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Religious Holidays 2013: An Interfaith Calendar (Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim And More) (PHOTOS)

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We live in a beautiful diverse world, and almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere. HuffPost Religion is proud to present an interfaith, inclusive religious calendar for nine major world religions: Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism. We hope you will come to this page regularly to learn about the festivals of your religious tradition as well as your neighbors'.

Please note that, unless otherwise noted, Jewish holidays start at sundown on the previous day. If this list does not include your sacred observance, please email religion@huffingtonpost.com with a brief description of the holiday so that we can add it here.

Click on each link for festivals and holy days of that religion.

Baha'i Holidays 2013
Buddhist Holidays 2013
Christian Holidays 2013
Hindu Holidays 2013
Jain Holidays 2013
Jewish Holidays 2013
Muslim Holidays 2013
Pagan Holidays 2013
Shinto Holidays 2013
Sikh Holidays 2013


Baha'i Holidays 2013:
Jan 20 - World Religion Day
Mar 2-20: Baha'i Fast
Mar 20 - Nowruz (Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 21- May 2 - Ridván
May 29 - Ascension of Baha'u'llah
July 9 - The Martyrdom of the Bab
Oct 20 - Birth of the Bab
Nov 12 - Birth of Baha'u'llah


Buddhist Holidays 2013:
Jan 27-30: Mahayana New Year
Feb 14 - Nirvana Day
Apr 6 - Theravada New Year
May 25 - Wesak
Dec 8 - Bodhi Day


Christian Holidays 2013 (all denominations):
Jan 1 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
Jan 1 - Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 - Epiphany
Jan 6 - Feast of Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 - Nativity of Jesus (Armenian Orthodox)
Jan 7 - Christmas Day (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 19 - Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
Jan 25 - Conversion of St. Paul
Feb 2 - Candlemas
Feb 11 - Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic)
Feb 13 - Ash Wednesday
Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 18 - Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Mar 24 - Palm Sunday
Mar 28 - Maundy Thursday
Mar 29 - Good Friday
Mar 30 - Holy Saturday
Mar 31 - Easter (Protestant, Catholic)
Apr 8 - Annunciation
May 5 - Easter (Orthodox Christian)
May 19 - Pentecost
May 26 - Trinity Sunday
May 29- Ascension of Christ
May 30 - Corpus Christi (Catholic)
June 29 - St. Peter and St. Paul's Day
July 22 - Feast of Mary Magdalene
Aug 6 - Transfiguration of Jesus
Aug 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)
Aug 15 - Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
Sept 21 - Nativity of the Theotokos / Birth of Virgin Mary
Nov 1 - All Saints Day / All Hallows' Day
Nov 2 - All Souls' Day
Nov 15 - Nativity Fast starts
Dec 1 - Advent Sunday
Dec 8 - Feast of Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Dec 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve (Western Churches)
Dec 25 - Christmas Day (Western Churches)


Hindu Holidays 2013:
Jan 14 - Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Feb 15 - Saraswati Puja
Mar 10 - Shivratri
Mar 27 - Holi
Apr 20 - Ram Navami
Apr 25- Hanuman Jayanti
Apr 11 - Akshaya Tritiya
Jul 3 - Guru Purunima
Aug 21 - Raksha Bandhan
Sept 13 - Janmasthami
Sept 16 - Onam
Sept 23 - Radhasthami
Oct 5-13 - Navratri
Oct 9-13 - Durga Puja
Oct. 14 - Dussehra
Nov 1-5 - Diwali


Jain Holidays 2013:
Apr 11 - Akshaya Tritiya
Apr 23 - Mahavir Jayanti
Nov 1-5 - Diwali


Jewish Holidays 2013:
Jan 26 - Tu B'Shevat
Feb 24 - Purim
Mar 26-Apr 2 - Passover
May 15-16 - Shavuot
July 16 - Tisha B'Av
Sept 5-6 - Rosh Hashanah
Sept 14 - Yom Kippur
Sept 19-25 - Sukkot
Sept. 27 - Simchat Torah
Nov. 27-Dec 5 Hanukkah


Muslim Holidays 2013:
Jan 24 - Mawlid al-Nabi
July 9 - Ramadan Starts
Aug 3 - Lailat al Qadr
Aug 8 - Eid-ul-Fitr
Oct 15 - Eid-ul-Adha
Nov 4 - Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Nov 14 - Ashura


Pagan Holidays 2013:
Feb 2 - Imbolc
Mar 20 - Spring Equinox
May 1 - Beltane
June 20 - Summer Solstice
Aug 1 - Lughnasadh (Lamamas)
Sept 22 - Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 - Samhain
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice (Yule)


Shinto Holidays 2013:
Jan 1 - Gantan-Sai
Feb 3 - Setsubun


Sikh Holidays 2013:
Jan 5 - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 - Lohri
Feb 15 - Vasant Panchami
Mar 28 - Hola Mohalla
Apr 14 - Vaisakhi
Nov 3 - Bandi Chhor Divas
Nov 21 - Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 - Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

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