September 2016 - July 2017

Hajj 11th-15th September Islam
Eid al Adha 12th/13th September Islam
Harvest September/October Christian
International Talk Like A Pirate Day 19th September
International Day of Peace 21st September
Autumn Equinox 22nd September
Hajj 22nd-26th September Islam
Yom Kippur 23rd September Judaism
European Day of Languages 26th September
World Tourism Day 27th September
World Heart Day 29th September
Black History Month October
International Day of Older Persons, Vegetarian Day 1st October
Navaratri (Nine Nights) 1st-9th October Hinduism
Rosh Hashana (The Head of the Year) 3rd/4th October Judaism
Al Hijira (New Year) 3rd October Islam
World Habitat Day 3rd October
World Day of Animals 4th October
World Teachers’ Day 5th October
World Habitat Day 5th October
Durga Puja 7th October  Hindu
Dasara 11th October Hinduism
Ashura 12th October Islam
Global Handwashing Day 15th October
World Food Day 16th October
Diwali (Festival of Light) 30th October Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism
Hallowe’en, Samhain 31st October Secular, Christian, Wiccan
Bonfire Night 5th November
Armistice Day 11th November
Guru Nanek Dev Sahib Birthday 14th November Sikhism
Universal Children’s Day 20th November
World Television Day 21st November
United Nations Day 24th November
Thanksgiving Day 24th November (USA Interfaith)
St. Andrew’s Day 30th November (Scotland)
Human Rights Day 10th December
International Mountain Day 11th December
International Migrants’ Day December 18th
Winter Solstice 21st December
Hanukkah 25th December – 1st January
Christmas 25th December Christianity
Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh 5th January Sikh
World Religion Day 18th January Interfaith
Martin Luther King Day  23rd January Secular
Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
Chinese New Year (The Spring Festival)

28th January – the Year of the Rooster begins. Confucianism, Dhaoism and Buddhism
Valentine’s Day 14th February
International Mother Language Day 21st February
Thinking Day 22nd February
Pancake Day

St David’s Day

28th February

1st March   Wales

Dr Seuss Day 2nd March
World Wildlife Day 3rd March
World Book Day 5th March
International Women’s Day  8th March
Purim 12th March Judaism
St. Patrick’s Day 17th March  Ireland
World Sleep Day 18th March
Spring Equinox 20th March
International Happiness Day 20th March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21st March

World Poetry Day 21st March
World Puppetry Day 21st March
International Colour Day 21st March
World Water Day 22nd March
World Meteorological Day 23rd March
Mothering Sunday 26th March
April Fools’ Day 1st April
International Children’s Book Day 2nd April
World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April
World Health Day April 7th
Passover 11th – 18th April Judaism
Baisakhi or Vaisakhi 14th April Sikhism
Easter Sunday 16th April Christianity
World Book Day 23rd April
St George’s Day/Shakespeare Day 23rd April
International Workers’ Day 1st May
Star Wars Day 4th May
Europe Day 9th May
International Day of Families 15th May
Start of Ramadan 27th May Islam
International Children’s Day 1st June
World Environment Day 5th June
Fathers’ Day 19th June
World Refugee Day 20th June
Summer Solstice 21st June
World Humanist Day 21st June
Eid ul Fitr 25th/26th June  Islam
Malala Day July12th