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 2020

Tuesday, January 1

  • Gantan-sai New Years

Wednesday, January 2

Bodhi Day

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)

February 2020

Friday, February 3

  • 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 25

  • Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

Wednesday, February 26

  • Maha Shivaratri** (Hindu)
  • Ash Wednesday – Lent Begins (Christian)

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

March 2020

Monday, March 9

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, March 10

  • Holi** (Hindu)
  • Purim*

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)

April 2020

Thursday, April 2

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

Sunday, April 5

  • Palm Sunday (Christian)

Wednesday, April 8

  • Passover (April 8-16)** (Jewish)

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

Thursday, April 9

  • Maundy Thursday (Christian)

Friday, April 10

  • Good Friday (Christian)

Sunday, April 12

  • Easter (Christian)

Sunday, April 19

  • Ridvan (April 19-May1)* (Baha’i)

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

Tuesday, April 21

  • Yom HaShoah** (Jewish)

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

Friday, April 24

  • Ramadan begins* (Islam)

May 2020

Wednesday, May 1

  • Beltane (Pagan/Wicca)

Friday, May 23

  • 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.

Friday, May 29-Saturday May 30

  • Shavuot* (Jewish)

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

June 2020

Sunday, June 7

  • Pentecost (Christian)

Sunday, June 16

  • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan (Sikh)

Friday, June 21

  • Litha-Yule* (Wicca/Pagan)