Calendar of Religious Observances 2022

January 2022

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; Maidyarem Ghambar, Zoroastrian; New Year’s Day, Hindu; Solemnity of Mary, Catholic;
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Maidyarem Ghambar   Maidyarem Ghambar   Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Birthday, Sikh   Epiphany, Christian; Epiphany of the Lord, Liturgical Christian; Feast of the Theophany, Eastern Orthodox
 
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    Baptism of the Lord, Catholic           Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Hindu   Makar Sankranti (Pongol), Hindu
 
 
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Tu B’Shevat, Jewish; World Religion Day, Baha’i   Tu B’Shevat   Mahayana, Buddhist                
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  • St. Basil is the father of Monasticism in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Gantan-sai is the Shinto New Year.
  • Maidyarem Ghambar is the winter thanksgiving
  • 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.
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi is a fast day celebrating the opening of the gates of the temple to seek Vishnu.
  • Makar Sankranti (Pongal) is the Hindu Winter Harvest Festival.
  • Tu B’Shevat celebrates the birth of trees for tithing purposes.
  • World Religion Day celebrates all the world’s religions
  • Mahayana is the Buddhist New Year
  • Sadeh reveres the discovery of fire and celebrates light, energy and the enlightenment of the soul.

 

February 2022

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 Jumuah, Islam; Scout Shabbat, Jewish   Vaisant Panchami, Hindu Scout Shabbat
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Four Chaplains Sunday, Interfaith; Scout Sunday, Interfaith                       Chinese New Year, Sinto, Daoist and Buddhist
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Scout Sunday, United Methodist       Nirvana Day, Buddhist and Jain   Magha Puja Day, Buddhist;            
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  • Meeting of the Lord celebrates the receiving of Jesus by the Prophet Simeon at the Holy Temple.
  • Setsebun Sai is the day before spring in the Shinto religion.
  • Scout Jumuah is the Islamic observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Scout Shabbat is the Jewish observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Vasant Panchami begins the spring season for Hindus.
  • Four chaplains Sunday commemorates the chaplains who gave their lives to save others in World War II.
  • Scout Sunday is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year on the Chinese calendar.
  • Scout Sunday is the United Methodist observance of the significance of religion in Scouting – 2d Sunday in February.
  • Nirvanna Day commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of nirvana.
  • Magha Puja Day celebrates freedom from sin.
  • Ayya̒m-i-Ha̒ are days that adjust the Baha’i calendar (19 months of 19 days each) to the solar calendar.
  • Laylat Al Isra & Miraj celebrates the Night Journey and the Ascension of Muhammad to Heaven.

 

March 2022

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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    Clean Monday, Eastern Orthodox; Lent, Eastern Orthodox   Lent   Lent   Lent   Mukhtad, Zoroastrian; Mukhtad; Lent
 
Lent ; Mukhtad
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Lent ;Mukhtad   Nanakshahi, Sikh;Lent ;Mukhtad   Lent; Mukhtad   Ayyam-i-Ha, Baha’i; Gathas, Zoroastrian; Purim, Jewish;  Lent;   Laylat al Bara’a, Islam; St. Patrick’s Day, Christian; Ayyam-i-Ha,  Gathas; Lent; Purim   Holi, Hindu; Ayyam-i-Ha; Gathas; Laylat al Bara’a; Lent; Purim   Ayyam-i-Ha; Gathas; Lent
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Navroze, Zoroastrian; Naw-Ruz (Norooz), Baha’i; Gathas; Lent   Navroze, ; Lent; Naw-Ruz   Lent   Lent   Lent   Feast of the Annunciation, Eastern Orthodox; Lent   Khordad Sal, Zoroastrian; Lent
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  • Maha Shivaratri celebrates the marriage of Siva to Parvati.
  • Shrove Tuesday is the day of self-examination preceding Ash Wednesday.
  • Ash Wednesday is a Christian fast day and the beginning of Lent.
  • Clean Monday is the day that Lent begins.
  • Lent is a period of 40 days of reflection, repentance and prayer
  • Mukhtad are the days of remembrance for the departed (one generation only)
  • Nanakshahi is the Sikh New Year.
  • Gathas are days of remembrance for the departed (one generation only)
  • Ayyám-i-Há are the intercalary days which bring the Baha’I calendar into sync with the solar calendar
  • Laylat Al Bara’a is one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar observed by fasting.
  • Holi is the festival of love and colors.
  • Naw-Ru̒z (Norooz) marks the New Year at the vernal equinox.
  • Navroze is the Zoroastrian new year.
  • Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement by the Angel Gabriel that Mary would become the mother of Jesus.
  • Khordad Sal is the birthday of the Prophet Zarathushtra, also known as Zoroaster.

