Diversity Calendar

2017 Religious, Holy, And Cultural Observances

All holy days begin at sunset the day before the date listed and end at sundown on the date listed. The Bahá'í calendar consists of 19 months with 19 days in each month. There are 361 days in a Bahá'í calendar year and 4 to 5 intercalary days.

Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism was born in India, had his first enlightenment at the age of 35. Buddhism followers believe that the way to Nirvana is through leading a moral life and meditation on the Eight-fold path. They believe in reincarnation and karma.

Jewish holidays begin and end at sundown