Interfaith Calendar: Religious and Cultural Observances

Read The Spirit reports on major holidays, festivals, milestones and other observances that shape community life around the world. As we approach these special dates, our columnist Stephanie Fenton reports fresh stories about the way each milestone is marked. Please remember: DATES and OBSERVANCES VARY.

Here is our 2018 list …

NOTE TO OUR READERS: Following this year’s list of holidays, you will find the 2017 calendar with links to fresh columns we published throughout that year. Since 2018 is only beginning, and relatively few new Holiday columns have been posted, you might enjoy exploring those past columns. If so, scroll down …

January 2018

1—Mary, Mother of God (Catholic Christian)

1—Feast Day of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)

1—Gantan-sai (New Year) (Shinto)

FIreworks, lit up 2018

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

1—New Year’s Day (secular)

2—Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

5—Twelfth Night (Christian)

5—Guru Gobind Singh birthday (Sikh)

6—Epiphany / Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) (Christian)

6—Theophany/Feast of the Epiphany (Orthodox Christian)

6—Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox Christian)

7—Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox Christian, Julian calendar)

7—Baptism of the Lord Jesus (Christian)

8—Feast of the Holy Family (Catholic Christian)

13—Maghi (Sikh)

14—Makar Sankranti (Hindu)

Black-and-white photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. waving to a crowd in Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

15—Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

17—Blessing of the Animals (Hispanic Catholic Christian)

18—Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

19—Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)

21—World Religion Day (Baha’i)

22—Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

25—Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle (Christian)

27—World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

28—Triodion begins (Orthodox Christian)

30—Sunset, Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)

February 2018

February 1-28—Black History Month

2—Candlemas / Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (Christian)

2—Imbolc / Lughnassadh (Wicca, Pagan)

2—Groundhog Day (secular)

2—Feast of St. Brigid of Kildare (Celtic Christian)

3—Setsebun Sai (Shino)

4—Four Chaplains Sunday (Interfaith)

8—Nirvana Day (Buddist)

11—Meatfare Sunday (Orthdodox Christian)

11—Our Lady of Lourdes (Christian)

13—Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

13—Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras

14—Ash Wednesday (Christian)

14—Feast of St. Valentine (Christian, secular)

15—Nirvana Day (Buddhist, Jain)

16—Chinese New Year (Confucian, Dao, Buddhist, secular)

17/18—Ramakrishna Jayanti (Hindu)

18—Cheesefare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

19—Clean Monday (Lent begins) (Orthodox Christian)

19—Presidents’ Day (U.S.)

25—Sunday of Orthodoxy (Orthodox Christian)

26—Intercalary Days begin (Baha’i)

28—Sunset, Purim (Jewish)

March 2018

1—St. David of Wales (Christian)

2—Nineteen Day Fast begins (Baha’i)

Piles ofcolored powder in silver bowls

Photo courtesy of MaxPixel

2—Holi (Hindu)

2/3—Hola Mohalla (Sikh)

3—Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) (Japan)

11—Daylight Savings Time begins

13—L. Ron Hubbard birthday (Scientology)

17—St. Patrick’s Day (Christian)

18—Ugadi (New Year) (Hindu)

18—Ramayana (Hindu)

19—St. Joseph’s Day (Christian)

20—Equinox

20—Ostara / Mabon (Wicca, Pagan)

21—Norooz (New Year) / Naw-Ruz (New Year) (Persian/Zoroastrian, Baha’i)

25—Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Orthodox Christian)

25—Palm Sunday (Christian)

25—Ramanavami (Hindu)

28—Khordad Sal (Birth of Zarathushtra) (Zoroastrain)

29—Maundy Thursday (Christian)

30—Good Friday (Christian)

Plate with six compartments for egg, lettuce, bones, red sauce and pate

The Seder Plate contains symbolic items at the Passover seder table. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

30—Sunset, Pesach (Passover) begins (Jewish)

31—Holy Saturday (Christian)

31—Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian)

31—Lord’s Evening Meal (Jehovah’s Witness)

31—Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

31—Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

April 2018

1—Easter Sunday (Christian)

1—Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

2—Easter Monday (Christian)

3—Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

6—Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)

8—Pascha (Easter) (Orthodox Christian)

9—Annunciation (Christian)

11—Sunset, Yom HaShoah (Jewish)

