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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.

An asterisk (*) denotes that the holiday begins on the previous evening

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

August
1 - Ramadan Begins (Islam, 30 days)

31- Eid al Fitr (Islam, end of Ramadan fast)

September
29-30 - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year - 2 days)*

October

8 - Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement)*

13-14 - Sukkot (Jewish Festival of Booths)*

20 - Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)*

20 - Birth of the Bab (Baha'i)

November

6 - Eid al Adha (Islam)

12 - Baha-u-llah's Birthday (Baha'i)*

December
8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic)

21-28 - Hanukkah (Jewish)* - Secular activities are not precluded
25 - Christmas (Christian)

January

23 - Chinese New Year

February

22 - Ash Wednesday (Christian)

March
8 - Purim (Jewish)* - Secular activities are not precluded

April
6 - Good Friday (Christian)

7-8 - First and second day of Passover (Jewish, lasts 8 days)*

8 - Easter (Christian)

13 - Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)

13-14 - Last two days of Passover (Jewish)*

15 - Easter/Pascha (Orthodox Christian)

21 - First day of Ridvan (Baha'i)*

May

27-28 - Shavout (Jewish)*


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