Calendar of Religious Observances 2023

January 2023

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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Kwansaa, African American; Solomnity of Mary, Catholic; Feast of St. Basil, Eastern Orthodox; New Year’s Day, Hindu; Gantan-Sai, Shinto; Maidyarem Gahambar Zoroastrian
Maidyarem Gahambar; Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Hindu Maidyarem Gahambar; Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Hindu Maidyarem Gahambar Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Birthday, Sikh Epiphany of the Lord, Liturgical Christian
Mahayana, Buddhist; Feast of the Nativity, Eastern Orthodox
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Baptism of the Lord, Catholic; Epiphany, Christian
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Makar Sankranti (Pongol), Hindu Feast of the Theophany, Eastern Orthodox
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Sadeh, Zoroastrian Vasant Panchami, Hindu
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  • Kwansaa is a celebration of African culture.
  • Solemnity of Mary celebrates Mary as the Holy Mother of God.
  • Basil is the father of Monasticism in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Maidyarem Ghambar is the winter thanksgiving
  • Hindu New Year celebrates the New Year on the Hindu calendar.
  • Gantan-sai is the Shinto New Year.
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi is a fast day celebrating the opening of the gates of the temple to seek Vishnu.
  • 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.
  • Mahayana is the Buddhist New Year.
  • Nativity is the Eastern Orthodox date for the Nativity or birth of Jesus.
  • Baptism of the Lord celebrates the baptism of Jesus.
  • Epiphany celebrates the revelation of the manifestation of God in his son, Jesus.
  • Makar Sankranti (Pongal) is the Hindu Winter Harvest Festival.
  • Theophany is the revelation of Jesus as the Son of God
  • Sadeh reveres the discovery of fire and celebrates light, energy and the enlightenment of the soul.
  • Vasant Panchami begins the spring season for Hindus.

February 2023

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Ash Wednesday, Christian Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, Eastern Orthodox Setsebun Sai, Shinto
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Four Chaplains Sunday, Interfaith; Tu B’Shevat, Jewish Tu B’Shevat Scout Jumuah, Islam; Scout Shabbat, Jewish Scout Shabbat
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Scout Sunday, BSA and United Mehodist Church Nirvana Day, Buddhist Laylat al Isra and Miraj, Islam Laylat al Isra and Miraj; Maha Shivaratri, Hindu
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Shrove Tuesday, Christian Chinese New Year, Shinto, Daoist and Buddhist
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Ayyám-i-Há, Baha’i Ayyám-i-Há; Clean Monday, Eastern Orthodox Ayyám-i-Há; Lent, Eastern Orthodox
  • Ash Wednesday is a Christian fast day and the beginning of Lent.
  • 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.
  • Four chaplains Sunday commemorates the chaplains who gave their lives to save others in World War II.
  • Tu B’Shevat celebrates the birth of trees for tithing purposes.
  • Scout Jumuah is the Islamic observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Scout Shabbat is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • Scout Sunday is the observance of the significance of religion in Scouting.
  • 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.
  • Laylat Al Isra & Miraj celebrates Night Journey and the Ascension of Muhammad to Heaven.
  • Maha Shivaratri celebrates the marriage of Siva to Parvati.
  • Shrove Tuesday is the day of self-examination preceding Ash Wednesday.
  • Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year on the Chinese calendar.
  • Ayya̒m-i-Ha̒ are days that adjust the Baha’i calendar (19 months of 19 days each) to the solar calendar.
  • Clean Monday is the day that Lent begins.
  • Lent is a period of 40 days of reflection, repentance and prayer