12—Sunset, Lailat al Miraj (Islam)

14—Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) (Sikh)

17—Sunset, Yom HaZikaron (Jewish)

18—Akshaya Tritiya (Hindu, Jain)

18—Sunset, Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

21—First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

22—Earth Day

28—Sunset, Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

29—Visakha Puja (Buddha Day) (Buddhist)

30—New Year (Theravada Buddhist)

30—Sunset, Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)

May 2018

1—Beltane / Samhain (Wicca, Pagan)

1—Sunset, Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

2—Sunset, Lag B’Omer (Jewish)

3—National Day of Prayer, U.S. (Interfaith)

Open-face carnitas with soft corn tortillas and shredded meat, cilantro and tomatoes

Mexican carnitas. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

5—Cinco de Mayo

10/13—Ascension of the Lord (Ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha and Philadelphia, May 10; all other U.S. Ecclesiastical provinces, May 13)

13—Mother’s Day

13—Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) (Jewish)

16—Ramadan begins (Islam)

17—Ascension (Orthodox Christian)

19–Sunset, Shavuot (Jewish)

20—Pentecost (Christian)

21—Whit Monday (Christian)

22—Sunset, Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

27—Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

27—Trinity Sunday (Christian)

28—Sunset, Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

28—Memorial Day (U.S.)

June 2018

2—All Saints (Orthodox Christian)

3—Corpus Christi (Christian)

8—Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic Christian)

9—St. Columba of Iona (Celtic Christian)

10—Sunset, Laylat al Qadr (Islam)

14—Flag Day (U.S.)

Table set fancy with bowls of dates, wraps, spices and cookies

A traditional Moroccan feast for Eid al-Fitr. Photo by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, courtesy of Flickr

14—Sunset, Eid al Fitr / Ramadan ends (Islam)

16—Martrydom of Guru Arjan (Sikh)

17—Father’s Day

19—New Church Day (Swedenborgian Christian)

19—Sunset, Waqf al Arafa (Hajj Day) (Islam)

19—Juneteenth

21—Solstice

21—Litha/Yule (Wicca, Pagan)

21—First Nations Day (Canadian Native People)

24—Midsummer

24—Nativity of St. John, the Baptist (Christian)

29—Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (Christian)

29—Sunset, The Three Weeks begins (Jewish)

July 2018

4—Independence Day (U.S.)

8—Sunset, Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)

Red and yellow lit lanterns on string

Photo by Fabian Reus, courtesy of Flickr

13—Obon/Ullambana (Buddhist, Shinto)

15—St. Vladimir the Great Day (Orthodox Christian)

21—Sunset, Tisha B’Av (Jewish)

23—Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari)

24—Pioneer Day (Mormon Christian)

26—Sunset, Tu B’Av (Jewish)

27—Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

August 2018

1—Lammas (Christian)

1—Fast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) (Orthodox Christian)

2—Lughnassadh/Imbolc (Wicca, Pagan)

6—Feast of the Transfiguration (Christian)

6—Transfiguration of the Lord (Orthodox Christian)

9—World Indigenous Peoples Day

15—Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian)

15—Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)

17—Birth anniversary of Marcus Garvey (Rastafari)

21—Sunset, Eid al-Adha (Islam)

29—Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

September 2018

1—Ecclesiastical year begins (Orthodox Christian)

3—Labor Day (U.S.)

Painted blue Lord Krishna, smiling, amid swirls

Lord Krishna depicted in wood. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

3—Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

6—Paryushan Parva begins (Jain) (Dates may vary by region and sect)

8—Nativity of the Virgin Mary (Christian)

9—Sunset, Rosh Hashana (Jewish)

11—Sunset, Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

11—Patriot Day (U.S.)

