Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Interfaith Calendar

2022-2023

2022 HOLIDAY & APPLICABLE ACCOMODATIONS Observer
June 19 Juneteenth American/African American
July 9 Martyrdom of Bab Bahá’í
July 7- July 12 The Hajj Islam
Aug. 6-Aug. 7 Tisha B’ Av

Jewish students and employees may be fasting all day.

Judaism
July 9-
July 10
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. 1 Lammas/Lughnasadh Pagen, Wiccan, Druid
Aug. 7- Aug. 8 Ashurah

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

Islam
Aug. 11 Raksha Bandhan Hinduism
Aug. 18-Aug. 19 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. 24 Paryushana-Parva

Jain students and employees may be fasting.
Jainism
Sep. 25-
Sep. 27
Rosh Hashanah

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

Judaism
Sep. 23 Mabon Pagan, Wiccan, Druid
Oct. 4- Oct. 5 Yom Kippur

Jewish students and employees may be fasting all day.

Judaism
Oct. 9- Oct. 16 Sukkot

Eve and first day are non-working for Reform Jews; Eve, first and second days are non-working for Orthodox Jews. Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Oct. 17 Shemini Atzeret
Simchat TorahAvoid important deadlines. If planning an event, provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).
Judaism
Sept. 26- Oct. 5 Sharad Navaratri

Some may be fasting.

Hinduism
Oct. 7- Oct. 8 Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni) (dates can vary by a day)

Muslim students and employees may be fasting.

Islam
Oct. 24 Diwali (Deepavali)

Employees & students may request the day off.
Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
Oct. 25-Oct. 26 Birth of the Báb

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

Bahá’í
Oct. 26-Oct. 27 Birth of Bahá’u’lláh

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

Bahá’í
Oct. 31- Nov. 1 Samhain Pagan, Wiccan, Druid
Nov. 1- Nov. 2 Dia de los Muertos Latinx Heritage
Nov. 1 All Saints Day Christian
Nov. 2 All Souls Day Christian
Dec. 18- Dec. 26 Hanukkah/Chanukah

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
Dec. 8 Bodhi Day

Many Buddhists will spend the day meditating and praying with a focus on the Four Noble Truths.

Buddhism
Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Christian
Dec. 16- Dec. 24 Las Posadas Mexican, Latinx Christian
Dec. 21 Yule Pagan, Wiccan, Druid
Dec. 21- Dec. 25 Pancha Ganapati Hinduism
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Christmas

Christian employees will likely request to have this day off.

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

African American employees may request to have this day off.

African American
2023 HOLIDAY & APPLICABLE ACCOMODATIONS OBSERVERS
Jan. 1 Gantan-sai

The Shinto suspend work on this day.

Shinto
Jan. 7 Eastern Orthodox Christmas

Eastern Orthodox employees may request this day off.

Orthodox Christian
Jan. 22 Lunar New Year

Chinese employees may request this day off.

Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
Feb. 18 Maha Shivaratri

Students & employees may be fasting the night of

Hindu
Feb. 22 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. 22-
Apr. 6
Lent

Food accommodation as requested, usually no meat on Fridays.

Christianity (RC, P)
Mar. 2
Mar. 20
‘Alá’ (Loftiness)

Bahá’ís students and employees may be fasting from sun up to sun down.

Bahá’í
Feb. 27
Apr. 8
Great Lent

 

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

Orthodox Christian
Mar. 6
Mar. 7
Purim

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

Judaism
Mar. 8 Holi (date may vary)

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

Hindu
Mar. 22-
Apr. 21
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.

Muslim
Apr. 4 Mahavir-Jayanti

Time off may be requested.

Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
Apr. 5-
Apr. 13
Passover

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply)

Judaism
Mar. 30 Rama Navami

 

Hindu students and employees may request time off

Hindu
Apr. 2 Palm Sunday

 

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

Christian
Apr. 7 Good Friday

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

Christianity (RC, P)
Apr. 9 Easter

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

Christianity (RC, P)
Apr. 9 Orthodox Palm Sunday

 

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

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 7 Holy Friday

Greek Orthodox Christians may be fasting.

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 9 Easter/Pascha

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

Orthodox Christian
Apr. 21-
May 2
Ridván

Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events and activities on the 1st day, 9th day and 12th day of Ridván as work & school is suspended for Baha’is.

Baha’i
Apr. 17-
Apr. 18
Yom HaSho’ah

Provide food accommodation as requested (kosher restrictions apply).

Judaism
May 24 Declaration of the Báb

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

Bahá’í
Apr. 21-
Apr. 22
Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day)

Muslims may request time off for prayer and breaking fast.

Islam
May 29 Ascension of Baha’u’lláh

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

Bahá’
May 25-
May 27
Shavuot

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

Judaism

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