People of the Book Calendar Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calendars

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 11, 2006.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11....

10 Muharram (1909) by Fausto Zonaro

Ashura

The Day of Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’ , colloquially: /ʕa(ː)ˈʃuːra/; Urdu: عاشورا‎; Persian: عاشورا‎; Turkish: Aşure Günü) is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the...

The Day of the Dead (1859) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

All Souls’ Day

All Souls’ Day is a day of prayer for the dead, particularly but not exclusively one’s relatives. In Western Christianity the annual celebration is now held on 2 November and is associated with All...

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs (about 1423-24) by Fra Angelico

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by the Catholic Church and several Protestant denominations, and on...