2018-19 Religious Holidays

These are major holidays for which some students might be missing classes, athletic events, or exams, and for which we ask faculty and staff to avoid scheduling major events, exams, and due dates as much as possible. We realize there may be other holidays important to some individual students, and we will deal with those on a  case-by-case basis. Also, please note that dates may vary a bit for some students due to complicated issues with calculating from a lunar calendar and different cultural observances within a broadly defined faith tradition.

September

  • 9/9 - Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown
  • 9/11 - Rosh Hashanah ends at sundown
  • 9/18 - Yom Kippur begins at sundown
  • 9/20 - Ashura begins at sundown
  • 9/21 - Ashura ends
  • 9/23 - Sukkot begins at sundown
  • 9/30 - Sukkot ends at sundown

October

  • 10/9 - Navaratri begins
  • 10/18 - Navaratri ends

November​

  • 11/7 - Diwali

December

  • 12/2 - Hanukkah begins at sundown
  • 12/8 - Bodhi Day
  • 12/10 - Hanukkah ends at sundown
  • 12/25 - Christmas
  • 12/26 - Kwanzaa begins

January

  • 1/1 - Kwanzaa ends
  • 1/21 - Magha begins

February

  • 2/5 - Lunar New Year
  • 2/19 - Magha ends

March

  • 3/6 - Ash Wednesday
  • 3/20 - Holi begins at sundown
  • 3/20 - Purim begins at sundown
  • 3/21 - Holi ends at sundown
  • 3/21 - Purim ends at sundown

April

  • 4/19 - Good Friday
  • 4/19 - Passover begins at sundown
  • 4/21 - Easter Sunday
  • 4/27 - Passover ends at sundown

May

  • 5/1 - Yom HaShoah begins at sundown
  • 5/2 - Yom HaShoah ends at sundown
  • 5/5 - Ramadan begins at sundown
  • 5/19 - Wesak

June

  • 6/4 - Ramadan ends at sundown
  • 6/4 - Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown
  • 6/5 - Eid al-Fitr ends at sundown 
  • 6/8 - Shavuot begins at sundown
  • 6/10 - Shavuot ends at sundown