World Religion Day
January 17, 2027 All day
World Religion Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in January by members of the Baha’i faith. This holiday was initiated by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States in 1950 and has been celebrated each year since then. The purpose of this day is “to call attention to the harmony of spiritual principles and the oneness of the world’s religions and to emphasize that world religion is the motivating force for world unity.” World Religion Day seeks to increase communication among people of all religions. Although this holiday began in the United States, it is now celebrated by Baha’is and others around the world.