13—Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

14—Holy Cross Day (Christian)

14—Paryushan Parva (Jain)

18—Sunset, Yom Kippur (Jewish)

20—Sunset, Ashura (Islam)

22—Equinox

22—Mabon/Ostara (Wicca, Pagan)

23—Sunset, Sukkot (Jewish)

23—Anant Chaturdashi (Hindu)

27—Meskel (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)

29—St. Michael and All Angels (Michaelmas) (Christian)

30—Sunset, Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 2018

1—Sunset, Simchat Torah (Jewish)

4—St. Francis Day (Catholic Christian)

8—Thanksgiving (Canada)

9/10—Navaratri (Hindu)

19—Dasaera (Hindu)

19—Sunset, Birth of the Bab (Baha’i)

20—Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

31—All Hallows Eve (Christian)

31—Halloween (secular)

31—Reformation Day (Protestant Christian)

November 2018

1—All Saints Day (Christian)

1—Samhain/Beltane (Wicca, Pagan)

1—Dia de los Muertos (Mexico)

2—All Souls Day (Catholic Christian)

4—Daylight Savings Time ends

Girl poses with candle-lit bowls of oil

A girl with diya lamps lit for Diwali. Photo by Partha Sarathi Sahana, courtesy of Flickr

7—Diwali (Hindu)

8—New Year (Jain)

8—Vikram New Year (Hindu)

9—Kristallnacht anniversary

11—Veterans Day (U.S.)

11—Sunset, Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

15—Nativity Fast begins (Orthodox Christian)

20—Sunset, Mawlid an-Nabi (Islam)

22—Thanksgiving (U.S.)

25—Christ the King (Christian)

27—Sunset, Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)

December 2018

2—Advent begins (Christian)

2—Sunset, Hanukkah (Jewish)

Man with red bishop's hat and white beard waves with white gloved hand

Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

6—St. Nicholas Day (Christian)

8—Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

8—Immaculate Conception of Mary (Catholic Christian)

12—Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Christian)

16—Posadas Navidenas (Hispanic Christian)

21—Solstice

21—Yule/Litha (Wicca, Pagan)

21—Yule (Christian)

24—Christmas Eve (Christian)

25—Christmas Day (Christian)

25—Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox Christian)

26—Feast of St. Stephen (Christian)

26—Kwanzaa

28—Holy Innocents (Christian)

30—Holy Family (Christian)

31—Watch Night (Christian)

31—New Year’s Eve (secular)

 

 

Here is our 2017 list …

January 2017

Black-and-white photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in suit with microphones, speaking outdoors

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

1—New Year’s Day

1—Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)

1—Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)

1—Gantan-sai (New Year’s) (Shinto)

5—Twelfth Night (Christian)

5–Guru Gobindh Singh birthday (Sikh)

6—Epiphany and Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes) (Christian) NOTE: In some regions and denominations, observance is held on January 1; in others, the celebration is transferred to Sunday, January 8. Also, some traditions combine this with liturgical celebrations of the Baptism of Jesus.

6—Theophany (Orthodox Christian)

7—Nativity of Christ (Orthodox Christian, Julian calendar)

12 – Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

13—Maghi (Sikh)

14—Makar Sankranti (Hindu)

14—Sunset, World Religion Day (Baha’i)

16—Martin Luther King Day (U.S.)

17 – Blessing of the Animals (Hispanic Catholic Christian)

19—Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins (Christian)

19—Timkat (Ethiopian Christian)

25—Conversion of St. Paul (Christian)

27—World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

28—Chinese New Year

February:

Black-and-white stamp of Four Immortal Chaplains

This U.S. postage stamp was issued in honor of the Four Immortal Chaplains in 1948. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

1—Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

2—Candlemas/Presentation of Lord at the Temple (Christian)

2—Imbolc / Lughnassadh (Wiccan/Pagan)

2—St. Brighid of Kildare (Celtic Christian)

2—Groundhog Day

3—Setsubun Sai (Shinto)

5—Four Chaplains Sunday (Interfaith)

10 –Sunset, Tu B’Shvat (Jewish)

11—Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic)

Vintage postcard child cupid with wings pulling wagon with flowers and gifts

Photo by Anaiba Estevez, belongs to Laminas Vintage, courtesy of Picasa

14—St. Valentine’s Day (Christian/Secular)

15—Nirvana Day (Buddhist / Jain)

19–Meatfare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

20—Presidents’ Day (U.S.)

