Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2012 - 2013

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 2011 - June 2012
July 2012 - June 2013
July 2013 - June 2014
July 2014 - June 2015
July 2015 - June 2016

July 2012 - June 2013

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Day of the Week
 
Independence Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
7/4/12
 
Wednesday
Ramadan
(Beginning)
*

 
Islamic
 
7/20/12
 
Friday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
8/10/12 Friday
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
 
8/14/12 Tuesday
Eid al-Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *

 
Islamic
 
8/19/12 Sunday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/3/12
 
Monday
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
9/17/12 - 9/18/12
 
Monday - Tuesday
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
 
9/26/12
 
Wednesday
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish
 
10/1/12
 
Monday
Sh’mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
10/8/12 Monday
Columbus Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
10/8/12 Monday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
10/9/12 Tuesday
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
10/16/12 - 10/24/12 Tuesday - Wednesday
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic
 
10/26/12 Friday
Veteran’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/12/12
 
Monday
Diwali
 
Hindu
11/13/12 Tuesday
 
Muharram (Al Hijrah -
New Year)
*
Islamic
 
11/15/12 Thursday
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/22/12 Thursday
Hanukkah *
 
Jewish
 
12/9/12 - 12/16/12 Sunday - Sunday
Christmas
 
Christian/ U.S. Holiday
 
12/25/12
 
Tuesday
New Year’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/1/13 Tuesday
Christmas
 
Orthodox Christian
 
1/7/13 Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/21/13 Monday
Maulid an-Nabi *
 
Islamic
 
1/24/13 Thursday
Ash Wednesday
 
Christian
 
2/13/13 Wednesday
President’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
2/18/13 Monday
Purim *
 
Jewish
 
2/24/13 Sunday
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
3/10/13 Sunday
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
3/18/13 Monday
Passover *
 
Jewish
 
3/26/13 - 4/2/13 Tuesday - Tuesday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/27/13 - 3/28/13 Wednesday - Thursday
Good Friday
 
Christian
 
3/29/13 Friday
Easter
 
Christian
 
3/31/13 Sunday
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
4/20/13 Saturday
Good Friday
 
Orthodox Christian
 
5/3/13 Friday
Easter (Pascha)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
5/5/13 Sunday
Shavouth *
 
Jewish
 
5/15/13 Wednesday
Memorial Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
5/27/13 Monday
* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

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Updated 06/13/2011