March 2023

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Ayyám-i-Há; Lent Lent Lent Lent
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Lent Lent; Magha Puja Day, Buddhist; Laylat al Bara’a, Islam; Purim, Jewish Lent;Laylat al Bara’a;  Purim; Holi, Hindu Lent Lent Lent Lent; Mukhtad, Zoroastrian
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Lent; Mukhtad Lent; Mukhtad Lent; Mukhtad; Nanak Shahi, Sikh Lent; Mukhtad Lent; Gathas, Zoroastrian Lent; Gathas;  St. Patrick’s Day, Christian Lent; Gathas
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Lent; Gathas Lent; Gathas; Naw Ruz, Baha’i Lent; Navrose,  Zoroastrian Lent; Ramadan, Islam Lent; Ramadan Lent; Ramadan Lent; Ramadan; Feast of the Annunciation, Eastern Orthodox
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Lent; Ramadan; Khordad Sal; Zoroastrian Lent; Ramadan Lent; Ramadan Lent; Ramadan Lent; Ramadan; Ramayana, Hindu; Rama Navami, Hindu Lent; Ramadan
  • Ayya̒m-i-Ha̒ are days that adjust the Baha’i calendar (19 months of 19 days each) to the solar calendar.
  • Lent is a period of 40 days of reflection, repentance and prayer
  • Magha Puja Day celebrates freedom from sin.
  • Laylat Al Bara’a is one of the holiest nights in the Islamic calendar observed by fasting.
  • Purim (Lots) commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction in the Persian Empire.
  • Holi is the festival of love and colors.
  • 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)
  • Patrick’s Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland.
  • Naw-Ru̒z (Norooz) marks the New Year at the vernal equinox.
  • Zoroastrian new year, also celebrated on March 20 when the equinox is on that day
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran, observed by fasting from dawn to dusk.
  • Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the announcement by the Angel Gabriel that Mary would become the mother of Jesus.
  • Khordad Sal celebrates the birthday of the Prophet Zarathushtra, also known as Zoroaster.
  • Ramayana commemorates the Epic of Ramayana with pilgrimages to holy sites.
  • Rama Navami celebrates the birth of Rama.

April 2023

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Lent; Ramadan; Gerneral Conference, LDS
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Lent; Ramadan; General Conference; Holy Week, Christian; Palm Sunday, Christian Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Mahavir Jayanti, Jain Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Hanuman Jayanti, Hindu; Passover, Jewish Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin, Buddhist; Maundy Thursday, Christian Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Good Friday, Christian Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Hanamatsuri, Buddhist
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Lent; Ramadan; Holy Week; Passover; Theravadin; Easter, Christian; Palm Sunday, Eastern Orthodox Ramadan; Passover; Holy Week, Eastern Orthodox Ramadan; Passover; Holy Week Ramadan; Passover; Holy Week Ramadan; Passover; Holy Week Ramadan; Holy Week; Holy Friday, Eastern Orthodox; Birth of Guru Nanak Sahib, Sikh; Khalsa Day, Sikh Ramadan; Holy Week
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Ramadan; Holy Week; Pascha, Eastern Orthodox; Laylat Al Qdar, 27th night Ramadan; Laylat al Qdar, 27th night; Yom Hashoah, Jewish Ramadan ; Yom Hashoah; Laylat al Qdar 29th night, Islam Ramadan; Laylat al Qdar 29th night Ramadan Ridvan, First Day, Baha’I; Eid al Fitr, Islam Eid al Fitr
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Feast of the Great Martyr St. George; Eastern Orthodox Yom Ha’atsmaut, Jewish Yom Ha’atsmaut Ridvan, Ninth Day, Baha’i Ridvan, Ninth Day
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Maidozarem Gahambar, Zoroastrian
  • Lent is a period of 40 days of reflection, repentance and prayer
  • Ramadan commemorates Mohammad’s receipt of the first revelations of the Quran, observed by fasting from dawn to dusk.
  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • Holy Week is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter.
  • Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jains.
  • Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara God.
  • Passover commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt for eight days.
  • Theravadin is the New Year for one branch of Buddhism.
  • Maundy (Holy) Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus.
  • Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Easter.
  • Hanamatsuri is the birthday of Buddha
  • Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus.
  • Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before Easter.
  • Guru Nanak Sahib, born in 1469, was the founder of the Sikh religion.
  • Holy Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus on the Friday before Pascha.
  • Khalsa Day is the formal Sikh initiation day from 1699.
  • Pascha is the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Easter.
  • Laylat Al Qadr commemorates the night the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad (27th 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.
  • Eid al Fitr is the feast which ends the fast of Ramadan.
  • George, the patron saint of both Scouting and England, is celebrated at this feast.
  • Yom Ha’atsmaut is Israeli Independence Day.
  • Maidozarem Gahambar is the spring thanksgiving

