CORA

Religious Holidays and Observances

2013 - 2015 Calendar
 

JANUARY 2013

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

13 Maghi (Hindu)

27 Mahayana Buddhist (New Year) (Buddhist)

FEBRUARY 2013

10 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

13 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

14 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

15 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

*23-24 Purim (Jewish)

MARCH 2013

10 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

11 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

20-21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

24 Palm Sunday (Christian)

24 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

*25-27 Pesach-Passover (First 2 Days) (Jewish)**

27 Holi (Hindu)

27 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

29 Good Friday (Christian)

31 Easter (Christian)

*31-April 2 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)**

APRIL 2013

1-2 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)**

7 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)

16 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

20 Ramanavami (Hindu)

20-21 1st Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

25 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

25 Theravadin Buddhist (New Year) (Theravadin Buddhist)

28-29 9th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

MAY 2013

1-2 12th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

5 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

**14-16 Shavout (Jewish)**

19 Pentecost (Christian)

22-23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

25 Buddha Day-Visakha Puja

28-29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

JUNE 2013

23 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

JULY 2013

8-9 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i)

9 1st Day of Ramadan (Islam)

13 Obon (Buddhist)

*15-16 Tisha B’av (Jewish)

22 Guru Purnima (Hindu)

25 Buddha Day-Visakha Puja

22 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

AUGUST 2013

8 Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

21 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

SEPTEMBER 2013

*4-6 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

*13-14 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

*18-20 Sukkot (Jewish)**

*25-26 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*26-27 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

OCTOBER 2013

5-13 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

14 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

15 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

19-20 Birth of the B’ab (Baha’i)

NOVEMBER 2013

1 All Saints Day (Christian)

3 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

11-12 Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

15-16 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

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

*27-30 and Dec 1-5 Hanukkah (Jewish)

DECEMBER 2013

1-5 Hanukkah (Jewish)

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)

8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

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

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African-American)

JANUARY 2014

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

14 Maghi (Hindu)

16 Mahayana Buddhist (New Year) (Buddhist)

31 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

FEBRUARY 2014

4 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

*15-16 Purim (Jewish)

28 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

MARCH 2014

5 Ash Wednesday

10 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

16 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

17 Holi (Hindu)

20-21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

31 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

APRIL 2014

8 Ramanavami (Hindu)

13 Palm Sunday (Christian, Orthodox Christian)

*14-16 Pesach-Passover (First 2 Days) (Jewish)**

15 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

18 Good Friday (Christian, Orthodox Christian)

20 Easter (Christian, Orthodox Christian)

20-21 1st Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

*20-22 Pesach-Passover (Last 2 Days) (Jewish)**

27 Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) (Jewish)

28-29 9th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

MAY 2014

1-2 12th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

5 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

14 Visakha Puja-Buddha Day (Buddhist)

15 Theravadin Buddhist (New Year) (Theravadin Buddhist)

22-23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

28-29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

JUNE 2014

*3-5 Shavout (Jewish)**

8 Pentecost (Christian, Orthodox Christian)

28 1st Day of Ramadan (Islam)

JULY 2014

13 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

8-9 Martyrdom of the B’ab

13 Obon (Buddhist)

29 Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)

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)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

14 Maghi (Hindu)

5 Mahayana Buddhist (New Year) (Buddhist)

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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)

21 Naw Ruz* (Baha'i)

5 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

6 Holi (Hindu)

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, Orthodox Christian)

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

16 Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) (Jewish)

21 1st Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

24 Yom Ha'Atzmaut (Jewish)

29 9th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

MAY 2015

2 12th Day of Rivdan (Hindu)

4 Visakha Puja-Buddha Day (Buddhist)

4 Pentecost (Christian)

23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

*24-25 Shavout (Jewish)**

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

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

8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)

*7-14 Hanukkah (Jewish)

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

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 Kwanzaa (African-American)

(*) 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.jcrcny.org/images/pdf/JewishCommunity/jcrcjewish10yearcalenda...
Interfaith Calendar  - www.interfaithcalendar.org.
Global Islamic Calendar - http://moonsighting.com/globaldates.htm
Hindu Festivals - www.hinduism.co.za/hindu.htm