Calendar of Religious Observances 2019

January 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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Feast of St. Basil, Eastern Orthodox; Gantan-Sai, Shinto; Solemnity of Mary, Catholic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guru Gobind Singh Birthday, Sikh;

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

 

Feast of the Nativity, Eastern Orthodox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baptism of the Lord, Catholic;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tu B’Shevat beginning at sundown, Jewish

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

 

Mahayana, Buddhist

 

Mahayana

 

Mahayana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
  • Epiphany of the Lord celebrates the revelation of Jesus to the gentiles
  • Epiphany and Theophany each celebrate the revelation of the manifestation of God in his son, Jesus.
  • Nativity is the Eastern Orthodox date for the birth of Jesus
  • Baptism of the Lord celebrates the baptism of Jesus
  • 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
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Four Chaplains Sunday, Interfaith; Setsebun Sai, Shinto

 

 

 

Chinese New Year, Shinto, Daoist, Buddhist

 

 

 

 

 

Scout Shabbat, beginning at sundown, Jewish

 

Scout Shabbat

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Scout Sunday, Interfaith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nirvana Day, Buddhist, Jain

 

 

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Scout Sunday, United Methodist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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Intercalary Days;Baha’i
 
 
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Transfiguration Sunday, Christian

 

 

 

Maha Shivaratri, Hindu; Shrove Tuesday, Christian

 

Ash Wednesday, Christian

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean Monday, Christian

 

 

 

 

 

Nankshahi, Sikh

 

 

 

 

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St. Patrick’s Day, Christian

 

 

 

 

 

Purim, Jewish; Holi, Hindu (beginning at sundown)

 

Purim; ; Holi; Magha Puja Day, Buddhist; Naw Ruz, Baha’i; Norooz, Zoroastrian

 

 

 

 

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Feast of the Annunciation, Christian

 

 

 

 

 
Birthday of Zoroaster, Zoroastrian
 
 
 
 

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  • 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 Shivaratri 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 for Eastern Orthodox. 
  • Nanakshahi is the Sikh New Year. 
  • St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland 
  • Purim (Lots) commemorates the salvation of Jews from the mass annihilation by the king of Persia.  
  • Holi is the festival of love and colors for Hindus 
  • Magha Puja Day celebrates freedom from sin 
  • Naw Ruz and Norooz are 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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Laylat Al-Miraj, Islam (beginning at sundown)

 

Laylat Al-Miraj

 
 
 
 
 

Ramayana, Hindu

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Ramayana

 

Ramayana

 

Ramayana; Hanuman Jayanti, Hindu; Mahavir Jayanti, Jain

 

Ramayana

 

Ramayana

 

Ramayana

 

Ramayana

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Guru Nanak Birthday, Sikh; Khalsa Day, Sikh; Palm Sunday, Christian; Ramayana; Holy Week; Rama Navami, Hindu

 

Holy Week, Christian

 

Holy Week

 

Holy Week

 

Holy Week; Maundy Thursday, Christian

 

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

 

Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Laylat Al Bara’a, Islam (beginnat sundown); Yom Hashoah, Jewish

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Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Laylat 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

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Ridvan; Pascha, Eastern Orthodox

 

Ridvan; Vaisakhu Puja, Buddhist

 

Ridvan

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  • Laylat Al-Miraj celebrates the ascension of Muhammad 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, or savior and spiritual leader, of Jains.
  • Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter
  • Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of the Sikh religion, was born in 1469.
  • Khalsa Day is the celebration of the Sikh initiation in 1699.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
  • Vaisakhi is the Sikh religious New Year
  • 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
  • Lailat al Bara’a is a celebration of God blessing all people.
  • 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
  • Visakha 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; Yom Hashoah, Jewish
 
Ridvan
 
 
 
 
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Ramadan, Islam

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan; Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jewish

 

Ramadan; Yom Ha’atsmaut

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

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Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

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Ramadan

 

Ramadan; Pentecost, Christian

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan; Lag B’Omer, Jewish

 

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

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

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Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan; Ascension of Baha’u’llah, Baha’i

 

Ramadan; Ascension, Christian

 

Ramadan; Lailat al Qadr, Islam

 
 

 

  • Yom Hashoah commemorates the Holocaust 
  • Ridvan commemorates the commencement of Baha’u’llah’s prophethood
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran
  • Yom Ha’atsmaut is Israeli Independence Day
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
  • Lag B’Omer is the 33rd 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
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to heaven
  • Lailat al Qadr is the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad
 

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 , Laylat Al Quadr
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Ramadan

 

Ramadan

 

Ramadan; Eid al-Fitr,

 

 

 

Ascension, Eastern Orthodox

 

 

 

Shavuot, Jewish

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Pentecost, Eastern Orthodox;Shavuot

 

Shavuot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Martyrdom of Guru Arjan, Sikh; Ghallughara, Sikh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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All Saints Day, Eastern Orthodox

