Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2014-2015

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 2014 - June 2015

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Days of the Week
 
Independence Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
7/4/14
 
Friday
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
 
7/23/14
 
Wednesday
Eid al-Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *

 
Islamic
 
7/28/14 Monday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
8/17/14 Sunday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/1/14 Monday
 
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
9/25/14 - 9/26/14 Thursday - Friday
 
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
9/25/14 - 10/3/14 Thursday - Friday
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
 
10/4/14 Saturday
 
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic
 
10/4/14
 
Saturday
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish
 
10/9/14 Thursday
Columbus Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
10/13/14 Monday
 
Sh'mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
10/16/14 Thursday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
10/17/14 Friday
Diwali
 
Hindu
10/23/14 Thursday
Muharram (Al Hijrah -
New Year)
*
Islamic
 
10/25/14 Saturday
Veteran's Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/11/14
 
Tuesday
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/27/14
 
Thursday
 
Hanukkah (1st Day) *
 
Jewish
 
12/17/14 - 12/24/14 Wednesday - Wednesday
Christmas Day
 
Christian/U.S. Holiday
12/25/14
 
Thursday
New Year’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/1/15
 
Thursday
Maulid an-Nabi *
 
Islamic
 
1/3/15
 
Saturday
Christmas (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
1/7/15
 
Thursday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/19/15
 
Monday
 
President’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
2/16/15
 
Monday
 
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
2/17/15 Tuesday
Ash Wednesday
 
Christian
 
2/18/15
 
Wednesday
 
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
2/23/15 Monday
 
Purim *
 
Jewish
 
3/5/15
 
Thursday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/6/15 - 3/7/15 Friday - Saturday
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
3/28/15 Saturday
Good Friday
 
Christian
 
4/3/15 Friday
 
Passover *
 
Jewish
 
4/4/15 - 4/11/15
 
Saturday - Saturday
Easter
 
Christian
 
4/5/15 Sunday
 
Good Friday
 
Orthodox Christian
 
4/10/15 Friday
 
Easter (Pascha)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
4/12/15 Sunday
 
Shavouth *
 
Jewish
 
5/24/15
 
Sunday
Memorial Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
5/25/15
 
Monday
 
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic
 
6/18/15
 
Thursday
* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

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Updated 10/06/2011