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Religious Calendar For 2011

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The following is an inclusive, interfaith calendar of holidays and festivals for 2011. If you have additions or corrections, please leave a comment.

JANUARY

Jan. 1
  • Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
  • Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
  • Gantan-sai - New Years (Shinto)
Jan. 5 Jan. 6
  • Epiphany (Christian)
  • Feast of the Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
  • Dia de los Reyes (Hispanic Christian)
  • Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox Christian)
Jan. 7
  • Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian)
Jan. 9
  • Baptism of the Lord Jesus (Christian)
Jan. 13 Jan. 14
  • Makar Sankrant (Hindu)
Jan. 16 Jan. 17
  • Blessing of the Animals (Hispanic Catholic Christian)
Jan. 19
  • Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
Jan. 19-21
  • Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
Jan. 20 Jan. 25
  • Conversion of Saint Paul (Christian)

FEBRUARY

Feb. 2
  • Candlemas (Christian)
  • Imbolc - Lughnassad (Wicca/Pagan)
Feb. 3 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 14
  • Saint Valentine's Day (Christian)
Feb. 15
  • Nirvana Day (Buddhism/Jain)
  • Mawlid an Nabi - Muhammad's birthday (Islam)
Feb. 18-25
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Christian)
Feb. 20
  • Mawlid an Nabi - Muhammad's birthday (Shiite Islam)
Feb. 24
  • Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Christian)
Feb. 26-March 1
  • Ayyám-i-Há - Intercalary Days (Baha'i)
Feb. 27
  • Sunday of the Last Judgment (Orthodox Christian)

MARCH

March 1
  • Saint David of Wales (Christian)
March 2-20
  • Nineteen Day Fast (Baha'i)
March 3
  • Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
March 6
  • Cheesefare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
  • Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)
March 7
  • Clean Monday - Great Lent begins (Orthodox Christian)
March 8
  • Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
March 9
  • Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Christian)
March 13
  • Orthodox Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
  • Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (Scientology)
March 17
  • St. Patrick's Day (Christian)
  • Fast of Esther (Jewish)
March 19
  • Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
  • Saint Joseph's Day (Christian)
  • Holi (Hindu)
March 20 (Equinox)
  • Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
  • Holi (Hindu)
  • Mabon (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)
  • Ostara (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)
  • Purim (Jewish)
March 21
  • Shushan Purim (Jewish)
  • Nowrūz - New Year (Baha'i/Persian/Zoroastrian)
March 25
  • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian)
March 28
  • Khordad Sal - Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra (Zoroastrian)

APRIL

April 4
  • Ugadi - New Year (Hindu)
April 5
  • Qingming (Chinese traditional)
April 12
  • Ram Navami (Hindu)
  • Swaminarayan Jayanti (Hindu)
April 14
  • Baisakhi (Sikh)
April 16
  • Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian)
April 17
  • Palm/Passion Sunday (Christian)
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)
April 18-21
  • Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)
April 18 April 19-26
  • Pesach (Passover) (Jewish)
April 19-June 7
  • Sefirat HaOmer (Jewish)
April 21
  • First Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
  • Maundy Thursday (Christian)
April 22
  • Good (Holy) Friday (Christian)
April 23
  • Black Saturday (Christian)
  • St. George Day (Christian)
April 24
  • Easter (Christian)
April 29
  • Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
April 30
  • St. James the Great Day (Orthodox Christian)

MAY

May 1
  • Yom HaSho'ah (Jewish)
  • Beltane - Samhain (Wicca/Pagan)
May 2
  • Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
May 5
  • National Day of Prayer (Interfaith USA)
May 9
  • Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Jewish)
May 17
  • Buddha Day - Visakha Puja (Buddhist)
May 22
  • Lag B'Omer (Jewish)
May 23
  • Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
May 29
  • Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)

JUNE

June 2
  • Ascension of Jesus (Christian)
  • June 8-9
    • Shavuot (Jewish)
    June 9
    • Saint Columba of Iona (Celtic Christian)
    June 10
    • All Saints (Orthodox Christian)
    June 12
    • Pentecost (Christian)
    June 16
    • Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom (Sikh)
    June 19
    • All Saints (Orthodox Christian)
    • New Church Day (Swedenborgian Christian)
    • Trinity Sunday (Christian)
    • Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
    June 21 (Solstice)
    • First Nations Day (Canadian Native People)
    • Litha (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)
    • Yule (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)
    June 23
    • Corpus Christi (Catholic)
    June 28
    • Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
    June 29
    • Saints Peter and Paul (Christian)