May 2023

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Maidozarem Gahambar; Ridvan, Twelfth Day, Baha’i Maidozarem Gahambar; Ridvan, Twelfth Day, Baha’i Maidozarem Gahambar Maidozarem Gahambar Vaisaka Puhja, Buddhist; Nirvana Day, Jain
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Lag B’Omer, Jewish Lag B’Omer
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Ascension, Christian
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Declaration of the Bab, Baha’i Ascension, Eastern Orthodox; Shavuot, Jewish Shavuot Shavuot
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Pentecost, Christian Ascension of Baha’u’llah, Baha’i
  • Maidozarem Gahambar is the spring thanksgiving
  • Ridván commemorates Baha̒’u’lla̒h’s annoucement of his Mission as God’s current Messenger in 1863.
  • Nirvana Day commemorates the death of Buddha and his attainment of nirvana.
  • Vaisakha Puja commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
  • Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day following Passover and commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.
  • Ascension commemorates the ascension of Jesus to Heaven.
  • 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.
  • Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai.
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.
  • Ascension of Baha̒’u’lla̒h commemorates the death of Baha’i’s founder in 1892

June 2023

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Pentecost, Eastern Orthodox; Ghallughara Day, Sikh Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Catholic
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Guru Arjan Sahib Martyrdom Day, Sikh
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Waqf al Arafa-Hajj, Islam Waqf al Arafa-Hajj; Eid al Adha, Islam Eid al Adha; Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Christian; Maidoshahem Gahambar; Zoroastrian Maidoshahem Gahambar
  • Pentecost represents the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.
  • 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.
  • Waqf al Arafa-Hajj marks the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • Eid Al Adha commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice Ishmael.
  • Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul honors their martyrdom.
  • Maidoshahem Gahambar is the summer thanksgiving

July 2023

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Maidoshahem Gahambar; Tiragan, Zoroastrian
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Maidoshahem Gahambar Maidoshahem Gahambar
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Martyrdom of the Bab, Baha’i
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Obon, Buudhist Al-Hijira, Islam; Muharram, Islam Al-Hijira; Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram
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Muharram Muharram; Pioneer Day, LDS Muharram; Tisha B’Av. Jewish Muharram; Tisha B’Av Muharram; Asalha Puja, Buddhist; Yamul Ashurah, Islam Muharram; Yamul Ashurah Muharram
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Muharram Muharram
  • Maidoshahem Gahambar is the summer thanksgiving
  • Tiragan is the celebration of Tishtar (star Sirius), celebrated by splashing each other with water
  • The martyrdom of the Ba̒b commemorates the sacrifice of His life for the Cause of God in 1850.
  • Obon commemorates one’s ancestors. It is observed at different times by different faith groups.
  • Al-Hijira is the Islamic New Year.
  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year.
  • Pioneer Day commemorates the 1847 entry of Brigham Young into the Salt Lake Valley.
  • Tisha B’Av mourns the destruction of both Temples in Jerusalem and the beginning of the Inquisition.
  • Asalha Puja celebrates the first sermon given by Buddha.
  • 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.

August 2023

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Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram
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Muharram; Transfiguration, Eastern Orthodox Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram
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Muharram; Oban, Buddhist and Shinto Muharram; Oban Muharram; Oban; Assumption, Catholic; Dormition (Assumption) of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox Muharram Muharram Muharram Muharram
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Varalakshmi Vrat, Hindu
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Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Eastern Orthodox Ullambana, Buddhist; Raksha Brandhan, Hindu
  • Muharram is the holy month of the Islamic year.
  • Transfiguration is a celebration of the divinity and humanity of Jesus.
  • Oban commemorates one’s ancestors. It is observed at different times by different faith groups.
  • Assumption commemorates the assumption of Mary to Heaven.
  • Dormition celebrates the falling asleep and assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Varalakshmi Vrat honors the Goddess Lakshmi and brings blessings on Hindu families.
  • Beheading of St. John the Baptist commemorates his martyrdom.
  • Ullambana provides an opportunity to help those who suffer to obtain liberation.
  • Raksha Brandhan celebrates love between brothers and sisters.

