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Inclusion, Diversity and Equity: Celebrations

Celebrations Calendar


Month Holiday Religion
January Mahayana New Year Buddhism
January Epiphany Christianity (RC, P, O)
January Feast of the Nativity Orthodox Christian
January Maghi Hinduism
February Nirvana Day Buddhism, Jain, Sikh
February Lent begins, Clean Monday Christianity (O)
February Lent begins, Ash Wednesday Christianity (RC, P)
February Maha Shivaratri Hinduism
February Chinese New Year Buddhist, Confucian, Daoist
February / March Purim Judaism
March Holi Hinduism
March Palm Sunday Christianity (RC, P)
March Ram Navami Hinduism
March Good Friday Christianity (RC, P)
March Magha Puja Day Buddhism
March / April Passover Judaism
April Easter Christianity (RC, P)
April Palm Sunday Orthodox Christian
April Holy Friday Orthodox Christian
April Easter / Pascha Orthodox Christian
April Yom HaSho'ah Judaism
April Lailat al Mi'raj Islam
April Yom Ha'Atzmaut Judaism
April Buddha Day - Visakha Puja Buddhism
May National Day of Prayer - USA Interfaith
May Ascension of Jesus Christianity (RC, P)
May Vaisakhi Sikhism, Hinduism
May Shavout Judaism
May Pentecost Christianity (RC, P, O)
May Vesak (Buddha Day) Buddhism
May / June Ramadan Islam
June All Saints Day Orthodox Christian
June Eid al-Fitr Islam
August / September Eid al-Adha Islam
September Rosh Hashanah Judaism
September Navaratri Hinduism
September Yom Kippur Judaism
September Dussehra / Dasara Hinduism
September / October Ashura Islam
October Muharram / New Year Islam
October Sukkot Judaism
October Shemini Atzeret Judaism
October Simchat Torah Judaism
October Diwali Hinduism, Jain, Sikh
November All Saints Day Christianity (RC, P)
November All Souls Day Christianity (RC, P)
November Guru Nanak Jayanti Birthday Sikh
November / December Mawlid al Nabi Islam
December Advent Begins Christianity (RC, P)
December Bodhi Day Buddhism
December Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christianity (RC, P)
December Hanukkah Judaism
December Christmas Christianity (RC, P)
December Kwanzaa African American


Christianity subgroups are denoted with the following notations:

RC - Roman Catholic

P - Protestant

O - Orthodox