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DATES OF RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES
1997
1998
1999
2000
OBSERVANCE
RELIGIONS
Jan. 01 Jan. 01Jan. 01 Jan. 01 Feast of St. Basil Eastern Orthodox
Jan. 01 Jan. 01Jan. 01 Jan. 01 Solemnity of Mary Catholic
Jan. 05 Jan. 05 Jan. 05 Jan. 05 Eve of Epiphany Eastern Orthodox
Jan. 06 Jan. 06 Jan. 06 Jan. 06 Epiphany Christian
Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Shinran Shonin Memorial Day Buddhist
Jan. 10 Dec. 31 Dec. 20 Dec. 09 Nov. 27 Ramadan Islamic
Feb. 02 Feb. 02Feb. 02 Feb. 02 Presentation of Christ Eastern Orthodox
Feb. 16 Feb. 08Jan. 31 Feb. 20 Triodion begins Eastern Orthodox
Jan. 23 Feb. 11No data No data Tu B'Shvat Jewish
Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist
Mar. 01 Feb. 21Feb. 13 Mar. 04 1st Saturday of Souls Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 02 Feb. 21Feb. 14 Mar. 05 Meat Fare Eastern Orthodox
Feb. 09 Jan. 29 Jan. 19 Jan. 08 Eid-el-fitr Islamic
Feb. 12 Feb. 25 Feb. 17 Mar. 08 Ash Wednesday Christian
Mar. 20 Mar. 11No data No data Ta'anis Ester [Fast of Ester] Jewish
Mar. 23 Mar. 12Mar. 02 Mar. 21 PurimJewish
Feb. 09 Jan. 30 No data No data Shawwal Islamic
Mar. 08 Feb. 28Feb. 20 Mar. 11 2nd Saturday of Souls Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 10 Mar. 02 Feb. 22 Mar. 13 Orthodox Lent Begins Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 15 Mar. 07Feb. 27 Mar. 18 3rd Saturday of Souls Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 16 Mar. 08Feb. 28 Mar. 19 Sunday of Orthodoxy Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Higan E Buddhist
Mar. 10 Feb. 27 No data No data Dhu-i-Hijja - Pilgramage Islamic
Mar. 25 Mar. 25Mar. 25 Mar. 25 Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 23 Apr. 05 Mar. 28 Apr. 16 Palm Sunday Christian
Apr. 22-29 Apr. 11-18 Apr. 01-08 Apr. 20-27 Pesach (Passover) Jewish
Mar. 27 Apr. 09 Apr. 02 Apr. 20 Maundy Thursday Christian
Mar. 28 Apr. 10 Apr. 03 Apr. 21 Good Friday Christian
Apr. 19 Apr. 11Apr. 03 Apr. 22 Saturday of Lazarus Eastern Orthodox
Mar. 30 Apr. 12 Apr. 04 Apr. 23 Easter Sunday Christian
Apr. 20 Apr. 12 Apr. 04 Apr. 23 Orthodox Palm Sunday Eastern Orthodox
Apr. 08 Apr. 08 Apr. 08 Apr. 08 Buddha Day Buddhist
Apr. 25 Apr. 17 Apr. 09 Apr. 28 Orthodox Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox
Apr. 27 Apr. 19 Apr. 11 Apr. 30 Orthodox Easter Eastern Orthodox
Apr. 09 Mar. 30 No data No data Dhu-i-Hijja - Feast of Sacrifice Islamic
Apr. 16 Apr. 06 Mar. 27 Mar. 15 Day of Arafah Islamic
Apr. 17 Apr. 07 Mar. 28 Mar. 16 Eid-al-adha Islamic
May 25 May 14May 04 May 23 Lag B'Omer Jewish
May 15 May 15 May 15 May 15 Aaronic Priesthood Commemoration Church of Jesus Christ of LDS
May 08 May 21 May 13 Jun 01 Ascension Day Christian
May 09 Apr. 28 Apr. 17 Apr. 06 Muharram Islamic
May 21 May 21 May 21 May 21 Shinran Shonin Day Buddhist
Jun. 05 May 28 May 22 Jun .08 Orthodox Ascension Day Eastern Orthodox
Jun. 11-12 May 31-01 May 21-22 Jun. 08-10 Shavuot Jewish
May 18 May 31 Pentacost Christian
May 17 May 06 Apr. 26 Apr. 15 Day of Ashura Islamic
