Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Interfaith Calendar

2019

Dates Days Holiday & Applicable Accommodations Religion
Aug. 10
Aug. 11
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Eid al-Adha (date can vary by a day)

Students & employees may request the day off. If planning an evening event, provide food accommodations if requested (Islamic dietary restrictions apply).

Islam
Aug. 10
Aug. 11
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Tisha B’ Av

Jewish students and employees may be fasting all day.

Judaism
Aug. 24 Saturday Krishna Janmashtami (date may vary)

Avoid scheduling major academic deadlines on this day, since it is likely that Hindu students will be operating on very little sleep.

Hinduism
Aug. 27
Sept. 3
Tuesday
Tuesday
Paryushana-Parva

Jain students and employees may be fasting.
Jainism
Sept. 10
Sept. 11
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Ashurah

Shia Muslims will be in mourning (may not attend events). Sunni Muslims may be fasting.

Islam
Sep. 29
Oct. 1
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Tuesday
Rosh Hashanah

If planning an event, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Oct. 8
Oct. 9
Sundown-Tuesday
Sundown-Wednesday
Yom Kippur

Jewish students and employees may be fasting all day.

Judaism
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Sunday
Sukkot

Eve and first day are non-working for Reform Jews; Eve, first and second days are non-working for Orthodox Jews.

Judaism
Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Tuesday
Shemini Atzeret Simchat Torah

If planning an event, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

 

Judaism
Oct. 27/28 Sunday/Monday Diwali (Deepavali)

Employees & students may request the day off.
Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
Oct. 27 Sunday Mahavira-Jayanti

Time off may be requested.

Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
Oct. 28
Oct. 29
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Birth of the Báb

Baha’i employees suspend work on this day and will likely request to have this day off.

Bahá’í
Oct. 29
Oct. 30
Sundown-Tuesday
Sundown-Wednesday
Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

Baha’i employees suspend work on this day and will likely request to have this day off.

Bahá’í
Nov. 9
Nov. 10
Sundown-Friday
Sundown-Saturday
Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni) (dates can vary by a day)

Muslim students and employees may be fasting.

Islam
Dec. 22
Dec. 30
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Monday
Chanukah

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Tuesday
Wednesday
Christmas

Christian employees will likely request to have this day off.

Christianity (RC, P, O)
Dec. 26
Jan. 1
Thursday
Wednesday
Kwanzaa

African American employees will likely request to have this day off.

African American

2020

Dates DAYS HOLIDAY & APPLICABLE ACCOMODATIONS RELIGION
Jan. 1 Wednesday Gantan-sai Shinto
Jan. 7 Tuesday Feast of the Nativity (Christmas)

Eastern Orthodox employees will probably request this day off.

Orthodox Christian
Jan. 25 Saturday Lunar New Year

Chinese employees may request this day off.

Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
Feb. 21 Friday Maha Shivaratri

Students & employees may be fasting the night of

Hindu
Feb. 26 Wednesday Ash Wednesday

May request time off for attending Mass to be ashed.
Christian students and employees may be fasting and/or abstaining from meat, eggs, & milk.

Christianity (RC, P)
Feb. 26
Apr. 9
Wednesday
Thursday
Lent begins

Food accommodation as requested, usually no meat on Friday’s.

Christianity (RC, P)
Mar. 1
Mar. 20
Sunday
Friday
‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 19-day fast, sunrise to sunset each day.

Bahá’ís students and employees may be fasting.

Bahá’í
Mar. 2
Apr. 18
Monday

Saturday

Great Lent begins-Clean Monday

 

Orthodox students and employees may be fasting and/or abstaining from meat.

Orthodox Christian
Mar. 9
Mar. 10
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Purim

Jews may request time off. If planning an evening event, provide food accommodations if requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Mar. 9
Mar. 10
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Holi (date may vary)

Hindu students and employees may be tired or request time off.

Hindu
Apr. 8
Apr. 16
Sundown Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Passover (first two and last two days)

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply—the use of leavening is prohibited so, for example, matzah is eaten in place of bread.)

Judaism
Apr. 2 Thursday Rama Navami

 

Hindu students and employees may request time off

Hindu
Apr. 10 Friday Good Friday

Meat (fish not considered meat) is prohibited during meals for some.

Christianity (RC, P)
Apr. 12 Sunday Easter

Christian employees that work on Sundays may ask for this day off.

Christianity (RC, P)
Apr. 12 Sunday Palm Sunday

 

Orthodox Christian employees that work on Sundays may ask for this day off.

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 17 Friday Holy Friday

Greek Orthodox Christians may be fasting.

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 19 Sunday Easter/Pascha

Orthodox Christian employees that work on Sundays may ask for this day off.

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 19
May 1
Sundown-Sundau
Sundown-Friday
Ridván of Most Great Festival

Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the 1st day, 9th day (April 28-29), and 12th day (May 1-2) of Ridván as work & school is suspended for Baha’is.

Baha’i
Apr. 20
Apr. 21
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Yom HaSho’ah

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Apr. 23
May 23
Sundown-Thursday
Sundown-Saturday
Ramadan

Required fasting during sunlight hours. Avoid scheduling meetings with food during the day. For later events, plan to have food left out until after sundown & plan for a space where students and employees can choose to go while others are eating if meals must be served.

Islam
May 22
May 23
Sundown-Friday
Sundown-Saturday
Declaration of the Báb

May request time off as work & school is suspended for Baha’is.

Bahá’í
May 23
May 24
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day)

Muslims may request time off for prayer and breaking fast.

Islam
May 27
May 28
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Ascension of Baha’u’lláh

May request time off as work & school is suspended for Baha’is.

Bahá’
May 28
May 30
Sundown-Thursday
Sundown-Saturday
Shavuot

Provide food accommodation as requested. (Kosher restrictions apply—although it is customary to eat dairy in some communities, others abstain)

Judaism
July 29
July 30
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Tisha B’ Av

Jewish students and employees may be fasting all day.

Judaism
July 30
July 31
Sundown-Thursday

Sundown-Friday

Eid al-Adha (date can vary by a day)

Employees & students may ask for the day off. If planning an evening event, provide food accommodations if requested (Islamic dietary restrictions apply).

Islam

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