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FEBRUARY 2010 World Religion Holidays

Feb 2
Candlemas - (Christian)
Presentation of Christ in the Temple - (Anglican Christian)
Saint Brighid of Kildare - (Celtic Christian)
Imbolc - Lughnassad - (Wicca)

Feb 3
Setsubun Sai - (Shinto)

Feb 7
Meatfare Sunday - (Orthodox Christian)
Four Chaplains Sunday - (Interfaith)

Feb 12
Maha Shivaratri - (Hindu)

Feb 14
Chinese New Year - (Confucian/Daoist/Buddhist)
Cheesefare Sunday - (Orthodox Christian)
Saint Valentine's Day - (Christian)
Transfiguration Sunday - (Christian)

Feb 15
Nirvana Day - (Buddhist)
Great Lent - Clean Monday - (Orthodox Christian)

Feb 16
Shrove Tuesday - (Christian)

Feb 17
Ash Wednesday - Lent begins - (Christian)

Feb 21
Orthodox Sunday - (Orthodox Christian)

Feb 26
Mawlid an Nabi - (Islam)
Intercalary Days through March 1 - (Baha'i)

Feb 28
Purim - (Jewish)

MARCH 2010 World Religion Holidays

March 1
Holi - (Hindu)

March 16
Vaisaki - New Year - (Hindu)
March 17
St Patrick's Day - (Christian)

March 20
Equinox
Ostara  - (Wicca) - Northern Hemisphere
Mabon - (Wicca) - Southern Hemisphere

March 21
Norouz (New Year) - (Persian/Zoroastrian)
Naw Ruz (New Year)   - (Baha'i)
Passion Sunday - (Christian)

March 24
Ramanavami - (Hindu)

March 25
Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - (Catholic Christian)

March 27
Lazarus Saturday - (Orthodox Christian)

March 28
Palm Sunday - (Christian/Orthodox Christian )
Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) - (Zoroastrian)

March 29
Mahavir Jayanti - (Jain)

March 30
Lord's Evening Meal - (Jehovah's Witness Christian)
Hanuman Jayanti - (Hindu)
Magha Puja Day - (Buddhist)

March 30-31
Pesach (Passover) First two days - (Jewish)

APRIL 2010 World Religion Holidays

April 1
Maundy Thursday - (Christian)

April 2
Good (Holy) Friday - (All Christians)

April 4
Easter - (All Christians)

April 5-6
Pesach (Passover) final two days - (Jewish)

April 1
Yom HaSho'ah - (Jewish)

April 14
Baisakhi - (Sikh)

April 19
Yom Ha'Atzmaut - (Jewish)

April 21
First Day of Ridvan - (Baha'i)

April 23
Saint George's Day - (Christian)

April 28 to May 1
Theravadin New Year - (Buddhist)

April 9
Ninth Day of Ridvan - (Baha'i)

April 30
St. James the Great Day - (Orthodox Christian)

MAY 2010 World Religion Holidays

May 1
Beltane - Samhain - (Wicca) Northern and Southern hemispheres

May 2
Lag B'Omer - (Jewish)
Twelfth Day of Ridvan - (Baha'i)

May 6
National Day of Prayer - (Interfaith USA)

May 13
Ascension of Christ - (Christian)

May 19-20 
Shavuot - (Jewish)

May 23
Pentecost - (All Christians)
Declaration of the Bab - (Baha'i)

May 27
Buddha Day - Visakha Puja - (Buddhist)

May 29
Ascension of Baha'u'llah - (Baha'i)

May 30
Trinity Sunday - (Christian)
All Saints - (Orthodox Christian)

JUNE 2010 World Religion Holidays

June 3
Corpus Christi- (Catholic Christian)

June 9
Saint Columba of Iona - (Celtic Christian)

June 11
Sacred Heart of Jesus  - Catholic (Christian)

June 19
New Church Day - (Swedenborgian Christian)

June 21
Solstice
Litha - (Wicca) Northern Hemisphere
Yule - (Wicca ) Southern Hemisphere
First Nations Day - (Canadian Native People)

June 29
Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - (Christian)

JULY 2010 World Religion Holidays

July 8
Lailat al Miraj - (Islam)

July 9
Martyrdom of the Bab - (Baha'i)

July 11
St Benedict Day - (Catholic Christian)

July 13-15
Ulambana (Obon) - (Buddhist)

July 15
Saint Vladimir - (Christian)