Jun. 14 Jun. 06May 29 Jun. 17 Saturday of Souls Eastern Orthodox
Jun. 15 Jun. 07 May 30 Jun. 18 Trinity Sunday Christian
Jun. 15 Jun. 07 May 30 Jun. 18 Orthodox Pentacost Eastern Orthodox
Jun. 22 Jun. 14 Jun 06 Jun. 25 Orthodox All Saints Day Eastern Orthodox
Jul. 22 Jul. 12No data No data Fast of the 17th of Tammuz Jewish
Jul. 15 Jul. 15 Jul. 15 Jul. 15 Obon Buddhist
Aug. 11-12 Aug. 01-02 Jul. 21-22 Aug. 09-10 Tishah-b'Av Jewish
Aug. 12 Aug. 02Jul. 22 Aug. 10 Fast of the 9th of Av Jewish
Jul. 17 Jul. 06 Jun. 26 Jun. 15 Prophet's Birth Islamic
Aug. 1-14 Aug. 1-14Aug. 1-14 Aug. 1-14 Feast of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Aug. 06 Aug. 06 Aug. 06 Aug. 06 Transfiguration of Christ Eastern Orthodox
Aug. 09 Aug. 09 No data No data Mawlid al-Nabi Islamic
Aug. 15 Aug. 15Aug. 15 Aug. 15 Feast of the Assumption Catholic
Aug. 15 Aug. 15Aug. 15 Aug. 15 Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Aug. 29 Aug. 29Aug. 29 Aug. 29 Beheading of John the Baptist Eastern Orthodox
Sep. 01 Sep. 01 Sep. 01 Sep. 01 Founding Day in America Buddhist
Sep. 08 Sep. 08 Sep. 08 Sep. 08 Nativity of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Sep. 14 Sep. 14Sep. 14 Sep. 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox
Oct. 02-03 Sep. 21-22 Sep. 11-12 Sep. 30 - Oct. 01 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Oct. 05 Sep. 23Sep. 13 Oct. 02 Fast of Gedalya Jewish
Oct. 11 Sep. 30 Sep. 20 Oct. 09 Yom Kippur Jewish
Sep. 23 Sep. 23 Sep. 23 Sep. 23 Higan Buddhist
Oct. 16-23 Oct. 05-12 Sep. 25 - Oct. 01 Oct. 14-15 Sukkot Jewish
Oct. 24-25 Oct. 13-14 Oct. 02-03 Oct. 16-17 Shmini Atzeret Jewish
Nov. 01 Nov. 01 Nov. 01 Nov. 01 All Saint's Day Christian
Nov. 02 Oct. 22 Oct. 11 Sep. 30 Rajab Islamic
Nov. 21 Nov. 21Nov. 21 Nov. 21 Presentation of the Virgin Mary Eastern Orthodox
Nov. 30 Dec. 06 First Sunday of Advent Christian
Dec. 24-31 Dec. 14-21 Dec. 03-10 Dec. 22-29 HanukkahJewish
Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Bodhi Day Buddhist
Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Dec. 08 Immaculate Conception Catholic
Nov. 27 Nov. 16 Nov. 05 Oct. 25 Isra and Ma'raj Islamic
Dec. 25 Dec. 25 Dec. 25 Dec. 25 Christmas Day Christian
Jan. 08 Dec. 29Dec. 18 Jan. 06 Fast of the 10th of Tevet Jewish

EXPLANATORY NOTES

This calendar is provided in an effort in helping you to become aware of religious diversity.

EASTERN ORTHODOX DATES:

According to the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar, the day begins after evening vespers at sunset and concludes with vespers on the following day. For this reason the observence of all Eastern Orthodox holy days begins at sunset on the evening before the holy day.

ISLAMIC DATES:

The Islamic calendar begins with Muharram. All Islamic dates are subject to sightings of the moon and as a result, an event may be one day earlier or later than the date listed.

JEWISH DATES:

Jewish holidays listed in boldface begin at sundown on the evening before the holy day and end at sunset on the last day listed.


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