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Calendar Dates  Religious Observances

 

There are certain dates and religious observances that must be adhered to by the individual. Arrangements must be made for participation in special services.

· The Islamic (Muslim) year begins with Muharram. All Islamic dates are subject to sighting of the moon; an event may be one day earlier or later than the date listed.

· According to the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar, the day begins after evening vespers at sunset and concludes with vespers on the following day. For this reason, the observance of all Eastern Orthodox holy days begins at sunset on the evening before the holy day.

· Jewish holidays begin at sundown prior to the first date listed.

 

A religious institution has the option of celebrating Scout Sunday/Scout Sabbath at its discretion. For example, the United Methodist Church always celebrates Scout Sunday on the second Sunday in February.

 

 

CALENDAR OF INTERFAITH ACTIVITY

 

JANUARY 2008

· 1 Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian

o Feast of St Basil - Orthodox Christian

o Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto

o 1 Muharram* - New Year - Islam

o 14 Maghi - Sikh

o 19 Ashura* - Islam

o 20 World Religion Day - Baha'i

FEBRUARY 2008

· 3 Scout Sunday

· 6 Ash Wednesday - Christian

o 15 Nirvana Day - Buddhism

o 9 Scout Sabbath

o 11 asant Panchami** - Hindu

MARCH 2008

· 16 Palm/Passion Sunday - Christian

o 20 Mawlid an Nabi*  Prophet Mohamed Birthday - Islam

o 21 Good Friday - Christian

o Purim* - Jewish (Precludes Scout Activities)

o Norouz (The New Day) - Zoroastrian

o 23 Easter - Christian

o 26 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra) - Zoroastrian

APRIL 2008

· 6 New Year** - Hindu

o 13-14 Baisakhi - Sikh

o 20-27 Pesach (Passover) - Jewish (No Activities on 20, 21, 26, 27)

o 27 Easter/Pascha - Orthodox Christian

o 30 St. James the Great Day - Orthodox Christian

MAY 2008

· 1 Ascension of Christ - Christian

o 20 Buddha Day** - Visakha Puja - Buddhist

o 23 Lag Ba’Omer* - Jewish

o 29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah - Baha'i

JUNE 2008

· 9-10 Shavout* - Jewish (No Scouting Activities)

JULY 2008

· 9 Martyrdom of the Bab* - Baha'i

o 24 Pioneer Day- Mormon Christian

AUGUST 2008

· 1 Fast in honor of Holy Mother of Lord Jesus - Orthodox Christian

o 10 Tishah B'Av* - Jewish (No Scouting Activates)

o 15 Assumption of Blessed V

o 18 Lailat al Bara'ah - Islam

 31 Lailat al Miraj - Islam

o irgin Mary - Catholic Christian

o Dormition of the Theotokos - Orthodox Christian

SEPTEMBER 2008

· 2 Ramadan begins - Islam

o 10 Hiram - New Year - Islam

o 30-Oct 1 Rosh Hashanah* - Jewish (Precludes Scouting Activities)

OCTOBER 2008

· 1 Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends - Islam

o 9 Yom Kippur* - Jewish (Precludes All Scouting Activities)

o 14-21 Sukkot* - Jewish (No Scouting Activities on First, Second, Eighth and Ninth days)

o 20 Birth of the B'ab - Baha'i

o 22 Simehat Torah - Jewish (Precludes Scouting Activities)

NOVEMBER 2008

· 2 All Souls' Day - Catholic Christian

o 12 Birth of Baha'u'llah* - Baha'i

o 26 Day of Covenant* - Baha'i

o 27 Thanksgiving - Interfaith


DECEMBER 2008

· 8—Waqof al Arafat - Islam

o Buddha Day** (Rohatsu) - Buddhism

o Immaculate Conception - Catholic Christian

o 9 Eid al Adha* - Islam

o 22-30 Hanukkah* - Jewish

o 25 Christmas - Christian

o 26 Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathosht - Zoroastria

o 26 - January 1 Kwanzaa - Interfaith

 

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