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JANUARY 2011

• 1

o Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian

o Feast of St Basil - Orthodox Christian

o Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto

• 5

o Twelfth Night - Christian

o Guru Gobindh Singh birthday - Sikh

• 6

o Epiphany - Christian

o Feast of the Theophany - Orthodox Christian

o Dia de los Reyes - Hispanic Christian

o Nativity of Christ - Armenian Orthodox Christian

• 7

o Nativity of Christ - Orthodox Christian

• 9

o Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian

• 13

o Maghi - Sikh

• 16

o World Religion Day - Baha'i

• 17

o Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Catholic Christian

• 19

o Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

• 19-21

o Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist

• 20

o Tu B'shvat * - Jewish

• 19

o Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

• 25

o Conversion of Saint Paul - Christian

Definitions

FEBRUARY 2011

• 2

o Candlemas - Christian

o Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Anglican Christian

o Imbolc - Lughnassad * - Wicca/Pagan - northern and southern hemispheres

• 3

o Setsubun-sai - Shinto

o Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

• 6

o Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith

o Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian

• 8

o Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu

• 14

o Saint Valentine's Day - Christian

• 15

o Nirvana Day ** - Buddhism - Jain

o Mawlid an Nabi * ** - Islam

• 18-25

o Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian

o

• 24

o Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - Christian

• 26-March 1

o Intercalary Days * - Baha'i

• 27

o Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian

Definitions

MARCH 2011

• 1

o Saint David of Wales - Christian

• 2

o Four Chaplains Sunday - Christian/Jewish Interfaith

• 3

o Maha Shivaratri - Hindu

• 6

o Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian

o Transfiguration Sunday - Christian

• 7

o Clean Monday - Great Lent begins - Orthodox Christian

• 8

o Shrove Tuesday - Christian

• 9

o Ash Wednesday - Lent begins - Christian

• 13

o Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian

o Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard - Scientology

• 17

o St Patrick's Day - Christian

• 19

o Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

o Saint Joseph's Day - Christian

• 20 Equinox

o Mawlid an Nabi * - Islam

o Purim * - Jewish

o Ostara * -Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere

o Mabon * -Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere

o Holi ** - Hindu

o Hola Mohalla - Sikh

• 21

o Norouz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian

o Naw Ruz (New Year) * - Baha'i

• 25

o Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Christian

• 28

o Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) ** - Zoroastrian

Definitions

APRIL 2011

• 4

o New Year ** - Hindu

• 4-12

o Ramayana - Hindu

• 5

o Qingming - Chinese traditional

• 12

o Ramanavami ** - Hindu

• 14

o Baisakhi - Sikh

• 16

o Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian

• 17

o Palm/Passion Sunday - Christian

o Mahavir Jayanti ** - Jain

• 18-21

o Theravadin New Year ** - Buddhist

• 18

o Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian

o Hanuman Jayanti ** - Hindu

• 19-26 *

o Pesach (Passover) * - Jewish

• 21

o First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

o Maundy Thursday - Christian

• 22

o Good (Holy) Friday - All Christians

• 23

o Black Saturday - Christian

o St. George Day - Christian

• 24

o Easter - All Christians

• 29

o Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

• 30

o St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

Definitions

MAY 2011

• 1

o Yom HaSho'ah * - Jewish

o Beltane - Samhain * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

• 2

o Twelfth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i

• 5

o National Day of Prayer - Interfaith USA

• 9

o Yom Ha'Atzmaut * - Jewish

• 17

o Buddha Day - Visakha Puja ** - Buddhist

• 22

o Lag B'Omer * - Jewish

• 23

o Declaration of the Bab * - Baha'i

• 29

o Ascension of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i

Definitions

JUNE 2011

• 2

o Ascension of Christ - Orthodox Christian

o Ascension of Jesus - Christian

• 8-9

o Shavuot * - Jewish

• 9

o Lailat al Miraj * - Islam

o Saint Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian

• 10

o All Saints - Orthodox Christian

• 12

o Pentecost - Christian

• 16

o Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom - Sikh

• 19

