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Multifaith Calendar

Rather than attempt a full listing of our own, we have provided links to other listings we believe to be both accurate and self-explanatory. These apply to the world’s major religious groups. For a record of special days for other religions, you should use the Interfaith Calendar link listed in the first section below.

The following covers information about religious days and festivals for various faiths, held throughout the year.

Religious Holidays

  • 2020-21 Multifaith Calendar
    Faith Communities Council of Victoria. ‘The following are major holy days and festivals for Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. Whilst this list is not exhaustive it is comprehensive to represent each of the religions in good faith’.
  • Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates
    Harmony.gov.au. Provides Date, Event, Description and Notes. Organised in monthly groupings. Quite extensive. Also has links to Harmony Day Events as well as related Festivals and Celebrations in all states and territories.
  • Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Education Religious Calendar
    Download an academic-year [USA] religious calendar or Find links to further information by clicking on the calendar entry. Monthly Calendar View - ‘Please note : this part of the site is under construction’.
  • Interfaith Calendar
    [Primary Sacred Times for World Religions]
    Major religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, for 2020 and several years into the future. List done by month/day. You can also access the Definition of Terms [used] and find links to News resources about multiple religions.
  • Cultural Events Calendar
    ‘Many dates are of special significance to multicultural Australians. Here we identify a selection of upcoming dates and events’. Not all are of a religious nature.
  • Holidays and Festivals : Which Religion ? Quiz
    Britannica. ‘You may know your own religion’s traditions, but do you know who celebrates these holidays and festivals ? You have 30 seconds to answer each question’.
  • List of Holidays and Observances
    Britannica. ‘This is a list of holidays and observances organised alphabetically by religion, followed by a list of secular and ancient holidays and observances. See also holiday; feast; Buddhism; Christianity; Hinduism; Islam; Jainism; Judaism; Shintō [each title is a link to specific information on that religion]’. Click on each title for further, specific information.
  • Multifaith Religious Holiday Calendar Academic Year 2020-2021
    ‘The list that follows is not exhaustive’. Information provided includes Year, Days [including specific times where appropriate], Holiday details [with some additional details as appropriate], Religion. US based.
  • Religious Commemorations Around the World [Scholastic]
    ‘From Diwali and Aboakyere to Easter and Passover, explore some of the many religious holidays celebrated across the globe’. Indicated as appropriate for Grades 1-8.
  • ReligionFacts
    Just the facts on religions. ‘Glossary of Religion; Library of Online Texts; Featured Articles; Featured Faiths; Religion Charts, Religion in the News’. Holidays are listed from the home page for each religion.
  • Religious Holidays
    ‘The following is a partial list of the most important Holy Days and Festivals celebrated by religious communities [on our campus] from August through June. An *asterisk indicates that it begins at sundown the day before this date and ends at sundown on this date. The holidays in bold print mean they are the most important for the tradition’. To view Religious Holidays for 2020-21 click here.
  • Religious Holidays in ...
    Find holidays by selecting from the months [e.g. January 2021] from the menu on the left. Links to Upcoming popular events are found beneath that menu.
  • Religious Seasonal Days
    [Of Celebration and Holy Days]
    ‘Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Baha’i, and Wiccan religions’. Religious Tolerance.org. Links to more information about a range of religions and beliefs.
  • World Religious Holidays [Holidays and Observances]
    ‘Religious Holidays and Observances, are specific days of the year set aside to celebrate something that is religion based. There are many different religions in the world, and many have different special days relative to their religion’. Includes some observances not relevant to Australia.

In addition, further links for several major, individual religions are provided below.

Buddhism

  • 2020 Buddhist Holidays
    ‘Vajrayana, Mahayana & Hinayana Buddhism : Tibetan, Pure Land, Zen & Theravada dates’. Note dates are given as month/day. Descriptors also included.
  • 2021 Buddhist Holidays & Festivals
    ‘Weekday; Holiday title; Date; Days away’. Click on the Holiday name for further information and dates over several years.
  • 2020 Buddhist Holidays List
    ‘List of Religious Holidays of Buddhism in 2020 - Day, Holiday Date, Holiday’. Preceding year also included.
  • Buddhist Festivals and Holidays
    Descriptions. Some include indicators for the actual date when celebrated.
  • Buddhist Festivals and Religious Holidays
    Provides a listing for this and three [3] previous years. Small section of additional information.
  • Buddhist Festivals and Special Days [Buddhanet]
    ‘There are many special or holy days held throughout the year by the Buddhist community. Many of these days celebrate the birthdays of Bodhisattvas in the Mahayana tradition or other significant dates in the Buddhist calendar’. Descriptors rather than specific dates though there is a link to one calendar.
  • Buddhist Holidays
    There are 36 listed, each with a page of explanation, further links, references, more. Wikipedia.
  • Buddhist holidays and festivals in 2021
    Actual date, Day of the week, Festival/Observance.

