Upcoming Religious Holidays

Diwali
Oct 23: Diwali

Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light over darkness

Awal Muharram
Oct 25: Awal Muharram

Marks Islamic New Year and the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina in 622AD

All Saints Day
Nov 01: All Saints Day

Pope Boniface IV dedicated the day as a holiday to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary and all martyrs

All Souls Day
Nov 02: All Souls Day

Dedicated to the remembrance of the departed. All Souls' Day follows All Saints' Day.

Ashura
Nov 03: Ashura

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram.

Immaculate Conception Day
Dec 08: Immaculate Conception Day

It is a day that celebrates the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was preserved from original sin all of her life

Chanukah
Dec 17: Chanukah

Observed for eight days in honour of the historic victory of the Maccabbees against religious oppression

Christmas Day
Dec 25: Christmas Day

The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality) took place 25 December 1 BC

Boxing Day, St. Stephens day
Dec 26: Boxing Day, St. Stephens day

The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.

Maulud Nabi
Jan 03: Maulud Nabi

Celebrated by the Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of the Muslim calendar

Epiphany
Jan 06: Epiphany

A major Christian celebration. Epiphany commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the wise men

Pongal
Jan 14: Pongal

A harvest and thanksgiving festival marking the start of spring, the end of the traditional farming season

Meak Bochea Day
Feb 04: Meak Bochea Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Maha Shivratri
Feb 17: Maha Shivratri

According to Hindu mythology, Shivaratri symbolizes the wedding day of Lord Shiva.

Ash Wednesday
Feb 18: Ash Wednesday

Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

Clean Monday
Feb 23: Clean Monday

Also known as Ash Monday. Clean Monday begins the season of Great Lent in Eastern Orthodox Churches

Makha Bucha Day
Mar 02: Makha Bucha Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Purim
Mar 05: Purim

Purim remembers the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to destroy them as recorded in the Book of Esther.

Holi
Mar 06: Holi

Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Ugadi
Mar 21: Ugadi

Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's orbit.