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 30 religious holidays.

DateHolidayCategoryTagsRegion
Three Kings Day,
Candlemas Day
Ash Wednesday
Passover, , , , ,
Maundy Thursday,
Good Friday,
Easter,
Vesak,
Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, , ,
Asalha Puja, ,
​Day of Arafah
Eid al-Adha
Peace Festival in Augsburg, , ,
Feast of the Assumption, ,
Islamic New Year
Ganesh Chaturthi,
Onam
Ashura,
Pitru Paksha,
Pchum Ben
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur,
Sukkot,
Mysore Dasara
Navratri,
Vijayadashami,
Chanukah, , , ,
Christmas Eve, , , ,
Christmas, , , ,
Jesus' Birthday,
Durga Puja,

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!