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Religious Festivals for July 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 4 Jul.

Full Moon is 19 Jul. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

 

July

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Cancer

7.5 [northern summer solstice, southern winter solstice]

8 ‘Little Heat’

St. Benedict day (11)

Pioneer Day (24) [Mormon]

St. James the Great day (25)

Lailat al Kadr (1)

Eid al Fitr (7 –9)

Martyrdom of the Bab (9) [B]

Birthday of Haile Selassi (23) [Rastafari]

01

Pradosh Vrat, Masik Karthigai, Jamat Ul-Vida

02

Masik Shivaratri, Rohini Vrat

03

Darsha Amavasya

04

Ashadha Amavasya, Somvati Amavas

05

Gupta Navratri Begins

06

Chandra Darshan, Jagannath Rathyatra

07

Vinayaka Chaturthi, Eid al-Fitr, Ramadan

09

Skanda Sashti

11

Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins

12

Masik Durgashtami

15

Devshayani Ekadashi, Gauri Vrat Begins *Gujarat

16

Vasudeva Dwadashi, Karka Sankranti

17

Pradosh Vrat, Jayaparvati Vrat Begins

18

Chaumasi Chaudas

19

Kokila Vrat *Gujarat, Vyasa Puja, Ashadha Purnima, Guru Purnima, Gauri Vrat Ends *Gujarat, Purnima Upavas, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends

20

Sawan Begins *North

22

Jayaparvati Vrat Ends, Sankashti Chaturthi

25

Shravan Somwar Vrat *North

26

Mangala Gauri Vrat *North, Kalashtami

29

Kamika Ekadashi, Rohini Vrat

30

Gauna Kamika Ekadashi, Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi

31

Pradosh Vrat, Sawan Shivaratri

Mindfulness Day (2) [Zen]

Shakyamuni Day (4) [NM]

Dalai Lama’s Birthday (6)

Obon (13 –15) [Japanese]

Daka Day (14)

Kwan Yin Festival (15 –22) [Chinese]

Dharmachakra day (19)

Amitabha Day (19)

Dakini Day (29)

Sheep month (4)

Half Year Festival (4)

Birth Days of Wen-ku and Wu-chu, patrons of scholars and warriors (4)

Clothes Drying Day (9)

Tian Zhu day (10)

The Great Pure One (26)

Birthday of the God of Warriors (27)

None this year

 

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