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Religious Observances 2022

About Religious Observances

The calendar below is a month-by-month listing of religious observances for 2022. 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 by no means meant to be comprehensive. Additional holy day listings can be found on the Interfaith Calendar 2022 and Interfaith Calendar 2023.

Religious Observances 2022

ObservanceReligionDate(s)Day(s) of Week
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin MaryChristianJan. 1Saturday
Christmas (Feast of the Epiphany)Eastern OrthodoxJan. 6Thursday
Feast of the NativityOrthodox ChristianJan. 7Friday
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)BuddhistJan. 10Monday
Lunar New YearConfucian/Taoist /BuddhistFeb. 1Tuesday
ImbolcWicca/PaganFeb. 1-2Tuesday-Wednesday
Lailat al MirajIslamicMar. 1Tuesday
Ash WednesdayChristianMar. 2Wednesday
Orthodox Great LentEastern OrthodoxMar. 7-Apr.23Monday-Saturday
PurimJewishMar. 16-17Wednesday-Thursday
HoliHinduMar. 18Friday
OstaraWicca/PaganMar. 20Sunday
NowruzPersian/ZoroastrianMar. 21-22Monday-Tuesday
Ramadan (30 days)IslamicApr. 2-May 2Saturday-Monday
Palm SundayChristianApr. 10Sunday
Mahavir JayantiJainApr. 14Thursday
Maundy ThursdayChristianApr. 14Thursday
VaisakhiHindu/Sikh/BuddhistApr. 14Thursday
Good FridayChristianApr. 15Friday
Passover (Pesach-8 days)JewishApr. 15-23Friday-Saturday
EasterChristianApr. 17Sunday
RidvanBahá'í Apr. 21Thursday
PaschaOrthodox EasterApr. 24Sunday
BeltaneWicca/PaganMay 1Sunday
Eid al-FitrIslamicMay 2-3Monday-Tuesday
Vesak (Buddha Day)BuddhistMay 6Friday
Buddha's BirthdayBuddhistMay 8Sunday
Declaration of the BabBahá'íMay 23Monday
Ascension of Baha'u'llahBahá'íMay 29Sunday
ShavuotJewishJun. 4-6Saturday-Monday
Feast of PentecostChristianJun. 5Sunday
Litha-Yule (Solstice)Wicca/PaganJun. 21Tuesday
Eid al-AdhaIslamicJul. 9-10Saturday-Sunday
First of MuharramIslamicJul. 29Saturday
Lughnasadh-ImbolcWicca/PaganAug. 1Monday
AshuraIslamicAug. 7-8Sunday-Monday
Paryushan ParvarambhaJainAug. 24Wednesday
Ganesh ChaturthiHinduAug. 31Wednesday
MabonWicca/PaganSept. 23Friday
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)JewishSept. 25-27Sunday-Tuesday
NavratriHinduSept. 26-Oct. 5Monday-Wednesday
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)JewishOct. 4-5Tuesday-Wednesday
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles-7 days)JewishOct. 9-16Sunday-Sunday
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat TorahJewishOct. 16-18Sunday-Tuesday
DiwaliJain/Sikh/HinduOct. 24Monday
Birth of the BabBahá'í Oct. 25-26Tuesday-Wednesday
SamhainWicca/PaganOct. 31-Nov. 1Monday-Tuesday
All Saints Day/Day of the DeadChristian/LatinxNov. 1Tuesday
Guru Nanak GurpurabSikhNov. 8Tuesday
AdventChristianNov. 27-Dec. 24Sunday-Saturday
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionChristianDec. 8Thursday
Our Lady of GuadalupeChristianDec. 12Monday
ChanukahJewishDec. 18-26Sunday-Monday
ChristmasChristianDec. 25Sunday
KwanzaaAfrican-AmericanDec. 26-Jan. 1 2023Monday-Sunday
Feast of the Holy FamilyChristianDec. 30Friday
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