Holiday Calendar


This calendar includes significant religious observances of the major faiths represented in the United States. Bahai, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown and end at sundown the following day.

This calendar also includes U.S. legal holidays observed in the United States, as well as other important national or international observances.

We are grateful to the Anti-Defamation League for their work compiling a list of religious observances each year. You can find their calendars on their website.

August 2023

Indigenous People’s Day Aug. 9  
International Youth Day Aug. 12  
Ullambana (also known as Obon) (Western Asia) Aug. 13-15 Buddhist
Senior Citizen Day Aug. 21  
International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition Aug. 23  
Women’s Equality Day (U.S.) Aug. 26  
Raksha Bandhan Aug. 30 Hindu

September 2023

Labor Day Sept. 4  
National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15  
Rosh Hashanah Sept. 15-17 Jewish
Ganesh Chaturthi Sept. 19 Hindu
Autumnal Equinox Sept. 23  
Yom Kippur Sept. 24-25 Jewish
Mawlid Al-Nabi (also known as Milad Al-Nabi) Sept. 27 Sunni Muslim
Sukkot Sept. 29-Oct. 6 Jewish

October 2023

National Disability Employment Awareness Month October  
Filipino-American History Month October  
LGBTQIA+ History Month October  
Domestic Violence Awareness Month October  
Mawlid Al-Nabi (also known as Milad Al-Nabi) Oct. 3 Shia Muslim
Shemini Atzeret Oct. 6-7 Jewish
Simchat Torah Oct. 7-8 Jewish
Navaratri Oct. 15-24 Hindu
Birth of the Báb Oct. 16 Bahá'í
Birth of the Bahá'u'lláh Oct. 17 Bahá'í
Gur-Gaddi Guru Granth Sahib Oct. 20 Sikh
United Nations Day Oct. 24  
Dussehra Oct. 24 Hindu
Reformation Day Oct. 31 Christian (Protestant)
All Hallow's Eve (Halloween) Oct. 31  

November 2023

National Native American Heritage Month November  
Pitt Military Appreciation Month November  
All Saints' Day Nov. 1 Christian
All Souls' Day Nov. 2 Christian
Election Day Nov. 7  
Kristallnacht Remembrance Day Nov. 9  
Veterans Day Nov. 11  
Diwali Nov. 12 Hindu
Bandi-Chhor Diwas Nov. 12 Sikh
International Day for Tolerance Nov. 16  
Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20  
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) Nov. 23  
Day of the Covenant Nov. 26 Bahá'í
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday Nov. 27 Sikh

December 2023

World AIDS Day Dec. 1  
International Day of Disabled Persons Dec. 3  
Advent Dec. 3-24 Christian (Western)
Hanukkah (also known as Chanukah) Dec. 8-15 Jewish
Bodhi Day Dec. 8 Buddhist
International Human Rights Day Dec. 10  
Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 Christian (Roman Catholic)
Bill of Rights Day Dec. 15  
Winter Solstice Dec. 21  
Christmas Eve Dec. 24 Christian (Western)
Christmas Day Dec. 25 Christian (Western)
Kwanzaa Dec. 26-Jan. 1  

January 2024

New Year’s Day Jan. 1  
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday Jan. 5 Sikh
Epiphany Jan. 6 Christian (Western)
Christmas Day Jan. 7 Christian (Eastern)
Makar Sankranti Jan. 15 Hindu
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Jan. 15  
World Religion Day Jan. 21  
Mahayana New Year Jan. 25 Buddhist
International Holocaust Memorial Day Jan. 27  
Tu BiShvat Jan. 24-25 Jewish

February 2024

Black History Month February  
National Freedom Day Feb. 1  
Lunar New Year Feb. 10 Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
Shrove Tuesday Feb. 13 Christian (Western)
Valentine’s Day Feb. 14  
Ash Wednesday Feb. 14 Christian (Western)
Nirvana Feb. 15 Buddhist
World Day of Social Justice Feb. 20  
Magha Puja Feb. 24 Buddhist
Intercalary Days or Ayyám-i-Há Feb. 26-29 Bahá'í

March 2024

Women’s History Month March  
Nineteen-Day Fast March 1-19 Bahá'í
International Women’s Day March 8  
Maha Shivaratri March 8 Hindu
Ramadan March 10-April 8 Muslim
St. Patrick’s Day March 17 Christian (Western)
Clean Monday (also known as Pure Monday) March 18 Christian (Eastern)
Nowruz (also known as Persian New Year) March 19 Zoroastrian
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21  
Purim March 23-24 Jewish
Palm Sunday March 24 Christian (Western)
Holi March 25 Hindu
Khordad Sal March 26 Zoroastrian
Holla Mohalla March 26 Sikh
Good Friday March 29 Christian (Western)
Easter March 31 Christian (Western)
Cesar Chavez Day March 31  

April 2024

Arab American Heritage Month April  
Lailat Al-Qadr April 6 Muslim
Eid Al-Fitr April 10 Muslim
Day of Silence April 12  
Vaisakhi (also spelled Baisakhi) April 13 Sikh
Rama Navami April 17 Hindu
Festival of Ridvan April 20-May 1 Bahá'í
Passover (also known as Pesach) April 23-30 Jewish
Theravada New Year April 24 Buddhist
Palm Sunday April 28 Christian (Eastern)

May 2024

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month May  
Jewish American Heritage Month May  
Holy Thursday May 2 Christian (Eastern)
National Day of Prayer (U.S.) May 2 Interfaith
Holy Friday May 3 Christian (Eastern)
Pascha (Easter) May 5 Christian (Eastern)
Yom Hashoah May 6 Jewish
Ascension Day May 6 Christian (Western)
Mother’s Day May 12  
Pentecost May 19 Christian (Western)
World Day for Cultural Diversity May 21  
Declaration of the Bab May 23 Bahá'í
Visakha Puja May 23 Buddhist
Lag BaOmer May 25-26 Jewish
Memorial Day May 27  
Ascension of Baha'u'llah May 27-28 Bahá'í

June 2024

LGBTQIA+ Pride Month June  
World Environment Day June 5  
Race Unity Day June 9  
Anne Frank Day June 12  
Shauvot June 12-13 Jewish
Ascension Day June 13 Christian (Eastern)
Flag Day (U.S.) June 14  
Eid Al-Adha June 16 Muslim
Father’s Day June 16  
Juneteenth June 19  
Summer Solstice June 20  
Pentecost June 23 Christian (Eastern)
All Saints’ Day June 30 Christian (Eastern)

July 2024

Independence Day July 4  
Martyrdom of the Bab July 8-9 Bahá'í
Ullambana (also known as Obon) (Eastern Asia) July 13 Buddhist
Ashura July 17 Muslim
Dharma Day July 21 Buddhist
Americans with Disabilities Act Day July 26