Calendar of Religious Dates 2021

January 2021

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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                Feast of St. Basil, Eastern Orthodox; Gantan-Sai, Shinto; New year’s Day, Hindu; Solemnity of Mary, Catholic
 
 
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    Guru Gobind Singh Birthday, Sikh   Epiphany of the Lord, Liturgical Christian; Ephiphany, Christian; Feast of the Theophany, Eastern Orthodox   Feast of the Nativity, Eastern Orthodox
 
 
 
 
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Baptism of the Lord, Catholic               Makar Sankranti (Pongol), Hindu    
 
 
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            Tu B’Shevat, Jewish   Tu B’Shevat   Mahayana, Buddhist   Sadeh, Zoroastrian
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  • St. Basil is the father of Monasticism in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Gantan-sai is the Shinto New Year.
  • Hindu New Year celebrates the New Year on the Hindu calendar.
  • Solemnity of Mary celebrates Mary as the Holy Mother of God.
  • Guru Gobind Singh, born in 1660, was the 10th Sikh guru.
  • Epiphany of the Lord celebrates the revelation of Jesus to the gentiles at Epiphany.
  • Epiphany and Theophany each celebrate the revelation of the manifestation of God in his son, Jesus.
  • Theophany is the revelation of Jesus as the Son of God
  • Nativity is the Eastern Orthodox date for the Nativity or birth of Jesus.
  • Baptism of the Lord celebrates the baptism of Jesus.
  • Makar Sankranti (Pongal) is the Hindu Winter Harvest Festival.
  • Tu B’Shevat celebrates the birth of trees for tithing purposes.
  • Mahayana is the Buddhist New Year.
  • Sadeh celebrates the end of summer, honoring light, fire, energy and the enlightenment of the soul.

 

February 2021

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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        Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern Orthodox   Setsebun Sai, Shinto       Scout Shabbat, Jewish   Scout Shabbat
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Four Chaplains Sunday, Interfaith; Scout Sunday, Interfaith   Nirvana Day, Buddhist               Chinese New Year, Shinto, Daoist and Buddhist    
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Scout Sunday, United Methodist Church   Nirvana Day, Jain   Shrove Tuesday, Christian; Vasant Panchami, Hindu   Ash Wednesday, Christian            
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                Ayyám-i-Há, Baha’i; Purim, Jewish   Ayyám-i-Hái; Purim   Ayyám-i-Há
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  • 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.
  • Scout Shabbat is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Scout Sunday is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Nirvanna Day commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of nirvana.
  • Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year on the Chinese calendar.
  • Scout Sunday is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting – 2d Sunday in February.
  • Nirvanna Day commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of nirvana.
  • Shrove Tuesday is the day of self-examination preceding Ash Wednesday.
  • Vasant Panchami begins the spring season for Hindus.
  • Ash Wednesday is a Christian fast day and the beginning of Lent.
  • Ayya̒m-i-Ha̒ are days that adjust the Baha’i calendar (19 months of 19 days each) to the solar calendar.
  • Purim (Lots) commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction in the Persian Empire.

 

March 2021

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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            Laylat al Miraj, Islam   Laylat al Miraj; Maha Sivaratri, Hindu    
 
 
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Nanakshahi, Sikh   Clean Monday, Eastern Orthodox; Lent, Eastern Orthodox   Lent   Lent; St. Patrick’s Day, Christian   Lent   Lent   Lent; Naw Rúz (Norooz), Baha’i and Zoroastrian
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Lent; Passover; Birth of Zoroaster, Zoroastrian; Holi, Hindu; Holy Week, Christian; Laylat al Bara’a, Islam; Magha Puja Day, Buddhist; Palm Sunday, Christian   Lent; Passover; Holy Week; Laylat al Bara’a   Lent; Passover; Holy Week   Lent; Passover; Holy Week            

 

  • Laylat Al Miraj celebrates the ascension of Muhammad to Heaven.
  • Maha Sivaratri celebrates the marriage of Siva to Parvati.
  • Nanakshahi is the Sikh New Year.
  • Clean Monday is the day that Lent begins.
  • Lent is a period of fasting, moderation and self-denial to repent of sin
  • St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland.
  • Naw-Ru̒z (Norooz) marks the New Year at the vernal equinox.
  • Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement by the Angel Gabriel that Mary would become the mother of Jesus.
  • Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt for eight days.
  • Birthday of the Prophet Zoroaster, also known as Zarathushtra.
  • Holi is the festival of love and colors.
  • Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
  • Laylat Al Bara’a is a celebration of God blessing all people.
  • Magha Puja Day celebrates freedom from sin.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter.

