Religious Observances

There is a Day for That! provides you with a list of observances and national days related to Religious.

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon  🌕

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

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Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Lag BaOmer.

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is celebrated on the second Thursday after Whitsun. Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ and refers to the elements of the Eucharist

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Shavout

Shavout ✡️

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

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Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha 🕋

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

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Eastern Orthodox All Saints Day

Eastern Orthodox All Saints Day ☦️

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, All Saints Day is observed on the first Sunday after Pentecost.

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Islamic New Year

Islamic New Year 🕌

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

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Baptism Day of Kyivan Rus

Baptism Day of Kyivan Rus ☦

Find out the dates, history and traditions of the Baptism Day of Kyivan Rus.

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Saviour of the Apple Feast Day

Saviour of the Apple Feast Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Saviour of the Apple Feast Day

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Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving

The Schwenkfelder Church is a small American Christian body rooted in the 16th-century Protestant Reformation teachings of Caspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig.

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah 🕎

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

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Clergy Appreciation Day

Clergy Appreciation Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Clergy Appreciation Day (or Pastor Appreciation Day or Ministry Appreciation Day)

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All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day

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

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Diwali

Diwali 🪔

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

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All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day

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

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All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day

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

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All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day

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

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The eve before Saint Martins day

The eve before Saint Martins day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of The eve before Saint Martins day

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St. Martin's Day

St. Martin's Day

Traditionally, in many parts of Europe, St Martin's Day marked the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter.

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Sunday of the Dead

Sunday of the Dead

Totensonntag is a Protestant religious holiday in Germany and Switzerland, commemorating the faithfully departed.

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Sigd

Sigd

A holiday observed by Ethiopian Jews to commemorate their return from exile to Israel.

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Advent

Advent

This day marks the start of the period of Advent that ends on Christmas Eve.

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Day of the Little Candles

Day of the Little Candles 🕯️

Candles are lit across the country in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

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Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day

Buddha's Enlightenment Day commemorates Siddhartha Gautama attaining enlightenment — some 2,600 years ago, becoming the Buddha.

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Anna's Day

Anna's Day

It's Anna's Day, marking the start of making the lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve.

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St. Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day

Marks the beginning of the Christmas season and honours the memory of St. Lucia, an early Christian martyr.

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Las Posadas

Las Posadas

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Las Posadas in Mexico.

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Go Caroling Day

Go Caroling Day

Celebrate the harmony and joy of Go Caroling Day on December 20th, uniting communities with festive songs and holiday spirit.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 🎅

Christmas Eve marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Eve.

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day 🎄

Christmas is one of the most popular holidays in the world and marks the birth of Jesus Christ.

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah 🕎

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

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Saint John the Evangelist's Day

Saint John the Evangelist's Day

The Feast of Saint John the Evangelist's Day and Apostle.

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Holy Innocents Day

Holy Innocents Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Holy Innocents Day

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St. Sylvester's Day

St. Sylvester's Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of St. Sylvester's Day.

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Feast of St Basil

Feast of St Basil

On January 1 the Greek Orthodox church commemorates Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia.

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Epiphany

Epiphany

A major Christian celebration, Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi, or three wise men.

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Asarah B'Tevet

Asarah B'Tevet

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Asarah B'Tevet.

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National Religious Freedom Day

National Religious Freedom Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Religious Freedom Day

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World Religion Day

World Religion Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Religion Day.

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The Feast of Theophany

The Feast of Theophany

In the Orthodox tradition, Epiphany is the day that Jesus was baptised

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Tatiana Day

Tatiana Day

This feast day for a 3rd century saint is also known as Students Day in Russia and Ukraine.

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National Bible Day

National Bible Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Bible Day

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