24–Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

26–Cheesefare Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

26–Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)

25—Sunset, Intercalary Days (Days of Ha) begin (Baha’i)

27/28—Ramakrishna Jayanti (Hindu)

27—Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)

28—Shrove or Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras (Christian)

March:

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Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) (Japan)

1—Ash Wednesday (Christian)

1—Sunset, Nineteen Day Fast begins (Baha’i)

3—Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day) (Japan)

5—Sunday of Orthodoxy (Orthodox Christian)

11—Sunset, Purim begins (Jewish)

12—Daylight Savings Time begins

12—Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

12—Holi (Hindu)

12/13—Hola Mohalla (Sikh) (Dates may vary by region)

13—L. Ron Hubbard birthday (Scientology)

17—St. Patrick’s Day (Christian/Secular)

20–St. Joseph’s Day (Christian) Transferred from March 19, as it is, in 2017, the third Sunday of Lent.

20—Equinox

20—Ostara/Mabon (Wiccan/Pagan)

20—Sunset, Naw-Ruz (Baha’i)

21—Norooz (Persian/Zoroastrian)

21—International Day of Nowruz

25—Annunciation of the Lord (Christian)

28—Ramayana begins (Hindu)

28—Ugadi, New Year (Hindu)

April:

Eggs painted in various colors, detailed, in basket

Photo in public domain

LENT and EASTER/PASCHA:
More than 2 billion people around the world claim Christian affiliation, making it the world’s largest religious group. However, deep divisions in Christianity have left what many Christian leaders consider to be a tragic separation in celebrations of the church’s most important holiday: Easter, which Eastern Christians refer to as “Pascha.” Wikipedia has a detailed article about historical efforts to unify the date of Easter. In 2017, Eastern and Western Easters converge in 2017 on April 16—then separate once more and stay that way through the end of the decade.

1—Lazarus Saturday (Orthodox Christian)

2—Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

5—Ramnavami (Hindu)

9—Palm Sunday (Christian)

9—Mahavir Jayanti (Jain) (Date may vary by region)

10—Sunset, Pesach (Passover) begins (Jewish)

11—Lord’s Evening Meal (Jehovah’s Witness)

11—Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

11—Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)

13—Maundy Thursday (Christian)

14—Good Friday (Christian)

14—Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)

14—Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) (Sikh)

15—Holy Saturday (Christian)

16—Easter (Christian)

16—Pascha (Easter) (Orthodox Christian)

17—Bright Week (Christian)

20—Sunset, First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

22—Earth Day

23—Sunset, Yom HaShoah (Jewish)

23—Sunset, Lailat al Miraj (Islam)

23—Bright Sunday or Holy Humor Sunday (Christian)

28—Akshaya Tritiya (Hindu)

28—Sunset, Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

30—Sunset, Yom HaZikaron (Jewish)

May:

Three girls in fancy red Mexican dresses and hairdos

Dancers join the Cinco de Mayo parade in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Obie Fernandez, courtesy of Flickr

1–Sunset, Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

1—Beltane / Samhain (Wiccan/Pagan)

1—Sunset, Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

4—National Day of Prayer (Interfaith)

5—Cinco de Mayo

10–Visakha Puja/Vesak Day (Buddhist)

11–Sunset, Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)

13–Sunset, Lag B’Omer (Jewish)

14—Mother’s Day (U.S.)

22—Sunset, Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

23—Sunset, Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) (Jewish)

25–Ascension of the Lord (Catholic Christian)

26—Sunset, Ramadan begins (Islam)

28—Sunset, Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

30—Memorial Day (U.S.)

30–Sunset, Shavuot (Jewish)

June:

4—Pentecost Sunday (Christian)

5—Whit Monday (Christian)

9—St. Columba of Iona (Celtic Christian)

11—Trinity Sunday (Christian)

14—Flag Day (U.S.)

15–Corpus Christi (Catholic)

16—Martyrdom of Guru Arjan (Sikh)

18—Father’s Day (U.S.)

19—Juneteenth (U.S.)

19—New Church Day (Swedenborgian Christian)

21—Solstice

21—Litha/Yule (Wiccan/Pagan)

21 – Sunset, Lailat al Qadr (Islam)

23–Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic)

24—Midsummer

24—Nativity of John the Baptist (Catholic)

24–Sunset, Eid al-Fitr (Islam)

29—Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (Christian)

July:

Red, white and blue batter cupcakes with white icing peak and American flag on top

Photo by Ginny, courtesy of Flickr

4—Independence Day (U.S.)

