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Multi-Faith Religious Holy Days

January 2010 - April 2011

January - Poverty Awareness Month

January 1: New Years Day (F)
               Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (RC)
January 5: Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (S)
January 6: Epiphany (O, P, RC)
January 13: Maghi (S)
January 15: World Religion Day (Ba)
January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (F)
January 24: Mawlid al Nabi (Mu)


February - Black/African History Month

February 8: Parinirvana (Bu)
February 10: Chinese New Year (Bu)
February 13: Ash Wednesday - Lent Begins (P, RC)
February 14: St. Valentines Day (RC, I)
                  Nirvana Day (Bu)
February 18: President's Day (F)
February 24: Purim (J)
February 26-March 1: Ayyam-i-Ha (Ba)


March - Women's History Month, Mental Retardation Awareness Month, Irish American Heritage Month, Deaf History Month

March 2-20: Nineteen Day Fast Period (Ba)
March 17: St. Patrick's Day (RC)
March 18: Clean Month - Lent Begins (O)
March 20: Spring Equinox (I)
March 21: Naw-Ruz (Ba)
March 24: Palm Sunday (P, RC)
March 27: Holi (H)
March 26-27: Pesach - Passover (J)
March 28: Hola Mohalla (S)
              Maundy Thursday (P, RC)
March 29: Good Friday (P, RC)
March 31: Easter (P, RC)


April - Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 7: Yom Ha-Sho'ah (J)
April 14: Baisakhi/Vaiskhi (H, S)
April 21-May 2: Ridvan (Ba)
April 28: Palm Sunday (O)


May - Asian/Pacific Islander Month & Older Americans Month

May 3: Holy Friday (O)
May 5: Pascha - Easter (O)
May 9: Ascension Day (P, RC)
May 15-16: Shavuot (J)
May 19: Pentecost (P)
May 25: Buddah Day - Visakaha Puja, Wesak (Bu)
May 26: Trinity Sunday (P)
May 27: Memorial Day - Observed (F)
May 29: Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Ba)
May 30: Corpus Christi (RC)


June - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

June 5: Lailat al Miraj (Mu)
June13: Ascension Day (O)
June 16: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (S)
June 19: Juneteenth (I)
June 21: Summer Solstice (I)
June 23: Lailat al Bara-ah (Mu)
             Pentecost (O)
June 30: All Saints Day (O)


July - Foreign Language Month

July 4: Independence Day (F)
July 9: Martydom of the B'ab (Ba)
          Ramadan Negins - US date (Mu)
July 16: Tisha B'av (J)
July 24: Pioneer Day (Mo)


August - Physically Challenged Awareness Month

August 4: Lailat al-Qadr (Mu)
August 8: 'Id al-Fitr (Mu)
August 15: Assumption of Blessed Birgin Mary (RC)
                Dormition of the Theotoks (O)
August 28: Krishna Janmashtami (H)


September - Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month & Healthy Aging Month

September 2: Labor Day (F)
September 5-6: Rosh Hashanah (J)
September 14: Yom Kippur (J)
September 19-25: Sukkot: (J)
September 22: Autumn Equinox (I)
September 26: Shemini Atzeret (J)
September 27: Simchat Torah (J)


October - Diversity Awareness Month, Disability Employment Awareness Month, Lesbian, Gay & Bi History Month, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5-13: Navaratri (H)
October 15: 'Id al-Adha - Us Date (Mu)
October 20: Birth of B'ab (Ba)
                  Installation of Scriptures of Curu Granth Sahib (S)
October 31: Halloween/All Hallows Eve (I)


November - American Indian/Native American Heritage Month

November 1: All Saints Day (P, RC)
November 2: All Souls Day (RC)
November 3: Diwali - Deepavali (H, S)
November 4: Al Hijra/Muharram - New Year (Mu)
November 11: Veterans Day (F)
November 12: Birth of Baha'u'llah (Ba)
November 12-14: Ashura (Mu)
November 26: Day of the Covenant (Ba)
November 28: Thanksgiving (F)
November 28-December 5: Hanukkah (J)


December - Universal Human Rights Month

December 1: Advent Begins (O, P, RC)
December 8: Bodhi Day (Bu)
                   Immaculate Conception (RC)
December 21: Winter Solstice (I)
December 25: Christmas (O, P, RC)
December 26: St. Stephen's Day (O, P, RC)
December 26-January 1: Kwanzaa (I)