab American Heritage Month

April 1: Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday

April 2: Good Friday

April 3: Holy Saturday

April 4: Easter

April 7 to 8: Yom HaShoah

April 12: Beginning of Ramadan

April 13: Hindu New Year

April 13: Vaisakhi/Baisakhi

April 13 to 14: Yom HaZikaron

April 14 to 15: Yom Ha’Atzmaut

April 19 to May 1: Festival of Ridván

April 21: Rama Navami

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: Day of Silence

April 23: St. George’s Day

April 24: Lazarus Saturday

April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 25: Mahavir Jayanti

April 27: Hanuman Jayanti

April 27: Theravada New Year

Month of May: Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month

Month of May: Jewish American Heritage Month

May 2: Orthodox Easter/Pascha

May 3: Feast of Saints Philip and James

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 6: National Day of Prayer

May 9: Laylat al Qadr

May 13: Ascension Day

May 13 to 14: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

May 16 to 18: Shavuot

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 22 to 23: Declaration of the Báb

May 23: Pentecost Sunday

May 26: Vesak

May 28: Ascension of the Bahá’U’lláh

May 29 to 30: Lag BaOmer/Lag B’Omer

May 30: Memorial Day

May 30: Trinity Sunday

September 1: Ecclesiastical year begins

September 4 to 11: Paryushana Parva

September 6: Labor Day

September 6 to 8: Rosh Hashanah

September 8: Nativity of Virgin Mary

September 9: Tzom Gedaliah

September 10: Ganesh Chaturthi

September 11: Samvatsari Parva

September 11: Enkutatash

September 15 to 16: Yom Kippur

September 15 to October 15: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

September 27: Meskel

September 27: Elevation of the Life Giving Cross

September 27 to 28: Shemini Atzeret

September 27 to 28: Arba’een

September 29: Michael and All Angels

Month of October: LGBTQIA+ History Month

Month of October: Disability Awareness Month

October 3: Blessing of the Animals

October 4: St. Francis Day

October 7 to 15: Navarati

October 11: Thanksgiving

October 11: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 11 to 15: Durga Puja

October 15: Vijayadashami/Dussehra/Dussehra/Dasara/Dashain

October 18: St. Luke, Apostle, & Evangelist

October 18 to 19: Mawlid-al-Nabi

October 20: Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth

October 20 to 27: Sukkot

October 28: Milvian Bridge Day

October 28 to 29: Simchat Torah

October 31: Reformation Day

October 31: Christ the King

October 31: All Hallows Eve

Month of November: Native American Heritage Month

November 1: All Saints’ Day

November 1 to 2: Dia de los Muertos

November 2: All Souls’ Day

November 4: Diwali

November 5: Vikram New Year

November 5: Jain New Year

November 6 to 7: Birth of Baha’u’llah

November 8: Intersex Day of Solidarity

November 11: Veterans Day

November 18: Dev Deepawali/Varanasi

November 19: Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur

November 24 to 25: Day of the Covenant

November 25: Thanksgiving

November 27 to 28: Ascension of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá

November 28 to December 6: Chanukah/Hanukkah

November 28 to December 24: Advent begins

November 28 to January 6, 2022: Nativity Fast

November 30: St. Andrew’s Day

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 6: Saint Nicholas Day

December 8: Bodhi Day

December 8: Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 8: Pansexual Pride Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 12: Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 14: Asara B’Tevet/Fast of Tevet 10

December 16 to 24: Posadas Navidenas

December 21: Yule

December 21: Yaldā Night

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 25: Feast of the Nativity

December 26: Zartosht no-diso/Zarthost no deeso

December 26: St. Stephen’s Day

December 26: Feast of the Holy Family

December 26 to January 1: Kwanzaa

December 27: Saint John-Apostle and Evangelist

December 28: Holy Innocents

December 31: Watchnight

2022

Month of January: Poverty Awareness in America Month

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 1: Shogatsu/Gatan-sai

January 1: Mary Mother of God

January 1: Feast Day of St. Basil

January 5: Twelfth Night

January 6: Epiphany

January 6: Feast of the Epiphany

January 6: Dia de los Reyes

January 7: Orthodox Christmas

January 7: Feast of the Nativity

January 9: Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday

January 9: Baptism of the Lord Jesus

January 10: Bodhi Day

January 14: Maghi

January 14: Makar Sankranti

January 16: World Religion Day

January 16 to 17: Tu B’Shvat

January 17: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18 to 25: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