 

April 2021

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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                Lent; Passover; Holy Week; Maundy Thursday, Christian   Lent; Passover; Holy Week; Good Friday, Christian   Lent; Passover; Holy Week; General Conference, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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Lent; Easter, Christian; General Conference   Lent   Lent; Yom Hashoah, Jewish   Lent; Yom Hashoah   Lent   Lent
 
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Lent   Lent; Ramadan, Islam   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana, Hindu   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana; Birth of Guru Nanak, Sikh; Khalsa Day, Sikh; Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jewish   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana; Yom Ha’atsmaut   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana
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Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana; Ridván, First Day, Baha’i   Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana; Ridvan;Rama Navami, Hindu   Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan   Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan; Feast of the Great Martyr St. George, Christian   Lent; Ramadan;Ridvan
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Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan; Mahavir Jayanti, Jain; Palm Sunday, Eastern Orthodox   Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan; Hanuman Jayanti, Hindu   Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan; Theravadin, Buddhist   Lent; Ramadan; Ridvan;Theravadin   Lent; Ramadan; Theravadin; Lag B’Omer, Jewish; Ridván, Ninth Day, Buddhist   Lent; Ramadan; Lag B’Omer; Ridvan; Holy Friday, Eastern Orthodox    

 

  • Lent is a period of fasting, moderation and self-denial to repent of sin.
  • Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt for eight days.
  • Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
  • Maundy (Holy) Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus.
  • Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter.
  • Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • Yom Hashoah commemorates the Holocaust.
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran.
  • Ramayana commemorates the Epic of Ramayana with pilgrimages to holy sites.
  • Guru Nanak, born in 1469, was the founder of the Sikh religion.
  • Khalsa Day is the formal Sikh initiation day from 1699.
  • Yom Ha’atsmaut is Israeli Independence Day.
  • Ridván commemorates Baha̒’u’lla̒h’s annoucement of his Mission as God’s current Messenger in 1863.
  • Rama Navami celebrates the birth of Rama.
  • St. George, the patron saint of both Scouting and England, is celebrated at this feast.
  • Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jains.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter.
  • Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara God.
  • Theravadin is the New Year for one branch of Buddhism.
  • Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day following Passover and commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
  • Ridván commemorates Baha̒’u’lla̒h’s annoucement of his Mission as God’s current Messenger in 1863.
  • Holy Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Pascha.

 

May 2021

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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Declaration of the Báb, Baha’I; Pentecost, Eastern Orthodox   Ascension, Eastern Orthodox       Vaisakha Puja, Buddhist       Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh, Baha’i    
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  • Lent is a period of fasting, moderation and self-denial to repent of sin
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran.
  • Ridván commemorates Baha̒’u’lla̒h’s annoucement of his Mission as God’s current Messenger in 1863.
  • Pascha is the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter.
  • Laylat Al Qadr commemmorates the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad.
  • Eid al Fitr is the feast which ends the fast of Ramadan.
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven.
  • Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.
  • Declaration of the Ba̒b celebrates the day the Ba̒b revealed his mission as a Messenger of God to the world.
  • Vaisakha Puja commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
  • Ascension of Baha̒’u’lla̒h commemorates the death of Baha’i’s founder in 1892
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.

 

June 2021

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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    All Saints Day, Eastern Orthodox               Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Catholic
 
 
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  • Ghallughara commemorates an Indian attack on Sikhs in 1984.
  • Feast of the Body and Blood celebrates the Holy Eucharist and the Church as manifestations of Jesus.
  • Guru Arjan Sahib, 5th Sikh guru, was killed in 1606 while supporting religious freedom.
  • Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul honors their martyrdom.

 

July 2021

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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  • Asalha Puja celebrates the first sermon given by Buddha.
  • The martyrdom of the Ba̒b commemorates the sacrifice of His life for the Cause of God in 1850.
  • Tisha B’Av mourns the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the beginning of the Inquisition.
  • Waqf al Arafa-Hajj marks the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Eid Al Adha commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael.
  • Pioneer Day commemorates the 1847 entry of Brigham Young into the Salt Lake Valley.

