Religious Holidays

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 28 religious holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Jan. 6

Three Kings DayReligiousU.S.

Feb. 14

Ash WednesdayReligiousWorld

Mar. 15

Ides of MarchReligiousWorld

Apr. 21

EasterReligiousWorld

May 29

VesakReligiousWorld

Jun. 14

EidReligiousWorld

Jun. 24

Saint-Jean-Baptiste DayReligiousWorld

Jul. 27

Asalha PujaReligiousWorld

Aug. 8

Peace Festival in AugsburgReligiousWorld

Aug. 15

Feast of the AssumptionReligiousOther

Aug. 15

OnamReligiousWorld

Aug. 21

​Day of ArafahReligiousWorld

Aug. 26

Raksha BandhanReligiousWorld

Sep. 11

Islamic New YearReligiousWorld

Sep. 12

Ganesh ChaturthiReligiousWorld

Sep. 18

Yom KippurReligiousWorld

Sep. 20

AshurahReligiousWorld

Sep. 23

SukkotReligiousWorld

Sep. 24

Pitru PakshaReligiousWorld

Oct. 8

Pchum BenReligiousWorld

Oct. 9

Mysore DasaraReligiousWorld

Oct. 10

NavratriReligiousWorld

Oct. 18

VijayadashamiReligiousWorld

Dec. 2

ChanukahReligiousWorld

Dec. 23

FestivusReligiousU.S.

Dec. 24

Christmas EveReligiousWorld

Dec. 25

ChristmasReligiousWorld

October

Durga PujaReligiousWorld

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!

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