Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2013- 2014

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 2013 - June 2014

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Days of the Week
 
Independence Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
7/4/13
 
Thursday
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic
 
7/9/13
 
Tuesday
 
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
 
8/3/13
 
Saturday
 
Eid al-Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *

 
Islamic
 
8/8/13 Thursday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
8/28/13 Wednesday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/2/13
 
Monday
 
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
9/5/13 - 9/6/13
 
Thursday - Friday
 
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
 
9/14/13
 
Saturday
 
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish
 
9/19/13
 
Thursday
Sh'mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
9/26/13
 
Thursday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
9/27/13
 
Friday
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
10/5/13 - 10/13/13 Saturday - Sunday
Columbus Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
10/14/13
 
Monday
 
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic
 
10/15/13
 
Tuesday
 
Diwali
 
Hindu
11/3/13 Sunday
Muharram (Al Hijrah -
New Year)
*
Islamic
 
11/4/13
 
Monday
Veteran's Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/11/13
 
Monday
 
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/28/13
 
Thursday
 
Hanukkah (1st Day) *
 
Jewish
 
11/28/13 - 12/5/13 Thursday - Thursday
Christmas Day
 
Christian/U.S. Holiday
12/25/13
 
Wednesday
New Year’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/1/14
 
Wednesday
Christmas (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
1/7/14
 
Wednesday
 
Maulid an-Nabi *
 
Islamic
 
1/13/14
 
Monday
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/20/14
 
Monday
 
President’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
2/17/14
 
Monday
 
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
2/28/14 Friday
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
3/3/14
 
Monday
 
Ash Wednesday
 
Christian
 
3/5/14
 
Wednesday
 
Purim *
 
Jewish
 
3/16/14
 
Sunday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/17/14 - 3/18/14 Monday - Tuesday
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
4/8/14 Tuesday
Passover *
 
Jewish
 
4/15/14 - 4/22/14
 
Tuesday - Tuesday
Good Friday
 
Christian & Orthodox Christian
 
4/18/14
 
Friday
 
Easter
 
Christian & Orthodox Christian
 
4/20/14
 
Sunday
 
Memorial Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
5/26/14
 
Monday
 
Shavouth *
 
Jewish
 
6/4/14
 
Wednesday
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic
 
6/28/14
 
Saturday
 
* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

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Updated 06/13/2011