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2015 - 2017

Calendar of Religious Holidays and Observance

  • All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.
  •  * These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
  •  ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.
  •  # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.
 


Winter 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2015  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's birthday) Islamic Jan. 3, 2015 #  
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2015  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 19, 2015  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2015  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 16, 2015  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2015  
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 8, 2015  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2015  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2015  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2015  

Spring 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Good Friday Christian Apr. 3, 2015  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 4-11, 2015 *Apr. 4-5, 10-11 Primary Obligation Days
Easter Christian Apr. 5, 2015  
Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 10, 2015  
Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 12, 2015  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2015  
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2015  
*Twelth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2015  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2015  
Mother's Day   May 10, 2015  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2015  
*Shavuot Jewish May 24-25, 2015  
Memorial Day   May 25, 2015  
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2015  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jun. 18, 2015 # Jun. 18-Jul. 18, 2015
Father's Day   Jun. 21, 2015  
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2015  

Summer 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2015 Observed Jul. 3, 2015
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2015  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jul. 13, 2015 #  
Edi al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 18, 2015 # Jun. 18-Jul. 18, 2015

Early Fall Start 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Labor Day   Sept. 7, 2015  
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 14-15, 2015  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 23, 2015  
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 23, 2015  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 24, 2015 #  

Autumn 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2015 *Sept. 28-29 primary observation days
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 5, 2015  
Columbus Day   Oct. 12, 2015  
*Birth of the Báb Bahá'í Oct. 20, 2015  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2015  
Daylight Saving Time ends   Nov. 1, 2015  
Veteran's Day   Nov. 11, 2015  
*Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í Nov. 12, 2015  
Day of the Covnant Bahá'í Nov. 26, 2015  
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 26-27, 2015  
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Bahá'í Nov. 28, 2015  
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 7-14, 2015  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2015  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's birthday) Islamic Dec. 24, 2015 #  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2015  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016  

Winter 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2016  
Orthodox Christmax Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2016  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 18, 2016  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2016  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 15, 2016  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2016  
Daylight Saving Time starts   Mar. 13, 2016  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2016  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2016  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2016  

Spring 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Good Friday Christian Mar. 25, 2016  
Easter Christian Mar. 27, 2016  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2016  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 23-30, 2016 *Apr. 23-24, 29-30 Primary Obligation Days
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2016  
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 29, 2016  
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox May 1, 2016  
*Twelth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2016  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2016  
Mother's Day   May 8, 2016  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2016  
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2016  
Memorial Day   May 30, 2016  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jun. 7, 2016 # Jun. 7-Jul. 7, 2016
*Shavuot Jewish Jun. 12-13, 2016  
Father's Day   Jun. 19, 2016  

Summer 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Summer Solstice   Jun. 20, 2016  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jul. 2, 2016 #  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2016  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 7, 2016 # Jun. 7-Jul. 7, 2016
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2016  

Early Fall Start 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Labor Day   Sept. 5, 2016  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 13, 2016 #  
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 22, 2016  

Autumn 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Oct. 3-4, 2016  
Columbus Day   Oct. 10, 2016  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Oct. 12, 2016  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 17-23, 2016 *Oct. 17-18 Primary Obligation Days
*Birth of the Báb Bahá'í Oct. 20, 2016  
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 24, 2016  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2016  
Daylight Saving Time ends   Nov. 6, 2016  
Veteran's Day   Nov. 11, 2016  
*Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í Nov. 12, 2016  
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 24-25, 2016  
Day of the Covnant Bahá'í Nov. 26, 2016  
Day of the Covenant Bahá'í Nov. 29, 2016  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's birthday) Islamic Dec. 12, 2016 #  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2016  
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 25, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec 25, 2016 Observed Dec. 26
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017  

Winter 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2017 Observed Jan. 2, 2017
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2017  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 16, 2017  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2017  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 20, 2017  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2017  
Daylight Saving Time starts   Mar. 12, 2017  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2017  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2017  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2017  

Spring 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 11-18, 2017 *Mar. 11-12, 17-18 Primary Obligation Days
Good Friday Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 14, 2017  
Easter Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 16, 2017  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2017  
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2017  
*Twelth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2017  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2017  
Mother's Day   May 14, 2017  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2017  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic May. 27, 2017 # May 27-Jun. 26, 2017
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2017  
Memorial Day   May 29, 2017  
*Shavuot Jewish May 31-June 1, 2017  
Father's Day   Jun. 18, 2017  

Summer 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religious Group
Dates
Additional Notes
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2017  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jun. 21, 2017 #  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jun. 26, 2017 # May 27-Jun. 26, 2017
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2017  
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2017