Upcoming Religious Holidays

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

Oct 16: Simchat Torah

Marks the end of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.

Oct 23: Diwali

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

Oct 25: Awal Muharram

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

Nov 01: All Saints Day

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

Nov 02: All Souls Day

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

Nov 03: Ashura

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

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

Dec 17: Chanukah

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

Dec 25: Christmas Day

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

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.

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.