INTERFAITH INITIAITIVE

The Martin Luther King Center exists to promote communication, cooperation, and community among the diverse religious and spiritual groups and individuals of the University of Kentucky. UK creates and supports transformative experiences of spiritual growth, ethical reflection, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, community service, and social action.

The Interfaith room is located on the 3rd floor of the Gatton Student Center. 

A complete and comprehensive calendar of religious holidays can be found on our website www.uky.edu/mlkc 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS COMPREHENSIVE CALENDAR

2019

DAYS

HOLIDAY

RELIGION

1-Jan

Tuesday

Mary, Mother of God

Catholic Christian

1-Jan

Tuesday

Feast Day of St Basil

Orthodox Christian

1-Jan

Tuesday

Gantan-sai(New Years)

Shinto

1-Jan

Tuesday

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Orthodox Christian

5-Jan

Saturday

Twelfth Night

Christian

5-Jan

Saturday

Guru Gobindh Singh birthday

Sikh

6-Jan

Sunday

Epiphany

Christian

6-Jan

Sunday

Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany)

Orthodox Christian

6-Jan

Sunday

Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day)

Christian

6-Jan

Sunday

Nativity of Christ

Armenian Orthodox

7-Jan

Monday

Feast of the Nativity**

Orthodox Christian

8-Jan

Tuesday

Feast of the Holy Family

Catholic Christian

13-Jan

Sunday

Maghi

Sikh

13-Jan

Sunday

Baptism of the Lord Jesus

Christian

17-Jan

Thursday

Blessing of the Animals

Hispanic Catholic Christian

18-Jan

Friday-Friday(25)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Christian

19-Jan

Saturday

Timkat

Ethiopian Orthodox Christian

20-Jan

Sunday

World Religion Day

Baha'i

21-Jan

Monday-Wednesday(23)

Mahayana New Year **

Buddhist

25-Jan

Friday

Conversion of St. Paul

Christian

2-Feb

Saturday

Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Christian

2-Feb

Saturday

Imbolc - Lughnassah *

Wicca/Pagan

2-Feb

Saturday

Saint Brighid of Kildare

Celtic Christian

3-Feb

Sunday

St. Blaze Day

Christian

3-Feb

Sunday

Setsebun sai(beginning of spring)

Shinto

3-Feb

Sunday

Four Chaplains Sunday

Interfaith

5-Feb

Tuesday

Chinese New Year

Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

8-Feb

Friday

Nirvana Day

Buddhism

10-Feb

Sunday

Tu BiShavat *

Jewish

10-Feb

Sunday

Cheese Fare Sunday

Orthodox Christian

12-Feb

Tuesday

Triodion

Orthodox Christian

14-Feb

Thursday

St. Valentine's Day

Christian

15-Feb

Friday

Nirvana Day **

Buddhist - Jain

17-Feb

Sunday

Triodian begins

Orthodox Christian

26-Feb

Tuesday

Intercalary Days

Baha'i

   

Maha Shivaratri **

Hindu

1-Mar

Friday

St. David of Wales

Christian

1-Mar

Friday

Intercalary Days end

Baha'i

2-Mar

Saturday-Wednesday(20)

Nineteen Day Fast *

Baha'i

3-Mar

Sunday

Meatfare Sunday

Orthodox Christian

3-Mar

Sunday

Transfiguration Sunday

Christian

5-Mar

Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Christian

6-Mar

Wednesday

Ash Wednesday - Lent begins

Christian

10-Mar

Sunday

Orthodox Sunday

Orthodox Christian

11-Mar

Monday

Clean Monday - Lent begins

Orthodox Christian

13-Mar

Wednesday

Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard

Scientology

17-Mar

Sunday

St. Patrick's Day

Christian

19-Mar

Tuesday

St. Joseph's Day

Christian

20-Mar

Wednesday

Ostara - Mabon *

Wicca/Pagan

21-Mar

Thursday

Norooz (New Year)

Persian/Zoroastrian

21-Mar

Thursday

Naw-Rúz(New Year) *

Baha'i

21-Mar

Thursday

Hola Mohalla

Sikh

21-Mar

Thursday

Magha Puja Day**

Buddhist

21-Mar

Thursday

Lord's Evening Meal

Jehovah's Witness Christian

21-Mar

Thursday

Purim*

Jewish

25-Mar

Monday

Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

Christian

28-Mar

Thursday

Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) **

Zoroastrian

3-Apr

Wednesday

Lailat al Miraj *

Islam

9-Apr

Tuesday

Mahavir Jayanti **

Jain

14-Apr

Sunday

Baisakhi (Vaisakhi)

Sikh

14-Apr

Sunday

Palm Sunday

Christian

17-Apr

Wednesday

Orthodox Sunday

Orthodox Christian

18-Apr

Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Christian

19-Apr

Friday-Sunday(21)

Theravadin New Year**

Buddhist

19-Apr

Friday

Good Friday

Christian

20-Apr

Saturday-Saturday(27)

Pesach*

Jewish

20-Apr

Saturday

Lazarus Saturday

Orthodox Christian

21-Apr

Sunday

Easter

Christian

21-Apr

Sunday

First Day of Ridvan *

Baha'i

21-Apr

Sunday

Lailat al Bara'ah *

Islam

21-Apr

Sunday

Palm Sunday

Orthodox Christian

23-Apr

Tuesday

St. George's Day

Christian

26-Apr

Friday

Holy Friday

Orthodox Christian

28-Apr

Sunday

Pascha - Easter

Orthodox Christian

29-Apr

Monday

Ninth Day of Ridvan

Baha'i

30-Apr

Tuesday

St. James the Great Day

Orthodox Christian

1-May

Wednesday

Beltane - Samhain*

Wicca/Pagan

2-May

Thursday

Last day of Ridvan *

Baha'i

2-May

Thursday

National Day of Prayer - USA

Interfaith

2-May

Thursday

Yom HaShoah

Jewish

3-May

Friday

Saints Philip & James

Christian

6-May

Monday

Ramadanbegins *

Islam

9-May

Thursday

Yom Ha'Atzmaut *

Jewish

18-May

Saturday

Visakha Puja- Buddha Day **

Buddhist

23-May

Thursday

Declaration of the Bab*

Baha'i

23-May

Thursday

Lag B/Omer *

Jewish

29-May

Wednesday

Ascension of Baha'u'llah*

Baha'i

30-May

Thursday

Ascension of Jesus

Christian

1-Jun

Saturday

Laylat al Kadr *

Islam

5-Jun

Wednesday-Friday(7)

Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends*

Islam