September 2023

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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Krishna Janmashtami  Hindu Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), Eastern Orthodox
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Paryushana Parva, Jain Paitishahem Gahambar; Zoroastrian Paitishahem Gahambar Paitishahem Gahambar ; Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Eastern Orthodox Paitishahem Gahambar; Rosh Hashonah, Jewish Paitishahem Gahambar; Rosh Hashonah
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Rosh Hashonah Ganesh Chaturthi, Hindu
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Yom Kippur, Jewish Yom Kippur Mawlid an Nabi, Islam Mawlid an Nabi Feast of the Archangels, Christian; Sukkot, Jewish Sukkot; General Conference, LDS
  • Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna.
  • Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrates the birth of Mary, mother of Jesus.
  • Paryushana Parva is a holiday of coming together and taking on vows of study.
  • 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.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of the Lord Ganesha.
  • 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.
  • Feast of the Archangels celebrates Angels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
  • Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness followings.
  • the Exodus.
  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.

October 2023

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; General Conference Sukkot Sukkot Sukkot Sukkot Sukkot; Shmini Atzeret, Jewish Shmini Atzeret; Simhat Torah, Jewish
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Simhat Torah Ayatherm Gahambar; Zoroastrian Ayatherm Gahambar Ayatherm Gahambar
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Ayatherm Gahambar; Birth of the Bab, Baha’I; Navratri, Hindu Ayatherm Gahambar; Birth of the Bab; Navratri; Birth of Baha’u’llah, Baha’I Navratri; Birth of Baha’u’llah Navratri Navratri Navratri; Gurgaddi, Sikh Navratri
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Navratri Navratri; Dussehra, Hindu
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Reformation Day, Protestant
  • Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness following the Exodus.
  • General Conference is the semi-annual spiritual gathering of church members.
  • 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.
  • Ayathrem Gahambar gives thanks for bringing home the herds
  • The Ba̒b, born in 1819, is one of the three central figures of the Baha’i religion.
  • Navratri celebrates the Goddess Amba at the start of autumn.
  • Birth of Baha̒’u’lla̒h celebrates the founder of the Baha’i religion born in 1817.
  • Gurgaddi is the Coronation of Guru Granth Sahib in 1708 as the eternal Guru of Sikhs.
  • Dussehra commemorates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravanna, the Great Demon.
  • Reformation Day commemorates the Reformation in Europe in 1517.

November 2023

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, Christian; Sikh Genocide, Sikh
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Deepavali Dewali, Hindu and Jain
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Theotokos, the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eastern Orthodox Thanksgiving, American Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Sikh Day of the Covenant, Baha’i
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Day of the Covenant Ascension of Abdu’l Baha
  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving is America’s secular holiday of thanks for our blessings.
  • 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.
  • 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 2023

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; Hanukkah, Jewish Advent; Hanukkah; Immaculate Conception, Catholic; Rohatsu (Bodhi Day), Buddhist Advent; Hanukkah
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Advent; Hanukkah Advent; Hanukkah Advent; Hanukkah Advent; Hanukkah Advent; Hanukkah Advent; Hanukkah Advent
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Advent Advent Advent Advent; Yalda, Zoroastrian Advent; Yalda Advent Advent
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Advent; Christmas, Christian Christmas Martyrdom of Baba Zorawar Singh, Sikh; Kwansaa, African American; Zarthosht No Diso, Zoroastrian Kwansaa Kwansaa; Fast of the Nativity, Eastern Orthodox Kwansaa; Fast of the Nativity Kwansaa; Fast of the Nativity; The Holy Family, Christian
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Kwansaa; Fast of the Holy Nativity; Maidyarem Ghambar, Zoroastrian
  • 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 (Bodhi Day) celebrates the enlightenment of Buddha.
  • 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.
  • Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were martyred on this date.
  • Kwansaa is a celebration of African culture.
  • Zarthosht No Diso commemorates the death of Zarathushtra
  • Fast of the Nativity is a period of abstinence and penance in preparation for the Nativity.
  • The Holy Family is a celebration of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
  • Maidyarem Ghambar is the winter thanksgiving