Calendar of Religious Dates 2014

JANUARY 2014

1

Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian

1

Feast of St. Basil – Orthodox Christian

1

Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto

13

Maghi - Sikh

13

Mawlid an Nabi – Islam

19

World Religion Day - Baha'i

26

Tu Bishvat* – Jewish

FEBRUARY 2014

2

Scout Sunday

8

Scout Sabbath

14

Nirvana Day** - Buddhism

MARCH 2014

5

Ash Wednesday – Christian

16

Purim* - Jewish (precludes Scout activities)

21

Naw Rú/ (New Year) – Baha’i

21

Norouz (The New Year) – Zoroastrian

28

Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) – Zoroastrian

APRIL 2014

14

Baisakhi – Sikh 

15

Pesach (Passover)* – Jewish

18

Good Friday – Christian

20

Easter – Christian

20

Easter/Pascha – Orthodox Christian

MAY 2014

14

Buddha Day (Vesak) ** – Buddhist

18

Lag Ba’Omer* – Jewish

29

Ascension of Baha’u’llah* – Baha’i

29

Ascension of Christ – Christian

JUNE 2014

4

Shavuot* – Jewish

12

Race Unity Day – Baha’i

28

Ramadan begins – Islam

JULY 2014

9

Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i

24

Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian

28

Al-Fitr; Ramadan ends – Islam

AUGUST 2014

1

Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus begins - Orthodox Christian

5

Tisha B’Av* – Jewish

15

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

15

Dormition of the Theotokos -  Orthodox Christian

SEPTEMBER 2014

25

Rosh Hashanah* - Jewish (precludes Scouting activities)

OCTOBER 2014

4

Yom Kippur* – Jewish

9

Sukkot* – Jewish

17

Simhat Torah* – Jewish (precludes Scouting activities)

20

Birth of the B’ab – Baha’i

NOVEMBER 2014

1

All Saints' Day - Christian

2

All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian

12

Birth of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i

26

Day of the Covenant – Baha’i

27

Thanksgiving - Interfaith

DECEMBER 2014

8

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) - Buddhism

8

Immaculate Conception - Catholic Christian

17

Hannukah* – Jewish

25

Christmas - Christian

26

Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra - Zoroastrian

26 - Jan 1

Kwanzaa - Interfaith