Note: 1. * Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date. 2. ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.

January 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
January 1 Mary, Mother of God Catholic Christian
January 1 Feast Day of St Basil Orthodox Christian
January 1 Gantansai (New Years) Shinto
January 1 Holy Name of Jesus Orthodox Christian
January 5 Twelfth Night Christian
January 5 Guru Gobindh Singh birthday Sikh
January 6 Epiphany Christian
January 6 Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) Orthodox Christian
January 6 Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) Christian
January 6 Nativity of Christ Armenian Orthodox Christian
January 7 Feast of the Nativity ** Orthodox Christian
January 8 Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christian
January 12-15 Mahayana New Year ** Buddhist
January 13 Maghi Sikh
January 15 World Religion Day Baha’i
January 17 Blessing of the Animals Hispanic Catholic Christian
January 19-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Christian
January 19 Triodion begins Orthodox Christian
January 19 Timkat Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
January 25 Conversion of St. Paul Christian
January 28 Chinese New Year Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

February 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
February 1  Vasant Panchami ** Hindu
February 2 Candlemas Presentation of Christ in the Temple Christian
February 2 Imbolc Lughnassah Wicca/ Pagan Northern and Southern Hemispheres
February 2 Presentation of Christ in the Temple Anglican Christian
February 2 Saint Brighid of Kildare Celtic Christian
February 3 St. Blaze Day Christian
February 3 Setsebun sai (beginning of spring) Shinto
February 5 Four Chaplains Sunday Interfaith
February 11 Tu BiShvat Jewish
February 12 Triodion Orthodox Christian
February 14 St. Valentine’s Day Christian
February 15 Nirvana Day ** Buddhist Jain Sikh
February 19 Meatfare Sunday Orthodox Christian
February 25 Maha Shavaratri ** Hindu
February 26 Cheese Fare Sunday Orthodox Christian
February 26 Transfiguration Sunday Christian
February 26 – March 1 Intercalary Baha’i
February 28 Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday

March 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
March 1  St. David of Wales Christian
March 1 Ash Wednesday Christian
March 1 – 20 Nineteen Day Fast * Baha’i
March 5 Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christian
March 12 Purim Jewish
March 12 Magha Puja Day ** Buddhist
March 13 Holi ** Hindu
March 13 Hola Mohalla Sikh
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Christian
March 19 St. Joseph’s Day Christian
March 20 Equinox (Ostara *) Wicca/ Pagan northern hemisphere
March 20 Equinox (Mabon *) Wicca/ Pagan southern hemisphere
March 21 Norooz (New Year) Persian/ Zoroastrian
March 21 NawRúz (New Year) * Baha’i
March 25 Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Christian
March 27 Great Lent begins – Clean Monday Orthodox Christian
March 28 Hindu New Year ** Hindu
March 28 – April 5 Ramayana ** Hindu
March 28 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) ** Zoroastrian

April 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
April 1 Lazarus Saturday Orthodox Christian
April 2 Palm Sunday Orthodox Christian
April 5 Ramanavami ** Hindu
April 9 Palm Sunday Christian
April 10 Mahavir Jayanti ** Jain
April 11 Lord’s Evening Meal Jehovah’s Witness Christian
April 11 Hanuman Jayanti Hindu
April 11 – 14 Theravadin Mew Year ** Buddhist
April 11 – 18 Pesach (Passover) * Jewish
April 13 Maundy Thursday Christian
April 14 Holy Friday Orthodox Christian
April 14 Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) Sikh
April 14 Good Friday Christian
April 16 Easter Christian
April 16 Pascha (Easter) Orthodox Christian
April 21 First Day of Ridvan * Baha’i
April 23 St. George’s Day Christian
April 23 Yom HaShoah * Jewish
April 24 Lailat al Miraj * Islam
April 29 Ninth Day of Ridvan * Baha’i
April 30 St. James the Great Day Orthodox Christian

May 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
May 1 Beltane Samhain* Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
May 1 Yom Ha’Atzmaut Jewish
May 2 Twelfth Day of Ridvan * Baha’i
May 3 Saints Philip & James Christian
May 4 National Day of Prayer – USA Interfaith
May 10 Visakha Puja Buddha Day ** Buddhist
May 12 Lailat al Bara’ah * Islam
May 14 Lag B/Omer * Jewish
May 23 Declaration of the Bab * Baha’i
May 27 Ramadan begins * Islam
May 29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah * Baha’i
May 31 – June 1 Shavout * Jewish
May 25 Ascension of Jesus All Christians

