Religious Holidays Calendar

The Holy Days listed represent major holiday observations in several traditions. There are additional holidays in these traditions which are not listed.

**Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

*Islamic holy days are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon, causing some variance in the date.

January 2019

Tuesday, January 1

  • Gantan-sai New Years

Saturday, January 5

  • Guru Gobindh Singh Birthday (Sikh)

Monday, January 7

  • Feast of the Nativity** (Orthodox Christian)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Sunday, January 13

  • Maghi (Sikh)
  • Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) (Buddhist)

February 2019

Friday, February 1

  • Setsubun-sai (Shinto)

Tuesday, February 5

  • Chinese New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist)

Thursday, February 14

  • Valentine’s Day (Christian)

Friday, February 15

  • Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

Tuesday, February 19

  • Magha Puja Day** (Buddhist)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Tuesday, February 26

  • Maha Shivaratri** (Hindu)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

March 2019

Tuesday, March 5

  • Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

Wednesday, March 6

  • Ash Wednesday – Lent begins (Christian)

Wednesday, March 20

  • Holi** (Hindu)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Thursday, March 21

  • Norooz (Persian/Zoroastrian)
  • Purim*(Jewish)
    • Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

April 2019

Sunday, April 14

  • Ramanavami** (Hindu)
    • Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.
  • Palm Sunday (Christian)

Thursday, April 18

  • Maundy Thursday (Christian)

Friday, April 19

  • Good Friday (Christian)

Saturday, April 20

  • Passover (April 20 – 27)** (Jewish)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Sunday, April 21

  • Easter (Christian)
  • Ridvan Day 1** (Bahá’í)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Monday, April 29

  • Ridvan Day 9 **(Bahá’í)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

May 2019

Wednesday, May 1

  • Beltane (Pagan/Wicca)
  • Yom HaShoah**(Jewish)
  • Ridvan Day 12 *(Bahá’í) 6 Ramadan begins (Islam)
  • Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Friday, May 24

  • Declaration of the Báb** (Bahá’í)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

June 2019

Sunday, June 9

  • Pentecost (Christian)
  • Shavuot* (Jewish)

Jewish & Bahá’í holy days begin at sundown on the day before this date and end at sundown on the last.

Sunday, June 16

  • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan (Sikh)

Friday, June 21

  • Litha-Yule* (Wicca/Pagan)

Islamic holy days are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon, causing some variance in the date.