Interfaith Calendar

The major holidays are in bold text.  Some holidays maybe celebrated on different dates according to regional custom or moon sighting.  If your religion is not reflected in this list, please feel free to contact The Rev. Cassandra L. Salter-Smith, M.Div., M.S., Director of Campus Ministry at csalters@daemen.edu., or call ext 8237.


JUNE 2014

  • 4-5
    • Shavuot * - Jewish
  • 8
    • Pentecost All Christians
  • 9
    • Saint Columba of Iona - Christian
  • 14
    • Lailat al Bara'ah * ** - Islam
  • 15
    • Trinity Sunday - Christian
    • All Saints - Orthodox Christian
  • 16
    • Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom - Sikh
  • 19
    • New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian
    • Corpus Christi - Catholic Christian
  • 21  Solstice
    • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan  southern hemisphere
  • 27
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
  • 28
    • Ramadan Begins * ** - Islam
  • 29
    • Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

JULY 2014

  • 9
    • Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i
  • 13
    • Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
  • 13-15
    • Obon ** - Shinto
  • 13-15
    • Ulambana - Obon ** - Buddhist
  • 15
    • Saint Vladimir Day - Christian
  • 23
    • Lalat al Kadr * ** - Islam
  • 25
    • Emperor Haile Selassi I birthday - Rastafari
  • 24
    • Pioneer Day - Mormon Christian
  • 29-31
    • Eid al Fitr * ** - Islam

AUGUST 2014

  • 1
    • Lammas - Christian
    • Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus - Orthodox Christian
    • Lughanssad - Imbolc * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres
  • 6
    • Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian
  • 5
    • Tish'a B'av * - Jewish
  • 10
    • Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu
  • 15
    • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
    • Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian
  • 17
    • Krishna Janmashtami ** - Hindu
  • 29
    • Ganesh Chaturthi ** - Hindu
    • Beheading of John the Baptist - Christian
  • 30
    • Paryushana Parva ** - Jains

SEPTEMBER 2014

  • 1
    • Ecclesiastical year begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 8
    • Nativity of Mary - Christian
  • 14
    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day - Christian
  • 22  Equinox
    • Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Ostata * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 24-26  Sundown to Sundown
    • Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish
  • 27
    • Meskel- Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 29
    • Michael and All Angels - Christian
  • 29 - October 3
    • Navaratri ** - Hindu

OCTOBER 2014

  • 3
    • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day * ** - Islam
  • 4
    • Yom Kippur * - Jewish
    • Saint Francis Day - Catholic Christian
    • Dasara ** - Hindu
  • 4-7
    • Eid al Adha * ** - Islam
  • 9-15
    • Sukkot * - Jewish
  • 13
    • Thanksgiving - Canada - Interfaith
  • 16
    • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish
  • 17
    • Simchat Torah * - Jewish
  • 20
    • Birth of the Báb * - Baha'i
    • Installation of Scriptures as Gukru Granth - Sikh
  • 21-25
    • Deepavali ** - Hindu
  • 23
    • Diwali - Deepavali ** - Hindu - Jain - Sikh
  • 24
    • Jain New Year ** - Jain
  • 25
    • Hijra - New Year * ** - Islam
  • 26
    • Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian
  • 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallow's Eve - Christian

NOVEMBER 2014

  • 1
    • All Saints Day - Christian
    • Samhain - Litha * Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • 2
    • All Souls Day - Catholic Christian
  • 5
    • Ashura * ** - Islam
  • 6
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday - Sikh
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i
  • 15-25
    • Winter Lent - Orthodox Christian
  • 21
    • Yule - Christian
  • 23
    • Christ the King - Christian
  • 24
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom - Sikh
  • 26
    • Day of the Covenant - Baha'i
  • 27
    • Thanksgiving - Interfaith USA
  • 28
    • Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha - Baha'i
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew's Day - Christian
    • Advent begins through December 24 - Christian

DECEMBER 2014

  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
  • 8
    • Rohatsu - Bodhi Day ** - Buddhist
    • Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe- Catholic Christian
  • 16-25
    • Posades Navidenas - Christian
  • 17-24
    • Hanukkah * - Jewish
  • 21 Solstice
    • Yule - Christian
    • Yule * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere
    • Litha * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere
  • 24
    • Christmas Eve - Christian
  • 25
    • Christmas * - Christian
  • 26
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra ** - Zoroastrian
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents - Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night - Christian

    • Information from the Interfaith Calendar.

 

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