Calendar of Religious Dates 2019

January 2019

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3

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5

 


 
Feast of St. Basil, Eastern Orthodox; Gantan-Sai, Shinto; Solemnity of Mary, Catholic
 
 
 
Guru Gobind Singh Birthday, Sikh; Guru Ram Das, Sikh
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Epiphany of the Lord, Liturgical Christian; Epiphany, Christian; Feast of Theophany, Eastern Orthodox

Feast of the Nativity, Eastern Orthodox

 

 

 

 

 

13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Baptism of the Lord, Catholic; Maghi, Sikh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tu B’Shevat beginning at sundown, Jewish

20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Tu B’Shevat; World Religion Day, Baha’i

Mahayana, Buddhist

Mahayana

Mahayana

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadeh, Zoroastrian

 

 

  • St. Basil is the father of Monastacism in the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Gantan-sai is the Shinto New Year
  • Solemnity of Mary celebrates Mary as the Mother of God
  • Guru Gobind Singh, born in 1666, was the tenth Sikh guru
  • Guru Ram Das was the fourth Sikh guru
  • Epiphany of the Lord celebrates the revelation of Jesus to the gentiles at Epiphany
  • Epiphany commemorates the revelation of God the son as human in Jesus
  • Theophany celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus
  • Nativity is the Eastern Orthodox date for the birth of Jesus
  • Baptism of the Lord celebrates the baptism of Jesus
  • Maghi commemorates fight of the Chali Ukte against the Imperial Army in 1705
  • Tu B'Shevat celebrates the birth of trees for tithing purposes
  • World Religion Day celebrates all religious life
  • Mahayana is the Buddhist New Year
  • Sadeh celebrates the end of summer, honoring light, fire, energy and enlightening the soul

February 2019

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Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern Orthodox
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Four Chaplains Sunday, Interfaith; Setsebun Sai, Shinto

 

Chinese New Year, Shinto, Daoist, Buddhist

 

 

Scout Shabbat, beginning at sundown, Jewish

Scout Shabbat

10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Scout Sunday, Interfaith

 

 

 

 

Nirvana Day, Buddhist, Jain

 

17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Scout Sunday, United Methodist

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

 

 

 

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), Christian

Intercalary Days, Baha’i

Intercalary Days

Intercalary Days
 
 

 

  • Meeting of the Lord celebrates the receiving of Jesus by the Prophet Simeon at the Holy Temple
  • Four chaplains Sunday commemorates the chaplains who gave their lives to save others in World War II
  • Setsebun Sai is the day before spring in the Shinto religion
  • Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year on the Chinese calendar
  • Observance of the significance of religion in Scouting
  • Nirvanna Day commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of nirvana
  • Observance of the significance of religion in Scouting - 2d Sunday in February
  • Commemorates the presentation of Mary by her parents at the Temple
  • Intercalary Days adjust the Baha'I calendar to the solar calendar each year

March 2019

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Intercalary Days
 
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Transfiguration, Christian

 

Maha Shivaratri, Hindu; Shrove Tuesday, Christian

Ash Wednesday, Christian

 

 

10
11
12
13
14
15
16

 

Clean Monday, Christian

 

 

 

 

 

17
18
19
20
21
22
23

St. Patrick’s Day, Christian

 

 

 

Purim, beginning at sundown, Jewish; Hola Mohalla, Sikh; Holi, Hindu; Magha Puja Day, Buddhist; Naw Ruz (Norooz), Baha’I and Zoroastrian

Purim; Holi

 

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

Feast of the Annunciation, Christian

 

Birthday of Zoroaster, Zoroastrian
 
 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

  • Intercalary Days adjust the Baha'I calendar to the solar calendar each year
  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus
  • Maha Sivaratri celebrates the marriage of Siva to Parvati
  • Shrove Tuesday is the day of self-examination preceding Ash Wednesday
  • Vasant Panshami begins the spring season for Hindus
  • Ash Wednesday is a Christian fast day and the beginning of Lent
  • Clean Monday is the day that Lent begins
  • St. Patrick's Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland
  • Purim (Lots) commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction in the Persian Empire
  • Hola Mohalla celebrates military prowess and is marked by camping trips for Sikhs
  • Holi is the festival of love and colors for Hindus
  • Magha Puja Day celebrates freedom from sin
  • Naw Ruz is the ancient Persian celebration of the New Year at the vernal equinox
  • Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement by the Angel Gabriel that Mary would be mother of Jesus