January 19: Timkat

January 25: Conversion of St. Paul

Month of February: Black History Month

February 1: Chinese New Year

February 1: National Freedom Day

February 1: World Hijab Day

February 2: Candlemas

February 3: Setsubun-sai

February 3: St. Blaise Day

February 3: Four Chaplains Sunday

February 5: Vasant Panchami

February 13: Triodion

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day

February 15: Parinirvana/Nirvana Day

February 16: Māgha Pūjā

February 20: World Day of Social Justice

February 21: Presidents’ Day

February 25 to March 1: Ayyám-I-Ha or Intercalary Days

February 28 to March 1: Lailat al Mi’raj

Month of March: Women’s History Month

March 1: Maha Shivaratri

March 1: Shrove Tuesday

March 1: St. David of Wales Feast

March 2: Ash Wednesday

March 2 to 20: Nineteen Day Fast

March 2 to April 14: Beginning of Lent

March 6: Meatfare Sunday

March 6: Cheesefare Sunday

March 8: International Women’s Day

March 16: Ta’anit Ester/Fast of Esther

March 16 to 17: Purim

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

March 18: Holi

March 18 to 19: Mid-Sha’ban

March 18 to 20: Hola Mohalla

March 19: St. Joseph’s Day

March 20: Ostara

March 20 to 21: Naw Rúz

March 21 to 22: Nowruz

March 21: St. Benedict Day

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 22: Hindu New Year

March 25: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 26: Khordad Sal

March 27: Lord’s Evening Meal

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day

Month of April: Arab American Heritage Month

April 2: Beginning of Ramadan

April 10: Palm Sunday

April 10: Rama Navami

April 14: Vaisakhi/Baisakhi

April 14: Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday

April 14: Mahavir Jayanti

April 15: Good Friday

April 15 to 23: Pascha/Passover/Pesach

April 16: Holy Saturday

April 16: Lazarus Saturday

April 16: Hanuman Jayanti

April 16: Theravada New Year

April 17: Easter

April 17: Orthodox Easter/Pascha

April 19 to May 1: Festival of Ridván

April 22: Earth Day

April 23: Day of Silence

April 23: St. George’s Day

April 24: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 27 to 28: Yom HaShoah

April 29: Laylat al Qadr

Month of May: Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Heritage Month

Month of May: Jewish American Heritage Month

May 2 to 3: Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

May 3: Feast of Saints Philip and James

May 3 to 4: Yom HaZikaron

May 4 to 5: Yom Ha’Atzmaut

May 5: Cinco de Mayo

May 5: National Day of Prayer

May 6: Vesak

May 18 to 19: Lag BaOmer/Lag B’Omer

May 21: World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 22 to 23: Declaration of the Báb

May 26: Ascension Day

May 28 to 29: Ascension of the Bahá’U’lláh

May 30: Memorial Day

July 4: Independence Day

July 7 to 12: The Hajj

July 8 to 9: Waqf al Arafa

July 9: Martyrdom of the Báb

July 9 to 10: Eid al Adha

July 13: Asalha Puja/Dharma Day

July 15: Saint Vladimir Day

July 16 to August 6: The Three Weeks

July 17: Fast of Tammuz

July 23: Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday

July 25: St. James the Great Day

July 26: Americans with Disabilities Act Day

July 29 to 30: Islamic New Year

July 30 to August 27: Muharram

September 1: Ecclesiastical year begins

September 1: Samvatsari Parva

September 5: Labor Day

September 8: Nativity of Virgin Mary

September 11: Enkutatash

September 15 to October 15: Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

September 16 to 17: Arba’een

September 25 to 27: Rosh Hashanah

September 26 to October 5: Navarati

September 27: Meskel

September 27: Elevation of the Life Giving Cross

September 28: Tzom Gedaliah

September 29: Michael and All Angels

Month of October: LGBTQIA+ History Month

Month of October: Disability Awareness Month

October 1 to 5: Durga Puja

October 4: Blessing of the Animals

October 4: St. Francis Day

October 4 to 5: Yom Kippur

October 5: Vijayadashami/Dussehra/Dussehra/Dasara/Dashain

October 7 to 8: Mawlid-al-Nabi

October 9 to 16: Sukkot

October 10: Thanksgiving

October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 16 to 18: Shemini Atzeret

October 17 to 18: Simchat Torah

October 18: St. Luke, Apostle, & Evangelist

October 20: Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth

October 24: Diwali

October 25: Vikram New Year

October 26: Jain New Year

October 28: Milvian Bridge Day

October 31: Reformation Day

October 31: All Hallows Eve

Month of November: Native American Heritage Month

November 1: All Saints’ Day

November 1 to 2: Dia de los Muertos

November 2: All Souls’ Day

November 6 to 7: Birth of Baha’u’llah

November 8: Intersex Day of Solidarity

November 8: Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib

November 9: Dev Deepawali/Varanasi

November 11: Veterans Day

November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20: Christ the King

November 24: Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

November 24 to 25: Day of the Covenant

November 25: Thanksgiving

November 28 to 29: Ascension of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá

November 27 to December 24: Advent begins

November 28 to January 6, 2023: Nativity Fast

November 30: St. Andrew’s Day

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 6: Saint Nicholas Day

December 8: Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 8: Pansexual Pride Day

December 10: Human Rights Day

December 12: Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 16 to 24: Posadas Navidenas

December 18 to 26: Chanukah/Hanukkah

December 21: Yule

December 21: Yaldā Night

December 24: Christmas Eve

December 25: Christmas Day

December 25: Feast of the Nativity

December 26: Zartosht no-diso/Zarthost no deeso

December 26: St. Stephen’s Day

December 26 to January 1, 2023: Kwanzaa

December 27: Saint John-Apostle and Evangelist

December 28: Holy Innocents

December 30: Feast of the Holy Family

December 31: Watchnight