No matter what faith they come from, religious holidays provide important opportunities to step back from day-to-day life: to reflect, to remember, and to reaffirm. We’ve collected a list of religious holidays across the Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu faiths. The Holiday below is the next major religious holiday in our queue – so you can either celebrate today, or get ready in advance with our list of all religious holidays!
The Islamic New Year—also known as the Arabic New Year—is the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year began in 622 AD, when the Prophet Muhammad emigrated from Mecca to Medina. Days in the Islamic calendar begin at sunset—and because the Islamic year is eleven to twelve days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Islamic New Year falls on a different day on the Gregorian calendar every year.