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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. 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 which are held throughout the year.

Religious Days

  • Updated ! 2018-9 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’.
  • 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
    City of Greater Bendigo. Downloadable document detailing these.
  • Calendars and Holidays
    [Of the World’s Religions]
    Lists for 8 major groups, covering several years.
  • New ! Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Education Religious Calendar
    ‘An academic-year [USA] religious calendar with brief summaries of all events in list format’.
  • Interfaith Calendar
    [Primary Sacred Times for World Religions]
    Major religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, for Updated ! 2019 and several years into the future. List done by month/day.
  • New ! Religious Holidays 2018-2019
    Covers all major religions.
  • 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

Christianity

  • Calendar for the Christian Year
    Provides exact dates, with brief descriptions, [in month/day format].
  • 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.
  • New ! Christian Holiday Calendar and Festivals
    Provides a listing for this and several previous years. Small section of additional information..
  • 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, is 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.

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Hinduism

  • New ! Calendar of Hindu Festivals, Fasts, Religious Events 2018-2025
    ‘This list organises important Hindu festivals and holy days according to the Gregorian calendar for the years 2018 through 2025’.
  • Updated ! 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 and dates till 2030.
  • Hindu Holidays
    Listing by month, with date and title provided. Many link to further information, often quite extensive.

Islam

  • 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’.
  • 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’.
  • New ! Islamic Religious Festival Calendar
    ‘Some dates may vary slightly as they are determined by the lunar calendar’. Provides a listing for this and several 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 dates till 2025.

Judaism

  • Jewish Calendar Tools
    Easy to use. Create you own interactive calendar and get dates for several years in both Jewish and Gregorian calendars.
  • New ! Jewish Religious Calendar and Festivals
    ‘All Jewish holidays begins at sunset on the evening before the date shown’. Provides a listing for this and several previous years. Small section of additional information. Downloadable calendar [Word format].
  • 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.

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