March 1: Bahá’í Fasting begins – Bahá’í – Abstain from food and drinks between sunrise and sunset.
March 10: Lailat al Miraj – Islam – The day that commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s nighttime journey, in 622 CE, to Heaven to meet with God and to meet with his fellow Prophets like Abraham and Moses.*
March 11: Maha Shivaratri – Hindu – Festival in honor of Lord Shiva. **
March 15: Clean Monday (Lent) – Orthodox Christian – First day of Lent.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day – Christian – Celebration of Patrick, who brought Christianity to Ireland.
March 19: Bahá’í Fasting ends – Bahá’í – Abstain from food and drinks between sunrise and sunset.
March 19: St. Joseph’s Day – Christian – Celebration of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus.
March 20: Naw-Rúz – Bahá’í – New Year (176 Bahá’í Era).
March 21: Ostara – Wiccan/Neo-pagan – Spring equinox festival celebrating reawakening.*
March 21: Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian – First Sunday of Lent. Restoration of icons to the church is celebrated.
March 25: Feast of the Annunciation – Christian – Commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.
March 27: Holi – Hindu – Colorful festival of spring. **
March 28: Lailat al Bara’ah – Islam – Optional Night of prayer (begins at sundown March 28).*
March 28: Magha Puja Day – Buddhist – Commemoration of presentation of Buddha to the world. **
March 28: Passover begins – Jewish – Eight-day commemoration of freedom of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery (begins with First Seder at sundown March 27; Second Seder begins at nightfall March 28; holiday concludes at nightfall April 4).*
March 28: Palm Sunday – Christian – Beginning of Western Christian Holy Week, also known as Palm Sunday of the Passion.
March 29: Hola Mohalla begins – Sikh – Begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar and follows the Hindu festival of colors, Holi.
March 31: Hola Mohalla ends – Sikh
April 1: Maundy Thursday – Christian – Remembrance of Christ’s last supper. First day of the Sacred Triduum.
April 2: Good Friday – Christian – Remembrance of the crucifixion and death of Christ. Second day of the Sacred Triduum.
April 3: Holy Saturday – Christian – Day of vigil culminating in observance of resurrection of Christ. Third day of the Sacred Triduum.
April 4: Easter Sunday – Christian – Feast of resurrection of Christ.*
April 4: Passover ends – Jewish
April 8: Yom HaShoah – Jewish – Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins at sundown April 8).*
April 8: Buddha’s Birthday – Buddhist – Celebrates the Birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. Also known as Vesak.*
April 13: Ramadan begins – Islam – Muslim Holy month of daily fasting (dawn to sunset) and nightly prayers (begins at sundown April 12).*
April 13: Chaitra Navaratri begins – Hindu – Nine-day festival that signifies the victory of good over evil.
April 13: Hindu New Year – Hindu**
April 14: Yom HaZikaron – Jewish – Honors Israeli soldiers who have died in combat and civilian victims of terrorism.*
April 14: Baisakhi – Sikh – Commemorates the day in 1699 that Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Guru, removed the clerical system from Sikhism and affirmed the direct connection between Sikhs and the Divine.
April 15: Yom Ha’atzmaut – – Isreal’s Independence Day*
April 21: First Day of Ridván – Bahá’í – Celebrate the day Bahá’u’lláh arrived at the Garden of Ridván.*
April 21: Ramanavami – Hindu – Celebration of the birth of Lord Rama, seventh incarnation of Vishnu. **
April 22: Chaitra Navaratri ends – Hindu
April 24: Lazarus Saturday – Orthodox Christian – Feast commemorating the raising of Lazarus by Jesus Christ.
April 25: Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian
April 25: Mahavir Jayanti – Jain – Birth of founder of Jain tradition Mahavira 540 BCE. **
April 26: Hanuman Jayanti – Hindu – Festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Sri Hanuman. **
April 29: Ninth Day of Ridván – Bahá’í – Celebrates the day Bahá’u’lláh declared the Mission and Purpose of the Bahá’í Faith.
April 30: Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian – Anniversary of the death of Christ, as commemorated by Orthodox Christians.
April 30: Lag B’Omer – Jewish – Celebration of the 33 day of counting the Omer, a 49-day period between Pesach and Shavout (begins at sundown April 29).*
May 1: Beltane – Wiccan/Neo-pagan – Celebration of midpoint between equinox and solstice, celebrating Earth’s fertility.*May 2: 12th day of Ridván – Bahá’í – Commemoration of the day Bahá’u’lláh departed from the Garden of Ridván and continued His exile.*
May 2: Pascha (Easter) – Orthodox Christian – Celebration of the resurrection of Christ, beginning at midnight.
May 2: Laylat al Kadr The Night of Destiny begins – Islam – Muslim commemoration of the Holy Night, in Ramadan, when the Qur`an was revealed (begins at sundown May 1). It can fall on any of the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and these nights are spent in worship, prayers and supplications. This night is also when the destiny of all things is determined for the coming year.*
May 8: 27th Night of Ramadan – Islam
May 10: Laylat al Kadr The Night of Destiny ends – Islam
May 12: Eid al Fitr – End of Ramadan – Islam – Muslim celebration showing gratitude for a successful completion of fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan (begins at sundown on May 12). The day begins with a distribution of charity to the needy the night before, followed by morning prayer services the next day and gatherings with family, friends, and relatives. *
May 17: Shavuot – Jewish – Festival of receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai (begins at sundown
May 16, concludes at nightfall May 18).*
May 23: Pentecost – Christian – Celebration of the descent of Holy Spirit upon followers of Christ.
May 23: Declaration of the Báb – Bahá’í – Celebration of the day when The Báb announced He was “the bearer of a Divine Revelation which would prepare humanity for the advent of the Promised One of all religions.”*
May 28: Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh – Bahá’í – Commemoration of the ascension of Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í faith.*
May 30: Trinity Sunday – Christian – Honors the belief in one God with a threefold nature.
June 20: Pentecost – Orthodox Christian – Celebration of the descent of Holy Spirit upon followers of Christ.
June 21: Litha – Wiccan/Neo-pagan – Summer Solstice.*
June 27: Fast of Tammuz – Jewish – Commemoration of the breach of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans.*
July 10: Martyrdom of the Báb – Bahá’í – The Báb, forerunner of Bahá’u’lláh, was publicly executed for announcing the nearing arrival of the Promised One and the prophesied dawn of a new day.*
July 18: Fast of Tisha Be’Av – Jewish – Fast day mourning the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and other devastations in Jewish history.*
July 19: Day of Arafah Hajj – Islam – Day of assembly on the plain of Arafah in Hajj. Optional day of fasting for nonpilgrims.
July 20: Eid al Adha begins – Islam – Muslim celebration honoring the spiritual sacrifice of his son by prophet Abraham.
July 23: Eid al Adha ends – Islam