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Religious Holidays Calendar

Please note that each holiday is significant in its tradition, however, only major Jewish holidays and some Islamic holidays preclude secular activities and serve as valid reasons for being excused from or for rescheduling academic responsibilities. In addition, secular activity is precluded on Friday night and Saturday until dark for Jews who observe the Sabbath.

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

August
11 - Ramadan Begins (Islam, 30 days)

September
9-10 - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year - 2 days)*
10 - Eid al Fitr (Islam, end of Ramadan fast)
18 - Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)*
23-24 - Sukkot (Jewish Festival of Booths)*
30 - Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)*

October
1 - Simchat Torah (Jewish)*
20 - Birth of the Bab (Baha'i)

November
12 - Baha-u-llah's Birthday (Baha'i)*
16 - Eid al Adha (Islam)

December
2-9 - Hanukkah (Jewish)* - Secular activities are not precluded
8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic)
25 - Christmas (Christian)

January
20 - Tu B-hvat (Jewish)* - Secular activities are not precluded

February
3 - Chinese New Year

March
9 - Ash Wednesday (Christian)
20 - Purim (Jewish)* - Secular activities are not precluded

April
19-20 - First and second day of Passover (Jewish, lasts 8 days)*
21 - First day of Ridvan (Baha'i)*
22 - Good Friday (Christian)
24 - Easter (Christian)
25-26 - Last two days of Passover (Jewish)*