Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2015-2016

This is a list of the major Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Christian, and Orthodox Christian holidays and U.S. public (Federal) holidays. Note: What constitutes a “major” religious observance will change over time as our culture grows and evolves. For a more comprehensive list of religious observances and celebrations, go to Religious Observances Dates.

July 2013 - June 2014
July 2014 - June 2015
July 2015 - June 2016
July 2016 - June 2017
July 2017 - June 2018

July 2015 - June 2016

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Days of the Week
 
Independence Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
7/3/15
 
Friday
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
 
7/13/15
 
Monday
Eid al-Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *

 
Islamic
 
7/17/15 Friday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
9/5/15 Saturday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/7/15 Monday
 
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
9/14/15 - 9/15/15 Monday - Tuesday
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
 
9/23/15 Wednesday
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic
 
9/24/15 Thursday
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish
 
9/28/15 Monday
Sh'mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
10/5/15 Monday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
10/6/15 Tuesday
Columbus Day (Observed)
U.S. Holiday
 
10/12/15 Monday
 
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
10/13/15 - 10/22/15 Tuesday - Thursday
Muharram (Al Hijrah -
New Year)
*

 
Islamic
 
10/15/15 Thursday
Diwali
 
Hindu
11/11/15 Wednesday
Veteran's Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/11/15
 
Wednesday
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/26/15 Thursday
 
Hanukkah *
 
Jewish
 
12/7/15 - 12/14/14 Monday - Monday
Maulid al-Nabi*
 
Islamic
 
12/22/15 Tuesday
Christmas Day
 
Christian/U.S. Holiday
12/25/15
 
Friday
New Year’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/1/16
 
Friday
Christmas (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
1/7/16
 
Thursday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/18/16
 
Monday
 
Ash Wednesday
 
Christian
 
2/10/16 Wednesday
 
President’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
2/15/16
 
Monday
 
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
3/14/16 Monday
 
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
3/8/16 Tuesday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/23/16 - 3/24/16 Wednesday - Thursday
Purim *
 
Jewish
 
3/24/16 Thursday
Good Friday
 
Christian
 
3/25/16 Friday
 
Easter
 
Christian
 
3/27/16 Sunday
 
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
4/15/16 Friday
Passover *
 
Jewish
 
4/23/16 - 4/29/16 Saturday - Friday
Good Friday
 
Orthodox Christian
 
4/29/16 Friday
 
Easter (Pascha)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
5/1/16 Sunday
 
Memorial Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
5/30/16
 
Monday
 
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic
 
6/6/16 Monday
Shavouth *
 
Jewish
 
6/12/16 Sunday
* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

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Updated 11/23/2011