 

April 2022

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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Holy Week, Christian; Palm Sunday, Christian; Rama Navami, Hindu; Lent; Ramadan   Holy Week; Lent; Ramadan   Holy Week;Ramadan, Islam; Lent   Asalha Puja, Buddhist; Ramayana Hindu; Holy Week; Lent; Ramadan   Birth of Guru Nanak Sahib, Sikh; Khalsa Day, Sikh; Maundy Thursday, Christian; Holy Week; Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana   Good Friday, Christian; Passover, Jewish; Holy Week; Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana   Hanuman Jayanti, Hindu; Theravadin, Buddhist; Holy Week; Passover;  Ramadan; Ramayana
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Easter, Christian; Palm Sunday, Eastern Orthodox; Passover;  Ramadan; Ramayana   Passover; Ramadan; Ramayana   Passover; Ramadan; Ramayana   Passover; Ramadan; Ramayana   Ridvan, First Day, Baha’i; Passover; Ramadan; Ramayana   Holy Friday, Eastern Orthodox; Ramadan; Passover   Feast of the Great Martyr St. George, Eastern Orthodox; Passover; Ramadan
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Pascha, Eastern Orthodox; Ramadan   Mahavir Jayanti, Jain; Ramadan   Ramadan   Laylat al Qadr, Islam; Yom Hashoah, Jewish; Ramadan   Ridvan, Ninth Day, Baha’I; Laylat al Qadr; Ramadan; Yom Hashoah   Laylat al Qadr, Islam; Ramadan; Ridvan, Ninth Day;   Laylat al Qadr; Maidozarem Gahambar, Zoroastrian; Ramadan

 

  • Lent is a period of 40 days of reflection, repentance and prayer
  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran, observed by fasting from dawn to dusk.
  • 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.
  • Ramayana commemorates the Epic of Ramayana with pilgrimages to holy sites.
  • Guru Nanak Sahib, born in 1469, was the founder of the Sikh religion.
  • Khalsa Day is the formal Sikh initiation day from 1699.
  • Maundy (Holy) Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus.
  • Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter.
  • Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt for eight days.
  • Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara God.
  • Theravadin is the New Year for one branch of Buddhism.
  • Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter.
  • 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.
  • St. George, the patron saint of both Scouting and England, is celebrated at this feast.
  • Pascha is the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter.
  • Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jains.
  • Laylat al Qadr commemorates the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammed (2th and 29th nights of Ramadan.
  • Yom Hashoah commemorates the Holocaust.
  • Ridván commemorates Baha̒’u’lla̒h’s annoucement of his Mission as God’s current Messenger in 1863.
  • Maidozarem Gahambar is the spring thanksgiving

 

May 2022

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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Eid al Fitr, Islam; Ridvan, Twelfth Day, Baha’i; Maidozarem Gahambar ; Ramadan   Eid al Fitr; Maidozarem Gahambar ; Ramadan; Ridvan, Twelfth Day   Maidozarem Gahambar ; Ramadan   Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jewiish; Maidozarem Gahambar   Yom Ha’atsmaut        
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  Laylat al Qadr;                    
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  Lag B’Omer        
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  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran, observed by fasting from dawn to dusk.
  • Eid al Fitr is the feast which ends the fast of Ramadan.
  • Yom Ha’atsmaut is Israeli Independence Day.
  • Laylat Al Qadr commemmorates the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad.
  • Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day following Passover and commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
  • Declaration of the Ba̒b celebrates the day the Ba̒b revealed his mission as a Messenger of God to the world.
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven.
  • 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

 

June 2022

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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  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven.
  • Ghallughara commemorates an Indian attack on Sikhs in 1984.
  • Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.
  • 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.
  • Maidoshahem Gahambar is the summer thanksgiving

 

July 2022

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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Maidoshahem Gahambar
 
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  • Maidoshahem Gahambar is the summer thanksgiving
  • Tiragan is the celebration of Tishtar (star Sirius), celebrated by splashing each other with water
  • Eid Al Adha commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael.
  • The martyrdom of the Ba̒b commemorates the sacrifice of His life for the Cause of God in 1850.
  • Pioneer Day commemorates the 1847 entry of Brigham Young into the Salt Lake Valley.
  • Asalha Puja celebrates the first sermon given by Buddha.
  • Waqf al Arafa-Hajj marks the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year.
  • Al-Hijira is the Islamic New Year.

