Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2016 - 2017

 

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 2016 - June 2017

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Days of the Week
 
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
7/1/16 Friday
Independence Day
 
U.S. Holiday
7/4/16 Monday
Eid al- Fitr (End of Ramadan) *
 
Islamic
7/5/16 Tuesday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
8/25/16 Thursday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/5/16 Monday
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic 9/11/16 Sunday
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
10/1/16 - 10/9/16 Monday - Tuesday
Muharram (Al Hijrah - New Year)
 
Islamic 10/2/2016 Sunday
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
10/3/16 - 10/4/16 Monday - Tuesday
Columbus Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
10/10/16 Monday
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
10/12/16 Wednesday
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish
 
10/17/16 Monday
Sh’mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
10/24/16 Monday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
10/25/16 Tuesday
Diwali
 
Hindu
10/30/16 Sunday
Veteran’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/11/16 Friday
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/24/16 Thursday
Maulid al-Nabi
Islamic
 
12/11/16 Sunday
Hanukkah *
 
Jewish
 
12/25/16 - 1/1/17 Sunday - Sunday
Christmas
 
Christian
 
12/25/16 Sunday
Christmas Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday 12/26/16 Monday
New Year’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/2/17 Monday
Christmas (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
1/7/17 Saturday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/16/17 Monday
President's Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
2/20/17 Monday
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
2/25/17 Saturday
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
2/27/17 Monday
Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent)
 
Christian
 
3/1/17 Wednesday
Purim *
 
Jewish 3/12/17 Sunday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/13/17 - 3/14/17 Monday - Tuesday
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
4/5/17 Wednesday
Passover *
 
Jewish
4/11/17 - 4/18/17 Tuesday - Tuesday
Good Friday
 
Christian & Orthodox Christian
4/14/17 Friday
Easter
 
Christian & Orthodox Christian
 
4/16/17 Sunday
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic
5/27/17 Saturday
Memorial Day
 
U.S. Holiday
5/29/17 Monday
Shavouth *
 
Jewish
 
5/31/17 Wednesday
Laylat al-Qadr *
 
Islamic
6/21/17 Wednesday
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) *
 
Islamic 6/25/17 Sunday
* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

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Updated 06/13/2011