April 2019

Do not schedule Scouting events on red highlighted dates. If programs must be scheduled on red highlighted dates, councils should arrange alternate dates for the events that do not conflict with that religion’s holidays.

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Laila5 Al Miraj, Islam
Lailat Al Miraj
Ramayana, Hindu
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Ramayana

Ramayana

Ramayana; Hanuman Jayanti, Hindu; Mahavir Jayanti, Jain

Ramayana

Ramayana

Ramayana

Ramayana

14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Palm Sunday, Christian; Ramayana; Holy Week; Rama Navami, Hindu

Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week; Maundy Thursday, Christian

Holy Week; Good Friday, Christian; Passover, Jewish; Theravadin, Buddhist

Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Lailat Al Bara’a, Islam; Yom Hashoah, Jewish

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Lailat Al Bara’a; Yom Hashoah; Easter, Christian; Ridvan, Baha’i

Passover; Theravadin; Ridvan

Passover; Ridvan; Feast of the Great Martyr St. George, Christian

Passover; Ridvan

Passover; Ridvan

Passover; Ridvan; Holy Friday, Eastern Orthodox

Passover; Ridvan

28

 

29

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ridvan; Pascha, Eastern Orthodox

Ridvan; Vaisakhu Puja, Buddhist

Ridvan;

 

 

  • Lailat al miraj celebrates the ascension of Muhammed to Heaven
  • Ramayana commemorates the Epic of Ramayana with pilgrimages to holy sites
  • Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara God
  • Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jains
  • Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter
  • Rama Navami celebrates the birth of Rama
  • Maundy (Holy) Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus
  • Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter
  • Passover commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt
  • Theravadin is the New Year for one branch of Buddhism
  • Yom Hashoah commemorates the Holocaust
  • Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus
  • Ridvan commemorates the commencement of Baha'u'llah's prophethood
  • St. George, the patron saint of both Scouting and England is celebrated by this feast
  • Holy Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Pascha
  • Pasha is the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter
  • Vaisakha Puja commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha

May 2019

Do not schedule Scouting events on red highlighted dates. If programs must be scheduled on red highlighted dates, councils should arrange alternate dates for the events that do not conflict with that religion’s holidays.

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Ridvan
Ridvan
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Ramadan, Islam

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan; Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jewish

Ramadan; Yom Ha’atsmaut

Ramadan

Ramadan

12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan; Vaisakhi, Sikh

19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Ramadan; Shavuot, Jewish

Ramadan; Shavuot; Pentecost, Christian

Ramadan; Shavuot

Ramadan; Lag B’Omer, Jewish

Ramadan; Lag B’Omer; Declaration of the Bab, Baha’i

Ramadan

Ramadan

26

 

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

 

 

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan; Ascension of Baha’U’Llah, Baha’I; Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Catholic

Ramadan; Ascension, Christian

Ramadan; Lailat Al Kadr, Islam

 

  • Ridvan commemorates the commencement of Baha'u'llah's prophethood
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammed's receipt of the first revelations of the Quaran
  • Yom Ha'atsmaut is Israeli Independence Day
  • Vaisakhi is the Sikh religious New Year
  • Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
  • Lag B'Omer is the 33d day following Passover and commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
  • Declaration of the Bab celebrates the day the Bab revealed his mission to the world
  • Ascension of Baha'u'llah commemorates the death of Baha'u'llah in 1892
  • Feast of the Body and Blood celebrates the Holy Eucharist and the Church as manifestations of Jesus
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  • Lailat al Kadr is the night the first verses of the Quaran were revealed to Muhammed

June 2019

Do not schedule Scouting events on red highlighted dates. If programs must be scheduled on red highlighted dates, councils should arrange alternate dates for the events that do not conflict with that religion’s holidays.

