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Cultural Calendar 2009-2010

OCTOBER 2009

  • 3-9 (3-4 Primary Obligation Days)
    • Sukkot * - Jewish
  • 4
    • St Francis Day - Catholic Christian
  • 10
    • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish
  • 11
    • Simchat Torah * - Jewish
  • 12
    • Thanksgiving - Interfaith - Canada
  • 17
    • Diwali (Deepavali) ** - Hindu, Jain
  • 20
    • Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth - Sikh
    • Birth of the Báb - Baha'i
  • 25
    • Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian
  • 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallows Eve - Christian

NOVEMBER 2009

  • 1
    • All Saints' Day - Christian
    • Samhain * - WiccaNorthern hemisphere
    • Beltane * - WiccaSouthern hemisphere
  • 2
    • All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian
    • Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday Sikh
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • 15
    • Nativity Fast begins (through Dec 24) - Orthodox Christian
  • 22
    • Christ the King - Christian
  • 24
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom - Sikh
  • 25-28
    • Hajj * - Islam
  • 26
    • Thanksgiving - Interfaith - USA
    • Day of Covenant * - Baha'i
    • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj Day * ** - Islam
  • 27
    • Eid al Adha * ** - Islam
  • 28
    • Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha * Baha'i
  • 29
    • First Sunday of Advent - Christian
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew's Day - Christian

DECEMBER 2009

  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
  • 8
    • Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** - Buddhism
    • Immaculate Conception - Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
    • Advent Fast begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 12-19
    • Hanukkah * - Jewish
  • 16-Dec 25
    • Posadas Navidenas - Christian
  • 18
    • Hijra - New Year * ** - Islam
  • 21 Solstice
    • Yule - Christian
    • Yule * - Wicca northern hemisphere
    • Litha * - Wicca southern hemisphere
  • 25
    • Christmas * - Christian
  • 26
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra ** - Zoroastrian
  • 27
    • Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian
    • Ashura * - Islam
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents - Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night - Christian

JANUARY 2010

  • 1
    • Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
    • Feast of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
    • Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
  • 5
    • Twelfth Night - Christian
  • 6
    • Epiphany - Christian
    • Feast of the Theophany - Orthodox Christian
    • Nativity of Christ - Armenian Christian
    • Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) - Hispanic Christian
  • 7
    • Nativity of Christ - Orthodox Christian
  • 10
    • Baptism of the Lord Jesus - Christian
  • 14
    • Maghi - Sikh
  • 17
    • World Religion Day * - Baha'i
    • Blessing of the Animals - Hispanic Christian
  • 18-25
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Christian
  • 19
    • Timkat - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
  • 20
    • Vasant Panchami ** - Hindu
  • 24
    • Triodion begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 25
    • Conversion of St. Paul - Christian
  • 30-February 1
    • Mahayana New Year ** - Buddhist
  • 30
    • Tu B'shvat * - Jewish

FEBRUARY 2010

  • 2
    • Candlemas - Christian
    • Presentation of Christ in the Temple - Anglican Christian
    • Saint Brighid of Kildare - Celtic Christian
    • Imbolc - Lughnassad * - Wicca - northern and southern hemispheres
  • 3
  • Setsubun Sai - Shinto
  • 7
  • Meatfare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
  • Four Chaplains Sunday - Interfaith
  • 12
  • Maha Shivaratri ** - Hindu
  • 14
  • Chinese New Year - Confucian/Daoist/Buddhist
  • Cheesefare Sunday - Orthodox Christian
  • Saint Valentine's Day - Christian
  • Transfiguration Sunday - Christian
  • 15
  • Nirvana Day ** - Buddhist
  • Great Lent - Clean Monday - Orthodox Christian
  • 16
  • Shrove Tuesday - Christian
  • 17
  • Ash Wednesday - Lent begins - Christian
  • 21
  • Orthodox Sunday - Orthodox Christian
  • 26
  • Mawlid an Nabi * ** - Islam
  • Intercalary Days through March 1 - Baha'i
  • 28
  • Purim * - Jewish

MARCH 2010

  • 1
    • Holi ** - Hindu
  • 16
    • Vaisaki - New Year ** - Hindu
  • 17
    • St Patrick's Day - Christian
  • 20 Equinox
    • Ostara * - Wicca - Northern Hemisphere
    • Mabon * - Wicca - Southern Hemisphere
  • 21
    • Norouz (New Year) - Persian/Zoroastrian
    • Naw Ruz (New Year) * - Baha'i
    • Passion Sunday ** - Christian
  • 24
    • Ramanavami ** - Hindu
  • 25
    • Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
  • 27
    • Lazarus Saturday - Orthodox Christian
  • 28
    • Palm Sunday - Christian/Orthodox Christian
    • Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra)** - Zoroastrian
  • 29
    • Mahavir Jayanti - Jain
  • 30
    • Lord's Evening Meal - Jehovah's Witness Christian
    • Hanuman Jayanti ** - Hindu
    • Magha Puja Day ** - Buddhist
  • 30-31 *
    • Pesach (Passover) First two days * - Jewish

APRIL 2010

  • 1
    • Maundy Thursday - Christian
  • 2
    • Good (Holy) Friday - All Christians
  • 4
    • Easter - All Christians
  • 5-6
    • Pesach (Passover) final two days * - Jewish
  • 11
    • Yom HaSho'ah * - Jewish
  • 14
    • Baisakhi - Sikh
  • 19
    • Yom Ha'Atzmaut * - Jewish
  • 21
    • First Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
  • 23
    • Saint George's Day - Christian
  • 28-May 1
    • Theravadin New Year** - Buddhist
  • 29
    • Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
  • 30
    • St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

