Interfaith Calendar – 2021

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 2021

    • 1
      • Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
      • Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
      • Shogatsu/Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
      • Baptism of the Lord Jesus – 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
    • 7
      • Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian
    • 13
      • Maghi – Sikh
    • 17
      • Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian
    • 18
      • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins – Christian
    • 19
      • Timkat – Ethiopoian Christian
    • 25
      • Conversion of St. Paul – Christian
    • 28
      • Tu B’Shvat * – Jewish

Definitions

FEBRUARY 2021

    • 2
      • Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian
      • Imbolc-Lughnassad * – Wicca/Neo Pagan  Northern and Southern Hemispheres
    • 3
      • St. Blaze Day – Christian
      • Setsebun (beginning of spring) – Shinto
    • 5
      • Four Chaplains Sunday – Interfaith
    • 8
      • Nirvana Day – Buddhism
    • 12
      • Triodion – Orthodox Christian
      • Chinese New Year – Chinese traditional
    • 14
      • St. Valentine’s Day – Christian
      • Transfiguration Sunday – Christian
    • 15
      • Nirvana Day ** – Buddhist – Jain
    • 16
      • Vasant Panchami ** – Hindu
      • Shrove Tuesday – Christian
    • 17
      • Lent begins – Christian
    • 21
      • Triodion Begins – Orthodox Christian
    • 26
      • Purim * – Jewish

Definitions

MARCH 2021

    • 1
      • St. David of Wales – Christian
    • 2 – 20
      •  Nineteen Day Fast – Baha’i
    • 7
      • Meatfare Sunday –Orthodox Christian
    • 10
      • Lailat al Miraj * – Islam
    • 12
      • Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
      • Maha Shivaratri ** – Hindu
    • 14
      • Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 15
      • Clean Monday (Great Lent begins) – Orthodox Christian
    • 17
      • St. Patrick’s Day – Christian
    • 18
      • Waqf al Arafa * – Islam
    • 19
      • St. Joseph’s Day – Christian
    • 21
      • Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
      • Naw-Rúz (New Year) * – Baha’i
      • Ostara – Mabon * – Wicca/Neo Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres
      • Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 25
      • Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
      • Mahavir Jayanti  **- Jain
    • 26
      • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) Zoroastrian
    • 28
      • Lailat al Bara’ah * – Islam
      • Lord’s Evening Meal – Jehovah’s Witness Christian
      • Magha Puja Day ** – Buddhist
    • 28 – April 8
      • Pesach * – Jewish
    • 28
      • Palm Sunday – Christian
    • 29
      • Holi ** – Hindu

Definitions

April 2021

    • 1
      • Maunday Thursday – Christian
    • 2
      • Good Friday – Christian
    • 4
      • Easter Sunday * – Christian
    • 8
      • Yom HaShoah * – Jewish
    • 13
      • Hindi New Year ** – Hindu
    • 13-21
      • Ramayana ** – Hindu
    • 13
      • Ramadan begins * – Islam
    • 14
      • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
    • 15
      • Yom Ha’Atzmaut * – Jewish
    • 16
      • First Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i
    • 21
      • Ramanavami ** – Hindu
    • 23
      • St. George’s Day – Christian
    • 24
      • Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
    • 25
      • Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 27
      • Hanuman Jayanti ** – Hindu
      • Mahavir Jayanti ** Jain
    • 30
      • Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
      • Lag B’Omer * – Jewish

Definitions

MAY 2021

    • 1
      • Beltane – Samhain * – Wicca/Neo Pagai Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 2
      • Last day of Ridvan *  – Baha’i
      • Pascha (Easter)  – Orthodox Christian
    • 3
      • Saints Philip & James – Christian
    • 4
      • National Day of Prayer – USA – Interfaith
    • 8
      • Laylat al Kadr * – Islam
    • 14-16
      • Eid al Fitr – Ramadan ends * – Islam
    • 18
      • Tish’a B’av * – Jewish
    • 23
      • Declaration of the Bab * – Baha’i
      • Pentecost – Christian
    • 29
      • Ascension of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
    • 30
      • Trinity Sunday – Christian

