Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Friday, January 28, 2022

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Friday, February 4, 2022

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    Visit this link for updates on the 2022-2023 internship recruitment cycle! 

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    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Mulk (Dominion) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

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Friday, February 18, 2022

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Saturday, February 26, 2022

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    Ayyám-i-Há, or “Days of glory,” are devoted to spiritual preparation for the Fast, hospitality, charity and gift giving. They are celebrated during the four or five days (depending upon leap year) before the last month of the Bahá’í year.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

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    Ayyám-i-Há, or “Days of glory,” are devoted to spiritual preparation for the Fast, hospitality, charity and gift giving. They are celebrated during the four or five days (depending upon leap year) before the last month of the Bahá’í year.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022

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    We are currently trying to determine what South Asian American topics students are most interested in engaging with at the conference. Please fill out the following form to provide your feedback on topic selection: https://forms.gle/9eFp6UxkXC3YY59m

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Saturday, March 5, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    • 109 English Building, 608 S Wright St.

  • Guest speaker images for International Women's Day 2022: "12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"
    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • 3rd Floor, Levis Faculty Center

    The Humanities Research Institute and The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program co- host an annual event bringing together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of the woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

    • 3:30 pm

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, March 11, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 14, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    Purim celebrates being saved from a genocide in ancient Persia. Observances include listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue, sending food parcels, giving to charity, and dressing up in costume and eating festive meals. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    Fast of Esther. Often observed by fasting. Some students or employees may request scheduling accomodations in order to observe.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    Purim celebrates being saved from a genocide in ancient Persia. Observances include listening to the Book of Esther in synagogue, sending food parcels, giving to charity, and dressing up in costume and eating festive meals. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. Those observing Shushan Purim may do so by omitting the Tachanun prayer and having a more elaborate meal than on ordinary days.

Friday, March 18, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. Those observing Shushan Purim may do so by omitting the Tachanun prayer and having a more elaborate meal than on ordinary days.

  • A dance lesson diagram with the quote "Diversity is getting invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance." Verna Meyers
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    The OVCDEI Broadening Inclusion Grant seeks proposals for innovative projects that strive to engage across disciplines and perspectives in hope of creating a more inclusive and just society. More at go.illinois.edu/broadeinginclusion.

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    Spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". Holi begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. It is celebrated the night before with a Holika Bonfire and on the day of by spraying colors on others, dancing, partying and eating festival delicacies.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    Spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". Holi begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. It is celebrated the night before with a Holika Bonfire and on the day of by spraying colors on others, dancing, partying and eating festival delicacies.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

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    The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    Spring Equinox - Conception, Regeneration, New Beginnings. Winter is now over, and light is increasing. The day and night are equal in length at the equinox, and Spring has arrived or is coming soon. Eostara is the time of fertility, birth, and renewal. The ice is thawing, and the growing season for plants and animals begins. Growth is the theme of the day.

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    The celebration of the traditional Iranian new year holiday, and is celebrated throughout countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. Bahá'ís observing Naw-Rúz often suspend work and school, and some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, March 21, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The Baha’i New Year’s Day coincides with the spring equinox. Naw-Rúz is an ancient Persian festival celebrating the “new day” and for Bahá'is it marks the end of the annual 19-Day Fast and is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to o

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • 5:00 pm
    • Spurlock Museum

Friday, March 25, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Monday, March 28, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

  • Headshots of Vincent Brown, Cheryl Finley, and Christopher Freeburg
    • 12:00 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Board Room (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    A discussion of Christopher Freeburg’s book Counterlife with responses from Vincent Brown and Cheryl Finley. Lunch will be served; registration required. Limited number of book copies available in advance from HRI.

