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ANNOUNCEMENT

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 2017-2018

May 1, 2017 - Yom Ha’Azmaut (Jewish), Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i), Beltane (Wicca)

May 10 - Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day – Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

May 12 - Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)*

May 14 - Lag B’Omer (Jewish)

May 23 - Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

May 25 - Ascension of Our Lord (Christian)

May 27- Ramadan (Islam)

May 28 - Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

May 31–June 1 - Shavuot (Jewish)   

June 4 - Pentecost (Christian), Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

June 16 - Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)

June 21 - Litha (Wicca)

June 29- Fast of the Holy Apostles (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

July 8:  Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist), Guru Purnima (Hindu)

July 9-10:  Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)

July 13:  Ulambana (Buddhist)

July 13-15:  Obon (Buddhist)

July 27:  Naga Panchami (Hindu)*

August 1:  Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Lammas (Christian and Wicca) Tish’a B’Av (Jewish)

August 6:  Transfiguration of the Lord (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

August 7:  Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)*

August 15:  Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian), Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)*, Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)

August 24:  Ganesha Chaturthi (Hindu)*

August 31:  Hajj Day (Islam)*

September 1:  Ecclesiastical Year begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

September 1-4:  Eid al Adha (Islam)*

September 3:  Onam (Hindu)*

September 7:  His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s Birthday (Buddhist)

September 8:  Nativity of Mary (Christian)

September 9:  The Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

September 21:  Muharram (Islamic New Year), Nativity of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

September 21-22:  Rosh Hashanah (Jewish),  New Year – Hijra (Islam)

September 21-29:  Navaratri/Dassehra (Hindu)*

September 22:  Mabon (Wicca/Pagan), Ostata (Wicca/Pagan)

September 24:  Feast of Trumpets (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

September 30:  Duserra (Hindu)* Yom Kippur (Jewish), Day of Atonement (Christian, Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 5-6:  Sukkot (Jewish)

October 5-11:  Feast of Tabernacles (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 11-13:  Sh’mini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 12:  Last Great Day (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 13:  Simchat Torah (Jewish)

October 19:  Diwali (Hindu, Jain and Sikh)*

October 20:  Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh), Goverdhan Puja (Hindu)*

October 21:  Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)

October 22:  Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

October 31:  Samhain-Beltane (Wicca)

November 1:  All Saints’ Day (Christian)

November 2:  All Souls’ Day (Christian)

November 4:  Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday (Sikh)

November 15:  Nativity Fast begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

November 21:  The Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

November 24:  Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)

November 25:  Day of Covenant (Baha’i)

November 27:  Ascension of ‘Abdu’l Baha (Baha’i)

December 1:  Maulid al-Nabi (Islam)*

December 3:  First Sunday of Advent (Christian)

December 8:  Bodhi Day (Buddhist), Immaculate Conception (Christian)

December 13-20:  Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 21:  Yule (Wicca and Christian)

December 25:  Christmas (Christian), The Nativity of Christ (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

December 26:  Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)

January 1, 2018:  Gantan-sai (Shinto), Mary, Mother of God (Catholic Christian)

January 3-10:  Holy Convocation (Church of God and Saints of Christ)

January 5:  Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib (Sikh)

January 6:  Feast of Epiphany (Christian), Feast of Theophany (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox)

January 7:  Feast of the Nativity (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

January 13:  Maghi (Sikh)

January 14:  Makar Sankranti and Pongal (Hindu)*Timkat

January 21:  World Religion Day (Baha’i)

January 22:  Vasant Panchami (Hindu)*

January 24:  Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

January 28:  Chinese/Lunar New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist)

January 31:  Tu B’shvat (Jewish)

February 1:  Jonah’s Passover (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

February 2:  Imbolic-Candlemas (Wicca and Christian), The Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

February 8:  Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

February 13:  Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

February 14:  Ash Wednesday (Christian) Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)*

February 15:  Nirvana Day (Jain)

February 19:  Clean Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

February 26-March 1:  Intercalary Days (Baha'i)

March 1:  Purim (Jewish)

March 2-3:  Holi (Hindu)*

March 3-5:  Hola Mohalla (Sikh)*

March 13:  L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday (Church of Scientology)

March 18:  Souramana Yugadi (Hindu)*

March 20:  Ostara (Wicca)

March 21:  Nowruz (Zoroastrian) Naw-Rúz (Baha'i)*, Mabon (Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern Hemispheres)

March 25:  Palm Sunday (Christian), The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Christian), The Annunciation of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Ramnavami (Hindu)*

March 28  Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian), Chandramana Yugadi (Hindu)*

March 29:  Holy Thursday (Christian)

March 30:  Good Friday (Christian), The Last Friday of The Great Lent (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Passover (United Church of God)

March 31:  Lazarus Saturday (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Lord’s Evening Meal (Christian, Jehovah’s Witness), Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)*, First Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)

March 31-April 6:  Days of Unleavened Bread (Philadelphia Church of God)

March 31-April 7:  Passover (Jewish)

April 1:  Easter (Christian), Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 2:  Easter Monday (Christian)

April 3:  Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

April 6:  Holy Friday (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Last Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)

April 8:  Easter (Eastern Orthodox Christian), Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day – Visakha Puja (Buddhist)*

April 9:  Bright Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 13:  Lailat al Miraj (Islam)*

April 13-20:  Passover/Days of Unleavened Bread (Church of God and Saints of Christ)

April 20:  Yom Ha’Azmaut (Jewish)

April 21:  First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

April 25:  The 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday (Buddhist)

April 29:  Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

April 30-May 2:  Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)

May 1:  Beltane (Wicca), Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)*

May 2:  Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

May 3:  Lag B’Omer (Jewish)

May 10:  Ascension of Our Lord (Christian)

May 16:  Ramadan (Islam)

May 20:  Pentacost (Christian)

May 20-21:  Shavuot (Jewish)

May 24:  Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)

May 27:  Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

May 29:  Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

June 4:  Fast of the Holy Apostles (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

June 10:  Laylat as-Qadr (Islam)* Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)

June 15:  Eid al Fitr (Islam)*

June 16:  Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)

June 24:  Litha (Wicca)

* Disclaimer: New Jersey Department of Education has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the dates. The information has been verified through the use of various sources and some dates may vary due to the lunar, Gregorian and Julian calendars.