 

August 2021

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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    Al-Hijira, Islam; Muharram, Islam   Al-Hijira; Muharram           Oban, Buddhist and Shinto; Ullambana, Buddhist
 
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Oban; Ullambana; Assumption, Catholic; Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox           Ashura, Islam   Ashura   Varalakshmi Vrat, Hindu   Raksha Brandhan, Hindu
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Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Eastern Orthodox; Krishna Janmashtami, Hindu   Krishna Janmashtami                    

 

  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus.
  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus.
  • Al-Hijira is the Islamic New Year.
  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year.
  • Oban commemorates one’s ancestors.
  • Ullambana provides an opportunity to help those who suffer to obtain liberation.
  • Assumption commemorates the assumption of Mary to Heaven.
  • Dormition celebrates the falling asleep and assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Ashura is the Islamic holiday commemorating the death of Husayn ibn Ali and family at the Battle of Karbala in 680 C.E.
  • Varalakshmi Vrat honors the Goddess Lakshmi and brings blessings on Hindu families.
  • Raksha Brandhan celebrates love between brothers and sisters.
  • Beheading of St. John the Baptist commemorates his martyrdom.
  • Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna.

 

September 2021

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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    Rosh Hashonah, Jewish   Rosh Hashonah   Rosh Hashonah; Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), Christian   Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindu    
 
 
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        Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Christian   Yom Kippur, Jewish   Yom Kippur        
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  • Paryushana Parva is a holiday of coming together and taking on vows of study.
  • Rosh Hashonah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
  • Nativity celebrates the birth of Mary.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the Lord Ganesha.
  • Feast of the Elevation of the Cross celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helen.
  • Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement when Jews seek God’s forgiveness for their sins.
  • Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness following the Exodus.
  • Shemini Atzeret is the final day of Sukkot.
  • Simhat Torah celebrates the conclusion of the reading of the Torah and the start of reading it anew.
  • Feast of the Archangels celebrates Angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

 

October 2021

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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  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • Navratri celebrates the Goddess Amba at the start of autumn.
  • Dussehra commemorates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravanna, the Great Demon.
  • Mawlid an Nabi celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Gurgaddi (Coronation) of Guru Granth Sahib in 1708 as the eternal Guru of Sikhs.
  • Reformation Sunday commemorates the Reformation in Europe in 1517.

 

November 2021

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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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), Christian           Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sikh   Day of the Covenant, Baha’i; Thanksgiving Day, American       Ascension of Abdúl-Bahá, Baha’i
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Advent, Christian; Hanukkah, Jewish   Advent; Hanukkah   Advent; Hanukkah; Birth of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, Sikh                

 

  • All Saints Day commemorates all the Christian saints.
  • Sikh Genocide commemorates the 1984-1998 deaths of Sikhs in India.
  • Deepavali Dewali is the Hindu festival of lights symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.
  • The Ba̒b, born in 1819, is one of the three central figures of the Baha’i religion.
  • Birth of Baha̒’u’lla̒h celebrates the founder of the Baha’i religion born in 1817.
  • Theotokos commemorates the presentation of Mary by her parents at the Temple.
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur was the 9th Sikh guru who suffered martyrdom in 1675 rather than convert to Islam.
  • Day of the Covenant celebrates the appointment of Abdu’l-Baha̒, son of Baha̒’u’lla̒h, as the leader of the Bahai’i faith.
  • Thanksgiving is America’s secular holiday of thanks for our blessings.
  • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha̒ commemorates the death in 1921 of Abu’l-Baha̒, son of Baha̒’u’lla̒h, founder of the Baha’i faith.
  • Advent is celebrated as the beginning of the Christian religious calendar in preparation for the nativity of Jesus.
  • Hanukkah is the celebration of the liberation of Israel from the Greeks and the purification of the Temple.
  • Guru Nanak Dev Singh, born in 1469, was the founder of the Sikh religion.

 

December 2021

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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Advent; Hanukkah   Advent; Hanukkah   Advent   Advent; Immaculate Conception, Catholic; Rohatsu, Buddhist   Advent   Advent
 
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Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh Martyrdom, Sikh; Kwansaa, African American   Kwansaa   Kwansaa   Kwansaa   Kwansaa; The Holy Family, Catholic   Kwansaa    

 

  • Advent is celebrated as the beginning of the Christian religious calendar in preparation for the nativity of Jesus.
  • Hanukkah is the celebration of the liberation of Israel from the Greeks and the purification of the Temple.
  • Immaculate Conception celebrates the preservation of Mary from Original Sin.
  • Rohatsu celebrates the enlightenment of Buddha.
  • Winter Solstice celebrates the triumph of good over evil.
  • Christmas Eve is the night before the birth of Jesus; Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.
  • Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were martyred on this date.
  • Kwansaa is a celebration of African culture.
  • The Holy Family is a celebration of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.