Religious Holidays 2014: 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'.

Click through the slideshow to see a pictorial religious calendar for 2014 with photographs of celebrations of the world's numerous beautiful and sacred holidays:

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Please note that, unless otherwise noted, Jewish holidays start at sundown on the previous day. Also, due to Islam's use of the lunar calendar, some dates will be confirmed closer to the holiday. 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 2014
Buddhist Holidays 2014
Christian Holidays 2014
Hindu Holidays 2014
Jain Holidays 2014
Jewish Holidays 2014
Muslim Holidays 2014
Pagan Holidays 2014
Shinto Holidays 2014
Sikh Holidays 2014


Baha'i Holidays 2014:
Jan 20 - World Religion Day
Mar 2-20: The Nineteen Day Fast
Mar 21 - Nowruz / Naw-Ruz (Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 21- May 2 - Ridván
May 23- Declaration of the Bab
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 2014:
Jan 16-19 - Mahayana New Year
Feb 8 - Parinirvana - Nirvana Day
Feb 15 - Nirvana Day
Apr 15 - Theravada New Year
May 14 - Wesak or Buddha Day
Jul 12 - Asala - Dharma Day
Dec 8 - Bodhi Day


Christian Holidays 2014 (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)
Mar 3 - Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Mar 4 - Shrove Tuesday
Mar 5 - Ash Wednesday
Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 25 - Annunciation
Apr 13 - Palm Sunday
Apr 17 - Maundy Thursday
Apr 18 - Good Friday
Apr 19 - Holy Saturday
Apr 20 - Easter Sunday
May 29 - Ascension Day
Jun 8 - Pentecost
Jun 15 - Trinity Sunday
Jun 15 - All Saints' Day (Orthodox)
Jun 19 - Corpus Christi
Jun 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)
Sep 8 - Nativity of the Theotokos / Birth of Virgin Mary
Sep 29 - Michaelmas
Oct 31 - All Hallows' Eve
Nov 1 - All Saints Day / All Hallows' Day
Nov 2 - All Souls' Day
Nov 30 - 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 2014:
Jan 14 - Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Feb 4 - Saraswati Puja
Feb 28 - Shivratri
Mar 17 - Holi
Apr 8 - Ram Navami
Apr 15 - Hanuman Jayanti
Aug 10 - Raksha Bandhan
Aug 17 - Janmasthami
Sept 7 - Onam
Sept 23 - Radhasthami
Sept 25 - Navratri
Sept 30-Oct 4 - Durga Puja
Oct 4 - Dussehra
Oct 23 - Diwali


Jain Holidays 2014:
Apr 13 - Mahavir Jayanti
May 2 - Akshaya Tritiya
Aug 29 - Anant Chaturdashi
Aug 30 - Paryushan Parva
Sept 8 - Kshamavani
Oct 23- Diwali


Jewish Holidays 2014:
Jan 16 - Tu B'Shevat
Mar 16 - Purim
Apr 15-23 - Passover
Jun 4-5 - Shavuot
Aug 5 - Tisha B'Av
Sept 25-26 - Rosh Hashanah
Oct 4 - Yom Kippur
Oct 9-15 - Sukkot
Oct 17 - Simchat Torah
Dec 17-24 - Hanukkah


Muslim Holidays 2014:
Jun 28 - Ramadan Starts
Jul 24 - Lailat al Qadr
Jul 28 - Eid-ul-Fitr
Oct 4 - Eid-ul-Adha
Oct 15 - Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Nov 3 - Ashura


Pagan Holidays 2014:
Feb 2 - Imbolc
Mar 20 - Spring Equinox
May 1 - Beltane
June 21 - Summer Solstice
Aug 1 - Lughnasadh (Lamamas)
Sept 23 - Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 - Samhain
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice (Yule)


Shinto Holidays 2014:
Jan 1 - Gantan-sai
Feb 3 - Setsubun
Nov 15 - Shichigosan
Nov 23 - Niinamesei


Sikh Holidays 2014:
Jan 5 - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 - Lohri
Feb 4 - Vasant Panchami
Mar 17 - Hola Mohalla
Apr 13 - Vaisakhi
Oct 23 - Diwali
Oct 23 - Bandi Chhor Divas
Nov 6 - Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 - Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

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