  • Headshots of Vincent Brown, Cheryl Finley, and Christopher Freeburg
    • 7:30 pm   Time TBD
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    Presentation by Vincent Brown (History and African American Studies, Harvard University) and Cheryl Finley (Director of the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History, Spelman College) with Christopher Freeburg (English) responding.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Monday, April 4, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • 7:00 pm
    • 1090 Lincoln Hall

Thursday, April 7, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

  • Photo of Natalie Diaz standing in front of a pale gray wall. Diaz is wearing a charcoal grey sweater speckled in white and aqua gemstone stud earrings, and her dark hair is pulled back.
    • 12:00 pm

    Inside Scoop events bring University of Illinois undergraduates from any major into close conversation about humanities and arts-related topics with distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting scholars.

  • Photo of Natalie Diaz standing in front of a pale gray wall. Diaz is wearing a charcoal grey sweater speckled in white and aqua gemstone stud earrings, and her dark hair is pulled back.
    • 7:30 pm
    • Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom (601 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801)

    Public poetry reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

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    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Jalal (Glory) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • 7:00 pm
    • Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., Champaigni

Sunday, April 10, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

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    The Sunday before Easter which introduces Holy Week. In the Episcopal Church, services on this day feature the distinctive ceremonies of the blessing of palms and procession, representing Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem the week before the Resurrection, and the reading of the Passion Gospel from Saints Matthew, Mark, or Luke.

Monday, April 11, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

  • Lunch on Us | Dish It Up "Women Also Know Stuff" April 11 @ 12 noon
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • 616 E. Green St., Suite 202 Champaign, IL 61820

    WomenAlsoKnowStuff is an initiative dedicated to promoting the work of women-identified scholars in political science.  WomenAlsoKnowStuff's database lowers the bar when identfying relevant experts when you are writing syllabi, planning conferences, organizing panels, selecting speakers, citing research, inviting essays and op-eds, and identifying expert sources.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • TBA

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • 7:00 pm
    • 1090 Lincoln Hall

  • Professional headshot of Anthony Ray Hinton
    • 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 14, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

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    Maundy Thursday is the traditional name for the Thursday preceding Easter. It remembers the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, his washing their feet, and the betrayal of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. The Episcopal Church observes this holy day with a service that features “rememorative” actions for worshippers to participate in the sacred narrative.

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    The Sikh New Year festival is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It marks the start of the Punjabi New Year, but it is also a day to celebrate the birth of the Khalsa. This holiday symbolizes standing up to oppression, and fighting for the rights of all. It occurs during the traditional harvest festival in Punjab.

Friday, April 15, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

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    The Friday before Easter. The Episcopal Church’s observance of this day of fasting and penitence features the Passion according to Saint John, and devotions before the cross. Other services held on Good Friday include The Stations of the Cross – which is a meditation on the last fourteen stations of Christ's Passion.

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    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

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    Fast of the First Born. Observed by fasting. Some students or employees may request scheduling accomodations in order to observe.

    • 11:55 pm

Saturday, April 16, 2022

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics reflect on their need to be healed of sin (especially through the Sacrament of Confession), the sacrifice of Christ’s self-offering on the cross, and the anticipation of Easter. Multiple observances apply.

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    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

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    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The Proper Liturgy for Holy Saturday, held in the morning hours, commemorates the time that Christ spent in the tomb after his death and prior to the Resurrection.

    • All Day

    A service held in Episcopal Churches (and others) as the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus on the evening of Holy Saturday. The service features the lighting of the new Paschal fire, a vigil of readings from the New Testament, Baptisms, and the celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The Feast of the Resurrection of Christ. It is the greatest and oldest feast of the Christian Church. The Episcopal Church celebrates the Eucharist with great solemnity on this most holy of feast days. In addition to Easter Day services, it is often observed with family gatherings.