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Christian

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  • Laylat al Quadr is the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammed.
  • Ramadan commemorates Muhammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran.
  • Eid al Fitr is the feast which ends the fast of Ramadan
  • Ghallughara commemorates an attack on Sikhs by India in 1984.
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles
  • Guru Arjan, the first Sikh martyr was killed in 1606.
  • Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai
  • All Saints Day commemorates all of the Christian saints
  • Feast of Saints Peter and Paul honors their martyrdom

 

July 2019

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Martyrdom of the Bab, Baha’i

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oban, Buddhist and Shinto

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Oban>

 

Oban

 

Asalha Puja, Buddhist

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pioneer Day, Mormon

 
 
 
 
 
 

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  • 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

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 Transfiguration of the Lord, Eastern Orthodox

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tisha B’Av, Jewish

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Eid al Adha, Islam; Waqf al Arafa-Hajj, Islam; Tisha B’Av

 

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 Bandhan, Hindu; Ullambana, Buddhist

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

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Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj; Krishna Janmashtami, Hindu

 

Waqf al Hajj

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Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

Waqf al Hajj

 

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 Bandhan celebrates the love between brothers and sisters 
  • Ullambana provides an opportunity to help those who suffer to obtain liberation
  • Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna
  • 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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Muharram; Al Hijira

 
 
Muharram; Ganewsh Chaturthi, Hindu; Paryushana Parva, Jain

 
Muharram; Paryushana Parva
 
Muharram
 
Muharram
 
Muharram
 
Muharram
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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

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Muharram

 

Muharram

 

Muharram

 

Muharram

 

Muharram

 

Muharram

 

Muharram

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Muharram

 

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Muharram

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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

 

October 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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Rosh Hashanah; Navaratri
 
Navaratri
 
Navaratri
 
Navaratri
 
Navaratri
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Navaratri

 

Navaratri

 

Yom Kippur, Jewish; Dussehra, Hindu

 

Yom Kippur

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sukkot, Jewish

 

Sukkot

 

Sukkot

 

Sukkot

 

Sukkot

 

Sukkot

 

Sukkot

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Sukkot; Birth of the Bab, Baha’i; Gurgaddi, Sikh; Shemini Atzeret, Jewish

 

Shemini Atzeret; Simchat Torah, Jewish

 

Simchat Torah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deepavali Diwali, Hindu, Jain and Sikh

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reformation Day, Protestant Christian

 
 
 
 

 

  • Navaratri celebrates the goddess Amba at the start of autumn
  • Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year
  • Dussehra commemorates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, the great demon
  • 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 Exodus, the 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness.
  • The Bab, born in 1819, is one of the three central figures of the Baha’i religion
  • Gurgaddi is the declaration of Guru Granth as the eternal Guru of Sikhs.
  • Shemini Atzeret is the final day of Sukkot
  • Simchat Torah celebrates the conclusion of the reading of the Torah and the beginning of the reading anew.
  • Deepavali Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs with festivals of lights symbolizing the victory of light over darkness.
  • Reformation Sunday commemorates the Protestant Reformation that began in Europe in 1517.

 

November 2019

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All Saints Day, Christian
 
 
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Mawlid an Nabi, Islam

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Mawlid an Nabi

 

 

 

Birth of Baha’u’llah, Baha’I; Guru Nanak Dev Sahib, Sikh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving, American

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Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sikh

 
 
 

Day of the Covenant, Baha’i

 
 
 

Ascension of Abu’l-Baha, Baha’i

 
 
 
 

 

  • All Saints Day commemorates all the Christian saints
  • Mawlid an Nabi celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammed
  • Baha’u’llah celebrates the founder of the Baha’I religion born in 1817
  • Guru Nanak Dev Singh, born in 1469, was the founder of the Sikh religion
  • Thanksgiving is America’s secular holiday of thanks for our blessings
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur was a Sikh leader who suffered martyrdom rather than convert to Islam
  • Day of the Covenant is the day of the appointment of Abdu’l-Baha as the center of Bahah’u’llah’s covenant
  • Ascension of Abu’l-Baha celebrates the ascension of Abu’l-Baha

 

December 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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Advent, Christian

 
 
Advent

 
Advent
 
Advent
 
Advent
 
Advent
 
Advent
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Advent; Immaculate Conception, Catholic; Rohatsu, Buddhist

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

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Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent

 

Advent; Winter Solstice, Zoroastrian

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Advent; Hannukkah, Jewish

 

Advent; Hanukkah

 

Advent; Hanukkah; Christmas, Christian

 

Hanukkah; Christmas

 

Hanukkah; Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh Martyrdom Day, Sikh

 

Hanukkah

 

Hanukkah

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Hanukkah; The Holy Family, Christian

 

Hanukkah

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

  • Advent is celebrated as the beginning of the Christian religious calendar preparing for the nativity of Jesus on the four Sundays prior to Christmas
  • 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
  • Hanukkah is the celebration of the liberation of Israel from the Greeks and the purification of the Temple
  • Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were martyred on this date.
  • Christmas Eve is the night before the birth of Jesus; Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus
  • Celebration of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph