It’s important to take time each year to connect with your spirituality, no matter the religious beliefs you hold. That’s why we’re so excited to celebrate 32 religious holidays.
|Three Kings Day||Religious||U.S.|
|Ides of March||Religious||World|
|Maundy Thursday||Religious||Christian, Historical||World|
|Good Friday||Religious||Christian, Historical||World|
|Passover||Religious||Cultural, Family, Festivities, Historical, Jewish, Wine||World|
|Peace Festival in Augsburg||Religious||Christian, Cultural, German, Historical||Germany|
|Day of Arafah||Religious||Islamic||World|
|Feast of the Assumption||Religious||Other|
|Islamic New Year||Religious||World|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||Religious||Hindu, Indian Holidays||India|
|Pitru Paksha||Religious||Hindu, Indian Holidays||India|
|Navratri||Religious||Hindu, Indian Holidays||India|
|Vijayadashami||Religious||Hindu, Indian Holidays||India|
|Jesus' Birthday||Religious||Catholic, Christian||World|
Where did religious holidays come from?
Can you guess what the oldest religion was? If you said Christianity, you're a couple of thousand years too late!
Religion has existed as long as recorded history, but it didn't always take the form we think of it in today. In ancient Greece and Egypt, religion consisted of organized rituals dedicated to certain higher powers. Remember the many gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece?
In other words, ancient religion was organized around a series of holidays. And we've continued this tradition today, whether you celebrate Easter or Hanukkah. What's your favorite religious celebration?
Submit your favorite religious holidays
If we're missing one of your favorite religious holidays, submit it at our holiday submissions page! Make sure you've compiled a bit of information about your holiday, such as which religion it's associated with and its track record of being celebrated. We'd love to hear from you!