Religious & Spiritual Life

2018 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

January 2-4 - Mahayana New Year

February

February 14 - Ash Wednesday
February 14 - Lent (Begins)
February 16 - Chinese New Year

March

March 1 - Makha Bucha (Magha Puja) Day
March 3 - Holi
March 25 - Palm Sunday
March 29 - Maundy Thursday
March 30 - Good Friday
March 30-April 7 - Passover
March 31 - Lent (Ends)

April

March 30-April 7 - Passover
April 1 - Easter
April 6 - Chakri Memorial Day
April 8 - Visakha Bucha (Vesak)
April 12 - Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
April 13 - Lailat al Miraj
April 13-16 - Songkran (listed as Theravadin New Year)
April 30-May 2 - Theravadin New Year

May

April 30-May 2 - Theravadin New Year
May 1 - Lailat al bara'ah
May 16- June 15 - Ramadan
May 20 - Pentecost Sunday

June

June 11 - Laylat al Kadr
June 15-17 - Eid al Fitr (Ramadan ends)
June 20 - Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day

July

July 28 - Buddhist Lent Day (Day 2 of Asalha Puja Day)

August

August 11-September 9 - Ghost Month
August 22-25 - Eid al Adha
August 25 - Chinese Ghost Festival Day (aka Hungry Ghost Festival Day)

September

August 11-September 9 - Ghost Month
September 9-11 - Rosh Hashanah
September 19 - Yom Kippur
September 12 - Hijra - New Year
September 21 - Ashura

October

October 9 - Thai Ghost Festival
October 13 - HM the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej Memorial Day
October 23 - Chulalongkorn Day
October 24 - End of the Buddhist Lent day
October 25 - Kathina

November

November 7 - Diwali
November 21 - Mawlid an Nabi
Novemebr 22 - Loy Krathong Day (End of Kathina)

December

December 2 - Advent
December 2-10 - Chanukah
December 8 - Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day