People of the Book Calendar Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calendars

The_Sacrifice_of_Isaac_by_Caravaggio

Eid al-Adha

10 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 Eid al-Adha, also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, the “Major Festival”, the “Greater Eid”, Baqr’Eid, or Tabaski (West Africa), is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide...

Cigoli,_san_francesco

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

The Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi is observed on October 4. A secondary feast in honor of the stigmata received by St. Francis, celebrated on September 17, was inserted in the General Roman...

Weinles_On_the_eve_of_Yom_Kippur

Yom Kippur

10 Tishrei 5775 Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, IPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes...

Kaaba

The Hajj to Mecca Begins

8 Dhul-Hijjah 1435 The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims which must be carried out at least once in lifetime by every adult Muslim who is...