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Ramadan, Lailat Al Kadr
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Ramadan

Ramadan

Ramadan; Eid Al Fitr, Islam

Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr; Ascension, Eastern Orthodox

Eid Al Fitr

9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Pentecost, Eastern Orthodox

16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan, Sikh

23
24
25
26
27
28
29

All Saints Day, Eastern Orthodox

Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Christian

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammed's receipt of the first revelations of the Quaran
  • Lailat al Kadr is the night the first verses of the Quaran were revealed to Muhammed
  • Eid al Fitr is the feast which ends the fast of Ramadan
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
  • The martyrdom of Guru Arjan, the first Sikh martyr ocurred in 1606
  • Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul honors their martyrdom

July 2019

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7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Martyrdom of the Bab, Baha’i

Oban, Buddhist and Shinto

14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Oban>

Oban

Asalha Puja, Buddhist

21
22
23
24
25
26
27

Pioneer Day, Mormon

28

 

29

 

30

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The martyrdom of the Bab ocurred in 1850
  • Oban commemorates one's ancestors
  • Asalha Puja celebrates the first sermon given by Buddha
  • Pioneer Day commemorates the 1847 entry of Brigham Young into the Salt Lake Valley

August 2019

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2

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4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Feast of the Transfiguation of the Lord, Eastern Orthodox

Tisha B’Av, Jewish

Tisha B’Av

11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Eid al Adha, Islam; Waqf al Arafa-Hajj, Islam

Eid al Adha; Waqf al Hajj

Eid al Adha; Waqf al Hajj

Eid al Adha; Waqf al Hajj

Eid al Adha; Waqf al Hajj; Assumption, Christian; Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox; Raksha Brandhan, Hindu; Ullambana, Buddhist

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

18
19
20
21
22
23
24

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj; Krishna Janmashtami, Hindu

Waqf al Hajj

25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj

Waqf al Hajj; Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Eastern Orthodox

Waqf al Hajj; Muharram, Islam

Waqf al Hajj; Muharram; Al Hijira, Islam

 

  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus
  • Tisha B'Av mourns the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
  • Eid al Adha commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael
  • Waqf al Arafa-Hajj marks the annual pilgrimage to Mecca
  • Assumption commemorates the assumption of Mary to Heaven
  • Dormition celebrates the falling asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Raksha Brandhan celebrates the love between brothers and sisters
  • Ullambana provides an opportunity to help those who suffer to obtain liberation
  • Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday ofLord Krishna
  • Beheading of St. John the Baptist commemorates his martyrdom
  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year
  • Al-Hijira is the Islamic New Year

September 2019

Do not schedule Scouting events on red highlighted dates. If programs must be scheduled on red highlighted dates, councils should arrange alternate dates for the events that do not conflict with that religion’s holidays.

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Mon

Tue

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Thu

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2

3

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7

Muharram; Al Hijira


Muharram; Ganewsh Chaturthi, Hindu; Paryushana Parva, Jain
Muharram; Paryushana Parva
Muharram
Muharram
Muharram
Muharram
8
9
10
11
12
13
14

Muharram; Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), Christian

Muharram; Ashura, Islam

Muharram; Ashura

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram; Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Christian

15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram

29
30

Feast of the Archangels, Catholic; Navaratri,Hindu; Rosh Hashonah, Jewish

Navaratri; Rosh Hashonah

 

  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year
  • Al-Hijira is the Islamic New Year
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the Lord Ganesha
  • Paryushana Parva is a holiday of coming together and taking on vows of study
  • Nativity celebrates the birth of Mary
  • Ashura is the Islamic holiday commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali and famiy at the Battle of Karbala in 680 C.E.
  • Feast of the Elevation of the Cross celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helen
  • Feast of the Archangels celebrates Angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
  • Navaratri celebrates the Goddess Amba at the start of autumn
  • Rosh Hashonah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year