Religious Festival & Events Calendar

The Religious Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use to support academic and wider event planning. It includes details of main religious dates for seven key faiths, awareness raising dates, term dates and major days of celebration or memorial.

We have made significant efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information and to represent the breadth of our University community, but we cannot guarantee full inclusion or accuracy of diversity days. This does not mean other religions, beliefs or events are not valued.

We are continually trying to improve the information we provide, and welcome constructive feedback or suggestions at

Sources of information include websites for external faith bodies and diversity organisations.

Some festivals begin at sundown on the previous day and some dates may vary regionally because they are determined by the lunar calendar.

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, dates across spring 2020 may change.