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December 1, 2009 7:38 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a nice wall calendar that displays all the major religious holidays from Animist to Zoroastrian. Help?

I can find plenty of online listings and online calendars, but not doing well finding a nice wall calendar. Any leads?
posted by MasonDixon to Shopping (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's a great idea; if there isn't one, you should create and sell one.
posted by Miko at 7:49 AM on December 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

MeMail me your e-mail address, and I'll send you a PDF of the calendar I've been working on.

It's got kind of a lot of random stuff in it, but I've included major (by my assessment) Wiccan, Christian, Zoroastrian (by only one of their three calendar systems), Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Sikh, and Jain. Also one Native American and one Ancient Egyptian holiday. Maybe some others. Plus some gems like "Bean Day" and "Worship of Tools Day". It's being created in a spreadsheet, with three major columns, one column per week - the idea is that the columns will be cut apart, the whole thing will be coil bound, and then you'll always be able to see the current week plus two weeks into the future.

The font, you ask? Garamond.

It's pretty basic, in a way, and kind of weird, in another way, but I'd love to have some feedback on it before I inflict it on my friends for XMas.

I'm open to suggestions for other holidays to include, too.
posted by amtho at 7:53 AM on December 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

Oh, I forgot: I also include Bahai, Chinese, and one Shinto holiday.
posted by amtho at 7:53 AM on December 1, 2009

Every time I've needed this, I've wound up making a calendar manually. The Google Calendar mass subscription would work well to get all the data in one place, but I'm not terribly fond of the print format.

Do you just need a checklist for yourself, or are you looking for something pretty to display for group reference?
posted by Karmakaze at 7:55 AM on December 1, 2009

I had something like this circa 1993 - 1994 from the Church of All Worlds. It looked like someone had just literally copied and pasted (as in, with actual paste) slips of paper with the name of the holiday on the date it occurred, and then took it to Kinko's to scan and copy. It had pretty much every major and a lot of minor religions covered, and some pages had information on the various holidays and their significance. All in all, a fairly nifty thing, and I'd love to have one like it again. If you do find one, please update with that information.
posted by ralan at 8:53 AM on December 1, 2009 sells a wall calendar that seems like a good option.

All of their calendars' content apparently, "provides accurate dates with explanations for each of the world's twelve major religions and the cultural festivals of most ethnic groups in North America. Dates for: Aboriginal Peoples, Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Shinto, Sikh, Wicca and Zoroastrian. Includes Cultural Festivals of: Aboriginal Peoples, Afro Canadian/American, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Caribbean, China, Denmark, United Kingdom, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Guatamala, Mexico, India, Iran and many more. Heritage Months for USA, Canada and UK."

Not bad...
posted by sentient at 2:24 PM on December 1, 2009 [2 favorites]

I like the one sentient found - but here's another: the Shap Calendar of Religious Festivals
posted by jeri at 10:19 PM on December 15, 2009

Oh, and there's also the Multifaith Calendar, available here.
posted by jeri at 10:35 PM on December 15, 2009

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