Holidays in Unitarian Universalism

Holiday concert at First Parish in Bedford, MA.

The holiday celebrations in Unitarian Universalist congregations reflect the six Sources of our faith.

Many Unitarian Universalists and our congregations celebrate Christian holidays like Christmas, Jewish holidays like Passover, and Pagan Winter Solstice, among others. Our holiday services use the stories and traditions creatively, calling us to our deeper humanity and our commitment to the good.

In addition to religious holidays, we also honor secular holidays including Earth Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and Thanksgiving.

Connect with a congregation near you to learn more about their holiday celebrations.

For resources and information to help you celebrate holidays, please visit the Worship Web.

The flame of the chalice symbolizes Unitarian Universalist commitment to the Seven Principles.

The Sources of our living, breathing, faith tradition include Jewish and Christian teachings, wisdom from the world's religions, Humanist values, connection to nature, real-life heroes, and our own experience of wonder.

A prepared seder plate with orange slices in the center.

Visit WorshipWeb's "Holidays and Ceremonies" to explore UU holiday resources.

Child's illustration of eight people holding hands.

We are a home for interfaith families, honoring the holidays of many traditions.

A parent and child kindle their menorah in front of their Christmas tree.