 

August 2022

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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Yamul Ashurah; Muharram; Tisha B’Av   Muharram   Al-Hijira, Islam; Muharram   Al-Hijira; Muharram   Raksha Brandhan, Hindu; Muharram   Varalakshmi Vrat, Hindu; Muharram   Oban, Buddhist and Shinto; Ullambana, Buddhist; Muharram
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Muharram; Oban; Ullambana   Assumption, Catholic; Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox; Muharram; Oban; Ullambana   Muharram   Muharram   Krishna Janmashtami, Hindu; Muharram   Muharram   Muharram
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  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year.
  • Yamul Ashurah is the Islamic holiday commemorating for Shi’a Muslims the death of Husayn ibn Ali and family at the Battle of Karbala in 680 C.E. and for Sunni Muslims it is a day of reflection associated with Yom Kippur.
  • Tisha B’Av mourns the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the beginning of the Inquisition.
  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus.
  • Raksha Brandhan celebrates love between brothers and sisters.
  • Varalakshmi Vrat honors the Goddess Lakshmi and brings blessings on Hindu families.
  • 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.
  • Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the Lord Ganesha.
  • Beheading of St. John the Baptist commemorates his martyrdom.

 

September 2022

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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  • Paryushana Parva is a holiday of coming together and taking on vows of study.
  • This holiday celebrates the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus.
  • Paitishahem Gahambar is the harvest festival
  • Feast of the Elevation of the Cross celebrates the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helen.
  • Rosh Hashonah is the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
  • Feast of the Archangels celebrates Angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.

 

October 2022

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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Sukkot, Jewish; Navratri   Navratri; Sukkot   Navratri; Sukkot   Ayathrem Gahambar, Zoroastrian; Navratri; Sukkot   Ayathrem Gahambar; Navratri; Sukkot   Ayathrem Gahambar; Navratri; Sukkot   Ayathrem Gahambar; Sukkot
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    Reformation Day, Protestant Christian                    

 

  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement when Jews seek God’s forgiveness for their sins.
  • Mawlid an Nabi celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Dussehra commemorates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravanna, the Great Demon.
  • Navratri celebrates the Goddess Amba at the start of autumn.
  • Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness following the Exodus.
  • Ayathrem Gahambar gives thanks for bringing home the herds
  • 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.
  • Gurgaddi is the Coronation of Guru Granth Sahib in 1708 as the eternal Guru of Sikhs.
  • 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.
  • Reformation Day commemorates the Reformation in Europe in 1517.

 

November 2022

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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Fast of the Nativity   Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox; Fast of the Nativity   Fast of the Nativity   Fast of the Nativity   Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sikh; Thanksgiving, American; Fast of the Nativity   Day of the Covenant, Baha’I; Fast of the Nativity   Day of the Covenant; Fast of the Nativity
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Fast of the Nativity   Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’I; Advent, Christian; Fast of the Nativity   Advent; Fast of the Nativity   Advent; Fast of the Nativity            

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving is America’s secular holiday of thanks for our blessings.
  • Day of the Covenant celebrates the appointment of Abdu’l-Baha̒, son of Baha̒’u’lla̒h, as the leader of the Bahai’i faith.
  • Advent is celebrated as the beginning of the Christian religious calendar in preparation for the nativity of Jesus.
  • 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.

 

December 2022

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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Hanukkah, Jewish; Advent; Fast of the Nativity   Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah   Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah   Yalda, Zoroastrian; Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah   Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah   Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah   Christmas, Christian; Advent; Fast of the Nativity; Hanukkah
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Christmas; Hanukkah   Kwansaa, African American; Martyrdom of Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Sikh, Sikh; Zarthosht no Diso, Zoroastrian; Hanukkah               The Holy Family, Christian   Maidyarem Ghambar, Zoroastrian

 

  • Advent is celebrated as the beginning of the Christian religious calendar in preparation for the nativity of Jesus.
  • Immaculate Conception celebrates the preservation of Mary from Original Sin.
  • Rohatsu celebrates the enlightenment of Buddha.
  • Hanukkah is the celebration of the liberation of Israel from the Greeks and the purification of the Temple.
  • Yalda celebrates the longest night of the year, the winter solstice
  • Christmas Eve is the night before the birth of Jesus; Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus.
  • Kwansaa is a celebration of African culture.
  • Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were martyred on this date.
  • Zarthosht No Diso commemorates the death of Zarathushtra
  • The Holy Family is a celebration of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • Maidyarem Ghambar is the winter thanksgiving