Sat, Dec 9, 2023
The Feast of Lights (Feast of Dedication) is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the rededication of the Temple following the Jews' victory over occupying forces in 165 B.C.E., which...
Sun, Dec 10, 2023
Mon, Dec 11, 2023
Tue, Dec 12, 2023
Commemorates the day on which Guadalupana (the Virgin of Guadalupe) appeared to San Juan Diego and her image appeared on his tilma (apron). The miraculous roses Juan Diego found and carried to the...
Wed, Dec 13, 2023
Thu, Dec 14, 2023
Fri, Dec 15, 2023
Fri, Dec 22, 2023
This day, which marks the New Year in the Anglo-Saxon and northern traditions of Wicca, is the celebration of the birth of the God as the Winter-born King, symbolized by the rebirth of the...
Mon, Dec 25, 2023
Christmas celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Christmas is given more importance in Western Christianity than in Eastern.
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Tue, Dec 26, 2023
The anniversary of the death of Zarathustra (Zoroaster), the founder of the Zoroastrian faith. His dates are uncertain: the ancient Greeks dated him at ca. 6000 BCE. Modern scholarship suggests he...
Sun, Dec 31, 2023
This period (December 31 - January 4) celebrates the creation of animals. It is also the time for equitable sharing of food.
Thu, Jan 4, 2024
Begins December 31 and runs to January 4. Ghambar Maidyarem celebrates the creation of animals and is a time for an equitable sharing of food.
Fri, Jan 5, 2024
The tenth and final Sikh Guru, he created the Khalsa, the Fellowship of the Pure, and declared the Scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, to be the Sikh's Guru from that time on.
Sat, Jan 6, 2024
The Armenian Orthodox Church celebrates the nativity of Jesus on Epiphany. Accommodation Possible may be required for this observance/holy day. Suspension of work/classes may be requested by...
Known as the Feast of Theophany (appearance of God) in Orthodox churches, the Feast of Epiphany (appearance or manifestation) comes 12 days after Christmas and closes the Christmas season with a...
Sun, Jan 7, 2024
Christmas according to the Julian calendar.
Sun, Jan 14, 2024
The New Year by the Julian calendar is observed on this day.
Thu, Jan 18, 2024
An international Christian ecumenical observance kept annually between January 18 - 25. It is actually an octave, that is, an observance lasting eight days. See:...
Fri, Jan 19, 2024
Those Orthodox churches which follow the Old (Julian) Calendar, according to which Christmas falls on January 7, celebrate the Feast of Theophany on January 19. It commemorates the appearance of...