o All Saints - OrthodoxChristian

o New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian

o Trinity Sunday - Christian

o Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

• 21 Solstice

o First Nations Day - Canadian Native People

o Litha * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere

o Yule * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere

• 23

o Corpus Christi- Catholic Christian

• 28

o Lailat al Miraj * ** - Islam

• 29

o Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

Definitions

JULY 2011

• 1

o Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian

• 9

o Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i

• 11

o Saint Benedict Day - Catholic Christian

• 15

o Lailat al Bara'ah * ** - Islam

o Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

o Saint Vladimir Day - Christian

• 13-16

o Ulambana - ** - Japan Buddhist

• 24

o Pioneer Day - Mormon Christian

• 23

o Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I - Rastafari

• 25

o St. James the Great Day - Christian

Definitions

AUGUST 2011

• 1

o Lammas - Christian

o Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus - Orthodox Christian

o Ramadan begins * ** - Islam

• 2

o Lughnassad - Imbolc * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and Southern hemispheres

• 6

o Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian

• 7

o Laylat al Kadr *- Islam

• 9

o Tisha B'Av * - Jewish

• 13

o Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu

• 13-15 **

o Obon - Shinto

• 15

o Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

o Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian

• 22

o Krisha Janmashtami ** - Hindu

• 26

o Lailat al Kadr * ** - Islam

• 29

o Beheading of John the Baptist - Christian

• 31

o Eid al Fitr * ** - Islam

Definitions

SEPTEMBER 2011

• 1

o Ganesh Chaturthi ** - Hindu

o Ecclesiastical New Year - Orthodox Christian

• 2-10

o Paryushana Parva - Jain

• 8

o Nativity of Mary - Christian

• 14

o Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day - Christian

• 23 Equinox

o Mabon * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere

o Ostara * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere

• 27

o Meskel - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

• 28-Oct 5

o Navaratri ** - Hindu

• 29-30

o Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish

• 29

o Michael and All Angels - Christian

Definitions

OCTOBER 2011

• 4

o St Francis Day - Catholic Christian

• 5

o Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day * ** - Islam

• 6

o Dasera - Hindu

• 8

o Yom Kippur * - Jewish

• 10

o Thanksgiving - Interfaith - Canada

• 13-19 (13-14 Primary Obligation Days)

o Sukkot * - Jewish

• 20

o Birth of the Báb * - Baha'i

o Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish

o Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh

• 21

o Simhat Torah * - Jewish

• 22

o New Year - Jain

• 26

o Diwali ** - Jain - Hindu - Sikh

• 28

o Milvian Bridge Day - Christian

• 30

o Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian

• 31

o All Hallows Eve - Christian

Definitions

NOVEMBER 2011

• 1

o All Saints' Day - Christian

o Samhain - Beltane * - Wicca/Pagan Northern and southern hemispheres

• 2

o All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian

• 4-7

o Hajj * - Islam

• 6

o Eid al Adha * ** - Islam

• 10

o Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday - Sikh

• 12

o Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i

• 15

o Nativity Fast begins through Dec. 24 - Orthodox Christianm

• 20

o Christ the King - Christian

• 24

o Thanksgiving - Interfaith

o Gkuru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom - Sikh

• 26

o Day of Covenant * - Baha'i

o Hijra - New Year * **- Islam

• 27

o First Sunday of Advent - Christian

• 30

o Saint Andrew's Day- Christian

Definitions

DECEMBER 2011

• 5

o Ashura * ** - Islam

• 6

o Saint Nicholas Day - Christian

• 8

o Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** - Buddhism

o Immaculate Conception - Catholic Christian

• 12

o Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian

• 16

o Posadas Navidenas through Dec. 15 - Christian

• 21-28

o Hanukkah * - Jewish

• 22 solstice

o Yule - Christian

o Yule * - Wicca/Pagan northern hemisphere

o Litha * - Wicca/Pagan southern hemisphere

• 25

o Christmas * - Christian

o Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian

• 26

o Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** - Zoroastrian

o Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr - Christian

• 28

o Holy Innocents - Christian

• 30

o Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian

• 31

o Watch Night - Christian