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Religious Holidays and Observances

2021- 2022 Religious Holidays and Observances
 

AUGUST 2021 *1 Lughnassad (Wiccan/Pagan)
3 Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
*10 1st of Muharram – Islamic New Year, 1443 A.H. (Islam)
13 Obon (Buddhist)
15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)
*19 Ashura – (Islam)
22 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
SEPTEMBER 2021 *7-8 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) **
*16 Yom Kippur (Jewish) **
*21-27 Sukkot (Jewish)
*21-22 Sukkot (First 2 Days) (Jewish) **
22 Mabon (Wiccan/Pagan)
*28 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish) **
*29 Simchat Torah (Jewish) **
OCTOBER 2021 7-14 Navaratri (Hindu)
*8 1st of Rabi’ al-Awwal (Islam)
15 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)
*20 Milad al-Nabi (Islam)
*20 Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)
*31 Samhain (Wiccan/Pagan)
NOVEMBER 2021 1 All Saints Day (Christian)
4 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)
*12 Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha’i)**
26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)
*28 Ascension of Abdul'l-Baha (Baha’i)
*28- December 6 Hanukkah (Jewish)
DECEMBER 2021 8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)
8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
*22 Yule (Wiccan/Pagan)
25 Christmas (Christian)
26-Jan 1 2022 Kwanzaa (African-American)
JANUARY 2022 1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)
6 Epiphany (Christian)
7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)
18 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
FEBRUARY 2022 1 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)
2 Imbolc (Wiccan/Pagan)
*3 First day of Rajab (Islam)
5 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)
15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
16 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)
MARCH 2022 1 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
2 Ash Wednesday (Christian)
*5 First day of Sha’ban (Islam)
7 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)
*17 Purim (Jewish)
*19 Holi (Hindu)
*20 Ostara (Wiccan/Pagan)
*22 Naw-Rúz (New Year)
APRIL 2022 *3 1st Day of Ramadan (Islam)
10 Palm Sunday (Christian)
10 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
10 Ramanavami (Hindu)
15 Good Friday (Christian)
16 Pesach-Passover Begins (Jewish)
16-18 Pesach-Passover First 2 Days (Jewish)**
16 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)
16 Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
17 Easter (Christian)
21 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
*21 1st Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)**
23 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
22-23 Pesach-Passover Last 2 Days (Jewish)**
23 Pesach-Passover Ends (Jewish)**
22 Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)
24 Easter (Orthodox Christian)
25 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
*28 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)
MAY 2022 *1 Beltane (Wiccan/Pagan)
2 Last day of Rivdan (Baha’i)
2 12th Day of Rividan (Baha’i) **
*3 Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)
*4 Yom HaZikaron (Jewish)
*5 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)
6 Visakha Puja (Hindu)
*23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i) **
*29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) **
JUNE 2022 *5-6 Shavuot (Jewish)**
5 Pentecost (Christian)
12 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)
*24 Litha (Wiccan/Pagan)
JULY 2022 *9 The Day of Arafah (Islam)
*10 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)
*10 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i) **
13 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)
*13 Guru Purnima (Hindu)
*18 Eid al-Ghadeer (Shia)
*30 1st of Muharram – Islamic New Year (1444 A.H.)
AUGUST 2022 *1 Lughnassad (Wiccan/Pagan)
*6 Tisha B'av (Jewish)
*8 Ashura (Islam)
11 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
13 Obon (Buddhist)
15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)
18 Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
SEPTEMBER 2022 21 Mabon (Wiccan/Pagan)
*26-27 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) **
26- October 4 Navaratri (Hindu)
27 1st of Rabi’ al-Awwal (Islam)
OCTOBER 2022 *5 Yom Kippur (Jewish) **
5 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)
*8 Milad al-Nabi (Islam)
*10-16 Sukkot (Jewish)
*10-11 Sukkot (First 2 Days) (Jewish) **
*17 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish) **
*18 Simchat Torah (Jewish) **
24 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)
*26 Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)
*27 Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha’i)**
*31- November 1 Samhain (Wiccan/Pagan)
NOVEMBER 2022 1 All Saints Day (Christian)
26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)
*28 Ascension of Abdul'l-Baha (Baha’i)
DECEMBER 2022 8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)
8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
*18-26 Hanukkah (Jewish)
*21- January 1 2023 Yule (Wiccan/Pagan)
25 Christmas (Christian)
26-Jan 1 2022 Kwanzaa (African-American)

( * ) Denotes Holiday begins at sunset the day before this date
( ** ) Denotes Holidays on 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 sunset each Friday and concludes at sunset 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  - www.hebcal.com
Interfaith Calendar  - www.interfaithcalendar.org
Islamic Finder - www.islamicfinder.org/islamic-calendar