Calendar Holidays

Our 2017 Multicultural calendar includes holidays from various backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. To learn more about these diverse dates, please read below:
  1. 1
    Jan
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  2. 28
    Jan
    Chinese New Year
    A 15-day celebration that commemorates the new year according to the Chinese Calendar. (source: http://tinyurl.com/m4rw953)
  3. 12
    Feb
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  4. 1
    Mar
    Martenitsa Day (Baba Marta Day)
    Traditional Bulgarian holiday celebrating the start of Spring (source: http://tinyurl.com/grtcy24)
  5. 26
    Mar
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  6. 14
    Apr
    Vaisakhi (Sikh New Year)
    Festival that celebrates the founding of the Sikh community. (source: http://tinyurl.com/hd74tps)
  7. 7
    May
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  8. 26
    May
    Ramadan
    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/mqxvt7)
  9. 18
    June
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  10. 10
    July
    Tesla's Birthday
    Celebrates the birth of the man that has made great contributions to the Alternating Current electrical system. He's also widely celebrated in Steampunk circles. (source: http://tinyurl.com/ogwe2lv)
  11. 30
    July
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  12. 6
    Aug
    International Friendship Day
    This special day was created by the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize worldwide friendships to promote peace and cooperation throughout the world. (source: http://tinyurl.com/cdaqbw9)
  13. 10
    Sept
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  14. 20
    Sept
    Rosh Hashana Begins
    Jewish New Year (source: http://tinyurl.com/3upqw)
  15. 22
    Sept
    Rosh Hashana Ends
    Jewish New Year (source: http://tinyurl.com/3upqw)
  16. 28
    Sept
    Birthday of Confucius
    Birthday of the famous Chinese philosopher, who believed that humans were able to shape their own destiny and improve themselves through education, which became the basis for Confucianism. (source: http://tinyurl.com/zgtr3r3)
  17. 22
    Oct
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  18. 15
    Nov
    Shichi-Go-San
    Literally meaning “7-5-3”, this Japanese holiday celebrates the health and well being of boys aged three and five, and girls aged three and seven. (source: http://tinyurl.com/j6zrsyo)
  19. 27
    Nov
    Nkyidwo Begins
    This holiday is always celebrated from the last Monday of November to the first Monday of December. This marks the emergence of the first seven Asante ancestors, which marks the beginnings of the Ashanti (Source: http://tinyurl.com/z2y37j9)
  20. 1
    Dec
    Milad un Nabi (Prophet Muhammad's Birthday)
    Important, yet quiet, Muslim holiday that celebrates the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (source: http://tinyurl.com/6pm6bco)
  21. 3
    Dec
    Akwasidae
    The festival is celebrated every six weeks, in accordance to the Akan calendar, to honor Ashanti ancestors and the Ashanti King. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zz9j2ru)
  22. 4
    Dec
    Nkyidwo Ends
    This holiday is always celebrated from the last Monday of November to the first Monday of December. This marks the emergence of the first seven Asante ancestors, which marks the beginnings of the Ashanti (Source: http://tinyurl.com/z2y37j9)
  23. 26
    June
    Eid al-Fitr
    Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/zblog3u)
  24. 16
    Sept
    Mexico’s Independence Day
    Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against the Spaniards. It follows from the day of the Cry of Dolores. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/jogjb9p)
  25. 1
    Nov
    All Saints Day
    Many Catholic churches in the United States celebrate All Saints' Day to honor all the saints, particularly those who do not have their own special feast day. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/j4vq58u)
  26. 1
    Nov
    Day of the Dead Begins
    This a day of alms giving and prayers for the dead. The intent is for the living to assist those in purgatory. (Source: http://tinyurl.com/hw5g5fy)