Calendar of Religious Dates 2013

JANUARY 2013

1

Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian

1

Feast of St. Basil – Orthodox Christian

1

Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto

6

Theophany – Eastern-rite Catholic Christian

13

Maghi - Sikh

15

World Religion Day - Baha'i

26

Tu Bishvat* – Jewish

FEBRUARY 2013

3

Scout Sunday

9

Scout Sabbath

11

Lent begins – Eastern-rite Catholic Christian

13

Ash Wednesday – Christian

14

Nirvana Day** - Buddhism

24

Purim* - Jewish (precludes Scout activities)

MARCH 2013

21

Naw Rú/ (New Year) – Baha’i

21

Norouz (The New Year) – Zoroastrian

26

Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) - Zoroastrian

29

Good Friday - Christian

31

Easter - Christian

APRIL 2013

2

Pesach (Passover)* - Jewish

14

Baisakhi - Sikh

28

Lag Ba’Omer* – Jewish

MAY 2013

5

Easter/Pascha – Orthodox Christian

9

Ascension of Christ – Christian

13-15

Shavuot* – Jewish

25

Buddha Day (Vesak) ** – Buddhist

29

Ascension of Baha’u’llah* – Baha’i

JUNE 2013

12

Race Unity Day - Baha'i

29

Ss. Peter & Paul – Eastern-rite Catholic Christian

JULY 2013

9

Martyrdom of the Bab - Baha'i

9

Ramadan begins - Islam

24

Pioneer Day – Mormon Christian

AUGUST 2013

1

Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus begins - Orthodox Christian

8

Eid Al-Fitr; Ramadan ends – Islam

15

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

15

Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian and Eastern-rite Catholic Christian

SEPTEMBER 2013

5-6

Rosh Hashanah* - Jewish (precludes Scouting activities)

14

Yom Kippur* – Jewish

16

Tisha B’Av* – Jewish

19-25

Sukkot* – Jewish

27

Yom Kippur* – Jewish

OCTOBER 2013

20

Birth of the B'ab - Baha'i

NOVEMBER 2013

1

All Saints' Day - Christian

2

All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian

12

Birth of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i

26

Day of the Covenant – Baha’i

28

Thanksgiving - Interfaith

28-Dec 5

Day of the Covenant - Baha'i

DECEMBER 2013

8

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) - Buddhism

8

Immaculate Conception - Catholic Christian

25

Christmas - Christian

26

Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra - Zoroastrian

26 - Jan 1

Kwanzaa - Interfaith