Christian Holidays

Calendar date/s Day of  week Observance Christian tradition giving special attention to this event.
January  Sundays Primary worship services Most Christians
January 1 Thursday Mary, Mother of God
Feast Day of St. Basil
Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
Feast of the Holy Family
Catholic Christians
Orthodox Christians
Orthodox Christians
Catholic Christian
January 5 Monday Twelfth Night Most Christians
January 6 Tuesday Epiphany
Feast of the Theophany
Dia de los Reyes
Nativity of Christ
Most Christians
Orthodox Christians
Hispanic Christians
Armenian Orthodox
January 7 Wednesday Nativity of Christ Orthodox Christians
January 11 Sunday Baptism of the Lord Jesus Most Christians
January 17 Saturday Blessing of the Animals (St. Anthony) Catholic – Hispanic
January 18-25 Sunday-Sunday Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Most Christians
January 19 Monday Timkat Ethiopian Orthodox
January 25 Sunday Conversion of St. Paul Most Christians
February  Sundays Primary worship services  Most Christians
February 1 Sunday Triodion begins Orthodox Christians
February 2 Monday Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
St. Brighid of Kildare Day
Most ChristiansCeltic Christians
February 3 Tuesday St. Blase Day Some Christians
February 15 Sunday Meatfare Sunday
Transfiguration Sunday
Orthodox Christian
Most Christians
February 17 Tuesday St. Valentine’s Day
Shrove Tuesday
Most Christians
Most Christians
February 18 Wednesday Ash Wednesday   Lent begins Most Christians
February 22 Sunday Cheesefare Sunday Orthodox Christian
February 23 Monday Clean Monday   Lent Begins Orthodox Christian
February 24 Tuesday St. Matthew – Apostle and Evangelist Most Christian
March  Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
March 1 Sunday St. David of Wales Day
Orthodox Simday
Anglican Christian
Orthodox Christian
March 17 Tuesday St. Patrick’s Day Most Christians
Mstvh 19 Thursday St. Josephh’s Day Many Christians
March 25 Wednesday Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian
March 29 Sunday Palm Sunday Most Christians
April  Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
April 2 Thursday Maundy Thursday Most Christians
April 3 Friday Good Friday Most Christians
April 4 Saturday Lazarus Saturday
Lord’s Evening Meal
Orthodox Christian
Jehovah Witness
April 5 Sunday Easter
Palm Sunday
Most Christians
Orthodox Christians
April 10 Friday Holy Friday Orthodox Christian
April 12 Sunday Easter   –  Pascha Orthodox Christian
April 23 Thursday St. George’s Day Most Christians
April 30 Thursday St. James the Great Day Orthodox Christian
May  Sundays Primary Worship Services  Most Christians
May 1 Friday National Day of Prayer  (USA) Interfaith
May 3 Sunday St. Philip the Apostle Most Christians
May 14 Thursday Ascension of Jesus Most Christians
May 21 Thursday Ascension of Jesus Orthodox Christians
May 24 Sunday Pentecost Most Christians
May 31 Sunday Pentecost
Trinity Sunday
Orthodox Christians
Most Christians
June Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
June 4 Thursday Corpus Christi Catholic Christian
June 7 Sunday All Saints Orthodox Christians
June 9 Tuesday St. Columba of Iona Day Celtic Christian
June 12 Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Christian
June 19 Friday New Church Day Swedenborgian Christians
June 24 Wednesday Saint John the Baptist Most Christians
June 28 Sunday Saints Peter and Paul Most Christians
June 29 Monday St. Peter’s Day Catholic Christians
July  Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
July 11 Saturday St. Benedict Day Catholic Christian
July 15 Wednesday St. Vladimir the Great Day Orthodox Christian
July 24 Friday Pioneer Day Mormon Christian
July 25 Saturday St. James the Great Day Most Christians


August Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
August 1 Saturday Lammas
Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Jesus
Some Christians
Orthodox Christians
August 6 Thursday Transfiguration of the Lord Orthodox Christian
August 15 Saturday Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Dormition of the Theotokos
Catholic Christian
Orthodox Christian
August 24 Monday St. Batholomew Day Some Christians
August 29 Saturday Beheading of St. John the Baptist Most Christians
September Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
September 1 Tuesday Ecclesiastical Year begins Orthodox Christians
September 8 Tuesday Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast of Nativity of the Theotokos
Most Christians
September 14 Monday Elevation of the Life Giving Cross
Holy Cross Day
Most Christians
September 29 Tuesday Meskel Ethiopian Orthodox
September 29 Tuesday Michael and All Angels Most Christians
October  Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
October 4 Sunday St. Francis Day
Blessing of the Animals
Catholic Christians
Some Christians
October 6 Tuesday Holy Apostle St. Thomas Day Orthodox Christians
October 18 Sunday St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist Most Christians
October 28 Wednesday Milvian Bridge Day Some Christians
October 31 Saturday All Hallows Eve
Reformation Day
Most Christians
Protestant Christians
November Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
November 1 Sunday All Saints’ Day Most Christians
November 2 Monday All Souls’ Day Most Christians
Nov. 15-Dec. 24 Sunday-Tuesday Winter Lent (Nativity Fast) Orthodox Christians
November 26 Thursday Thanksgiving Interfaith
November 22 Sunday Christ the King Most Christians
November 29 Sunday Advent – First of four Sundays Christians
November 30 Monday St. Andrew’s Day Most Christians
December  Sundays Primary Worship Services Most Christians
December 8 Tuesday Immaculate Conception Catholic Christians
December 12 Saturday Feast Day – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Advent Fast Begins
Catholic Christians
Orthodox Christians
December 16-25 Wednesday-Fri. Los Posadas Some Christians
December 21 Monday St. Thomas Day
Catholic Christians
Many Christians
December 24 Thursday Christmas Eve Most Christians
December 25 Friday Christmas/Feast of the Nativity Most Christians
December 26 Saturday St. Stephen – Deacon and Martyr Most Christians
December 27 Sunday St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Most Christians
December 28 Monday Holy Innocents Most Christians
December 31 Thursday Watch Night Many Christians