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Holidays and Holy Days

Calendar of Holidays and Observances

Observance Faith or Religion Dates

2022

Eid al-Fitr

Islam Sunday, May 1 to Monday, May 2

Ascension Day

Christian Thursday, May 26

Orthodox Ascension Day

Orthodox Christian Thursday, June 2

Eid al-Adha

Islam Saturday, July 9 to Sunday, July 10 
Muharram (Islamic New Year) Islam Friday, July 29 to Sunday, August 8

Ashura

Islam Sunday, August 7 to Monday, August 8

Mabon Autumnal Equinox

Pagan Friday, September 23
Rosh Hashanah Judaism Sunday, September 25 to Tuesday, September 27

Navratri

Hinduism Monday, September 26 to Wednesday, October 5

Fast of Gedaliah

Judaism Wednesday, September 28

Yom Kippur

Judaism Tuesday, October 4 to Wednesday, October 5

Dussehra

Hinduism Wednesday, October 5

Mawlid al-Nabi

Islam Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 8

Sukkot

Judaism Sunday, October 9 to Sunday, October 16

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Judaism Sunday, October 16 to Tuesday, October 18

Diwali

Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikh, Jain Monday, October 24

Birth of Bahá'u'lláh 

Baha’i Wednesday, October 26 to Thursday, October 27

Samhain

Pagan Monday, October 31 to Tuesday, November 1

All Saints Day

Roman Catholic, Unitarian Universalist Tuesday, November 1

All Souls Day

Christian, Unitarian Universalist Wednesday, November 2

First Sunday of Advent

Christian Sunday, November 27

Bodhi Day

Buddhism Thursday, December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Roman Catholic Thursday, December 8

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Roman Catholic
Monday, December 12

Hanukkah/Chanukah

Judaism Sunday, December 18 to Monday, December 26

Yule

Pagan Wednesday, December 21

Joseph Smith's Birthday

Mormon (CJCLDS) Friday, December 23

Christmas

Christian, Unitarian Universalist Saturday, December 25

Kwanzaa

African Heritage Monday, December 26 to Sunday, January 1

2023

Gantan-sai 

Shinto Sunday, January 1

The Solemnity of Mary

Roman Catholic Sunday, January 1

Fast of the 10th of Tevet

Judaism Tuesday, January 3

Epiphany

Christian Friday, January 6

Christmas 

Orthodox Christian Saturday, January 7

Nativity of Jesus Christ

Christian Monday, January 9

Pongal 

Hinduism Sunday, January 15

Chinese New Year 

Multifaith, Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist Sunday, January 22

Imbolc

Pagan Wednesday, February 1

Setsubun-sai

Shinto Friday, February 3

Tu BiShvat

Judaism Sunday, February 5 to Monday, February 6

Maha Shivaratri

Hinduism Saturday, February 18

Start of Lent and Ash Wednesday

Christian Wednesday, February 22

Clean Monday (Monday of Lent)

Orthodox Christian Monday, February 27

Women's Day of Prayer

Multifaith Friday, March 3

Fast of Esther

Judaism
Monday, March 6

Purim

Judaism Monday, March 6 to Tuesday, March 7

Holi

Hinduism
Wednesday, March 8

Spring Equinox

Pagan Monday, March 20

Ramadan 

Islam Wednesday, March 22 to Friday, April 21

Palm Sunday

Christian, Unitarian Universalist Sunday, April 2

Fast of the First Born

Judaism
Wednesday, April 5

Passover (Pesach)

Judaism Wednesday, April 5 to Thursday, April 13

Holy (Maundy) Thursday

Christian, Unitarian Universalist
Thursday, April 6

Good Friday

Christian, Unitarian Universalist Friday, April 7

Vesak

Buddhism
SaturdayApril 8

Easter

Christian, Unitarian Universalist
Sunday, April 9

Great Friday

Orthodox Christian Friday, April 14

Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christian
Sunday, April 16

Yom HaShoah

Judaism
Monday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 18

Laylat al-Qadr

Islam
Tuesday, April 18

First Day of Riḍván

Bahá’í Friday, April 21
Eid al-Fitr Islam

Friday, April 21 to Saturday, April 22

Ninth Day of Riḍván Bahá’í

Saturday, April 29

Twelfth Day of Riḍván

Bahá’í

Tuesday, May 2

Pentecost

Christian, Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, May 28