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Christianity

  • 2020 Christian Holidays
    Also includes 2019 and 2021 calendars. Format provides Day, Date and Holiday.
  • 2021 Christian Holidays & Festivals
    ‘Weekday; Holiday title; Date; Days away’. Click on the Holiday name for further information and dates over several years.
  • Christian Festivals and Holy Days
    ‘This category is for Christian holy days that are tied to the liturgical year. For major special events, outreaches, awards, etc., which have a Christian character or emphasis see Category : Liturgical calendars’. Wikipedia.
  • Christian Holiday Calendar and Festivals
    Provides a listing for this and three [3] previous years. Small section of additional information.
  • Christian Holidays [ReligionFacts]
    More detail about the individual days than a calendar of dates, their history and changes made to when they are celebrated. Links to further information about each.
  • Church Calendar - OrthodoxWiki
    ‘The Church Calendar consists of a series of cycles by which feasts are celebrated in the Orthodox Church [USA]. Usage, Calendar fixed feast days; Calendar movable feast days [2020-22]; Links’.
  • Coptic Orthodox Calendar
    ‘To learn about the historic origins of the Coptic Calendar please read the item below tracing the Coptic Calendar to the ancient Egyptians. We have put up a program that calculates the date of all major Coptic holidays including the Orthodox Easter for any year after 1902 A.D.’ through to 2037.
  • Eastern Orthodox Liturgical Calendar
    Feasts, Movable Feasts, Great Feasts, Liturgical Seasons, Printed calendars, References, links. Wikipedia.
  • Greek Orthodox Calendar
    Follow the calendar by selecting the Month and then the Year from the relevant boxes. Considerable detail for each date. Note the explanation for the icons used, at the bottom of the page.
  • Liturgical Year
    ‘The liturgical year, also known as the Christian year, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches which determines when Feasts, Memorials, Commemorations, and Solemnities are to be observed’. Western and Orthodox Christian days/dates. Wikipedia.
  • Russian Orthodox Calendar
    Opens to the current day. Select the Month and Year at the top, right. Fixed and Movable Great Feasts, Traditional days of remembrance, Fasting days and Seasons, more.
  • Western Christian Holidays, 2010-2030
    ‘Here are the dates of the most important [moving] Christian holidays through to 2030. These holidays move in the calendar year based off of the date of Easter’.

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Hinduism

  • Calendar of Hindu Festivals, Fasts, and Religious Events 2020–2025
    ‘This list organises important Hindu festivals and holy days according to the Gregorian calendar for the years 2018 through 2025’.
  • Hindu Festival Dates 2016-2025
    ‘Here are the dates for Hindu festivals, including Diwali, Hindi New Year, Maha Shiva Ratri and Holi, from 2016 to 2025’.
  • Hindu Festivals in 2020 & 2021
    ‘Find Holiday dates as per the Hindu calendar and information on Hindu festivals. Hindu festivals and Hindu holidays are based on the Hindu Calendar or Saka Varsha calendar. Date of Hindu festivals and Hindu Holidays in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023...’.
  • Hindu Festivals & Holidays
    Covers these. There are also links to specific areas including days, weeks, months and earlier calendars.
  • Hindu Holidays
    Lists each under the question ‘When is … ’, then provides a brief description. Also has dates till 2028.
  • Hindu Holidays [2]
    Listing by month, with date and title provided. Many link to further information, often quite extensive.
  • Hindu Holidays & Festivals
    ‘Weekday; Holiday title; Date; Days away’. Click on the Holiday name for further information and dates over several years.
  • Holidays and Festivals - Hinduism
    Provides a range of information about selected, major festivals as well as a wider range of information about Hinduism itself.
  • Sacred times and festivals
    Britannica. Summary, with embedded links, related to these two components of the religion.

