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ABBREVIATIONS
Religious Calendars
 
CHRISTIAN
Epiphany
6 Jan
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
2 Feb
Ash Wednesday
1 Mar
The Annunciation
25 Mar
Palm Sunday
9 Apr
Maundy Thursday
13 Apr
Good Friday
14 Apr
Easter Day (western churches)
16 Apr
Easter Day (Eastern Orthodox)
16 Apr
Rogation Sunday
21 May
Ascension Day
25 May
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
4 Jun
Trinity Sunday
11 Jun
Corpus Christi
15 Jun
All Saints' Day
1 Nov
Advent Sunday
3 Dec
Christmas Day
25 Dec
HINDU
Makar Sankranti
14 Jan
Vasant Panchami (Sarasvati Puja)
1 Feb
Shivaratri
25 Feb
Holi
13 Mar
Chaitra (Spring new year)
28 Mar
Ram Navami
5 Apr
Raksha-bandhan
7 Aug
Krishna Janmashtami
15 Aug
Ganesh Chaturthi, first day
25 Aug
Navaratri festival (Durga Puja), first day
21 Sep
Dussehra
30 Sep
Diwali (New Year festival of lights), first day
19 Oct
Jewish
Purim
12 Mar
Pesach (Passover), first day
11 Apr
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), first day
31 May
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year)
21 Sep
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
30 Sep
Succot (Feast of Tabernacles), first day
5 Oct
Hanukkah, first day
12 Dec
MUSLIM†
Al-Hijra (Muslim new year)
3 Oct 2016
Ashura
11 Oct 2016
Ramadan, first day
27 May
Eid-ul-Fitr
25 Jun
Hajj, first day
30 Aug
Eid-ul-Adha
1 Sep
† The Islamic calendar is lunar so religious dates may vary by one or two days locally and according to when the new Moon is first seen
SIKH
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
5 Jan
1 Chet (Sikh new year)
14 Mar
‡Hola Mohalla
13 Mar
Baisakhi
14 Apr
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
16 Jun
‡Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
4 Nov
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
24 Nov
‡ Currently celebrated according to the lunar, rather than Nanakshahi, calendar, so the date varies annually