2021 Religious, Ethnic, and Civil Observances

2021      
  January 1 New years day (U.S., international)
  Japanese New Year
  Shogatsu/Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
  6 Epiphany - Christian
  Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) (Christian)
  14 Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
  20 Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (U.S.)
  28 Tu B'Shvat (Jewish)
 
  February 2 Imbolc-Lughnassad (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
  11  National Foundation Day (Shinto)
  12 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
  Chinese New Year (Chinese traditional)
  14 St. Valentine's Day (Christian)
  15 Presidents’ Day (U.S.)
  17 Ash Wednesday/Lent begins (Christian)
  21  International Mother Language Day (International)
  25 Ta'anit Esther (Jewish)
  26 Purim (Jewish)
  27 Shushan Purim (Jewish)
 
  March 3 Hinamatsuri (Japan)
  10 Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
  13 to 14  Rosh Chodesh Nisan (Jewish)
  15 Clean Monday (Great Lent begins) - Orthodox Christian
  17 St. Patrick's Day (Christian)
  21 Nowruz (New Year) - (Iranian new year)
  25 Mahavir Jayanti (Jainism)
  28-29 Lailat al Bara'a/Shab-E-Barat (Islamic)
  28 - Apr 8  Pesach (Jewish)
  28 Palm Sunday (Christian)
  29 Holi (Hindu)
 
  April
  2 Good Friday (Christian)
  3 Holy Saturday (Orthodox Christian)
  4 Easter Sunday (Christian)
  8 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remebrance Day)- Jewish
  13 Hindi New Year (Hindu)
  13 - May 14 Ramadan (Islam)
  15 Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Jewish)
  30 Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)
  30 Lag B'Omer (Jewish)
 
  May 1 Beltane - Samhain (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
  2 Great and Holy Pascha (orthodox Christian)
  5 Cinco de Mayo (Mexican/Mexican-American)
  5 Tango no Sekku/Kodomo No Hi (Shinto)
  8 Laylat al Kadr (Islam)
  10 *Yom Yerushalayim (Jewish)
  12 Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Jewish)
  14 to 16 Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends (Islam)
  17 Shavuot (Jewish)
  23 Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
  23 Pentecost (Christian)
  29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
  31 Memorial Day (U.S.)
 
  June 10 to 11 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz (Jewish)
  22 Summer Solstice/Litha/Midsummer (Pagan, Wiccan)
 
  July 4  Independence Day (U.S.)
  9 Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
  10 Rosh Chodesh Av (Jewish)
  18  Tisha B'Av (Jewish)
  19 Waqf al Arafa (Islamic)
  20 to 23 Eid al Adha - Sacrifice Day (Islam)
  27 Fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz (Jewish)
 
  August 1 Lammas (Christian)
  8 to 9  Rosh Chodesh Elul (Jewish)
  10 th Hijra - New Year begins (Islam)
  18 th Ashura (Islam)
  22 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
 
  September 2 Labor Day (U.S.)
  7 to 6 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  9 *Tzom Gedaliah (Jewish)
  10 Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
  16 Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement (Jewish)
  21 Mid-Autumn Festival (China)
  21 to 27 Sukkot (Jewish)
  26-27 Hosha'anah Rabah (Jewish)
  27- 28 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
  28-29 Simchat Torah (Jewish)
 
  October 7 to 14 Navaratri (Hindu)
  11 Columbus Day (U.S.)
  14 Vijayadashmi/Dussehra (Hindu)
  14 Chong Yang (China)
  19 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islamic)
  20 Birth of the B'ab (Baha'i)
  23 Karva Chauth (Buddhist, Hindu)
  31 Samhain (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
  31 Deep Diwali (Jain)
  31 All Hallows Eve/Halloween
  31 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) (Latin America)
 
  November 1 All Saints Day (Christian)
  2 All Souls Day (Catholic Christian)
  3 Bunka No Hi (Japan)
  11 Veteran’s Day (U.S.)
  12 Birth of the Baha’u’llah (Bahá’í)
  15 Shichigosan Matsuri (Shinto)
  25 Thanksgiving (U.S.)
  26  Day of the Covenant (Bahá’í)
  28 First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
  29 - Dec 6 Hanukkah (Jewish)
 
  December 4 Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Jewish)
  8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist, Hindu)
  12 Feast Day – Our Lady of Guadalupe (Latin America)
  16 - 24 Las Posadas (Mexico)
  22 Winter Solstice/Yule (Pagan, International)
  25 Christmas (Christian)
  26 - Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African American)