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Religious Festivals for October 2016

Key dates:

Lunar month begins 1 Oct.

Full Moon is 16 Oct. (Festivals for the full moons are highlighted)

 

October

Christianity

Islam and inter-faith days[1]

Hinduism

Buddhism

Taosim

Judaism

Libra

10.5

11 ‘Cold Dew’

St. Francis day (4)

Blessing of Animals Day (4)

St. Luke’s Day (18)

Milvian Bridge Day (28)

All Hallows Eve (31)

Reformation Day [Perotestant] (31)

 

Muharram (2) [Islamic New Year]

Ashura (12)

Birth of the Báb (20)

Installation of the scriptures as Guru Granth (20) [Sk]

Diwali (30)

[Hindu, Sk, J]

Jain New Year (31)

 

01

Navratri Begins, Ghatasthapana, Maharaja Agresen Jayanti

02

Chandra Darshan, Gandhi Jayanti

03

Al-Hijra, Islamic New Year

04

Vinayaka Chaturthi

05

Lalita Panchami

06

Bilva Nimantran, Skanda Sashti

07

Saraswati Avahan, Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon, Bengal Bilva Nimantra

08

Saraswati Puja, Navpatrika Puja, Navapad Oli Begins

09

Saraswati Balidan, Durga Ashtami, Sandhi Puja

10

Maha Navami, Durga Balidan, Saraswati Visarjan, Ayudha Puja, Saraswati Poojai, Bengal Maha Navami

11

Durga Visarjan, Dussehra, Vijayadashami, Bengal Vijayadashami, Mysore Dasara, Vidyarambham Day, Buddha Jayanti, Madhvacharya Jayanti

12

Papankusha Ekadashi, Day of Ashura, Muharram

13

Padmanabha Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat

15

Ashwin Purnima, Kojagara Puja, Sharad Purnima, Purnima Upavas, Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti, Navapad Oli Ends

16

Kartik Begins *North

17

Tula Sankranti

18

Atla Tadde, Karwa Chauth, Sankashti Chaturthi, Masik Karthigai

19

Rohini Vrat

22

Ahoi Ashtami, Radha Kunda Snan, Kalashtami

26

Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi

27

Dhan Teras, Yama Panchak Begins, Yama Deepam, Pradosh Vrat

28

Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Masik Shivaratri

29

Narak Chaturdashi, Tamil Deepavali, Kali Puja

30

Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Dipmalika, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopda Puja, Sharda Puja, Kamala Jayanti, Kartik Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya

31

Gowardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada, Dyuta Krida, New Samvat Begins

Mindfulness Day (1) [Zen]

Tara Puja (9)

Daka Day (11)

Amitabha Day (16)

Kathina [Thervada] (16)

Festival of Kwan Yin, celebrating her attainment of bodhisattva-hood (19) [Chinese]

Dakini Day (25)

Shakyamuni Day (30) [NM]

Dog month

Double-Nine Day (9)

[Kite Festival for appeasement of spirits]

Rosh Hashana [Jewish New Year] (3,4)

Yom Kippur (12)

Sukkot [Feast of tabernacles] (17 – 23)

Shemini Atzeret (24)

Simchat Torah (25)

 

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