Interfaith Calendar – 2022

JANUARY

    • 1
      • Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian
      • Feast Day of St Basil – Orthodox Christian
      • Shogatsu/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
    • 7
      • Feast of the Nativity – Orthodox Christian
      • Nativity of Christ – Orthodox Christian
      • Christmas Day – Rastafarian
    • 8
      • Feast of the Holy Family – Catholic Christian
    • 9
      • Baptism of the Lord Jesus – Christian
    • 13
      • Maghi – Sikh
    • 17
      • Blessing of the Animals – Hispanic Catholic Christian
      • Tu BiShvat – Judaism
    • 18
      • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Christian
    • 21
      • Chinese New Year – Chinese
    • 25
      • Conversion of St Paul – Christian
    • 30
      • Mahayana New Year 3 days** – Buddhism

Definitions

FEBRUARY

    • 2
      • Candlemas – Presentation of Christ in the Temple – Christian
      • Imbolc (Candlemas) * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
      • Saint Brighid of Kildare – Christian
    • 3
      • St. Blaze Day – Christian
      • Setsebun (beginning of spring) – Shinto
    • 5
      • Vasant Panchami – Hindu
    • 14
      • St. Valentine’s Day – Christian
    • 15
      • Nirvana Day ** – Buddhist
    • 24
      • St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
    • 27
      • Meatfare – Orthodox Christian
      • Transfiguration Sunday – Christian

Definitions

MARCH

    • 1
      • St. David of Wales – Christian
      • Maha Shivaratri – Hindu
      • Shrove Tuesday – Christian
    • 2
      • Ash Wednesday – Christian
      • Lent Begins – Christian
    • 6
      • Cheesefare Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 7
      • Great Lent – Clean Monday – Orthodox Christian
      • Lent Begins – Orthodox Christian
    • 17
      • St. Patrick’s Day – Christian
      • Purim – Judaism
    • 18
      • Holi – Hindu
    • 19
      • St. Joseph’s Day – Christian
    • 20
      • Ostara – Vernal Equinox – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 21
      • Norooz (New Year) – Persian/Zoroastrian
      • Naw-Rúz (New Year) * – Baha’i
      • Ostara * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 26
      • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) Zoroastrian
    • 30
      • Magha Puja Day ** – Buddhism

Definitions

April

    • 2
      • Hindi New Year – Hindu
      • Ramayana Begins – Hindu
    • 3
      • Ramadan begins** – Islam
    • 10
      • Ramanavami – Hindu
      • Palm Sunday – Christian
    • 14
      • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) – Sikh
      • Lent Ends – Christian
      • Maundy Thursday – Christian
    • 15
      • Good Friday – Christian
    • 16
      • Theravadin New Year 3 days ** – Buddhism
      • Hanuman Jayanti – Hindu
      • Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian
      • Pesach Begins – Judaism
    • 17
      • Easter (Western) – Christian
      • Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
    • 21
      • First Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i
    • 22
      • Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian
    • 23
      • St. George’s Day – Christian
      • Pesach ends – Judaism
    • 24
      • Easter (Pascha) – Orthodox Christian
    • 25
      • St. Mark, Apostle and Evangelist – Christian
    • 28
      • Yom HaShoah – Judaism
    • 29
      • Ninth Day of Ridvan * – Baha’i
    • 30
      • St. James the Great Day – Orthodox Christian

Definitions

MAY

  • 1
    • Beltane *b- Wicca/Neo Pagai
  • 2
    • Twelfth Day of Ridvan *  – Baha’i
    • Ramadan finishes** – Islam
  • 3
    • Saints Philip & James – Christian
    • Eid al Fitr** – Islam
  • 4
    • National Day of Prayer – USA – Interfaith
  • 5
    • Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Judaism
  • 19
    • Lag B’Omer – Judaism
  • 24
    • Declaration of the Bab * – Baha’i
  • 26
    • Ascension of Jesus – Christian
  • 27
    • Visakha Puja – Buddha Day ** – Buddhism
  • 29
    • Ascension of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i

