Interfaith Calendar – 2019

Note: 1. * Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this date.
2. ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.

 

JANUARY   2019

    • 1
      • Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
      • Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
      • Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
      • Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • 5
      • Twelfth Night – Christian
      • Guru Gobindh Singh birthday – Sikh
    • 6
      • Epiphany – Christian
      • Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) – Orthodox Christian
      • Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) – Christian
      • Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox
    • 7
      • Feast of the Nativity ** – Orthodox Christian
    • 8
      • Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
    • 13
      • Maghi – Sikh
      • Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
    • 17
      • Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian
    • 18-25
      • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian
    • 19
      • Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
    • 20
      • World Religion Day – Baha’i
        Tu BiShavat * – Jewish
    • 21-23
      • Mahayana New Year ** – Buddhist
    • 25
      • Conversion of St. Paul – Christian

Definitions

FEBRUARY   2019

    • 2
      • Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian
      • Imbolc – Lughassad * – Wicca/Pagan – Northern and Southern hemispheres
      • Saint Brighid of Kildare – Celtic Christian
    • 3
      • St. Blaze Day – Christian
      • Setsebun-sai (beginning of spring) – Shinto
    • 3
      • Four Chaplains Sunday – Interfaith
    • 5
      • Chinese New Year – Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
    • 8
      • Nirvana Day – Buddhism
    • 10
        • Cheesefare Sunday

Orthodox Christian

    • 12
      • Triodion – Orthodox Christian
    • 14
      • St. Valentine’s Day – Christian
    • 15
      • Nirvana Day ** – Buddhist – Jain
    • 17
      • Triodion begins – Orthdox Christian
    • 26
      • Intercalary Days begin – Baha’i

Definitions

MARCH   2019

    • 1
      • St. David of Wales – Christian
      • Intercalary Days end – Baha’i
    • 2 – 20
      • Nineteen Day Fast * – Baha’i
    • 3
      • Meatfare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
      • Transfiguration Sunday – Christian
    • 5
      • Shrove Tuesday – Christian
    • 6
      • Ash Wednesday – Lent begins- Christian
    • 10
      • Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 11
      • Clean Monday – Great Lent begins – Orthodox Christian
    • 13
      • Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard – Scientology
    • 17
      • St. Patrick’s Day – Christian
    • 19
      • St. Joseph’s Day – Christian
    • 20 Equinox
      • Ostara – Mabon * – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 21
      • Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
      • Naw-Rúz (New Year) * – Baha’i
      • Hola Mohalla – Sikh
      • Magha Puja Day ** – Buddhist
      • Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian
      • Purim * – Jewish
    • 25
      • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Christian
    • 28
      • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** – Zoroastrian

Definitions

April  2019

    • 3
      • Laylat al Miraj * – Islam
    • 9
      • Mahavir Jayanti ** – Jain
    • 14
      • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
      • Palm Sunday – Christian
    • 17
      • Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 18
      • Maundy Thursday – Christian
    • 19-21
      • Theravadin New Year ** – Buddhist
    • 19
      • Good Friday – Christian
    • 20-27
      • Pesach * – Jewish
    • 20
      • Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
    • 21
      • Easter – Christian
      • First Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i
      • Lailat al Bara’ah * – Islam
      • Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 23
      • St. George’s Day – Christian
    • 26
      • Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
    • 28
      • Pascha – Easter – Orthodox Christian
    • 29
      • Ninth Day of Ridvan – Baha’i
    • 30
      • St. James the Great Day – Orthodox Christian

Definitions

MAY  2019

    • 1
      • Beltane – Samhain * – Wicca/Pagan  Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 2
      • Last day of Ridvan *  – Baha’i
      • National Day of Prayer USA – Interfaith
      • Yom HaShoah – Jewish
    • 3
      • Saints Philip & James – Christian
    • 6
      • Ramadan begins * – Islam
    • 9
      • Yom Ha’Atzmaut * – Jewish
    • 18
      • Visakha Puja – Buddha Day ** – Buddhist
    • 23
      • Declaration of the Bab * – Baha’i
      • Lag B’Omer * – Jewish
    • 29
      • Ascension of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
    • 30
      • Ascension of Jesus – Christian

