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Religious Festivals for August 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 2 Aug.

Full Moon is 18 Aug. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

April

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Aries

[northern vernal equinox/

southern autumnal equinox]

Solar Terms: 4.5

5 ‘Clear and Bright’

St. George’s Day/Lazarus Sunday (23)

Palm Sunday (24)

Holy Friday-orthodox (29)

St. James the Great Day-orthodox (30)

None for Islam this year

Baisakhi (14) [Sk]

First Day of Ridvan (21) [B]

Ninth day of Ridvan (29) [B]

Mahavir Jayanti (30) [J]

03

Papmochani Ekadashi

05

Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri

07

Chaitra Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya

08

Chandra Darshan, Chaitra Navratri, Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Jhulelal Jayanti

09

Gauri Puja, Gangaur, Matsya Jayanti, Masik Karthigai

10

Vinayaka Chaturthi

11

Lakshmi Panchami, Rohini Vrat

12

Yamuna Chhath, Skanda Sashti

13

Navapad Oli Begins, Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti, Baisakhi, Puthandu

14

Masik Durgashtami, Vishu Kani, Pohela Boishakh, Ambedkar Jayanti

15

Rama Navami, Mahatara Jayanti

17

Kamada Ekadashi

18

Vamana Dwadashi, Thrissur Pooram

19

Pradosh Vrat, Mahavir Swami Jayanti

21

Hanuman Jayanti, Chaitra Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Navapad Oli Ends, Chitra Pournami, Hazarat Ali's Birthday

23

Vaishakha Begins *North

25

Sankashti Chaturthi

29

Kalashtami

Dakini Day (2)

Mindfulness Day (2) [Zen]

Shakyamuni Day (7)

Buddha’s Birth (8) [Zen]

Chenrezig and Green Tara Day (14)

Daka Day (16)

Amitabha Day (21)

Theravada New Year (22)

Cold Food Day (4)

Dragon month (7)

Birthday of Guanyin (7)

Birthday of the God of Rain/Double 3rd Day (9)

Water Splashing Festival (13)

Birthday of the God of Wealth (21)

The Mysterious Lady of the Nine Celestial Domains (22)

Emperor of the Central Mountain  (25)

Birthday of the Goddess of the Sea (30)

Pesach [Passover] (23 – 30)

 

[1] Key to abbreviations: Sh=Shinto/P=Pagan/I=Interfaith/Sk=Sikh/B=Baha’i/J=Jain