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Religious Holidays and Observances

2014 - 2017 Calendar
 

AUGUST 2014

*4-5 Tisha B’av (Jewish)

10 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

SEPTEMBER 2014

*24-26 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

28-Oct 3 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

OCTOBER 2014

*3-4 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

4 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

4 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

*8-10 Sukkot (Jewish)**

*15-16 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*16-17 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

19-20 Birth of the B’ab (Baha’i)

23 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

24-25 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

NOVEMBER 2014

1 All Saints Day (Christian)

11-12 Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)

27-28 Ascension of Abdul’l-Baha (Baha’i)

DECEMBER 2014

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Catholic)

8 Rohatsu - Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

*16-24 Hanukkah (Jewish)

23 Day of Remembrance, birth of Joseph Smith (Latter Day Saints)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African-American)

JANUARY 2015

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

5 Mahayana Buddhist (New Year) (Buddhist)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

14 Maghi (Hindu)

FEBRUARY 2015

4 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

17 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

18 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

19 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

23 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

MARCH 2015

5 Purim (Jewish)

5 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

6 Holi (Hindu)

21 Naw Ruz (Baha'i)

21 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

28 Ramanavami (Hindu)

29 Palm Sunday (Christian)

APRIL 2015

3 Good Friday (Christian, Orthodox Christian)

4-5 Pesach-Passover (First 2 Days) (Jewish)**

4 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

4 Theravadin Buddhist New Year (Theravadin Buddhist)

5 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

5 Easter (Christian)

10-11 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)

12 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

16 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)

21 1st Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

24 Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Jewish)

29 9th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

MAY 2015

2 12th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

4 Visakha Puja-Buddha Day (Buddhist)

5 Pentecost (Christian)

23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

24-25 Shavout (Jewish)

29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

31 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

JUNE 2015

18 1st Day of Ramadan (Islam)

JULY 2015

2 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

9 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i)

13 Obon (Buddhist)

18 Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)

25 Tisha B’av (Jewish)

31 Guru Purnima (Hindu)

AUGUST 2015

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

29 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

SEPTEMBER 2015

*14-15 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

23 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

*23Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

*28-29 Sukkot (Jewish)**

OCTOBER 2015

*5 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*6 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

13 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

14 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

20 Birth of the B’ab (Baha’i)

22 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

NOVEMBER 2015

1 All Saints Day (Christian)

11 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

11-12 Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)

28 Ascension of Abdul’l-Baha (Baha’i)

DECEMBER 2015

*7-14 Hanukkah (Jewish)

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)

8 Rohatsu - Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African-American)

JANUARY 2016

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

14 Maghi (Hindu)

24 Mahayana Buddhist (New Year) (Buddhist)

24 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

FEBRUARY 2016

8 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

10 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

12 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

23 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

MARCH 2016

14 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

15 Good Friday (Christian)

20 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

23 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

23 Holi (Hindu)

*24 Purim (Jewish)

27 Easter (Christian)

APRIL 2016

8 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

15 Ramanavami (Hindu)

21 1st Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

22 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

22 Theravadin Buddhist (New Year) (Theravadin Buddhist)

*23-24 Pesach-Passover (First 2 Days) (Jewish)

24 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

29 9th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

29-30 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)

MAY 2016

1 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

2 12th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

5 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)

12 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

15 Buddha Day-Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

24 Pentecost (Christian)

29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

JUNE 2016

6 1st Day of Ramadan (Islam)

12-13 Shavout (Jewish)

19 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

JULY 2016

7 Eid-al-Fitr* (Islam)

9 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i)

13 Obon (Buddhist)

19 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

19 Guru Purnima (Hindu)

AUGUST 2016

13 Tisha B’av (Jewish)

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

18 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

SEPTEMBER 2016

11 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

OCTOBER 2016

1 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

2 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

*3-4 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

11 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

*12 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

 

*17-18 Sukkot (Jewish)**

20 Birth of the B’ab (Baha’i)

*24 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*25 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

30 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

NOVEMBER 2016

1 All Saints Day (Christian)

12 Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)

28 Ascension of Abdul’l-Baha (Baha’i)

DECEMBER 2016

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Catholic)

8 Rohatsu - Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

25 Christmas (Christian)

*25-Jan 1 Hanukkah (Jewish)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African-American)

JANUARY 2017

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

2 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

13 Maghi (Hindu)

28 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

FEBRUARY 2017

25 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

MARCH 2017

14 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

1 Ash Wednesday (Orthodox Christian)

12 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

13 Holi (Hindu)

*12 Purim (Jewish)

21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

27 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

28 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

APRIL 2017

2 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

5 Ramanavami (Hindu)

9 Palm Sunday (Christian)

11 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

11 Theravadin Buddhist (New Year) (Theravadin Buddhist)

*11-12 Pesach-Passover (First 2 Days) (Jewish)

14 Good Friday (Christian)

16 Easter (Christian)

16 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

17-18 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)

21 1st Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

24 Yom Ha'Shoah* (Jewish)

29 9th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

MAY 2017

2 12th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i)

2 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

10 Buddha Day-Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

31 - Jun 1 Shavout* (Jewish)

JUNE 2017

4 Pentecost (Christian)

4 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

26 Eid-al-Fitr* (Islam)

JULY 2017

8 Guru Purnima (Hindu)

9 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i)

9 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

13 Obon (Buddhist)

AUGUST 2017

1 Tisha B’av (Jewish)

7 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

(*) Denotes Holidays beginning at sunset of that day.
(**) Denotes Holidays for which labor is suspended.

Each Friday 12:40 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jumma Prayer (Islam).
This time for worship occurs each Friday and would be comparable to Christian worship on Sunday. (This prayer time is considered mandatory for Muslims).
*Please notify your instructor in advance if you are required to attend Jumma Prayer.

Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown each Friday and concludes at dark on Saturday.

Please Note: Native American Spiritual Ceremonies should be given the same consideration as the above religious occasions.

Information taken from:
Jewish Holiday Calendar  - http://www.hebcal.com/
Interfaith Calendar  - www.interfaithcalendar.org.
Global Islamic Calendar - http://www.moonsighting.com/calendar.html
Hindu Festivals - www.hinduism.co.za/hindu.htm