July 20
Tisha B'Av - (Jewish)

July 24
Pioneer Day - (Mormon Christian)

July 26
Lailat al Bara'ah  - (Islam)
Asalha Puja Day - (Buddhist)

AUGUST 2010 World Religion Holidays

August 1
Lammas - (Christian )
Lughnassad (Lammas) - (Wicca/Neo Pagan)
Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus - (Orthodox Christian)

August 6
Transfiguration of the Lord - (Orthodox Christian)

August 11
Ramadan begins - (Islam )

August 15
Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary - (Catholic Christian)
Dormition of the Theotokos - (Orthodox Christian)

August 24
Raksha Bandhan - (Hindu)

August 29
Beheading of John the Baptist - (Christian)

SEPTEMBER 2010 World Religion Holidays

Sept 1
Ecclesiastical Year begins - (Orthodox Christian)

Sept 2
Krishna Janmashtami - (Hindu)

Sept 6
Laylat al Kadr - (Islam)

Sept 8
Nativity of Mary - (Christian)

Sept 9-10
Rosh Hashanah - (Jewish)

Sept 10
Eid al Fitr - (Islam)

Sept 11
Ganesa Chaturthi - (Hindu)

Sept 12
Paryushana - (Jain)

Sept 14
Elevation of the Life Giving Cross - Holy Cross Day - (Christian)

Sept 18
Yom Kippur - (Jewish)

Sept 23 
Equinox
Mabon - (Wicca) Northern Hemisphere
Ostara - (Wicca) Southern Hemisphere

Sept 29
Michael and All Angels - (Christian)

Sept 30
Shemini Atzeret - (Jewish)

OCTOBER 2010 World Religion Holidays

Oct 1
Simchat Torah - (Jewish)

Oct 4
St Francis Day - (Catholic Chrisian)

Oct 8-16
Navaratri - (Hindu)

Oct 11
Thanksgiving - (Interfaith - Canada)

Oct 17
Dasera - (Hindu)

Oct 20
Birth of the Báb - (Baha'i)

Oct 28
Milvian Bridge Day - (Christian)

Oct 31
All Hallows Eve - (Christian)
Reformation Day - (Protestant Christian)

NOVEMBER 2010 World Religion Holidays

Nov 1
All Saints' Day - (Christian)
Samhain - Beltane (- Wicca )Northern and Southern hemispheres

Nov 2
All Souls' Day - (Catholic Christian )

Nov 5
Diwali - (Hindu, Jain, Sikh)

Nov 12
Birth of Baha'u'llah - (Baha'i)

Nov 15
Waqf al Arafa - Hajj - (Islam)
Nativity Fast through December 24 - (Orthodox Christian)

Nov 16
Eid al Adha - (Islam)
21
Christ the King - (Christian)
Guru Nanak birthday - (Sikh)

Nov 25
Thanksgiving - (Interfaith - USA)

Nov 26
Day of Covenant - (Baha'i)

Nov 28
First Sunday of Advent - (Christian)

Nov 30
Saint Andrew's Day - (Christian)

DECEMBER 2010 World Religion Holidays

Dec 2-9
Hanukkah - (Jewish)

Dec 6
Saint Nicholas Day - (Christian)

Dec 7
Hijra - New Year - (Islam)

Dec 8
Bodhi Day  (Rohatsu) - (Buddhism)
Immaculate Conception of Mary - (Catholic Christian )

Dec 12
Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe - (Catholic Christian)

Dec 16
Ashura - (Islam)

Dec 16
Posadas Navidenas through December 25 - (Hispanic Christian)

Dec 21
Solstice
Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra - (Zoroastrian )
Yule - (Wicca) Northern hemisphere
Litha - (Wicca) Southern hemisphere
Yule - (Christian)

Dec 25
Christmas - (Christian)

Dec 26
Feast of the Holy Family - (Catholic Christian)
Death of Prophet Zarathushtra - (Zoroastria)

Dec 28
Holy Innocents - (Christian)

Dec 31
Watch Night - (Christian)

Tsunamis

26 Dec 2004 - Indian Ocean tsunami.
The magnitude 9.0 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake triggered a series of lethal tsunamis on December 26, 2004, with over one hundred and fifty thousand fatalities, ranging from those in the immediate vicinity of the quake in Indonesia, Thailand and the north-western coast of Malaysia to people thousands of kilometres away in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and even as far as Somalia in eastern Africa. The death toll from this event makes it the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.

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