Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Seasons of Faith Christian Holiday Calendar Share Flipboard Email Print Tom Grill / Getty Images Christianity Christian Holidays Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Mary Fairchild Christianity Expert General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry." our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Mary Fairchild Updated July 07, 2020 Be prepared for "Seasons of Faith" with this Christian holiday calendar providing the dates for each of the major holidays typically celebrated by Christians. The holiday's link will lead you to helpful resources for each of the Christian holidays represented. Christian Holiday Calendar New Year's Day (January 1)A non-religious celebration of the new calendar year. Epiphany or Three Kings Day (January 6)12 days after Christmas, celebrating the coming of the Magi to Bethlehem. Valentine's Day (February 14)A non-religious holiday celebrating a day for lovers, also known as St. Valentine's Day. Lent (40-day period prior to Easter)A period of preparation for Easter including fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday (40 days before Easter; March 1, 2017)Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent. Palm Sunday (Sunday before Easter; April 9, 2017)The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Maundy (Holy) Thursday (Thursday before Easter; April 13, 2017)The Thursday before Easter, commemorating the Last Supper, the night before Jesus was crucified. Good Friday (Friday before Easter; April 14, 2017)The Friday before Easter, commemorating the Passion, or suffering, and death of Jesus on the cross. Easter Sunday (Varies between March 22 - April 25; April 16, 2017)Also known as Resurrection Day; Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Pentecost Sunday (50 days after the Resurrection; June 4, 2017)Marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian liturgical calendar, and celebrates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples.More About Pentecost & the Bible Feast of Weeks Mother's Day (2nd Sunday in May - USA; May 14, 2017)A non-religious holiday celebrating motherhood and honoring mothers. Memorial Day (Last Monday in May; May 29, 2017)A day to honor and pay tribute to the men and women who died serving our country in the armed forces. Father's Day (3rd Sunday in June - USA; June 18, 2017)A non-religious holiday celebrating fatherhood and honoring fathers. Independence Day (July 4 - USA)A non-religious United States national holiday celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Patriot Day (September 11 - USA)A non-religious United States holiday marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. All Saints Day (November 1 - Western)An ancient church holy day initially honoring martyred saints, now in remembrance of all deceased saints. Veterans Day (November 11 - USA)A non-religious United States holiday honoring all American veterans. Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November - USA; November 23, 2017)A national United States holiday celebrating a day of thanksgiving to God for the autumn harvest as first observed by the early pilgrims. Advent (Begins December 3, 2017)A four-week period of spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Christmas Day (December 25)The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Also: Bible Feasts Calendar 2018-2022 of Jewish Feasts and Festivals.