Religious and U.S. Public Holidays, 2018-19

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 2018 - June 2019

Name of Holiday
 
Religion/ U.S.Holiday
 
Dates
 
Days of the Week
 
Independence Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
7/4/18 Tuesday
Janmashtami
 
Hindu
9/2/18 Tuesday
Eid al-Adha *
 
Islamic
 
8/22/18 Friday
Labor Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
9/4/18 Monday
Muharram (Al Hijrah - New Year) *
 
Islamic 9/21/18 Thursday
Navaratri / Dassehra
 
Hindu
9/21/18 - 9/29/18 Thursday - Friday
Rosh Hashanah *
 
Jewish
 
9/21/18 - 9/22/18 Thursday - Friday
Yom Kippur *
 
Jewish
 
9/30/18 Saturday
Sukkoth *
 
Jewish 10/5/18 Thursday
Columbus Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
10/9/18 Monday
Sh’mini Atzeret *
 
Jewish
 
10/12/18 Thursday
Simchat Torah *
 
Jewish
 
10/13/18 Friday
Diwali
 
Hindu
10/19/18 Thursday
Veteran’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/10/18 Friday
Thanksgiving Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
11/23/18 Thursday
Maulid al-Nabi *
Islamic
 
12/1/18 Friday
Hanukkah *
 
Jewish
 
12/13/18 - 12/20/18 Wednesday - Wednesday
Christmas
 
Christian / U.S. Holiday
 
12/25/18 Monday
New Year’s Day
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/1/19 Monday
Christmas (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
1/7/19 Sunday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
1/15/19 Monday
Ash Wednesday
 
Christian
2/14/19 Wednesday
Maha Shivaratri
 
Hindu
2/14/19 Wednesday
President’s Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
 
2/19/19 Monday
Beginning of Lent (Clean Monday)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
2/19/19 Monday
Purim *
 
Jewish
3/1/19 Thursday
Holi
 
Hindu
3/2/19 - 3/3/19 Friday - Saturday
Ramanavami
 
Hindu
3/26/19 Monday
Good Friday
 
Christian
 
3/30/19 Friday
Passover (Pesach)*
 
Jewish
 
3/30/19 - 4/7/19 Friday - Saturday
Easter
 
Christian
 
4/1/19 Sunday
Good Friday (Orthodox)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
4/6/19 Friday
Easter (Pascha)
 
Orthodox Christian
 
4/8/19 Sunday
Ramadan (Beginning) *
 
Islamic 5/16/19 Wednesday
Memorial Day (Observed)
 
U.S. Holiday
5/28/19 Monday
Shavouth * Jewish
 
5/20/19 Sunday
Laylat al-Qadr * Islamic
 
6/10/19 Sunday
Eid al-Fitr *
 
Islamic
6/15/19 Friday
Eid al-Abdha*
 
Islamic
8/20/19 Monday
Janmashtami*
 
Hindu
9/2/19 Sunday
Rosh Hashanah*
 
Jewish
9/9/19 - 9/11/19 Sunday - Tuesday
Muharram (Al Hijrah- New Year)*
 
Islamic
9/10/19 Monday
Yom Kippur*
 
Jewish
9/18/19-9/19/19 Tuesday - Wednesday
Sukkoth*
 
Jewish
9/23/19 - 9/30/19 Sunday - Sunday
Sh’mini Atzeret*
 
Jewish
9/30/19 Sunday
Simchat Torah*
 
Jewish
10/01/19 Monday
Navaratri/Dassehra*
 
Hindu
10/10/19 - 10/19/19 Wednesday - Friday
Diwali*
 
Hindu
11/6/19 - 11/10/19 Tuesday - Saturday
Mawlid al-Nabi*
 
Islamic
11/20/19 Tuesday
Hanukkah* (Chanukkah)
 
Jewish
12/2/19 - 12/10/19 Sunday - Monday

* All Jewish and Islamic holidays listed above begin at sundown on the previous day.

* Muslim holiday dates may vary based on interpretations of the lunar calendar.

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Updated 06/22/2018