Some significant dates in faith communities

This is a by no means exhaustive list of significant dates.  Please let me know of any that I should add.

Baha’i:

16 Jan. 2011       World Religion Day

21 Mar. 2011     Naw Ruz (Baha’i New Year)

21 Apr. 2011     Start of Ridvan

23 May 2011     Declaration of the Bab

29 May 2011     Ascension of Baha’u’llah

9 Jul. 2011      Martyrdom of the Bab

20 Oct. 2011     Birth of the Báb

12 Nov. 2011    Birth of Baha’u’llah

26 Nov. 2011     Day of Covenant

Buddhism:

19 Jan.2011       Mahayana New Year

3 Feb. 2011      Chinese New Year

15 Feb. 2011     Nirvana Day

19 Mar. 2011     Magha Puja Day

18 Apr.2011     Theravadin New Year

17 May 2011      Buddha Day – Visakha Puja

15 Jul. 2011     Asalha Puja Day

8 Dec. 2011     Bodhi Day

Christianity:

25 Dec. 2010     Christmas

6 Feb. 2011      Epiphany

18 Feb. 2011     start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

9 Mar. 2011    Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent)

22 Apr. 2011    Good Friday

25 Apr. 2011    Easter Sunday

2 Jun. 2011     Ascension Day

12 Jun. 2011     Pentecost

27 Nov. 2011    First Sunday of Advent

25 Dec. 2011     Christmas Day

Hinduism:

8 Feb. 2011      Vasant Panchami

3 Mar. 2011      Maha Shivaratri

20 Mar. 2011     Holi

4 Apr. 2011     Ramayana (Hindu New Year)

18 Apr. 2011     Hanuman Jayanti

13 Aug. 2011     Raksha Bandhan

22 Aug. 2011     Krisha Janmashtami

28 Sep. 2011     start of Navaratri

6 Oct. 2011     Dasera

26 Oct. 2011     Diwali

Islam:

16 Dec. 2010     Ashura

28 Jun. 2011     Lailat al Miraj

15 Jul. 2011      Lailat al Bara’ah

1 Aug. 2011     Ramadan begins

26 Aug. 2011     Lailat al Kadr

31 Aug. 2011     Eid al Fitr

5 Oct. 2011     Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day

4 Nov. 2011    start of Hajj

6 Nov. 2011     Eid al Adha

26 Nov. 2011     Hijra – New Year

5 Dec. 2011     Ashura

Jainism:

15 Feb.2011     Nirvana Day

17 Apr. 2011     Mahavir Jayanti

2 Sep. 2011      Paryushana Parva

22 Oct. 2011     New Year

26 Oct. 2011     Diwali

Judaism:

20 Mar. 2011     Purim

19 Apr. 2011     Start of Pesach (Passover)

1 May 2011      Yom HaSho’ah

8 Jun.2011      Shavuot

29 Sep. 2011      Rosh Hashana

8 Oct. 2011     Yom Kippur

13 Oct. 2011     start of Sukkot

21 Dec. 2011     start of Hanukkah

Sikhism:

5 Jan. 2011      Birthday of Guru Gobindh Singh

13 Jan.2011     Maghi

20 Mar.2011      Hola Mohalla

14 Apr. 2011     Vaisakhi

16 Jun. 2011     Guru Arjan Dev martyrdom

20 Oct. 2011     Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth

26 Oct. 2011     Diwali

10 Nov. 2011     Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday

24 Nov. 2011     Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom

Other dates can be found at www.interfaithcalendar.org/