Harrow Interfaith



Our aim is to build understanding and respect among faiths in Harrow.

Harrow Interfaith is a voluntary organisation established in 1984. HIF consists of individuals and representatives of faith groups who fulfil the requirements of the organisation.

HARROW INTERFAITH works with the Harrow Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) and contributes to religious education and collective worship in schools. HIF encourages young people in their youth organisations, faith communities, local colleges and universities to participate in interfaith activities. HIF works to solve problems experienced by local faith communities in the practice of their religion.

We welcome people of all faiths and none.


01 Jan Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus Eastern Orthodox Christian
05 Jan Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sikh
06 Jan Epiphany Christian
07 Jan Nativity of the Lord (Orthodox Christmas) Eastern Orthodox Christian
13 Jan Bodhi Day Buddhist
15-19 Jan Makar Sankranti Hindu
19 Jan Theophany Eastern Orthodox Christian
21 Jan Tu B'Shevat Jewish
02 Feb Buddha Day (South Korea) Buddhist
02 Feb Meru Trayodashi Jain
02-20 Feb Nouruz Zoroastrian
05-07 Feb Losar (Tibetan New Year) Buddhist
13-16 Feb Songkran/Bun Pi Mai (SE Asia) Buddhist
15 Feb Nirvana Day (Mahayana) Buddhist
15 Feb Presentation of the Lord Eastern Orthodox Christian
19 Feb Magha Puja/Sangha (Thailand Cambodia Laos) Buddhist
19 Feb Maghi Sikh
20 Feb Chunga Choepa (Tibetan) Buddhist
26 Feb-1 Mar Ayyám i Há (Intercalary Days) Bahá'í
04 Mar Maha Shivaratri Hindu
05 Mar Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) Christian
06 Mar Ash Wednesday (start of Lent) Christian
11 Mar Start of Great Lent Eastern Orthodox Christian
16-20 Mar Frawardigan Zoroastrian
20 Mar Chaumasi Chaudas Jain
20-21 Mar Holi Hindu
21 Mar Naw Rúz Bahá'í
21 Mar Purim Jewish
21 Mar Sadeh Zoroastrian
27 Mar Khordad Sal Zoroastrian
03 Apr Lailat al Miraj Muslim
07 Apr Annunciation Eastern Orthodox Christian
14 Apr Palm Sunday - Holy Week starts Christian
14 Apr Rama Navami Hindu
14 Apr Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) Sikh
17 Apr Shri Mahavir Jayanti Jain
18 Apr Maundy Thursday (end of Lent) Christian
19 Apr Good Friday Christian
19 Apr Lord's Evening Meal (Jehovah's Witness) Christian
20-27 Apr Pesach (Passover) (No work permitted on first and last days Work permitted April 22-25 with restrictions) Jewish
21 Apr Easter Sunday Christian
21 Apr Palm Sunday/Start of Holy Week/end of Great Lent Eastern Orthodox Christian
21 Apr Lailat al Bara'ah Muslim
21 Apr-2 May Ridvan (1st 9th 12th are holy days) Bahá'í
26 Apr Holy Friday Eastern Orthodox Christian
28 Apr Pascha Eastern Orthodox Christian
03 May Yom HaShoah Jewish
05 May-04 Jun Ramadan Muslim
18 May Vesak (Buddha Day) Buddhist
23 May Lag B'Omer Jewish
24 May Declaration of the Bab Bahá'í
29 May Ascension of Baha'u'llah Bahá'í
30 May Ascension of Jesus (Roman Catholic) Christian
31 May Laylat al Qadr Muslim
05 Jun Eid al Fitr (Ramadan ends) Muslim
06 Jun Ascension Eastern Orthodox Christian
08-10 Jun Shavuot Jewish
09 Jun Pentecost Christian
16 Jun Pentecost Eastern Orthodox Christian
16 Jun Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sikh
20 Jun Corpus Christi (Roman Catholic) Christian
10 Jul Martyrdom of the Bab Bahá'í
11 Aug Tish'a B'av Jewish
11 Aug Waqf al Arafa Muslim
12-15 Aug Eid al Adha Muslim
15 Aug Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic) Christian
15 Aug Raksha Bandhana Hindu
19 Aug Transfiguration of the Lord Eastern Orthodox Christian
24 Aug Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
27 Aug Paryushana Parvarambha Jain
28 Aug Dormition of the Theotokos Eastern Orthodox Christian
31 Aug-28 Sep Al Hijra / Muharram Muslim
02 Sep Ganesha Chaturthi Hindu
10 Sep Ashura (Sunni Muslims may fast) Muslim
21 Sep Nativity of the Theotokos Eastern Orthodox Christian
27 Sep Elevation of the Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Christian
29 Sep-8 Oct Navartri Hindu
30 Sep Rosh Hashanah Jewish
07 Oct Dussehra Hindu
09 Oct Yom Kippur Jewish
14 Oct Sukkot (No work permitted Oct 14 &15 Work permitted Oct 16-18 & Oct 20 with restrictions) Jewish
20 Oct Hoshanah Rabbah Jewish
20 Oct Arba'een Muslim
20 Oct Guru Granth Jayanti Sikh
21 Oct Shemini Atzeret Jewish
22 Oct Simchat Torah Jewish
27 Oct Diwali Hindu
27 Oct Diwali Jain
01 Nov All Saints' Day (Roman Catholic) Christian
10 Nov Mawlid an Nabi Muslim
11 Nov Diwali Sikh
12 Nov Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Jayanti Sikh
24 Nov Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur Sikh
26 Nov Day of the Covenant Bahá'í
26 Nov Lha Bab Duchen (Tibetan) Buddhist
28 Nov Ascension of Abdu'l Baha Bahá'í
30 Nov Twin Holy Birthdays Bahá'í
04 Dec Presentation of the Theotokos Eastern Orthodox Christian
09 Dec Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic) Christian
22 Dec Shab e Yalda Zoroastrian
23-30 Dec Hanukkah Jewish
25 Dec Christmas Christian
26 Dec Zartosht No Diso Zoroastrian


"Two high profile mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand were attacked today by far-right, anti-muslim terrorists. 49 people have been murdered. There is a growing trend of terrorist attacks on Islamic institutions, they are seen as a clear target by extremists. The far right is a threat not just to Muslims but to liberals, ethnic groups and people of colour. We can’t forget the horrors of the Charlottsville car attack, or the Charleston Church Shooting, targeting black Americans. We need to collectively ensure our places of worship are secure, safe and protected. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have sadly left us and their families."

Harrow Interfaith - 15th March 2019