8—Sunset, Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)

9—Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

11–Feast of All Saints (Orthodox Christian)

13 through mid-August—Obon (Ullambana) (Buddhist/Shinto/Japan)

15—St. Vladimir the Great (Orthodox Christian)

23—Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari)

23—Sunset, The Three Weeks begins (Jewish)

23—Khordad Sal (Qadimi) (Zoroastrian)

24—Pioneer Day (Mormon)

25—St. James the Apostle (Christian)

31–Sunset, Tisha B’Av (Jewish)

August:

Hands and arms, tying a threaded bracelet onto another person

Tying a rakhi for Raksha Bandhan. Photo by Joe Athialy, courtesy of Flickr

1—Lammas (Christian)

1—Lughnassadh/Imbolc (Wiccan/Pagan)

1—Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Orthodox Christian)

6—Transfiguration of the Lord (Orthodox Christian)

7—Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

9—World Indigenous Peoples Day

14, 15—Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

15—Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian)

15—Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)

17—Birth anniversary of Marcus Garvey (Rastafari, anniversary)

18—Paryushan Parva begins (Jain) (Dates may vary by region and sect)

29—Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Christian)

30—Sunset, Waqf al Arafa (Hajj Day) (Islam)

31—Sunset, Eid al-Adha (Islam)

September:

Pink elephant statue with bangles, gold and fancy painted clothes

Ganesh. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

1—Ecclesiastical Year begins (Orthodox Christian)

4—Labor Day (U.S.)

4/5—Anant Chaturdashi (Hindu)

8—Nativity of Virgin Mary (Christian)

11—Patriot Day (U.S.)

14—Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross (Holy Cross Day) (Christian)

20—Navaratri (Hindu)

20–Sunset, Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

20–Sunset, Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

22—Equinox

22—Mabon/Ostara (Wiccan/Pagan)

25–Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

27—Meskel (Ethiopian Christian)

29—Michael and All Angels (Christian)

29—Sunset, Yom Kippur (Jewish)

30—Dussehra / Vijayadashami (Hindu)

30–Sunset, Ashura (Islam)

October:

Man in brown robes in field with animals

Saint Francis with the Animals. 

4—St. Francis Day and Blessing of the Animals (Christian)

4—Sunset, Sukkot (Jewish)

9—Thanksgiving (Canada)

9—Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day (U.S.)

11—Sunset, Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

12—Sunset, Simchat Torah (Jewish)

18—St. Luke, Apostle and Evangelist (Christian)

Girl poses with candle-lit bowls of oil

A girl with diya lamps lit for Diwali. Photo by Partha Sarathi Sahana, courtesy of Flickr

19—Diwali (Hindu / Sikh / Jain)

20-21—Birth of the Bab and Baha’u’llah 2017 (Baha’i)

20—Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

24—United Nations Day

31—Reformation Day (Protestant Christian)

31—All Hallows Eve (Christian)

November:

1—All Saints Day (Christian)
1—Samhain/Beltane (Wicca/Pagan)
1—Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead (Mexico)
2—All Souls Day (Catholic)

5—Daylight Savings Time ends

9—Kristallnacht (Anniversary)

11—Veterans Day (U.S.)

15—Nativity Fast begins (Orthodox Christian)

23—Thanksgiving (U.S.)

24—Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur (Sikh)

25—Sunset, Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)

26 – Christ the King (Christian)

27—Sunset, Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)

30—St. Andrew’s Day (Christian)

30 – Mawlid an-Nabi (Islam)

December:

Man with red bishop's hat and white beard waves with white gloved hand

Sinterklaas arrives in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

3—Advent begins (Christian)

6—St. Nicholas Day (Christian)

7—Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

8—Bodhi Day /Rohatsu (Buddhist)

8—Immaculate Conception of Mary (Catholic)

12—Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic)

12—Sunset, Hanukkah begins (Jewish)

16—Posadas Navidenas begins (Hispanic Christian)

21—Solstice

21—Yule/Litha (Wicca/Pagan)

21—Yule (Christian)

24—Christmas Eve (Christian)

25—Christmas (Christian)

25—Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox Christian)

26—Kwanzaa

26—St. Stephen’s Day (Christian)

31—Feast of the Holy Family (Christian)

31—Watch Night (Christian)

31—New Year’s Eve

January 2018:

1—New Year’s Day

 

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NOTE TO READERS

We continue to update this list, month by month. As you read the list, you may discover we have missed a fascinating observance or detail. If so, please email us at ReadTheSpirit@gmail.com.

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