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Religious Holidays

The following major Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays are provided to avoid potential schedule conflicts involving large numbers of students. All students are responsible for negotiating their religious practice needs with their professor(s).

Please Note:

  • Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. Muslim holidays are based on a lunar calendar, and the actual dates are determined by direct observation of the moon and announced by the mosque. (The most observant Muslims will observe all days; others may observe the first two days of Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Ahda.)
  • Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given.
  • Orthodox Christian holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given.

2018-2019

Date

Holiday

Religion

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Eid al-Adha

Muslim

October 9-18, 2018

Navaratri

Hindu

September 10-11, 2018

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Yom Kippur

Jewish

September 24-30, 2018

Sukkot (first two days)

Jewish

Monday, October 1, 2018

Shemini Atzeret

Jewish

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Simchat Torah

Jewish

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Diwali

Hindu, Jain, Sikh

Friday, November 9, 2018

Birth of Bab

Baha’i

December 3-10, 2018

Hanukkah

Jewish

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas

Christian

Monday, January 7, 2019

Christmas

Orthodox Christian

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Ash Wednesday

Christian

Monday, March 11, 2019

Great Lent Begins

Orthodox Christian

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Purim

Jewish

Friday, April 19, 2019

Good Friday

Christian

April 20-27, 2019

Passover

Jewish

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter

Christian

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Easter (Pascha)

Orthodox Christian

April 21-May 2, 2019

Ridvan

Baha’i

May 6-June 5, 2019

Ramadan

Muslim