Upcoming Religious Holidays

The Buddhas Birthday
May 10: The Buddhas Birthday

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

Ascension Day
May 25: Ascension Day

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

Awal Ramadan
May 27: Awal Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. It is during this month that Muslims fast.

Pentecost
May 31: Pentecost

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

Pentecost
Jun 04: Pentecost

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

Whit Monday
Jun 05: Whit Monday

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

Corpus Christi
Jun 15: Corpus Christi

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

St. John's Day
Jun 24: St. John's Day

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

Eid al-Fitr
Jun 26: Eid al-Fitr

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

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
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

Kharchi Puja
Jul 01: Kharchi Puja

Tripura only. A festival to worship the cleansing of the earth and honour 14 gods

Asahna Bucha Day
Jul 08: Asahna Bucha Day

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

Raksha Bandhan
Aug 07: Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

Janmashtami
Aug 14: Janmashtami

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

Assumption of Mary
Aug 15: Assumption of Mary

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

Ganesh Chaturthi
Aug 25: Ganesh Chaturthi

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

Arafat (Haj) Day
Aug 31: Arafat (Haj) Day

Second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and day before Eid al Adha. The Prophet gave his Final Sermon at Arafa.

Eid al-Adha
Sep 01: Eid al-Adha

The Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast of the Muslim calendar. It falls on the 10th day of...

Rosh HaShana
Sep 21: Rosh HaShana

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

Awal Muharram
Sep 22: Awal Muharram

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

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