Religious Festivals and Anniversaries



Querying a festival or looking for a calendar for Religious Festivals and Anniversaries then you have found them. Our multi-cultural societies now means that sometimes we need to know something about the habits and customs of our new co-worker, friend or neighbour as understanding or showing our appreciation for these can make all the difference to relationships.These are correct for 2011.











Welcome to this page of Religious Festivals and Anniversaries to for your information. This page is to help you plan your year 2012.
May this year bring you blessings, good health and love and kindness.

RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS and ANNIVERSARIES

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2012

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IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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BAHA'I

Feast of Naw-Ruz --- Mar 21
First Day of Ridvan --- Apr 21
Birth of Baha'u'llah--- Nov 12

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BUDDHIST

Parinirvana Day --- Feb 8/15
Wesak(Budda Day) --- May 17
Dharma Day --- Jul 15

(adjusted for BST)

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CHINESE

Lunar New Year(3days) --- Jan 23rd

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CHRISTIAN-EASTERN ORTHODOX

Christmas
(not Greek Orthodox) --- Jan 7
Lent Monday --- Mar 7
Easter Day --- Apr 24
Pentecost --- Jun 19

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CHRISTIAN-WESTERN

Ash Wednesday --- Feb 22
Palm Sunday --- Apr 1
Good Friday --- Apr 6
Easter Day --- Apr 8
Low Sunday --- Apr 15
Rogation Sunday --- May 13
Ascension Day --- May 17
Whit Sunday --- May 27
Pentecost --- Jun 12
Trinity Sunday --- Jun 3
Corpus Christi --- Jun 23
1st Sunday Advent --- Dec 2
Christmas Day --- Dec 25

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ROMAN CATHOLIC

Solemnity of Our Lady --- Jan 1
Epiphany --- Jan 6
St Patrick --- Mar 17
St Joseph --- Mar 19
Ascension --- may 17
Corpus Christi --- Jun 23
St Peter & St Paul --- Jun 7
Assumption --- Aug 15
All Saints Day --- Nov 1
Immaculate Conception --- Dec 8
Christmas --- Dec 25

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HINDU

Holi --- Mar 19
Navtatri 1st day --- Sep 28
Diwali --- Oct 26

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ISLAMIC

Milad Al-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday) --- Feb 15
Lailat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj---Jun 29
1st of Ramadam --- Jul 20
Eid Al-Fittr --- Aug 19
Eid Al-Addha --- Oct 26
Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year) --- Nov 26
Ashura --- Dec 5

(dates are based on the new moon at Mecca)

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JEWISH

Pesach
(Passover) 1st day --- Apr 7
Shavuot
(Pentecost)1st day --- May 27
Rosh Hashanah
(Jewish New Year) --- Sep 17
Yom Kippur
(Day of Atonement) --- Sept 26
Succot (Tabernacles) --- Oct 1
Hanukkah 1st day --- Dec 9

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SIKH

Birthday of
Guru Gobind Singh Ji --- Jan 5
Vaisakhi --- Apr 13
Martyrdom of
Guru Arjan Dev Ji --- Jun 16
Birthday of,br>Guru Nanak Dev Ji --- Nov 28
Martyrdom of
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji --- Nov 24

(based on Nanakshahi Era Calendar)

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RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS and ANNIVERSARIES

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We hope you have a wonderful year and look forward to helping you with any appropriate verses and messages regarding the events throughout the year.

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