Oldham Interfaith Forum

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IF Calendar 2017-2018

  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Zoroastrian

You can also download a PDF version suitable for printing (recommend printing size - A3 or larger) IF Calendar2017-18-02-10.pdf (2.8Mb)

September 2017

  • 1st Eid al Adha
  • 2nd Vaman Jayanti, Jaljilani
  • 8th Birth of Blessed Mary
  • 20th–22nd Rosh Hashana
  • 21st Navaratri Begins
  • 21st Muharram (New Year)
  • 29th Dusshera
  • 29th Navaratri Begins
  • 29th–30th Yom Kippur
  • 30th Day of Ashura

October

  • 2nd Birth of Baha'u'liah
  • 4th–6th Sukkot
  • 5th Sharad Punam
  • 8th Karwa Chauth
  • 11th–12th Shemini Atzeret
  • 13th Simchat Torah
  • 14th Birthday of Guru Nanak
  • 17th Dhanteras
  • 18th Kaali Chaudas, Shree Hanuman Poojan
  • 19th Diwali, Laxmi Poojan
  • 19th Diwali
  • 20th New Year (VS) - Govardhan Puja
  • 20th New Year
  • 21st Birth of Bab
  • 24th Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
  • 30th Ashura
  • 31st All Hallow's Eve (Halloween)
  • 31st Reformation Day (Protestant)

November

  • 1st All Saints Day
  • 2nd All Soul's Day (Catholic)
  • 4th Tulsi Vivah
  • 12th–19th Interfaith Week UK
  • 28th Start of Advent
  • 30th St Andrew's Day
  • 30th Rabiul Awal - Birth of the Prophet Mohammed

December

  • 5th Oldham Interfaith Forum - Festival of Light
  • 8th Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)
  • 16th Dhanurmas Starts
  • 24th Christmas Eve
  • 25th Christmas Day
  • 26th St Stephen's Day
  • 12th–20th Chanukah
  • 26th Zarahosht Diso- Death of Prophet Zaranthushtra

January 2018

  • 2nd–4th Mahayana (New Year)
  • 5th Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh
  • 6th Epiphany
  • 7th Feast of the Nativity (Orthodox)
  • 8th Baptism of the Lord Jesus
  • 13th Maghi
  • 14th Dhanurmas Ends,
  • 15th Makar Sankranti/Pongal
  • 18th–25th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • 21st World Religion Day
  • 22nd Vashant Panchami
  • 30th–31st Tu Bishvat

February

  • 1st Ash Wednesday/ Beginning of Lent
  • 8th Nirvana day
  • 13th Shrove Tuesday
  • 15th Nirvana Day
  • 15th Nirvana Day
  • 24th Mahava Shivarati
  • 28th Purim Begins

March

  • 1st Purim Ends
  • 2nd Holi
  • 17th St Patrick's Day
  • 21st Naw-Ruz (New Year)
  • 21st Noroz (New Year)
  • 25th Palm Sunday
  • 25th Ram Navami
  • 28th Khordad Sal - Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra
  • 29th Maunday Thursday
  • 30th Good Friday
  • 30th Passover Begins
  • 31st Magha Puji Day
  • 31st Hanuman Jayant

April

  • 1st Easter Sunday
  • 3rd Mahavir Jayani
  • 7th Passover Ends
  • 13th Lailatul Mairaj - Ascension of the Prophet Mohammed
  • 14th Baisakhi (Vaisakhi)
  • 21st Ridvan (First Day)
  • 23rd St. George's Day
  • 23rd Yom HaShoah)
  • 29st Ridvan (Ninth Day)
  • 29th Vishaka Puja/Buddha Day
  • 29th Vasakhi
  • 30th Start Theravadin New Year
  • 30th Pesach (Passover Last Day)
  • 30th Lialatul Barah

May

  • 2nd - 12th day of Ridvan)
  • 2nd Theravadin New Year Ends
  • 10th Ascension Day
  • 15th Savitra Puja
  • 16th Ramadan (begins)
  • 19th–21st Shavuot
  • 24th Declaration of the Bab
  • 27th Trinity Sunday
  • 29th Ascension of Baha'u'llah

June

  • 15th Corpus Christi (Catholic)
  • 15th Eid-Ul-Fitr
  • 16th Martyrdom of Guru Arjan
  • 22nd Laylat al Kadr
  • 29th Feast of St Peter and St Paul

July

  • 10th Martyrdom of the Bab
  • 14th Puri Rath Yatra
  • 27th Asalha Puja Day

August

  • 15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
  • 15th Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox)
  • 20th Yawmul Arafa (Hajj Day)
  • 21st Eid al Adha
  • 26th Raksha Bandhan

While every effort has been made to ensure these dates are correct, if any are in error please contact us so we can make corrections.

Our thanks to:
Elizabeth Jenkerson from The Baha'i National Spiritual Assembly
Andrea Donner from Jewish Museum Manchester
Oldham Mosques' Council