Calendar

Find holidays from across our faith. However, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. Likewise, not everyone may celebrate everything.

2021

January 1: New Year's Day 6: Epiphany 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 24: International Day of Education 27: International Holocaust Memorial Day

February 1: Imbolc (Northern Hemisphere) 1: Lammas Day (Southern Hemisphere) 12: Chinese (Lunar) New Year 14: Valentine's Day 14: Side With Love Sunday 16: Mardi Gras 17: Ash Wednesday (Lent begins) 20: World Day of Social Justice 21: International Mother Language Day 25 (sunset): Purim

March 1: Zero Discrimination Day 3: World Wildlife Day 8: International Women's Day 20: Spring Equinox / Ostara (Northern Hemisphere) 20: Autumn Equinox / Mabon (Southern Hemisphere) 20 (evening): Nowruz (Persian New Year) 20: International Day of Happiness 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 22: World Water Day 27 (sunset): Passover begins (Jewish) 28: Palm Sunday 31: International Transgender Day of Visibility

April 1: Maundy Thursday 2: Good Friday 4: Easter Sunday 4 (sunset): Passover ends (Jewish) 5: Easter Monday 7: World Health Day 8 (sunset): Yom Hashoah 11: Day of Silence 12 (sunset): Ramadan begins (Islamic) 22: Earth Day 26: Lesbian Visibility Day 30: Prayer Day 30: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)

May 1: Beltane / May Day (Northern Hemisphere) 1: International Workers' Day / May Day 3: World Press Freedom Day 9: Mother's Day 12: 50th anniversary of the merger between the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America (1961) 12 (sunset): Eid al-Fitr / Ramadan ends (Islamic) 13: Ascension Day / Feast of the Ascension 15: International Day of Families 16 (sunset) to 18: Shavuot (Jewish) 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 23: Whit Sunday / Pentecost 24: Whit Monday / Pentecost 26: Vesak / Buddha Day (Buddhist)

June 8: World Oceans Day 12: World Day Against Child Labour 20: Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) 20: Father's Day 21: Yule (Southern Hemisphere) 23: General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association begins 28: Stonewall Uprising Anniversary (1969)

July 3: International Day of Cooperatives 11: World Population Day 15: World Youth Skills Day 18: Nelson Mandela International Day 20: World Chess Day 30: International Day of Friendship

August 1: Lammas Day (Northern Hemisphere) 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere) 9: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 12: International Youth Day 19: World Humanitarian Day

September 5: International Day of Charity 15: International Day of Democracy 18 (sunset): Rosh Hashanah begins (Jewish New Year) 21: International Day of Peace 22: Autumn Equinox / Mabon (Northern Hemisphere) 23: Spring Equinox / Ostara (Southern Hemisphere) 23: Celebrate Bisexuality Day 27 (sunset): Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement (Judaism) 27: World Tourism Day 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information 30: International Translation Day 30: The 250th anniversary of John Murray's first sermon in the United States (1770)

October 2 (sunset) to 9: Sukkot / Feast of Tabernacles / Festival of Shelters (Jewish) 5: World Teachers' Day 9: World Post Day 10: World Mental Health Day 11: International Day of the Girl Child 11: Coming Out Day 11: Clergy Appreciation Day 12: Canadian Thanksgiving 16: World Food Day 24: United Nations Day 26: Intersex Awareness Day 31: Halloween 31: Samhain (Northern Hemisphere)

November 1: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere) 1: All Saints' Day 2: All Souls' Day 4: Diwali / Deepavali (Hindu) 16: International Day for Tolerance 18: World Philosophy Day 20: World Children's Day 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance 25: Thanksgiving 28: First Sunday of Advent

December 1: World AIDS Day 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 5: World Soil Day 5: Second Sunday of Advent 10: Human Rights Day 10 (sunset): Hannukah begins 12: International Universal Health Coverage Day 12: Third Sunday of Advent 18 (sunset): Hannukah ends 19: Fourth Sunday of Advent 20: International Human Solidarity Day 21: Winter Solstice / Yule (Northern Hemisphere) 21: Summer Solstice (Southern Hemisphere) 24: Christmas Eve 25: Christmas Day 26: Christmas 2nd Day 26: Kwanzaa begins 26: Boxing Day 31: New Year's Eve