Calendar of festivals dates. Resources to celebrate multicultural diversity

Multicultural Festivals 2018

Multicultural Calendar Festivals Dates 2018

January 2018

2 January Buddhist Mahayana New Year – Buddhists Festival

5 January Sikh Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh

6 January Christian Epiphany

13 January Sikh Lohri

14 January Hindu Makar Sankranti

24 January Chinese Laba Festival

27 January Jewish National Holocaust Memorial Day

30 January Jewish Tu B’Shevat

February 2018

8 February Buddhist Nirvana Day

13 February Christian Shrove Tuesday – Pancake Day

14 February Christian Ash Wednesday

14 February Hindu Maha Shivarati

14 February -31 March Christian Lent

16 February Chinese Spring Festival – Chinese New Year

28 February Jewish Fast of Esther (Taanit Esther)

28 February – 1 March Jewish Purim

March 2018

2 March Hindu Holi

2 March Buddhist Magha Puja Day

2 March – 4 March Sikh Hola Mohalla

2 March Chinese Lantern Festival

2 March Jewish Shushan Purim

8 March Chinese Women’s Day

17 March Ireland St Patrick’s Day

18 March Chinese The Blue Dragon Festival

25 March Hindu Rama Navami – Birthday of Rama

25 March Christian Palm Sunday

30 March Christian Good Friday

30 March Jewish Ta’anit Bechorot

30 March – 7 April Jewish Passover

April 2018

1 April Christian Easter Sunday

5 April Chinese Ching Ming Festival

11 April – 12 April Jewish Yom Hashoah – The Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day.

13 April Islam Lailat Al Miraj

14 April Sikh Baisakhi

18 April Sikh Birthday of Guru Angad Dev

23 April England St George’s Day

30 April Buddhist Theravada New Year

May 2018

1 May Islam Lailat al Bara’ah

16 May Islam Ramadan starts

19 May – 21 May Jewish Shavuot

20 May Christian Pentecost

29 May Buddhist Wesak – Buddha’s Birthday

June 2018

11 June Islam Lailat al-Qadr

16 June Sikh Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

15 June Islam Eid-al-Fitr – End of Ramadan

18 June Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

July 2018

21 July Jewish Tisha B’Av

27 July Buddhist Dharma Day

August 2018

19 August – 24 August Islam Hajj

21 August Islam Eid-al-Adha

25 August Chinese Ghost Festival

26 August Hindu Hindu Raksha Bandan

September 2018

1 September Islam Hijra

2 September Hindu Krishna Jayanti -Birthday of Krishna.

9 September Jewish Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New Year

18 September Jewish Yom Kippur

20 September Islam Day of Ashura / Muharram

23 September – 30 September Jewish Sukkot

24 September Chinese Moon Festival

October 2018

1 October – 2 October Jewish Simchat Torah

9 October ends on 18 October Hindu Navaratri – Also known as Durga Puja or Dusserah

20 October Sikh Birth of the Guru Granth

November 2018

1 November Christian All Saints Day

7 November Hindu / Sikh Diwali

21 November Islam Milad un Nabi

22 November Chinese Spirit Festival

23 November Sikh Birthday of Guru Nanak

24 November Sikh Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

30 November Scotland St Andrew’s Day

December 2018

2 December – 10 December Jewish Hanukkah

8 December Buddhist Bodhi Day

22 December Chinese Winter Solstice Festival

25 December Christians Christmas Day

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