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ANNOUNCEMENT

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 2016-2017

July 2 - Laylat as-Qadr (Islam)*

July 7-9 - Eid al Fitr (Islam)*

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

July 19 - Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist), Guru Purnima (Hindu)*

August 1 - Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Eastern Orthodox Christian, Lammas (Christian and Wicca)

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

August 7 - Naga Panchami (Hindu)*

August 14 - Tish’a B’Av (Jewish)

August 15 - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Christian)

August 16 - Ulambana/Obon (Buddhist)

August 18 - Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)*

August 25 - Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)*

September 1 - Ecclesiastical Year begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

September 5 - Ganesha Chaturthi (Hindu)*

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

September 8 - Nativity of Mary (Christian), Nativity of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

September 10 - Hajj Day (Islam)*

September 11-14 - Eid al Adha (Islam)*

September 14 - Onam (Hindu)*, The Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

October 1-10 - Navaratri (Hindu)*

October 3 - Feast of Trumpets (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 3-4 - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

October 11 - Duserra (Hindu)*

October 12 - Yom Kippur (Jewish), Day of Atonement (Christian, Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 17-23 - Sukkot (Jewish), Feast of Tabernacles (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)

October 20 - Birth of B’ab (Baha’i), Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)

October 24 - Last Great Day (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God), Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 25 - Simcat Torah (Jewish)

October 30 - Diwali (Hindu, Jain and Sikh)*

October 31 - Goverdhan Puja (Hindu)*

November 1 - All Saints’ Day (Christian), Samhain-Beltane (Wicca)

November 2 - All Souls’ Day (Christian), Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

November 14 - 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 - First Sunday of Advent (Christian), Ascension of ‘Abdu’l Baha (Baha’i)

December 8 - Bodhi Day (Buddhist) Immaculate Conception (Christian)

December 14 - Mawlid an Nabi (Islam)*

December 21 - Yule (Wicca and Christian)

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

December 25-January 1 - Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 26 - Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)

January 1 - Gantan-sai (Shinto), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (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)*

January 15 - World Religion Day (Baha’i)

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

February 1 - Vasant Panchami (Hindu)*

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

February 11 - Tu B’shvat (Jewish)

February 15 - Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

February 25 - Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)*

February 25-28 - Intercalary Days (Baha'i)

February 28 - Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

March 1 - Ash Wednesday (Christian)

March 12 - Purim (Jewish)

March 13 - L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday (Church of Scientology), Holi (Hindu)*, Hola Mohalla (Sikh)

March 20 - Ostara (Wicca), Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

March 21 - Nowruz (Zoroastrian)

March 25 - The Annunciation of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian), The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary(Christian)

March 27 - Clean Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

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

April 1 - Lazarus Saturday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 2 - Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 5 - Ramnavami (Hindu)*

April 9 - Palm Sunday (Christian)

April 10 - Passover (Philadelphia Church of God), Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)

April 11 - Lord’s Evening Meal (Christian, Jehovah’s Witness), Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)*, First Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)

April 11-14 - Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)

April 11-17 - Days of Unleavened Bread (Philadelphia Church of God)

April 11-18 - Passover (Jewish)

April 13 - Holy Thursday (Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian)

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

April 14 - Good Friday (Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 16 - Easter (Christian, Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 17 - Easter Monday (Christian), Last Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God), Bright Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

April 20 - First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

April 24 - Lailat al Miraj (Islam)*

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

April 28 - Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

May 1- 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)

 

* 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.