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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.

2019-2020

Date

Holiday

Religion

 August 11, 2019

Eid al-Adha

Muslim

August 11, 2019

Tisha B’Av

Jewish

October 17-26, 2019

Navaratri

Hindu

September 30-October 1, 2019

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish

October 09, 2019

Yom Kippur

Jewish

October 14-15, 2019

Sukkot (first two days)

Jewish

October 21, 2019

Shemini Atzeret

Jewish

October 22, 2019

Simchat Torah

Jewish

October 27, 2019

Diwali

Hindu, Jain, Sikh

October 29, 2019

Birth of Bab

Baha’i

October 30, 2019

Birth of Baha’u’llah  

Baha’i 

December 23-30, 2019

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 25, 2019

Christmas

Christian

January 7, 2020

Christmas

Orthodox Christian

February 26, 2020

Ash Wednesday

Christian

March 2, 2019

Great Lent Begins

Orthodox Christian

March 9-10, 2020

Holi

Hindu

March 10, 2020

Purim

Jewish

April 9-16, 2020

Passover

Jewish

April 10, 2020

Good Friday

Christian

April 1 2020

Easter

Christian

April 19, 2020

Easter (Pascha)

Orthodox Christian

April 21-May 2, 2020

Ridvan

Baha’i

April 24 – May 23, 2020

Ramadan

Muslim