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Religious & Cultural Holidays

2014 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Mabon

Pagan

September 23

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Jewish

September 24* – 25

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Jewish

October 4*

Eid al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice)

Muslim

October 4*

Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles)

Jewish

October 9* – 15

Diwali (Festival of Lights)

Hindu

October 23

Al-Hijra (Muharram, Islamic New Year)

Muslim

October 25*

Samhain

Pagan

October 31

Ashura (10th day of Muharram)

Muslim

November 5*

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 17* – 24

Yule

Pagan

December 21

Christmas (Birth of Jesus)

Christian

December 25

Kwanzaa

African American

December 26 – January 1, 2015

*Holy days begin at sundown of the day before the date listed and end at sundown of the date listed.

2015 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Mawlid-al-Nabi (birth of Mohammed)

Muslim

January 3*

Nativity of Jesus

Orthodox Christian

January 6

Imbolc

Pagan

February 2

Chinese New Year

Asian

February 9

Purim

Jewish

March 5*

Ostara

Pagan

March 20

Hindu New Year

Hindu

March 21

Palm Sunday

Christian

March 29

Good Friday

Christian

April 3

Pesach (Passover)

Jewish

April 4* – 11

Easter

Christian

April 5

Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christian

April 12

Beltaine

Pagan

April 30

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)

Jewish

May 24* – 25

Ramadan begins

Muslim

June 18*

Litha

Pagan

June 21

Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Muslim

July 18*

Lughnasadh (Lammas)

Pagan

August 1

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Jewish

September 14* – 15

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Jewish

September 23*

Eid al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice)

Muslim

September 23*

Mabon

Pagan

September 23

Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles)

Jewish

September 28* – October 4

Al-Hijra (Muharram, Islamic New Year)

Muslim

October 14*

Ashura (10th day of Muharram)

Muslim

October 23*

Samhain

Pagan

October 31

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 7* – 14

Yule

Pagan

December 22

Christmas (Birth of Jesus)

Christian

December 25

Kwanzaa

African American

December 26 – January 1, 2016