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Religious Festivals for February 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 8 Feb.

Full Moon is Feb 22. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

February

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Aquarius

2.5 ‘Major cold’

3 ‘Spring Begins’

Clean Monday (1)

Candlemas (2)

St. Blaze Day (3)

Transfiguration Sunday (7)

Shrove Tuesday (9)

Ash Wednesday (10)

Valentine’s Day (14)

None for Islam in 2016

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Setsebun sai (3) [Sh]

Four Chaplains Sunday (7) [I]

Imbolc (2) [P]

 

04

Shattila Ekadashi

06

Pradosh Vrat, Shani Trayodashi, Meru Trayodashi, Masik Shivaratri

08

Magha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Mauni Amavas, Thai Amavasai

09

Chandra Darshan, Gupta Navratri Begins

11

Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha Jayanti

12

Vasant Panchami

13

Skanda Sashti, Kumbha Sankranti

14

Bhanu Saptami, Ratha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti

15

Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami, Masik Karthigai

16

Rohini Vrat

18

Jaya Ekadashi

19

Bhishma Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat

22

Magha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Lalita Jayanti, Masi Magam

23

Phalguna Begins *North, Attukal Pongala

26

Sankashti Chaturthi

28

Yashoda Jayanti

Dakinis Day (3)

Mindfulness Day (3) [Zen]

Sojong Day (7)

Shakyamuni Day (8) [NM]

Nirvana day (15)

Dakas Day (17)

Amitabha Day (22)

See Dharma Practice Dates for other dates

Tiger month (8)

Chinese New Year (8)

The Three Pure Ones (15)

Birthday of the Jade Emperor (16)

Lantern Festival (22)

 

None for Judaism in 2016

 

[1] Key to Abbreviations: Sh=Shinto/P=Pagan/I=Interfaith