June 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
June 4 Pentecost All Christians
June 4 St. Columba of Iona Celtic Christian
June 11 Trinity Sunday Christian
June 15 Corpus Christi Catholic Christian
June 15 Saint Vladimir Christian
June 16 Guru Arjan martyrdom Sikh
June 19 New Church Day New Church Day
June 21 Solstice First Nations Day Canadian Native People
June 21 Litha * Wicca/ Pagan northern hemisphere
June 21 Yule * Wicca/ Pagan southern hemisphere
June 22 Laylat al Kadr * Islam
June 23 Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Christian
June 26 – 28 Eid al Fitr * Islam
June 29 Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul Christian

July 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
July 9 Martyrdom of the Bab * Baha’i
July 9 Asalha Puja Day Buddhist
July 11 St Benedict Day Catholic Christian
July 11 All Saints Orthodox Christian
July 13 Ulambana Obon** Buddhist
July 13 – 15 Obon ** Shinto
July 15 St. Vladimir the Great Day Orthodox Christian
July 24 Pioneer Day Mormon Christian
July 25 St. James the Great Day Christian
 

August 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
August 1 Lammas Christian
August 1 Lughnassad – Imbolc* Wicca/ Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
August 1 Tish’a B’av * Jewish
August 1 Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus Orthodox Christian
August 6 Transfiguration of the Lord Orthodox Christian
August 7 Raksha Bandhan ** Hindu
August 15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian
August 15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian
August 15 Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
August 26 – September 4 Paryushana Parva ** Jain
August 29 Beheading of St. John the Baptist Christian
August 31 Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day * Islam

September 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
September 1 Religious year begins Orthodox Christian
September 1 – 4 Eid al Adha * Islam
September 8 Nativity of Virgin Mary Christian
September 14 Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) Christian
September 21 – 22 Rosh Hashanah * Jewish
September 21 – 22 New Year Hijra* Islam
September 21 – 29 Navaratri ** Hindu
September 22 Equinox (Mabon *) Wicca/ Pagan northern hemisphere
September 22 Equinox (Ostata *) Wicca/ Pagan southern hemisphere
September 25 Ganesh Chaturthi ** Hindu
September 27 Meskel Ethiopian Christian
September 29 Michael and All Angels Christian
September 30 Yom Kippur * Jewish
September 30 Dasara Hindu

October 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
October 1 Ashura * Islam
October 4 St Francis Day Catholic Christian
October 4 Blessing of the Animals Christian
October 5 – 11 Sukkot* Jewish
October 9 Thanksgiving – Canada Interfaith
October 12 Shemini Atzeret * Jewish
October 13 Simchat Torah * Jewish
October 18 St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist Christian
October 19 Diwali Deepavali ** Hindu – Sikh – Jain
October 20 Birth of the Báb * Baha’i
October 20 Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Sikh
October 20 Jain New Year Jain
October 28 Milvian Bridge Day Christian
October 29 Reformation Day Protestant Christian
October 31 All Hallows Eve Christian
October 31 Reformation Day ** Protestant Christian

November 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
November 1 All Saints Day Christian
November 1 Samhain Beltane * Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
November 2 All Souls Day Catholic Christian
November 4 Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Sikh
November 12 Birth of Baha’u’llah * Baha’i
November 15 Nativity Fast begins ends Dec. 24 Orthodox Christian
November 23 Thanksgiving Interfaith USA
November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur Sikh
November 26 Christ the King Christian
November 26 Day of the Covenant * Baha’i
November 28 Ascension of ‘Abdu’lBaha * Baha’i
November 30 St. Andrew’s Day Christian

December 2017

Date and Day Holy Days Religion/Faith
December 1 Mawlid an Nabi * Islam
December 3 – 24 Advent Christian
December 6 Saint Nicholas Day Christian
December 8 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** Buddhist
December 8 Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Christian
December 12 Feast day Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian
December 13 – 20 Hanukkah * Jewish
December 16 – 25 Posadas Navidenas Hispanic Christian
December 21 Solstice (Yule) Christian
December 21 Solstice (Yule *) Wicca/ Pagan northern hemisphere
December 21 Solstice (Litha *) Wicca/ Pagan southern hemisphere
December 24 Christmas Eve Christian
December 25 Christmas * Christian
December 25 Feast of the Nativity ** Orthodox Christian
December 26 Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** Zoroastrian
December 26 St Stephen’s Day Christian
December 28 Holy Innocents Christian
December 31 Watch Night Christian
December 31 Holy Family Catholic Christian