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Written by: Jennifer Kumar, LMSW, Cultural Adjustment Coach/Mentor
Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Straddling two cultures can be difficult, especially when raising children abroad or being a member of a cross-cultural and interfaith marriage. For those looking for a way to inspire cross-cultural sharing, I have created a unique India-America Cross-Cultural Interfaith and Secular Calendar entirely in English with almost 100 special observances, holidays and holy-days!

This is a unique calendar, which has been years in the making. I have compiled calendars of different faiths and cultures together in this unique, easy to read and follow 12 month, grid-style calendar that is downloadable and accessible when not online! You can print it out, hang it on the wall. Share it with your children, your neighbors, your children's teachers to promote cross-cultural sharing.

I humbly ask when you download, review and utilize the calendar to please leave me reviews on this page or the purchase page. Critical feedback will help me improve this already unique product. I call this unique as I have not yet found one like it.

Featuring public holidays of India and America sprinkled with joyous celebrations of diverse, interfaith communities:

India and America Interfaith and Social Calendar 2010 Full Year - US and India Secular and Government

- Christian

- Protestant

- Catholic

- Jewish

- Moon Phases

Hindu Holidays with focus on -
- 'More secular holidays'
- Tamil Nadu Holidays
- Kerala Holidays
- Select others

- Select Jain Holidays

- Sikh Holidays

- Muslim/Islamic Holidays

Notes on selection of Hindu Holidays: The Kerala (Malayalam) and Tamil calendars are highlighted with pan-Hindu holidays (such as Holi and Diwali) and few other Hindu holidays of other south Indian cultures highlighted.

Note on dates: Because Hindu, Muslim and Jewish calendars are based on either sun or moon movements, some holidays may fall one day before or after stated day depending on what side of the world you are on. I have tried to note the dates for American calendars.


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Holidays Featured in Alphabetical Order:
Find out "When is..... in 2010?" What are the calendar dates for....?
Celebration dates world wide for-

1.    Agni Natchathiram starts (Hindu/Tamil)
2.    Akshaya Tritiya (Hindu/Jain)
3.    Al Hijra: Islamic New Year’s Day
4.    April Fool's Day
5.    Ash Wednesday
6.    Ashura
7.    Attukal Pongala - Trivandrum India
8.    Avani Avittam (Hindu/Tamil) - Tamil Nadu, India
9.    Baisakhi (Sikh)
10.    Buddha Purnima
11.    Children’s’ Day
12.    Christmas Day
13.    Christmas Eve
14.    Columbus Day
15.    Diwali
16.    Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
17.    Earth Day
18.    Easter
19.    Eid al Adha
20.    Father's day
21.    First Day of Winter
22.    Gandhi Jayanthi (Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi) – India
23.    Ganesh Chathurthi
24.    Good Friday
25.    Groundhog's Day (US)
26.    Guru Gobindsingh’s Birthday (Sikh)
27.    Guru Nanak Jayanthi
28.    Guru Ravidas’s Birthday (Sikh)
29.    Halloween
30.    Hanukkah
31.    Holi (Hindu - North India)
32.    Id-l-Fitr (Ramadan)
33.    Id-l-Zuha (aka Bakrid)
34.    Independence Day (USA) (India)

35.    Karkidaka Vavu Bali - Kerala, India
36.    Karthika Deepam (Trikarthika)
37.    Kerala Day (Kerala Piravi) - Kerala, India
38.    Krishna Jayanthi/ Janamasthami/ Gokulasthami – India
39.    Kwanzaa (African American)
40.    Labor Day (USA)
41.    Lag B'Omer
42.    Lailat al Bara'ah
43.    Lailat al Miraj
44.    Laylat al Kadr
45.    Maha Shivarathri
46.    Maharishi Valmiki's birthday
47.    Mahaveer Jayanthi
48.    Makara Sankranthi/ Bhogi (Hindu - Andhra Pradesh)
49.    Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
50.    Maudy Thursday
51.    May Day (India)
52.    Meelad-un-Nabi
53.    Memorial Day
54.    Mother's Day
55.    Muharram
56.    Navarathri (Durgasthami, Saraswathi Puja, Vidhyarmbam, Ayudha Puja, Mahanavami, Dusshera, Vijayadashami)
57.    New Year's Day
58.    New Year's Eve
59.    Onam (Onnam Onam, Thiruvaonam, Third Onam) - Kerala, India
60.    Palm Sunday
61.    Parsi New Year
62.    Patriot Day (USA)
63.    Pesach (Passover) First
64.    Pongal (Bhogi, Thai/Surya, Mattu, Kaanum) (Hindu - Tamil)
65.    President's Day
66.    Prophet Muhammed's Birthday (Muslim)
67.    Purim
68.    Rakhi
69.    Ramadan Begins
70.    Ramanavami
71.    Republic Day

72.    Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year
73.    Sabarimala Makaravilakku/ Makara Jyoti (Hindu - Kerala)
74.    Sabarimala Mandala Puja (Kerala)
75.    Shavuot
76.    Shemini Atzeret
77.    Simchat Torah
78.    Sivaji Jayanti (India - Maharashtra)
79.    St. Patrick's Day
80.    Start of Aadi Masam in Tamil Calendar - Tamil Nadu
81.    Start of Ramayana Masam (Hindu-Kerala) - Kerala, India
82.    Sukkot
83.    Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (Hindu)
84.    Tamil Nadu Pirappu (India/Tamil Nadu) - Tamil Nadu, India
85.    Tamil New Year's Day (Hindu/Tamil) - Tamil Nadu India
86.    Thaipusam
87.    Thanksgiving
88.     Thissur Puram (Hindu/Kerala) - Thrissur District, Kerala
89.    Tisha B'Av
90.    Tu B'shevat
91.    Ugadi - Telugu New Year
92.    Valentine's Day
93.    Varalakshmi Vratham - South India
94.    Vasant Panchami (Hindu/North India)
95.    Veteran's Day (US)
96.    Vishu (Hindu/Kerala) - Kerala India
97.    Waqf al Arafa – Hajj
98.    Yom Ha'Atzmaut
99.    Yom HaSho'ah
100.    Yom Kippur



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