2015 - 2018 Calendar
 

AUGUST 2015

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

29 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

SEPTEMBER 2015

*14-15 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

*23 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

23 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

*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)

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 (Catholic)

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)

MARCH 2016

6 Orthodox Sunday – Orthodox Christian\

20 Palm Sunday – Orthodox Christian 

21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)

23 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

23 Holi (Hindu)

*24 Purim (Jewish)

25 Good Friday (Christian)

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 Pentecost (Christian)

15 Buddha Day-Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i)

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)

SEPTEMBER 2017

*1 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

*21-22 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

21 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

*30 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

30 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

OCTOBER 2017

*5-6 Sukkot (Jewish)**

*12 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*13 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

19 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

*20 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

*20 Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)**

NOVEMBER 2017

1 All Saint s 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 2017

8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)

*12-20 Hanukkah (Jewish)

*25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 2019 Kwanzaa (African-American)

JANUARY 2018

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)

2 Mahayana Buddhist New Year (Baha’i)

6 Epiphany (Christian)

7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)

13 Maghi (Hindu)

22 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)

FEBRUARY 2018

8 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

12 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)

14 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

14 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

16 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)

MARCH 2018

*1 Purim (Jewish)**

2 Holi (Hindu)

18 Ramayana Begins (Hindu)

*21 Naw Ruz (Baha’i)**

25 Palm Sunday (Christian)

26 Ramanavami (Hindu)

30 Good Friday (Christian)

31 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

31 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

*31-Apr 1 Pesach-Passover(Jewish)**

APRIL 2018

1 Easter (Christian)

1 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)

6-7 Pesach-Passover (Jewish)

8 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

*12 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)

19 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)

*21 1st Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)**

*29 9th Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)**

29 Buddha Day- Visakha Puja (Buddhist)

30 Theravadin Buddhist New Year (Theravadin Buddihist) 

MAY 2018

*2 12th Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)**

*16 1st day of Ramadan (Islam)

20 Pentecost (Christian)

*20-21 Shavout (Jewish)**

*23 Declaration of B’ab (Baha’i)**

27 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)

*29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)**

JUNE 2018

*15 Eid-al-Fitr (Islam)

JULY 2018

*9 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i)**

13 Obon (Buddhist)

*22 Tisha B’Av (Jewish)**

27Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)

27 Guru Purnima (Hindu)

AUGUST 2018

15 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)

15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)

*22 Eid-al-Adha (Islam)

SEPTEMBER 2018

*10-11 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)**

*19 Yom Kippur (Jewish)**

*24-25 Sukkot (Jewish)**

OCTOBER 2018

*1 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)**

*2 Simchat Torah (Jewish)**

8 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)

9 Navaratra Dashara (Hindu)

*20 Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)**

27 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)

*28 Al Hijra (New Year) (Islam)

NOVEMBER 2018

1 All Saint s 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 2018

*2-10 Hanukkah (Jewish)

8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)

*25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1 2019 Kwanzaa (African-American)

(*) Denotes Holiday begins at sundown 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 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