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Holidays and Observances

This guide provides information about diverse cultural celebrations and religious holidays. It includes calendars and brief descriptions of the events. This resource can assist in event planning and classroom activities.

August 2022

August 2023

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 National Day   Switzerland
4 Founder's Day   Ghana
15 Assumption Day Christian  
31 Raksha Bandan Hindu  
       
 
   

 

September 2022

 

September 2023

Day Event Religion Cultural
4 Labor Day   USA
6 Krishna Janmashtami Hindi  
7 Jeune Genevois (Geneva Only)   Switzerland
11 Patriot Day   USA
14
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Jewish  
19 Ganesh Chaturthi  Hindi  
19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day   Worldwide
21-9 Mabon Pagan  
24
Yom Kippur
Jewish  
29 Mid-Autumn Festival   Lunar
29 Sukkot Jewish  

October 2022

October 2023

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 National Day   China
6 Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Jewish  
9-16 Sukkot Jewish  
15-24 Navrati Hindi  
16 Birth of Báb Bahá'í  
24 Dussehra Hindi  
26 National Day   Austria
26-27 Birth of Báb Bahá'í  
28 Ochi Day    Greek
31 Halloween   USA

November 2022

November 2023

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 All Saints' Day (Hallowmas, All Hallows') Christian  
1 Samhain Pagan  
2 All Souls' Day Christian  
11 Veterans Day   USA
17 Polytechneio   Greece
23 Thanksgiving   USA
24 Black Friday   USA
28-29 Ascension of Abdu'l-Bahá Bahá'í  
28 Christmas Fast (begins) Christian  

December 2022

December 2023

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 Farmer's Day   Ghana
3 Advent Begins Christian  
7-15 Chanukah  Jewish  
7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day   USA
8 Bodhi Day Buddhist  
12 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Feast Day) Christian  
16 Las Posadas (begins) Christian Mexico
21 Yule Pagan  
24 Advent Ends Christian  
25 Christmas Christian  
26 Kwanzaa (begins)   USA
31 Restoration Day (Geneva Only)   Switzerland

January 2023

January 2024

Day Event   Religion Cultural
1 New Year's Day     Western
1 Kwaanza (ends)     Pan-African
6 Epiphany   Christian  
8 Orthodox Christmas Day   Orthodox  
14 Orthodox New Year         Orthodox  
15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day     USA
18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (begins)   Christian  
21 World Religion Day   Bahá'í  
24-25
Tu b'shevat
  Jewish  
26 Australia Day     Australia
30-1 Mahayana New Year    Buddhist  

February 2023

February 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
2 Groundhog's Day   USA
10 Lunar New Year   Eastern
12 Lincoln's birthday   USA
13 Shrove Tuesday Christian  
13 Mardi Gras   USA
14 Valentine's Day   USA
19 Washington's Birthday   USA
19 President's Day   USA
24-26 Macha Bucha Day Buddhist  

March 2023

March 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
6 Independence Day   Ghana
8 International Women's Day    
8 Maha Shrivatri Hindu  
10 Day Light Savings Time (begins)   USA
10 Ramadan Begins Muslim  
17 St. Patrick's Day   USA
19 Vernal Equinox    
24 Palm Sunday Christian  
24-25 Holi Hindu  
25 Greek Independence Day   Greece
28 Holy Thursday Christian  
29 Good Friday Christian  
31 Easter Christian  

April 2023

April 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 April Fool's Day   USA
4 Ching Ming Day   China
8 Visakha Bucha Day Buddhist  
8 Wesak Day Buddhist  
9 Ramadan ends    
9-10 Eid ul Fitr Muslim  
13 Vaisakhi Sikh  
15 Tax Day   USA
22 Earth Day   USA
22-30 Passover  Jewish  
24 Theravadin New Year Buddhist  
27 King's Day   Netherlands

May 2023

May 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 May Day/ Labor Day   International
1 Beltane Pagan  
4-5 Yom Hashoah Jewish  
5 National Day of Prayer Interfaith USA
12 Mother's Day   USA
25 Africa Day   Africa
27 Memorial Day   USA
29 Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í  

June 2023

June 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
10 Dragon Boat Festival   China
11-13 Shavuot Jewish  
14 Flag Day   USA
16 Father's Day   USA
16-17 Eid al-Adha (approx. dates) Muslim  
24 Litha  (summer solstice) Pagan  

July 2023

July 2024

Day Event Religion Cultural
1 Republic Day   Ghana
Independence Day   USA
20 Asahna Bucha Day Buddhist