Multifaith Calendar


This list below shows major holy days for the following religions:

  • Aboriginal Faith;
  • Baha’i Faith;
  • Buddhism;
  • Christianity (Western and Eastern Orthodox);
  • Confucianism;
  • Hinduism;
  • Islam;
  • Jainism;
  • Judaism;
  • Paganism/Wicca;
  • Sikhism; and

Explanation of major holy days.

The following calendar is intended as a resource. The bolded dates are commonly recognized religious holy days, which require members of those religions to be absent from the university. Efforts should be made to avoid scheduling exams/tests, conferences, meetings, etc. on these dates. Requests for accommodation on the other dates may or may not be made.

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
4-6 Rosh Hashanah Judaism
9 Ganesh Chaturthi Hinduism
9 – August 29th Anant Chaturdashi Jainism
10 Paryushan Parva Jainism
13 Yom Kippur Judaism
19 Mid-Autumn Festival Confucianism
19-25 Sukkot Judaism
22 Fall Equinox Mabon Wicca/Paganism Northern hemisphereOstara Wicca/Paganism Southern hemisphere
25 Shemini Atzeret Judaism
26 Simchat Torah Judaism
27 Meskel Ethiopian Christianity

October 2013

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
5-13 Navaratri Hinduism
13 Waqf al Arafa – Hajj dayDasera IslamHinduism
15 Eid al Adha Islam
20 Birth of the BábInstallation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Baha’iSikhism
24 Pavarana Buddhism
31 Samhain Wicca/Paganism

November 2013

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
3 Diwali – Deepavali Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
4 Hijra – New yearChrist the king IslamChristianity
8 Jnana Panchami Jainism
12 Birth of Baha’u’llah Baha’i
13-14 Ashura Islam
24 Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Sikhism
26 Day of the Covenant Baha’i
27 – December 5th Hanukkah/ Chanukah Judaism
28 Ascension of Abdu’l-BahaGuru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday Baha’iSikhism

December 2013

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
8 Rohatsu – Bodhi day Buddhism
21 Winter Solstice YuleLitha Mabon Wicca/Paganism Northern hemisphereOstara Wicca/Paganism Southern hemisphere
24-25 Christmas EveChristmas day Christianity
26 Zarathosht Diso (Death of prophet Zarathushtra) Zoroastrianism
26 – January 1st Kwanzaa African Festival
31 Watch Night Christianity

January 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
1 Gantan-Sai (New year) Shintoism
5 Guru Gobindh Singh birthday Sikhism
6 EpiphanyFeast of the Theophany ChristianityOrthodox Christianity
13 Mawlid an NabiMaghi IslamSikhism
16-19 Mahayana New year Buddhism
19 World Religion dayTimkat Baha’iEthiopian Orthodox Christianity
28 Feast of the Holy Family Catholic Christianity
31 Chinese New year Confucianism
Daoisti
Buddhism

February 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
2 Presentation of Christ in the TempleImbolc – Lughnassad Anglican ChristianityWicca/Paganism Northern and southern hemispheres
3 Setsubun-Sai Shintoism
4 Vasant Panchami Hinduism
14 Lantern Festival Confucianism
15 Nirvana day Buddhism
Jainism
26 – March 1st Intercalary days Baha’i
28 Maha Shivaratri Hinduism

March 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
2-20 Nineteen day Fast Baha’i
5 Ash Wednesday – Lent begins Christianity
9 Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christianity
15 Purim Judaism
16 Magha Puja day Buddhism
17 HoliHola Mohalla HinduismSikhism
20 Spring Equinox Ostara Wicca/Paganism Northern hemisphere
Mabon Wicca/Paganism Southern hemisphere
21 Nowruz (New Year)
Naw Ruz (New year)
Norouz (New year)
Persian New Year
Baha’i
Zoroastrianism
28 Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zarahushstra) Zoroastrianism

April 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
8 Rama Navami Hinduism
13 Palm Sunday
Mahavir Jayanti
Orthodox Christianity
Jainism
14 Baisakhi New year Sikhism
15 Lord’s Evening Meal
Hanuman Jayanti
Theravada New year
Jehovah’s Witness
Christianity
Hinduism
Buddhism
15-22 Pesach (Passover) Judaism
18 Good (Holy) Friday Christianity
19 Holy Saturday Christianity
20 Easter Christianity
20 – May 2nd Ridvan Baha’i
21 First day of Ridvan Baha’i
23 St. George day Christianity
27 Yom Hashoah Judaism
29 Ninth day of Ridvan Baha’i

May 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
1 Beltane Wicca/Paganism Northern and southern hemispheres
2 Twelfth day of Ridvan Baha’i
5 Yom Ha’Atzmaunt Judaism
14 Visakka Puja – Buddha day Buddhism
18 Lag B’Omer Judaism
23 Declaration of the Bab Baha’i
24-25 Lailat al Miraj Islam
29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah Baha’i

June 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
2 Dragon Boat Festival Confucianism
4-5 Shavuot Judaism
8 Pentecost Christianity
11-12 Lailat al Bara’ah Islam
16 Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom Sikhism
19 New Church day
Corpus Christi
Swedenborgian Christianity
Catholic Christianity
21 Summer Solstice Litha
Yule
National Aboriginal day
Wicca/Paganism Northern hemisphere
Wicca/Paganism southern hemisphere
Aboriginal Culture
28 Ramadan begins Islam

 

July 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
9 Martyrdom of the Bab Baha’i
13 Asalha Puja day Buddhism
13-15 Obon
Ulambana – Obon
Shinto
Buddhism
23 Laylat al Qadr Islam
24 Pioneer day Christianity (Mormon)
29 Eid al Fitr Islam

August 2014

DATE HOLY DAY FAITH
1 Lammas Wicca/Paganism Northern and southern hemispheres
5 Tish’a B’av Judaism
10 Raksha Bandhan
Ghost Festival
Hinduism
Confucianism
15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christianity
17 Krishna Janmashtami Hinduism
29 Ganesh Chaturthi Hinduism
30 Paryushan Parva Jainism
Last updated on Monday, August 10, 2015