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Religious Festivals for March 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 9 Mar.

Full Moon is 23 Mar. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

 

March

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Pisces

3.5 ‘Rain Water’

4 ‘Waken-ing Insects’

St. David of Wales (1)

Cheesefare Sunday-orthodox (13)

St. Patrick’s Day (17)

Palm Sunday (20)

Maundy Thursday (24)

Good Friday (25)

Easter (27)

None for Islam this year

Nineteen day Fast (2 – 20) [B]

Ostara/Mabon (20) [P]

Naw-Rúz (21) [B]

Norooz (21) [Z]

Hola Mohalla (24) [Sk]

Khordad Sal-birth of Zarathustra (28) [Z]

01

Shabari Jayanti, Kalashtami

02

Janaki Jayanti

04

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

05

Vijaya Ekadashi

06

Pradosh Vrat

07

Maha Shivaratri

08

Phalguna Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Surya Grahan

10

Chandra Darshan, Phulera Dooj, Ramakrishna Jayanti

12

Vinayaka Chaturthi

13

Skanda Sashti, Masik Karthigai

14

Meena Sankranti, Karadaiyan Nombu, Rohini Vrat

15

Ashtahnika Vidhan Begins, Masik Durgashtami

18

Amalaki Ekadashi

19

Vaishnava Amalaki Ekadashi, Narasimha Dwadashi

20

Pradosh Vrat, Vernal Equinox

22

Chaumasi Chaudas, Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Purnima Upavas

23

Holi, Basanta Purnima, Chandra Grahan, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Phalguna Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Panguni Uthiram

24

Chaitra Begins *North

25

Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya, Good Friday

26

Shivaji Jayanti, Sankashti Chaturthi

27

Easter

28

Ranga Panchami

31

Basoda, Sheetala Ashtami, Kalashtami, Varshitap Arambha

Dakinis Day (4)

Mindfulness Day (5) [Zen]

Losar (9) [Tibetan new Year]

Shayamuni day (9)

Tara Puja Day (16)

Dakas Day (18)

Haru-no-Higan (21) [Japan]

Magha Puja Day (23)

Amitabha Day (23)

Kwan Yin Day (27) [Chinese]

Rabbit month (9)

Dragon Head Raising Festival (10)

Birthday of Wenchang Ti-chun (11)

Tree Planting Day (12)

Flower Festival (20)

Birthday of Lao Tzu (23)

Tao-te Tien-tsun (23)

Birthday of Kwanyin (27)

 

Purim (24)

 

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