The War on Rohatsu-Bodhi Day, and Gantan-sai, and . . .

Between now and New Year’s Day:

  • November 23 – Christ the King (Christian)
  • November 24 – Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom (Sikh)
  • November 26 – Day of the Covenant (Baha’i)
  • November 27 – Thanksgiving
  • November 28 – Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha (Baha’i)
  • November 30 – St. Andrew’s Day / 1st Advent (Christian)
  • December 6 – St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
  • December 8 – Rohatsu – Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
  • December 8 – Immaculate Conception of Mary (Christian)
  • December 12 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Christian – Catholic)
  • December 16-25 Posades Navidenas (Christian)
  • December 17-24 Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • December 21 – Yule (Christian)
  • December 21 – Yule (Wicca northern hemisphere)
  • December 21 – Litha (Wicca southern hemisphere)
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve (Christian)
  • December 25 – Christmas (Christian)
  • December 26 – Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)
  • December 28 – Holy Innocents (Christian)
  • January 1 – Mary Mother of God (Christian – Catholic)
  • January 1 – Feast of St. Basil (Christian – Orthodox)
  • January 1 – Gantan-sai (Shinto)

No way can I keep all that straight, nor can I know who is celebrating what.  So . . .

Happy Holidays!

Source for Holidays: Interfaith Calendar

 

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4 Responses to The War on Rohatsu-Bodhi Day, and Gantan-sai, and . . .

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s a lot to keep straight…is not the “December 8 – Immaculate Conception of Mary (Christian)” a Catholic holiday?

    • Well, Catholics are Christians . . . but you’re right, that is a holiday only celebrated (as far as I know) in the Roman Catholic Church because the doctrine of Mary’s Immaculate Conception is unique to the RC Church. I should have specified “Christian-Catholic” like I did on the other Roman Catholic holidays. Thanks for catching that – and Happy Holidays!

  2. Terry Lockridge says:

    Hey you missed

    Hey, you missed December 12 Arba’een The Martyrdom of Hussein bin Ali Shi’a Islam December 26 Boxing Day December 26 The Martyrdom of St. Stephen December 29 The Martyrdom of St. Thomas Beckett (Murder in the Cathedral) January 1 Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus January 1 Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus January 3 Mawlid Al-Nabi (The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) Sunni Islam January 8 Malid Al-Nabi (The Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) Shi’a Islam

    GLYASDI

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