Definitions

JUNE   2019

    • 1
      • Laylat al Kadr * – Islam
    • 5-7
      • Eid al Fitr * – Islam
    • 6
      • Ascension of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • 9
      • St. Columba of Iona – Celtic Christian
      • Pentecost – Christian
    • 9-10
      • Shavuot * – Jewish
    • 15
      • Saint Vladimir Day – Christian
    • 16
      • Guru Arjan martyrdom – Sikh
      • Trinity Sunday – Christian
    • 19
      • New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian
    • 20
      • Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian
    • 21  Solstice
      • Litha – Yule * – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 22
      • First Nations Day – Canadian Native People
    • 23
      • All Saints – Orthodox Christian
    • 28
      • Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian
    • 29
      • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul – Christian

Definitions

JULY   2019

    • 9
      • Martyrdom of the Bab * – Baha’i
    • 11
      • St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian
    • 13-15
      • Obon (Ulambana) ** – Buddhist/Shinto   ?
    • 15
      • St. Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian
    • 16
      • Asalha Puja Day ** – Buddhist
    • 24
      • Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian
    • 25
      • St. James the Great Day – Christian

Definitions

AUGUST   2019

    • 1
      • Lammas – Christian
      • Lughnassad – Imbolc * – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
      • Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • 6
      • Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian
    • 10
      • Tish’a B’av – Jewish
      • Waqf al Arafa * Islam
    • 12-15
      • Eid al Adha * – Islam
    • 15
      • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
      • Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian
    • 23
      • Krishna Janmashtami  ** – Hindu
    • 29
      • Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian

Definitions

SEPTEMBER  2019

    • 1
      • Ecclesiastical year begins – Orthodox Christian
      • Hijra – New Year * – Islam
    • 3
      • Paryushana Parva * – Jain
    • 8
      • Nativity of Virgin Mary – Christian
    • 10
      • Ashura * – Islam
    • 14
      • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) – Christian
    • 23 Equinox
      • Mabon – Ostara * – Wicca  Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 27
      • Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
    • 29
      • Michael and All Angels – Christian
    • 30-October 1
      • Rosh Hashanah * – Jewish

Definitions

OCTOBER   2019

    • 4
      • St Francis Day – Catholic Christian
      • Blessing of the Animals – Christian
    • 8
      • Dasara  ** – Hindu
    • 9
      • Yom Kippur * – Jewish
    • 14-20
      • Sukkot * – Jewish
    • 14
      • Thanksgiving – Canada – Interfaith
    • 18
      • St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist – Christian
    • 20
      • Birth of the Báb * – Baha’i
      • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
    • 21
      • Shemini Atzeret * – Jewish
    • 22
      • Simchat Torah * – Jewish
    • 27
      • Christ the King – Christian
      • Diwali – Sikh – Hindu – Jain
    • 28
      • Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
      • Jain New Year – Jain
    • 29
      • Reformation Day – Protestant Christian
    • 31
      • All Hallows Eve – Christian
      • Reformation Day – Protestant Christian

Definitions

NOVEMBER   2019

    • 1
      • All Saints Day – Christian
      • Samhain – Beltane * – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 2
      • All Souls Day – Catholic Christian
    • 10
      • Mawlid an Nabi * – Islam
    • 12
      • Birth of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
      • Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib – Sikh
    • 15
      • Nativity Fast begins – ends Dec. 24 – Orthodox Christian
    • 23
      • Thanksgiving – Interfaith
    • 24
      • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur – Sikh
    • 26
      • Christ the King – Christian
      • Day of the Covenant * – Baha’i
    • 28
      • Ascension of  ‘Abdu’l-Baha * – Baha’i
      • Thanksgiving – Interfaith USA
    • 30
      • St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

Definitions

DECEMBER   2019

    • 1-24
      • Advent – Christian
    • 6
      • Saint Nicholas Day – Christian
    • 8
      • Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) – Buddhism
      • Immaculate Conception of Mary – Catholic Christian
    • 12
      • Feast day – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian
    • 16-25
      • Posadas Navidenas – Hispanic Christian
    • 21 Solstice
      • Yule – Christian
      • Yule – Litha * – Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 23-30
      • Hanukkah – Jewish
    • 24
      • Christmas Eve – Christian
    • 25
      • Christmas * – Christian
      • Feast of the Nativity ** – Orthodox Christian
    • 26
      • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** – Zoroastrian
      • St Stephen’s Day – Christian
    • 27
      • Saint John – Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
    • 28
      • Holy Innocents – Christian
    • 29
      • Holy Family – Catholic Christian
    • 31
      • Watch Night – Christian

Definitions