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Calendar of Religious Holidays

Check out when the various religious holidays are! 

Baha'i Holidays 2014:

Jan 20 - World Religion Day
Mar 2-20: The Nineteen Day Fast
Mar 21 - Nowruz / Naw-Ruz (Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 21- May 2 - Ridván
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


Buddhist Holidays 2014:
Jan 16-19 - Mahayana New Year 
Feb 8 - Parinirvana - Nirvana Day
Feb 15 - Nirvana Day
Apr 15 - Theravada New Year
May 14 - Wesak or Buddha Day
Jul 12 - Asala - Dharma Day
Dec 8 - Bodhi Day


Christian Holidays 2014 (all denominations):
Jan 1 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
Jan 1 - Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
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)
Jan 25 - Conversion of St. Paul 
Feb 2 - Candlemas
Feb 11 - Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic)
Mar 3 - Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Mar 4 - Shrove Tuesday
Mar 5 - Ash Wednesday
Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 25 - Annunciation
Apr 13 - Palm Sunday
Apr 17 - Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 - Good Friday
Apr 19 - Holy Saturday
Apr 20 - Easter Sunday
May 29 - Ascension Day
Jun 8 - Pentecost
Jun 15 - Trinity Sunday 
Jun 15 - All Saints' Day (Orthodox)
Jun 19 - 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 - All Hallows' Eve
Nov 1 - All Saints Day / All Hallows' Day
Nov 2 - All Souls' Day
Nov 30 - 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)


Hindu Holidays 2014:
Jan 14 - Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Feb 4 - Saraswati Puja
Feb 28 - Shivratri 
Mar 17 - Holi
Apr 8 - Ram Navami
Apr 15 - Hanuman Jayanti 
Aug 10 - Raksha Bandhan
Aug 17 - Janmasthami
Sept 7 - Onam
Sept 23 - Radhasthami
Sept 25 - Navratri
Sept 30-Oct 4 - Durga Puja
Oct 4 - Dussehra
Oct 23 - Diwali


Jain Holidays 2014:
Apr 13 - Mahavir Jayanti
May 2 - Akshaya Tritiya
Aug 29 - Anant Chaturdashi
Aug 30 - Paryushan Parva
Sept 8 - Kshamavani
Oct 23- Diwali


Jewish Holidays 2014:
Jan 16 - Tu B'Shevat
Mar 16 - Purim
Apr 15-23 - Passover 
Jun 4-5 - Shavuot
Aug 5 - Tisha B'Av
Sept 25-26 - Rosh Hashanah
Oct 4 - Yom Kippur
Oct 9-15 - Sukkot
Oct 17 - Simchat Torah
Dec 17-24 - Hanukkah


Muslim Holidays 2014:
Jun 28 - Ramadan Starts
Jul 24 - Lailat al Qadr
Jul 28 - Eid-ul-Fitr
Oct 4 - Eid-ul-Adha
Oct 15 - Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Nov 3 - Ashura


Pagan Holidays 2014:
Feb 2 - Imbolc
Mar 20 - Spring Equinox
May 1 - Beltane
June 21 - Summer Solstice
Aug 1 - Lughnasadh (Lamamas)
Sept 23 - Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 - Samhain
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice (Yule)


Shinto Holidays 2014:
Jan 1 - Gantan-sai
Feb 3 - Setsubun
Nov 15 - Shichigosan
Nov 23 - Niinamesei


Sikh Holidays 2014:
Jan 5 - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 - Lohri
Feb 4 - Vasant Panchami 
Mar 17 - Hola Mohalla
Apr 13 - Vaisakhi
Oct 23 - Diwali
Oct 23 - Bandi Chhor Divas 
Nov 6 - Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 - Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

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