Aussie Educator

Multifaith Calendar

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

Rather than attempt a full listing of our own, we have used other listings we believe to be both accurate and self-explanatory.

Religious Days

  • A Global World
    Select from the calendar options in the menu at the left.
    This is fee-based but quite reasonable.
  • Calendar of Cultural and Religious Dates
    This Australian Government calendar ‘aims to raise awareness of key cultural and religious events, festivals and national days’. Listed by day/month for religious and other special days.
  • Calendars and Holidays
    [Of the World’s Religions]
    Lists for 8 major groups, covering several years.
  • Holy Days and Festivals Calendar
    [BBC Religion & Ethics]
    Select from 12 major religions/beliefs or by year/month.
  • Interfaith Calendar
    [Primary Sacred Times for World Religions]
    Major religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, for 2016 and for several years into the future. List done by month/day.
  • 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.

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

Buddhism

  • Buddhist Festivals and Holidays
    Descriptions. Some include indicators for the actual date when celebrated.
  • Buddhist Holiday Calendar
    [Holiday Dates for the Major Celebrations of Buddhism]
    Covers the period 2014-2015.
  • Buddhist Holidays
    There are 36 listed, each with a page of explanation, further links, references, more. Some pages provide dates till 2015. Wikipedia.

Christianity

  • Calendar for the Christian Year
    Provides exact dates, with brief descriptions, [in month/day format] for all years from 2014 to 2016.
  • Christian Festivals and Holy Days
    7 subcategories for periods such as Christmas and Easter; 130 links to other specific days. Information about the specific day and indications of the date. Wikipedia.
  • Coptic Orthodox Calendar
    ‘To learn about the historic origins of the Coptic Calendar please read the article 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.’.
  • 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.
    A Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar with dates up to and including 2016, can be found here.
  • 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.

Top of Page

Hinduism

  • Hindu Festivals & Holidays
    About.com. Covers these in some detail. There are also links to specific areas.
  • Hindu Holidays
    Lists each under the question ‘When is … ’, then provides a brief description and dates till 2030.
  • Hindu Holidays 2014
    Listing by month, with date and title provided. Many link to further information, often quite extensive.

Islam

  • Important Religious Dates
    [Unified Islamic Calendar]
    Events, names and dates from 2014 to 2021.
  • 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’.
  • Muslim Holidays
    Lists each under the question ‘When is … ’, then provides a brief description and dates till 2016.

Judaism

  • Jewish Calendar Tools
    Easy to use. Create you own interactive calendar and get dates for several years in both Jewish and Gregorian calendars.
  • Jewish Holidays - 1998-2017
    General information plus the listing by years. Jewish as well as Gregorian years.
  • The Jewish Calendar [Chabad]
    Detailed and extensive presentation. View by day, week, month, year, Jewish Holidays, convert dates, Candle Lighting, holidays, Daily Torah Study and more. There are sections, related to Judaism, on non-calendar matters.
  • The Jewish Calendar [Judaism 101]
    Background, history and structure of The Jewish Year. Jewish Holidays gives background for major holidays. You can go to a Current Calendar listed in Jewish months with corresponding Gregorian dates.

Top of Page