    JULY

    July 1
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic)
    July 9
    • Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
    July 11
    • Saint Benedict Day (Catholic)
    July 15
    • Lailat al Bara'ah (Islam)
    • Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)
    • Saint Vladimir Day (Christian)
    July 13-16
    • Ulambana - (Japanese Buddhist)
    July 19
    • Fast of 17th of Tamuz (Jewish)
    July 24
    • Pioneer Day (Mormon)
    July 23
    • Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I (Rastafari)
    July 25
    • St. James the Great Day (Christian)

    AUGUST

    Aug. 1
    • Lammas (Christian)
    • Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Orthodox Christian)
    • Ramadan begins (Islam)
    Aug. 2
    • Lughnassad - Imbolc (Wicca/Pagan)
    Aug. 6
    • Transfiguration of the Lord (Orthodox Christian)
    Aug. 7
    • Laylat al Kadr (Islam)
    Aug. 9
    • Tisha B'Av - begins at sundown Aug. 8 (Jewish)
    Aug. 13
    • Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
    Aug. 13-15
    • Obon (Shinto)
    Aug. 15
    • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)
    • Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
    Aug. 22
    • Janmashtami - Krisha Jayanti (Hindu)
    Aug. 26
    • Lailat al Kadr (Islam)
    Aug. 29
    • Beheading of John the Baptist (Christian)
    Aug. 31
    • Eid al Fitr (Islam)

    SEPTEMBER

    Sept. 1
    • Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
    • Ecclesiastical New Year (Orthodox Christian)
    Sept. 2-10
    • Paryushana Parva (Jain)
    Sept. 8
    • Nativity of Mary (Christian)
    Sept. 14
    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day (Christian)
    Sept. 23 (Equinox)
    • Mabon (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)
    • Ostara (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)
    Sept. 27
    • Meskel (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
    Sept. 28-Oct. 5
    • Navaratri (Hindu)
    Sept. 29-30
    • Rosh Hashanah - begins at sundown Sept. 28 (Jewish)
    Sept. 29
    • Michael and All Angels (Christian)

    OCTOBER

    Oct. 2 Oct. 4
    • St. Francis Day (Catholic)
    Oct. 5
    • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day (Islam)
    Oct. 6
    • Dasera (Hindu)
    Oct. 8
    • Yom Kippur - begins at sunset Oct. 7 (Jewish)
    Oct. 10
    • Thanksgiving - Canada (Interfaith)
    Oct. 13-19
    • Sukkot (Jewish)
    Oct. 19
    • Hoshanah Rabah (Jewish)
    Oct. 20
    • Birth of the Báb (Baha'i)
    • Shemini Atzeret - begins sundown Oct. 19 (Jewish)
    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)
    Oct. 21
    • Simhat Torah (Jewish)
    Oct. 22
    • New Year (Jain)
    Oct. 24-28
    • Deepavali (Hindu)
    Oct. 26
    • Diwali (Jain/Hindu/Sikh)
    Oct. 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day (Christian)
    Oct. 30
    • Reformation Day (Protestant Christian)
    Oct. 31
    • All Hallows Eve (Christian)

    NOVEMBER

    Nov. 1
    • All Saints' Day (Christian)
    • Samhain - Beltane (Wicca/Pagan)
    Nov. 2
    • All Souls' Day (Catholic)
    Nov. 4-7
    • Hajj (Islam)
    Nov. 6
    • Eid al Adha (Islam)
    Nov. 10
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday (Sikh)
    Nov. 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
    Nov. 15
    • Nativity Fast begins through Dec. 24 (Orthodox Christian)
    Nov. 20
    • Christ the King (Christian)
    Nov. 24
    • Thanksgiving (Interfaith)
    • Gkuru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)
    Nov. 26
    • Day of Covenant (Baha'i)
    • Al-Hijra - New Year (Islam)
    Nov. 27
    • First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
    Nov. 30
    • Saint Andrew's Day (Christian)

    DECEMBER

    Dec. 5
    • Ashura (Islam)
    Dec. 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
    Dec. 8
    • Bodhi Day - Rohatsu (Buddhism)
    • Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
    Dec. 12
    • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic)
    Dec. 16
    • Posadas Navidenas (Christian)
    Dec. 21-28
    • Hanukkah (Jewish)
    Dec. 22 solstice
    • Yule (Christian)
    • Yule (Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere)
    • Litha (Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere)
    Dec. 25
    • Christmas (Christian)
    • Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox Christian)
    Dec. 26
    • Zarathosht Diso - Death of Prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroastrian)
    • Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr (Christian)
    Dec. 28
    • Holy Innocents (Christian)
    Dec. 30
    • Feast of the Holy Family (Catholic Christian)
    Dec. 31
    • Watch Night (Christian)