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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.

2020–2021

Date

Holiday

Religion

July 29, 2020

Tisha B’Av

Jewish

July 31, 2020

Eid al-Adha

Muslim

September 19–20, 2020

Rosh Hashanah

Jewish

September 28, 2020

Yom Kippur

Jewish

October 3–4, 2020

Sukkot

Jewish

October 10, 2020

Shemini Atzeret

Jewish

October 11, 2020

Simchat Torah

Jewish

October 17, 2020

Navaratri

Hindu

October 18, 2020

Birth of Bab

Baha’i

November 12, 2020

Birth of Baha’u’llah  

Baha’i 

November 14, 2020

Diwali

Hindu, Jain, Sikh

December 11–18, 2020

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 25, 2020

Christmas

Christian

January 7, 2021

Christmas

Orthodox Christian

February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

Christian

February 26, 2021

Purim

Jewish

March 15, 2021

Great Lent Begins

Orthodox Christian

March 28, 2021

Passover

Jewish

March 29, 2021

Holi

Hindu

April 2, 2021

Good Friday

Christian

April 4, 2021

Easter

Christian

April 13, 2021

Ramadan

Muslim

April 20, 2021

Ridvan

Baha’i

May 2, 2021

Easter (Pascha)

Orthodox Christian

May 13, 2021

Eid al-Fitr

Muslim