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.)
  • Orthodox Christian holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given.
  • Jewish holidays (indicated with * below) begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. No work can be done on these holidays.
2022-2023 Religious Holidays
DateReligious HolidayReligion
August 6-7, 2022Tisha B'AvJewish
August 9-10, 2022Eid al-AdhaMuslim
September 26-27, 2022Rosh Hashanah*Jewish
September 26-October 5, 2022NavaratriHindu
October 20, 2022Birth of the GURU GranthSikh
October 5, 2022Yom Kippur*Jewish
October 10-16, 2022SukkotJewish
October 17-18, 2022Shemini AtzeretJewish
October 18, 2022Simchat TorahJewish
October 24, 2022DiwaliHindu, Jain, Sikh
October 26, 2022Birth of Bab*Baha'i
October 27, 2022Birth of Bhah'u'llah*Baha'i
November 8, 2022Birthday of GURU NanakSikh
December 8, 2022Bodhi Day(Mahayana Buddhism)
December 19-26, 2022Hanukkah*Jewish
December 25, 2022ChristmasChristian
January 7, 2023Orthodox ChristmasChristian Orthodox
February 18, 2023Maha ShivaratriHindu
February 22, 2023Beginning of LentChristian Orthodox
February 22, 2023Ash WednesdayChristian
March 7, 2023Purim*Jewish
March 8, 2023HoliHindu
March 23 - April 21, 2023RamadanIslamic
March 30, 2023RamanavamiHindu
April 6, 2023Passover Begins*Jewish
April 12-13, 2023Passover Concludes*Jewish
April 7, 2023Good FridayChristian
April 9, 2023EasterChristian
April 14, 2023Orthodox Good FridayChristian Orthodox
April 16, 2023Orthodox EasterChristian Orthodox
April 17, 2023Lailat al-Qadr*Islamic
April 22, 2023Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)*Islamic
May 26-27, 2023Shavuot*Jewish
June 29, 2023Eid al-Adha*Islamic

* Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given. No work can be done on these holidays.