MAY 2010

  • 1
    • Beltane - Samhain * - Wicca Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • 2
    • Lag B'Omer * - Jewish
    • Twelfth Day of Ridvan * - Baha'i
  • 6
    • National Day of Prayer - Interfaith USA
  • 13
    • Ascension of Christ - Christian
  • 19-20
    • Shavuot * - Jewish
  • 23
    • Pentecost - All Christians
    • Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i
  • 27
    • Buddha Day - Visakha Puja ** - Buddhist
  • 29
    • Ascension of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • 30
    • Trinity Sunday - Christian
    • All Saints - Orthodox Christian

JUNE 2010

  • 3
    • Corpus Christi- Catholic Christian
  • 9
    • Saint Columba of Iona - Celtic Christian
  • 11
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus - Catholic Christian
  • 19
    • New Church Day - Swedenborgian Christian
  • 21 Solstice
    • Litha * - WiccaNorthern Hemisphere
    • Yule * - WiccaSouthern Hemisphere
    • First Nations Day - Canadian Native People
  • 29
    • Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

JULY 2010

  • 9
    • Martyrdom of the Bab * - Baha'i
    • Lailat al Miraj * - Islam
  • 8
    • Lailat al Miraj - Islam
  • 9
    • Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i
  • 11
    • St Benedict Day - Catholic Christian
  • 13-15
    • Ulambana (Obon) ** - Buddhist
  • 15
    • Saint Vladimir - Christian
  • 20
    • Tisha B'Av * - Jewish
  • 24
    • Pioneer Day - Mormon Christian
  • 26
    • Lailat al Bara'ah - Islam
    • Asalha Puja Day ** - Buddhist

AUGUST 2010

  • 1
    • Lammas - Christian
    • Lughnassad (Lammas) - Wicca/Neo Pagan
    • Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus - Orthodox Christian
  • 6
    • Transfiguration of the Lord - Orthodox Christian
  • 11
    • Ramadan begins * ** - Islam
  • 15
    • Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian
    • Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian
  • 24
    • Raksha Bandhan ** - Hindu
  • 29
    • Beheading of John the Baptist - Christian

SEPTEMBER 2010

  • 1
    • Ecclesiastical Year begins - Orthodox Christian
  • 2
    • Krishna Janmashtami ** - Hindu
  • 6
    • Laylat al Kadr * ** - Islam
  • 8
    • Nativity of Mary - Christian
  • 9-10
    • Rosh Hashanah * - Jewish
  • 10
    • Eid al Fitr * ** - Islam
  • 11
    • Ganesa Chaturthi ** - Hindu
  • 12
    • Paryushana - Jain
  • 14
    • Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day - Christian
  • 18
    • Yom Kippur * - Jewish
  • 23-29 (23-24 Primary Obligation Days)
    • Sukkot * - Jewish
  • 23 Equinox
    • Mabon * - WiccaNorthern Hemisphere
    • Ostara * - WiccaSouthern Hemisphere
  • 29
    • Michael and All Angels - Christian
  • 30
    • Shemini Atzeret * - Jewish

OCTOBER 2010

  • 1
    • Simchat Torah * - Jewish
  • 4
    • St Francis Day - Catholic Chrisian
  • 8-16
    • Navaratri ** - Hindu
  • 11
    • Thanksgiving - Interfaith - Canada
  • 17
    • Dasera ** - Hindu
  • 20
    • Birth of the Báb * - Baha'i
  • 28
    • Milvian Bridge Day - Christian
  • 31
    • All Hallows Eve - Christian
    • Reformation Day ** - Protestant Christian

NOVEMBER 2010

  • 1
    • All Saints' Day - Christian
    • Samhain - Beltane * - Wicca Northern and Southern hemispheres
  • 2
    • All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian
  • 5
    • Diwali - Hindu, Jain, Sikh
  • 12
    • Birth of Baha'u'llah * - Baha'i
  • 15
    • Waqf al Arafa - Hajj * ** - Islam
    • Nativity Fast through December 24 - Orthodox Christian
  • 16
    • Eid al Adha * ** - Islam
  • 21
    • Christ the King - Christian
    • Guru Nanak birthday - Sikh
  • 25
    • Thanksgiving - Interfaith - USA
  • 26
    • Day of Covenant - Baha'i
  • 28
    • First Sunday of Advent - Christian
  • 30
    • Saint Andrew's Day - Christian

DECEMBER 2010

  • 2-9
    • Hanukkah * - Jewish
  • 6
    • Saint Nicholas Day - Christian
  • 7
    • Hijra - New Year * ** - Islam
  • 8
    • Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** - Buddhism
    • Immaculate Conception of Mary - Catholic Christian
  • 12
    • Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Catholic Christian
  • 16
    • Ashura * ** - Islam
  • 16
    • Posadas Navidenas through December 25 - Hispanic Christian
  • 21 Solstice
    • Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra - Zoroastrian
    • Yule * - Wicca Northern hemisphere
    • Litha* - Wicca Southern hemisphere
    • Yule - Christian
  • 25
    • Christmas * - Christian
  • 26
    • Feast of the Holy Family - Catholic Christian
    • Death of Prophet Zarathushtra ** - Zoroastria
  • 28
    • Holy Innocents - Christian
  • 31
    • Watch Night - Christian