2023 Religious, Ethnic & Civil Observances

2023
January 1 New Year’s Day (U.S., International)
Shogatsu/Gantan-sai (New Years) (Shinto)
6 Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) (Christian)
6 Epiphany (Christian)
15 Makar Sankranti (Hindu)
16 Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (U.S.)
22 Chinese New Year (Chinese traditional)
  
February 2 * Imbolc (Candlemas) (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
6 * Tu B'Shevat (Jewish)
11 National Foundation Day (Shinto)
18 Lailat al Miraj/Shab-E-Miraj (Islamic)
18 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
20 Presidents’ Day (U.S.)
21 International Mother Language Day (International)
22 Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins (Christian)
  
March 3 Hinamatsuri (Japan)
6 * Ta'anit Esther (Jewish)
7 Purim (Jewish)
7-8 Holi (Hindu)
8 * Shushan Purim (Jewish)
8 * Lailat al Bara'a/Shab-E-Barat (Islamic)
17 St. Patrick's Day (Christian)
20 * Nowruz (Iranian New Year)
23 * Rosh Chodesh Nisan (Jewish)
22-Apr 21 * Ramadan (Islamic)
  
April 2 Palm Sunday (Christian)
4 Mahavir Jayanti (Jainism)
5-13 Passover/Pesach (Jewish)
7 Good Friday (Christian)
8 Holy Saturday (Christian)
9 Easter (Christian)
14 Good Friday (Orthodox Christian)
15 Holy Saturday (Orthodox Christian)
16 Easter/Pascha (Orthodox Christian)
18 * Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) (Jewish)
22 * Eid al Fitr (Islam)
26 * Yom Ha'atzmaut (Jewish)
  
May 1 Beltane (Wicca/Neo Pagai)
5 Cinco de Mayo (Mexican/Mexican-American)
5 Tango no Sekku/Kodomo No Hi (Shinto)
9 * Lag B'Omer (Jewish)
18 Laylat al Qadr (Islamic)
19 * Yom Yerushalayim (Jewish)
21 * Rosh Chodesh Sivan (Jewish)
24 * Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
25-27 Savuot begins (Judaism)
28 Pentecost (Christian)
29 Ascension of the Baha’u’llah (Bahá’í)
29 Memorial Day (U.S.)
  
June 18-20 Rosh Chodesh Tammuz (Jewish)
19 Juneteenth (U.S.)
22 * Litha - Summer Solstice (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
28 * Waqf al Arafa (Islamic)
29 Eid al-Adha (Islamic)
  
July 4 Independence Day (U.S.)
6 Tzom Tammuz (Jewish)
10 * Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
19 * Rosh Chodesh Av (Jewish)
19 * Muharram/Islamic New Year
27 * Tish'a B'Av (Jewish)
28 * Ashura (Islamic)
  
August 1 Lammas (Pagan/Wiccan)
16-18 Rosh Chodesh Elul (Jewish)
30 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu, Jainism)
  
September 4 Labor Day (U.S.)
15-17 Rosh Hashanah/Jewish New Year
15-23 Devi Navaratri (Hindu)
18 * Tzom Gedaliah (Jewish)
19 Ganesh Chaturdhi (Hindu)
25 * Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement (Jewish)
29 Mid-Autumn Festival (China)
29-Oct 6 Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) (Jewish)
  
October 6 * Hosha'anah Rabah (Jewish)
7 * Shmini Atzeret (Jewish)
8 * Simchat Torah (Jewish)
15-23 Devi Navaratri (Hindu)
23 Vijayadashmi/Dussehra (Hindu)
23 Chong Yang (China)
26 * Birth of the Bab (Bahá’í)
27 * Birth of the Baha’u’llah (Bahá’í)
27 Mawlid al-Nabi (Islamic)
31 Samhain (Pagan/Wiccan)
31-Nov 2 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) (Latin America)
  
November 1 * Karva Chauth (Buddhist, Hindu)
1 All Saint’s Day (Christian)
2 All Soul’s Day (Roman Catholic)
3 Bunka No Hi (Japan)
12 Diwali (Buddhist, Hindu, Sikhism, Jainism)
10 Veteran’s Day (U.S.)
15 Shichigosan Matsuri (Shinto)
23 Thanksgiving (U.S.)
26 Day of the Covenant (Bahá’í)
   
December 3 First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
7-15 * Chanukah/Hanukkah (Jewish)
8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist, Hindu)
12 Feast Day – Our Lady of Guadalupe (Latin America)
13 * Rosh Chodesh Tevet (Jewish)
16-25 Las Posadas (Hispanic Christian)
21 Winter Solstice/Yule (Pagan, International)
25 Christmas (Christian)
26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African American)

 

*Commences at sundown on the preceding day.