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2020 Religious Observances Calendar

The following calendar is taken from the InterFaith Calendar. Jewish holy days and the weekly Sabbath begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date, as does Ramadan.

January 7th, 2020: Christmas (Eastern Orthodox) (Julian Calendar)

January 15th, 2020: Makara Sankrati


February 21st, 2020: Maha Shivaratri

February 26th, 2020: Ash Wednesday

March 1st-March 19th: Nineteen Day Fast

March 10th, 2020: Holi

March 10th, 2020: Purim

March 20th, 2020: Nowruz (New Year)

March 22nd, 2020: Lailat al Miraj

April 2nd, 2020: Rama Navami

April 5th, 2020: Palm/Passion Sunday

April 8th, 2020: Buddha’s Birthday - Hanuman Jayanti

April 9th-15th, 2020: Pesach (Passover)

April 9th, 2020: Maundy/Holy Thursday

April 10th, 2020: Good Friday

April 12th, 2020: Easter

April 13th, 2020: Vaisakhi

April 17th, 2020: Good Friday (Eastern Orthodox)

April 19th, 2020: Pascha (Orthidox Christian)

April 20th, 2020-May 1st, 2020: Ridvan

April 24th-May 23rd, 2020: Ramadan

May 1st, 2020: Beltane

May 19th, 2020: Laylat al Kadr

May 24th, 2020: Eid al-Fitr

May 29th-30th, 2020: Shavuot


July 5th, 2020: Asalha Puja Day (Dharma Day)

July 9th, 2020: Martyrdom of the Bab

July 13th-15th: Obon (Ullambana)

July 30th, 2020: Tish'a B'av - Waqf al Arafa

July 31st, 2020: Eid al-Adha

 July 31st-August 3rd, 2020: Eid al Adha

August 11th, 2020: Krishna Janmashtami

August 15th, 2020: Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

August 20th, 2020: Hijra

August 29th, 2020: Ashura

September 19th-20th, 2020: Rosh Hashanah, first two days

September 28th, 2020: Yom Kippur

October 3rd, 2020: Sukkot

October 4th: St. Francis Day, Blessing of the Animals

October 25th, 2020: Dasara

October 29th, 2020: Mawlid an Nabi

October 31st, 2020: All Hallows Eve, Reformation Day

November 1st, 2020: All Saints Day, Samhain-Beltane

November 2nd, 2020: All Souls Day

November 14th, 2020: Diwali

November 29th-December 24th, 2020: Advent

December 8th, 2020: Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (Bodhi Day), Immaculate Conception of Mary

December 12th, 2020: Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe 

December 21st, 2020: Yule-Litha

December 24th, 2020: Christmas Eve

December 25th, 2020: Christmas