Definitions

JUNE 2021

    • 3
      • Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian
    • 9
      • St. Columba of Iona – Celtic Christian
    • 11
      • Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian
    • 15
      • Saint Vladimir Day – Christian
    • 16
      • Guru Arjan martyrdom – Sikh
    • 19
      • New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian
    • 20
      • Pentecost – Orthodox Christian
    • 21
      • World Humanist Day – Materialism
    • 22
      • First Nations Day – Canadian Native People
      • Litha – Yule * – Wicca/Neo Pagan  Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 24
      • Saint John the Baptist – Christian
    • 29
      • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul – Christian

Definitions

JULY 2021

    • 9
      • Martyrdom of the Bab * – Baha’i
    • 11
      • St Benedict Day – Catholic Christian
    • 13
      • Obon (Ulambana) ** – Buddhist/Shinto   ?
    • 15
      • St. Vladimir the Great Day – Orthodox Christian
    • 20-23
      • Eid al Adha – Sacrifice Day * – Islam
    • 23
      • Emperor Haile Selassie birthday –Rastafaria
    • 24
      • Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian
      • Asalha Puja Day ** – Buddhist
    • 25
      • St. James the Great Day – Christian

Definitions

AUGUST 2021

    • 1
      • Lammas – Christian
      • Lughnassad – Imbolc  * – Wicca/Neo Pagan  Northern and Southern hemispheres
    • 3
      • Krishna Janmashtami ** – Hindu
    • 6
      • Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian
    • 10
      • Hijra – New Year begins * – Islam
    • 15
      • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
      • Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian
    • 17-18
      • Shavout * – Jewish
    • 18
      • Ashura * – Islam
    • 22
      • Raksha Bandhan ** – Hindu
    • 29
      • Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian

Definitions

SEPTEMBER 2021

          • 1
            • Religious year begins – Orthodox Christian
          • 7-6
            • Rosh Hashanah * – Jewish
          • 8
            • Nativity of Virgin Mary – Christian
          • 10
            • Ganesh Chaturthi ** – Hindu
          • 11
            • Ethiopian New Year  Rastafaria
            • Paryushana Parva
            • Jain
        • 13
          • Yom Kippur * – Jewish
        • 14
          • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) – Christian
        • 21-27
          • Sukkot * – Jewish
        • 21
          • Paryushana Parva – Jain
        • 22
          • Mabon – Imbolc – Wicca/Pagan
        • 27
          • Meskel –Ethiopian Eritrean Orthodox Christian
        • 28
          • Shemini Atzeret * – Jewish
        • 29
          • Michael and All Angels – Christian
          • Simchat Torah * – Jewish

        Definitions

        OCTOBER 2021

            • 4
              • St Francis Day – Catholic Christian
              • Blessing of the Animals – Christian
            • 7-14
              • Navaratri ** – Hindu
            • 15
              • Dasara ** – Hindu
            • 18
                • Luke, Apostle & Evangelist –

              Christian

            • Mawlid an Nabi * Islam
        • 20
          • Birth of the B’ab * – Baha’i
          • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
        • 28
          • Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
        • 31
          • All Hallows Eve – Christian
          • Reformation Day – Protestant Christian
          • Samhain – * Wicca/Neo Pagan
          • Deep Diwali – Jain

      Definitions

      NOVEMBER 2021

        • 1
          • All Saints Day – Christian
        • 2
          • All Souls Day – Catholic Christian
        • 4
          • Diwali (Deepavali) ** – Hindu – Jain
        • 5
          • Vikram New Year ** – Hindu
        • 12
          • Birth of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
        • 13
          • Jain New Year – Jain
        • 15
          • Nativity Fast begins – ends Dec. 24 – Orthodox Christian
        • 21
          • Christ the King – Christian
        • 24
          • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur – Sikh
        • 26
          • Day of the Covenant * – Baha’i
          • Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
        • 28
          • First Sunday of Advent – Christian
          • Ascension of  ‘Abdu’l-Baha * – Baha’i
        • 29 – Dec. 6
          • Hanukkah * – Jewish
        • 30
          • St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

      Definitions

      DECEMBER 2021

        • 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
          • Yule – Christian
        • 22
          • Yule/Winter Solstice * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
        • 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
        • 28
          • Holy Innocents – Christian
        • 30
          • Holy Family – Catholic Christian
        • 31
          • Watch Night – Christian

      Definitions