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Religious Observances 2024

About Religious Observances

The calendar below is a month-by-month listing of religious observances for 2024. This list includes the dates for some of the most important religious celebrations of the major religions. Holy days may include fasting or abstaining from specific food or drink for specified periods ranging from a month to more than a day (25 hours) to daylight hours (sunrise to sundown). Absence from work or classes is also common observance, and some holy days start at sundown and end at sundown/nightfall of the concluding date. Dates may not be fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and there may be variance by a day.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive. Additional holy day listings can be found on the Interfaith Calendar 2024 and Interfaith Calendar 2025.

Religious Observances 2024

ObservanceReligionBeginning DateEnd DateDay(s) of Week
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin MaryChristianJan 1Monday
Gantan-saiShintoJan 1Monday
Christmas (Feast of the Epiphany)Eastern OrthodoxJan 6Saturday
Feast of the NativityOrthodox ChristianJan 7Sunday
ImbolcWicca/PaganFeb 1Thursday
Lailat al MirajIslamicFeb 6Feb 7Tuesday - Wednesday
Lunar New YearConfucian/Taoist /BuddhistFeb 10Saturday
Ash WednesdayChristianFeb 14Wednesday
HoliHinduMar 8Wednesday
Ramadan (30 days)IslamicMar 10Apr 8Sunday - Tuesday
Orthodox Great LentEastern OrthodoxMar 18May 14Monday - Saturday
OstaraWicca/PaganMar 19Tuesday
NowruzPersian/ZoroastrianMar 19Tuesday
PurimJewishMar 23Mar 24Saturday - Sunday
Palm SundayChristianMar 24Sunday
Maundy ThursdayChristianMar 28Thursday
Good FridayChristianMar 29Friday
EasterChristianMar 31Sunday
Eid al-FitrIslamicApr 9Apr 10Tuesday - Wednesday
VaisakhiHindu/Sikh/BuddhistApr 13Saturday
RidvanBahá?íApr 20May 2Saturday - Thursday
Mahavir JayantiJainApr 21Sunday
Passover (Pesach-8 days)JewishApr 22Apr 30Monday - Tuesday
BeltaneWicca/PaganMay 1Wednesday
PaschaOrthodox EasterMay 5Sunday
Buddha's BirthdayBuddhistMay 15Wednesday
Feast of PentecostChristianMay 19Sunday
Declaration of the BabBahá?íMay 22May 23Wednesday - Thursday
Vesak (Buddha Day)BuddhistMay 23Thursday
Ascension of Baha'u'llahBahá?íMay 27May 28Monday - Tuesday
ShavuotJewishJun 11June 13Tuesday - Thursday
Eid al-AdhaIslamicJun 16Jun 17Sunday - Monday
Litha-Yule (Solstice)Wicca/PaganJun 20Thursday
First of MuharramIslamicJul 7Sunday
AshuraIslamicJul 16Jul 17Tuesday - Wednesday
Lughnasadh-ImbolcWicca/PaganAug 1Thursday
Ganesh ChaturthiHinduSep 7Saturday
MabonWicca/PaganSep 21Sep 24Saturday - Tuesday
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)JewishOct 2Oct 4Wednesday - Friday
NavratriHinduOct 3Oct 12Thursday - Saturday
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)JewishOct 11Oct 12Friday - Saturday
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles-7 days)JewishOct 16Oct 23Wednesday - Wednesday
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat TorahJewishOct 23Oct 25Wednesday - Friday
SamhainWicca/PaganOct 31Nov 1Thursday - Friday
All Saints Day/Day of the DeadChristian/LatinxNov 1Friday
DiwaliJain/Sikh/HinduNov 1Friday
Birth of the BabBahá?íNov 2Saturday
Guru Nanak GurpurabSikhNov 15Friday
AdventChristianDec 1Dec 24Sunday - Tuesday
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)BuddhistDec 8Sunday
Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristianDec 8Sunday
Our Lady of GuadalupeChristianDec 12Thursday
ChristmasChristianDec 25Wednesday
HanukkahJewishDec 25Jan 2Wednesday - Thursday
KwanzaaAfrican-AmericanDec 26Jan 1Thursday - Wednesday