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Interfaith Calendar

Throughout the year, many faith traditions have holidays and celebrations that are observed with varying degrees of importance to practitioners. Our interfaith calendar can help you plan for the year and know when and how to greet neighbors and colleagues from different faiths.

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Interfaith Calendar 2024: January in Detail

Our interfaith calendar aims to be inclusive and comprehensive. However, if we have missed an important date or element of observance, please let us know, and we will gladly take your feedback into account. 

25-27th January - Mahayana New Year - Buddhism

The Buddhist New Year depends on the country of origin or ethnic background of the
people. In Mahayana countries
the new year starts on first full moon day in January. A
time to reflect on the past & cleanse oneself fro
m prior year's sins, making a fresh start.

25* January Tu B'Shevat - Judaism

A popular festival which celebrates the New Year for trees. Jewish tradition marks the 15th of Shevat as the day when the sap in the trees begins to rise, heralding the beginning of spring. It is customary for Jews all over the world to plant young trees at this time and to eat fruit produced in Israel.

* Indicates that the holiday begins at sundown the preceding evening 

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