Holy Days Calendar

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 January 1: Feast of St. Basil – Orthodox Christian
Orthodox Christian commemoration of St. Basil the Great, who wrote a Eucharist Liturgy which bears his name.

January 1: Solemnity of Mary of God – Christian
Liturgical feast of Mary celebrated by the Catholic church.

January 1: Gantan-sai (New Years) – Shinto
Shinto New Year festival observed with prayers for inner renewal, prosperity and health.

January 5: Twelfth Night – Christian
A Christian observance of the close of Christmastide and prelude to Epiphany which begins the next day.

January 5: Guru Gobind Singh Birthday – Sikh
Sikh honoring of the birth of the founder of the Khalsa who lived from 1469 – 1539 c.e.  Marked by sacred readings, prayers, hymns and meals together.

January 5: Mahavana New Year – Buddhist
Mahayana is one of three main existing branches of Buddhism.

January 6: Epiphany – Christian
Christian commemoration of the manifestations of the divine nature of Jesus Christ.  The homage of the magi to the infant Jesus is honored by some.

January 6: Feast of Theophany – Orthodox Christian
Orthodox Christian Feast to recall the revelation of the Holy Trinity in the baptism of the Lord.

January 6: Nativity of Christ – Armenian Orthodox Christian
Armenian celebration of the Nativity of Christ.

January 7: Nativity of Christ – Orthodox Christian
Also known as the “Incarnation of Christ,” this feast celebrates the day that Jesus became human and came into the world as a Savior.

January 11: Baptism of Lord Jesus – Christian
Christian commemoration of the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus.

January 13: Mawlid an Nabi – Islam
Islamic commemoration of the birthday of the prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, in about 570 c.e. The prophet’s teachings are read and religious meetings are held.

January 13: Maghi – Sikh
Commemoration of a battle which forty Sikhs died for Guru Gobindh Singh Ji.

January 18-25: Week of prayer for Christian Unity Christian
Christian observance with prayer for the restoration of unity among the churches of the faith.

January 19: World Religion Day – Baha’i
Baha’i sponsored day dedicated to the unity and oneness of all world religions.

January 19: Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian epiphaphy celebration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River.

January 24: Vasant Panchami – Hindu
Hindu celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning.

January 25: Conversion of St. Paul – Christian
Christian observance of the experience of Paul when he was confronted by a vision of Jesus while on his way to persecute Christians and became a leading presenter of Jesus.  Observed at worship services.