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ABBREVIATIONS
Religious Calendars
CHRISTIAN
Epiphany
6 Jan
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
2 Feb
Ash Wednesday
14 Feb
The Annunciation
25 Mar
Palm Sunday
25 Mar
Maundy Thursday
29 Mar
Good Friday
30 Mar
Easter Day (western churches)
1 Apr
Easter Day (Eastern Orthodox)
8 Apr
Rogation Sunday
6 May
Ascension Day
10 May
Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
20 May
Trinity Sunday
27 May
Corpus Christi
31 May
All Saints' Day
1 Nov
Advent Sunday
2 Dec
Christmas Day
25 Dec
HINDU
Makar Sankranti
14 Jan
Vasant Panchami (Sarasvati Puja)
22 Jan
Shivaratri
14 Feb
Holi
2 Mar
Chaitra (Spring new year)
18 Mar
Ram Navami
26 Mar
Raksha-bandhan
26 Aug
Krishna Janmashtami
3 Sep
Ganesh Chaturthi, first day
13 Sep
Navaratri festival (Durga Puja), first day
9 Oct
Dussehra
19 Oct
Diwali (New Year festival of lights), first day
7 Nov
JEWISH
Purim
1 Mar
Pesach (Passover), first day
31 Mar
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), first day
20 May
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year)
10 Sep
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
19 Sep
Succot (Feast of Tabernacles), first day
24 Sep
Hanukkah, first day
3 Dec
MUSLIM†
Al-Hijra (Muslim new year)
22 Sep 2017
Ashura
1 Oct 2017
Ramadan, first day
16 May
Eid-ul-Fitr
15 Jun
Hajj, first day
20 Aug
Eid-ul-Adha
22 Aug
† The Islamic calendar is lunar so religious dates may vary by one or two days locally and according to when the new Moon is first seen
SIKH
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
5 Jan
‡Hola Mohalla
2 Mar
1 Chet (Sikh new year)
14 Mar
Baisakhi
14 Apr
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
16 Jun
‡Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
23 Nov
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
24 Nov
‡ Currently celebrated according to the lunar, rather than Nanakshahi, calendar, so the date varies annually