    Definitions

JUNE

    • 2
      • Ascension of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • 5
      • Pentecost – Christian
      • Savuot begins – Judaism
    • 6
      • Savuot ends – Judaism
    • 9
      • St. Columba of Iona – Celtic Christian
    • 12
      • Pentecost – Orthodox Christian
      • Trinity Sunday – Christian
    • 15
      • St. Vladimir – Christian
    • 16
      • Guru Arjan martyrdom – Sikh
      • Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian
    • 19
      • New Church Day – Swedenborgian Christian
      • All Saint’s Day – Orthodox
    • 21
      • Litha – Summer Solstice – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 22
      • First Nations Day – Canadian Native People
      • Litha Summer Solstice * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 24
      • Sacred Heart of Jesus – Catholic Christian
      • Saint John the Baptist –  Christian
    • 29
      • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul – Christian

Definitions

JULY

    • 10
      • 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
    • 23
      • Emperor Haile Selassie birthday – Rastafarian
    • 24
      • Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian
    • 25
      • St. James the Great Day – Christian
    • 26
      • Asalha Puja Day (Dhamma Day) ** – Buddhism

Definitions

AUGUST

    • 1
      • Lammas – Christian
      • Lughnassad (Lammas) * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
      • Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Jesus – Orthodox Christian
    • 6
      • Transfiguration of the Lord – Orthodox Christian
    • 7
      • Tish’a B’av – Judaism
    • 11
      • Raksha Bandhan – Hindu
    • 15
      • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian
      • Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian
    • 19
      • Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu
    • 29
      • Beheading of St. John the Baptist – Christian
    • 31
      • Ganesh Chaturthi – Hindu

Definitions

SEPTEMBER

    • 1
      • Religious year begins – Orthodox Christian
    • 8
      • Nativity of Virgin Mary – Christian
    • 11
      • Ethiopian New Year – Rastafarian
    • 14
      • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) – Christian
    • 23
      • Fall Equinox * – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 26
      • Navaratri Begins – Hindu
    • 29
      • Michael and All Angels – Christian

Definitions

OCTOBER

    • 4
      • St Francis Day – Catholic Christian
      • Blessing of the Animals – Christian
      • Navaratri Ends – Hindu
    • 5
      • Yom Kippur – Judaism
    • 6
      • St. Thomas Day – Orthodox Christian
    • 10
      • Sukkot begins – Judaism
    • 16
      • Sukkot ends – Judaism
    • 17
      • Shemini Atzeret – Judaism
    • 18
      • St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist – Christian
      • Simchat Torah – Judaism
    • 20
      • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth – Sikh
    • 24
      • Diwali (Deepavali) – Hindu
    • 25
      • Vikram New Year – Hindu
    • 26
      • Birth of the Bab * – Baha’i
      • Rosh Hashanah begins – Judaism
    • 27
      • Birth of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
      • Rosh Hashanah ends – Judaism
    • 28
      • Milvian Bridge Day – Christian
    • 31
      • All Hallows Eve – Christian
      • Reformation Day – Protestant Christian
      • Samhain – * Wicca/Neo Pagan
      • Deep Diwali – Jain

Definitions

NOVEMBER

    • 1
      • All Saints Day – Christian
    • 2
      • All Souls Day – Catholic Christian
      • Crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie – Rastafarian
    • 12
      • Birth of Baha’u’llah * – Baha’i
    • 15
      • Nativity Fast begins – ends Dec. 24 – Orthodox Christian
    • 20
      • Christ the King – Christian
    • 21
      • Yule – Winter Solstice – Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • 24
      • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur – Sikh
    • 26
      • Day of the Covenant * – Baha’i
    • 28
      • Ascension of  ‘Abdu’l-Baha * – Baha’i
    • 30
      • St. Andrew’s Day – Christian

Definitions

DECEMBER

    • 6
      • St. 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
    • 18
      • Hanukkah Begins – Judaism
    • 21
      • Yule – Christian
      • St Thomas the Apostle – 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
      • Hanukkah Ends – Judaism
    • 28
      • Holy Innocents – Christian
    • 30
      • Holy Family – Catholic Christian
    • 31
      • Watch Night – Christian

Definitions