Islam

  • 2021 Muslim Holidays & Festivals
    ‘Weekday; Holiday title; Date; Days away’. Click on the Holiday name for further information and dates over several years. You can also access the next, and previous, year from links at the bottom of the calendar.
  • A Brief Introduction to the Muslim Calendar ...
    and Major Muslim Festivals and Religious Observances. Information about all major festivals, plus calendar information.
  • Calendar of Important Islamic Dates
    ‘The Islamic calendar [known as the Hijri calendar] is a purely lunar calendar. It contains 12 months that are based on the cycle of the moon’. Dates for major festivals through to 2025.
  • Islamic Holidays
    ‘Muslims have two major religious observances each year, and corresponding holidays connected with each one : Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-al-Adha. Some Muslims acknowledge other events from Islamic history, which are considered holidays by some but not all Muslims’. Dates provided for a two year period.
  • Islamic Holidays, 2010-2030 [A.H. 1431-1452]
    Provides dates in both for both Gregorian and Islamic [Hijri] calendars up to and including 2030. Dates are provided for : Start of Muharram, Mawlid al-Nabi, Start of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitrand Eid al-Adha.
  • Islamic Religious Festival Calendar
    ‘Some dates may vary slightly as they are determined by the lunar calendar’. Provides a listing for this and the two previous years. Small section of additional information. Downloadable calendar [Word format].
  • Muslim Holidays
    Lists each under the question ‘When is … ’, then provides a brief description and also all dates till 2028.
  • Special Islamic Days - IslamicFinder
    Special days and dates are provided for the current year as well as the preceding year. Use the links on the left to find a wealth of other information about the Islamic religion.
  • The Principal Islamic Days of Observance according to the Umm al-Qura Calendar
    ‘The following table lists the Gregorian calendar dates of the principal Islamic days of observance according to the Umm al-Qura calendar. Listed are the date of New Year [Raʾs al-Sana], the traditional [Sunni] date of the Prophet’s Birthday [Mawlid al-Nabī], the beginning and the end of the month of fasting [Ramaḍān] and the date of the Feast of Sacrifice [ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā] during the annual pilgrimage [Ḥajj]’. There are links about the calendar itself as well as literature and web links.

Judaism

  • Dates of Upcoming Jewish Holidays and Festivals [2020-2024/5781-5784]
  • Jewish Calendar Tools
    Easy to use. ‘Holidays, candle lighting times, and Torah readings for any year, past or present. Download to Outlook, iPhone, Google Calendar and more. Convert between Hebrew and Gregorian dates and see today’s date in a Hebrew font’.
  • ​Jewish Holidays & Celebrations Explained
    Listed events with brief notes. Click on the name of the holiday or celebration for further information on the majority of these.
  • 2020 Jewish Holidays & Festivals
    ‘Weekday; Holiday title; Date; Days away’. Click on the Holiday name for further information and dates over several years. You can also access the next, and previous, year from links at the bottom of the calendar.
  • Jewish Holidays [Shiva.com]
    ‘Jewish Holidays; Major Jewish Holidays; Minor Jewish Holidays; Modern Jewish Holidays’; dates through to the end of 2021.
  • Jewish Religious Calendar and Festivals
    ‘All Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date shown’. Upcoming Jewish holidays. Downloadable calendar [Word format]. Multiple years listed.
  • Jewish Religious Year
    Britannica. ‘The cycle of the religious year; The Jewish calendar [Lunisolar structure]; Months and notable days; Origin and development; The Sabbath; Observances; The Jewish holidays; Pilgrim festivals; Ten Days of Penitence’.
  • The Jewish Calendar [Chabad]
    Detailed and extensive presentation. View by day, week, month, year or as a list, Jewish Holidays, convert dates, Candle Lighting, holidays, Daily Torah Study, tools and more. There are sections, related to Judaism, on non-calendar matters. Opens at the month view.
  • The Jewish Calendar [Judaism 101]
    Background, history and structure of The Jewish Year. Jewish Holidays [to 2024] gives background for major holidays. You can go to a Current Calendar listed in Jewish months with corresponding Gregorian dates.

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