Upcoming Religious Holidays

May 13: The Buddhas Birthday

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

May 16: General Prayer Day

STORE BEDEDAG (Great Prayer Day) is basically a collection of minor Christian holy days consolidated into one day

May 27: Isra and Miraj

Isra and Mi'raj marks the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascent into heaven

May 29: Ascension Day

Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Jun 04: Pentecost

Shavuot is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. Also known as the Feast of Weeks

Jun 08: Pentecost

Celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter

Jun 09: Whitmonday

Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Jun 19: Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi is a Catholic festival celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun

Jun 24: St. John' s Day

The feast day of St John the Baptist marking Midsummer who by tradition was born six months before Jesus

Jun 29: Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

The day commemorates the martyrdom of two saints, the two great Apostles, Saint Peter and St. Paul

Jul 11: Asahna Bucha Day

Marks the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon in India over 2500 years ago

Jul 28: Eid-ul-Fitr

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

Aug 15: Assumption Day

The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

Aug 17: Janmashtami

The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita

Aug 29: Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi is the day when all Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh

Sep 25: Rosh HaShana

The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is generally known as the New Year' s Day of the Jewish calendar

Oct 03: Dussehra

The festival of Dusseha symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in the legend of Rama and Ravana

Oct 04: Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of repentance, considered to be the holiest and most solemn day of the year

Oct 04: Eid al-Adha

Commemorates the Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

Oct 09: Sukkot

Sukkot is also known as Succoth, Sukkos, Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles