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Ethnic Holiday Calendar 2020-2024
Holiday 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Western Roman
April 12 April 4 April 17 April 9 March 31
April 19 May 2 April 24 April 16 May 5
Christmas Dec 25 Dec 25 Dec 25 Dec 25 Dec 25
Feast of the Nativity
Christmas (Orthodox)
Jan 7 Jan 7 Jan 7 Jan 7 Jan 7
Rosh Hashanah Sept 19-20 Sept 6-8 Sept 25-27 Sept 15-17 Oct 2-4
Pesch Passover April 8-16 Mar 27-Apr 4 April 15-22 April 5-12 April 22-30
Chanukkah Dec 10-18 Nov 28 - Dec 6 Dec 18-26 Dec 7-15 Dec 25 - Jan 2
Ramadan Apr 24 - May 23 Apr 12 - May 11 Apr 2 - May 1 Mar 22-Apr 20 Mar 10 - Apr 8
Eid ul-Fitr
Festival of Fast Breaking
May 23-24 May 12-13 May 2-3 Apr 21-22 Apr 9-10
Eid ul Adha
Festival of the Sacrifice
July 30-31 July 19-20 July 9-10 June 28-29 June 17-18
Mawlid al-Nabi
Prophet’s birthday
Oct 29 Oct 19 Oct 8 Sept 27 Sept 15
Islamic New Year
Aug 20 Aug 10 July 30 July 19 July 7
Thanksgiving Nov 26 Nov 25 Nov 24 Nov 23 Nov 28


Explanation of Holidays

Muslim Holidays

Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, is carried out during this period. Eid-al-Fitr is the festival that ends the fast of Ramadan. In Arabic "Eid" means "festival" or "festivity." Eid-al-Adha is second in the series of Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate. It concludes the Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca) and is a three-day festival recalling Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son (Ishmael) in obedience to God (Allah). Muharram is the first month in the Muslim year. Its first day is celebrated as New Year's Day. Mawlid al-Nabi is a celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

While the two Eid Festivals are always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Western calendar (the Gregorian calendar) varies from year to year due to differences between the two calendars, as the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. Furthermore, the method used to determine when each Islamic month begins varies from country to country. Dates listed are only estimates. Muslims come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including African, Arab, Asian, and American.

Jewish Holidays

Passover is a holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan (first month of the religious calendar, corresponding to March–April) and traditionally continuing for eight days, commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. Also called Pesach.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is marked by solemnity as well as festivity. Chanukkah is the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights. It is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. Jewish holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Jewish calendar every year, but the Jewish year is not the same length as a solar year on the Gregorian calendar used by most of the western world, so the date shifts on the Gregorian calendar.

Christian Holidays

Easter is a Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. Western Christian churches and Eastern Orthodox Christian churches uses different calendars (Gregorian vs. Julian) to determine the date of Easter. Sometimes, the two Easters fall on the same day. Sometimes, they are more than a month apart. Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The holiday is generally observed on December 25.Orthdox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7 in the Gregorian calendar. Eastern Orthodox Christians come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds including Greek, Russian, Egyptian, Romanian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Georgian, Albanian, Ethiopian, Syrian, and American.

This article was written in 2010 by Susan Schoenian. It was last updated in January 2016.


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