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Religious Festivals for May 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 6 May.

Full Moon is 21 May. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

National Days of Prayer (4,5)

 

May

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Taurus

‘Grain Rain’ (5.5)

6 ‘Summer begins’

Pascha [Orthodox Easter] (1)

Saints Phillip and James days (3)

Ascension of Jesus (5)

Pentecost (15)

Trinity Sunday (22)

 

Lailat al Miraj (5)

Lailat al Bara’ah (21)

Lailal al Bara’a (23)

Beltane/Samhain (1) [P]

12th day of Ridvan (2) [B]

Declaration of the Bab (23) [B]

Ascension of the Baha’u’llah (29) [B]

03

Varuthini Ekadashi, Vallabhacharya Jayanti, Agni Nakshatram Begins

04

Pradosh Vrat

05

Masik Shivaratri

06

Vaishakha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya

07

Masik Karthigai, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

08

Chandra Darshan, Parashurama Jayanti, Tagore Jayanti *Bengal, Rohini Vrat

09

Akshaya Tritiya, Varshitap Parana, Matangi Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi

10

Ramanuja Jayanti

11

Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Skanda Sashti

12

Ganga Saptami

14

Masik Durgashtami, Bagalamukhi Jayanti, Sita Navami, Vrishabha Sankranti

16

Mahavir Swami Kevalagyan

17

Mohini Ekadashi, Parashurama Dwadashi

18

Pradosh Vrat

20

Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti

21

Vaishakha Purnima, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Vaikasi Visakam

22

Jyeshtha Begins *North, Narada Jayanti

25

Sankashti Chaturthi

28

Agni Nakshatram Ends

29

Kalashtami

31

Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu

Dakini day (2)

Shakyamuni Day (6) [NM]

Mindfulness Day (7) [Zen]

Buddha’s Birth [Chinese] (14)

Tara Puja (14)

Daka Day (16)

Viasakha Puja (15)

Saga Dawa Duchen (21)

Amitabha Day (21)

Dakini Day (31)

Youth Day (4) [modern holiday]

Snake month (6)

Birthday of Immortal Lu tung-pin [patriarch of internal alchemy] (19)

Day of Tzu Wei (23)

Yom HaShoah (5)

Yom Ha’Atzmaut (12)

Lag B’Omer (26)

 

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