Religious Holidays and Observances

Religious Holidays and Observances

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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