Upcoming Religious Observances

Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Lazarus Saturday.

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Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer

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

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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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National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

Each year since 1957, the president has signed a proclamation encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

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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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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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All Souls' Day

All Souls' Day

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

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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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Sigd

Sigd

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

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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 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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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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Advent

Advent

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Tu B'Shevat

Tu B'Shevat

A Jewish festival called Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot, literally 'New Year of the Trees'.

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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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Fastelavn

Fastelavn

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Fastelavn

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

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Orthodox Lent

Orthodox Lent

Great Lent marks the start of the Easter cycle in the Orthodox Christian Church

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Purim

Purim

Purim remembers the deliverance of the Jewish people from a plot to destroy them as recorded in the Book of Esther.

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Holi

Holi

Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter and commemorates Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Also known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist.

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Good Friday

Good Friday

Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.

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Lazarus Saturday

Lazarus Saturday

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Lazarus Saturday.

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