Monday, April 18, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    This observance commemorates the Guru Angad Dev who was the second of the ten Gurus who founded Sikhism.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

  • Headshot of Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
    • 4:00 pm
    • Beckman Institute, Room 5602 (405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801)

    Lecture featuring Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics and founding director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health at the University of Chicago Medicine.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Pronounced "Rezván," this annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for Baha’i institutions are generally held during the Festival of Riḍván. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • 7:00 pm
    • 1090 Lincoln Hall

Thursday, April 21, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Pronounced "Rezván," this annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for Baha’i institutions are generally held during the Festival of Riḍván. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    This symposium explores how infrastructure and aesthetics, as structuring forms, are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

Friday, April 22, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    This symposium explores how infrastructure and aesthetics, as structuring forms, are being taken up in the environmental humanities.

    • All Day

    Christians annually commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on this day, the Friday before Pascha (Easter). The (Eastern) Orthodox Christian Church does not use the term “Good Friday” but the term “Holy Friday” or “Great Friday” instead.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Celebrates the Jews being freed from slavery in Egypt and making the exodus from Egypt to the holy land of Israel. Work is often prohibited the first two days and the last two days. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    In Islam, Laylat al-Qadr or Qadr Night is when the Quran was sent down from Heaven and revealed to the prophet Muhammad [peace be unto him.] The specific date is not mentioned in the Quran although it is believed to be one of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslim holidays begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.

    • All Day

    On this day, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead after 3 days in the grave (Holy Friday, Holy Saturday, and Pascha Sunday).

    • 11:00 am
    • Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, 503 E. John St., Champaign

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    Holocaust Memorial Day. Flags are lowered to half-mast, public places of entertainment are closed, national opening and closing ceremonies are performed, and sirens at 10:00 signal the start of two minutes of silence. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. 

    • 12:00 pm
    • TBT

Thursday, April 28, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    Holocaust Memorial Day. Flags are lowered to half-mast, public places of entertainment are closed, national opening and closing ceremonies are performed, and sirens at 10:00 signal the start of two minutes of silence. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day. 

    • All Day

    In Islam, Laylat al-Qadr or Qadr Night is when the Quran was sent down from Heaven and revealed to the prophet Muhammad [peace be unto him.] The specific date is not mentioned in the Quran although it is believed to be one of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslim holidays begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Jamál (Beauty) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Friday, April 29, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    Part of Undergraduate Research Week.

    • All Day

    Pronounced "Rezván," this annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for Baha’i institutions are generally held during the Festival of Riḍván. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe The Ninth Day.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    Beltane is the time of the marriage and union of the Goddess as Mother Earth and the God of the Greenwood. It is an ancient fertility festival marking the beginning of the planting cycle. The festival was to ensure a good growing season and a bountiful harvest. Beltane is light-hearted, joyful, and full of passion that fuels life, joy, and fertility.

Monday, May 2, 2022

    • All Day

    The ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. Some Muslim employees and students observing Ramadan may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. Your department may find that more employees require space or time for prayer during this period.

    • All Day

    Celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. It is common practice to give zakat (charity) on this day or during the month of Ramadan, and to attend a prayer in the morning, followed by celebration and food with friends and family. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Fitr may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Pronounced "Rezván," this annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age. Elections for Baha’i institutions often occur during this period. Bahá'í students or employees observing the Twelfth Day of Ridván may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. It is common practice to give zakat (charity) on this day or during the month of Ramadan, and to attend a prayer in the morning, followed by celebration and food with friends and family. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Fitr may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

    • All Day

    Second Passover. In Chassidic Judaism, a seder resembling a Passover seder may by conducted. This observance begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of ‘Azamat (Grandeur) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    • All Day

    33rd Day of Counting the Omer. Celebrated for defeating a plague in Israel. Work is allowed. Celebrated by listening to music, bonfires, and family picnics. Lag BaOmer begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

    • All Day

    33rd Day of Counting the Omer. Celebrated for defeating a plague in Israel. Work is allowed. Celebrated by listening to music, bonfires, and family picnics. Lag BaOmer begins at sundown of the first day and ends at sundown of the last day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    • All Day

    This Holy Day commemorates May 23, 1844, when the Báb, the herald of the Baha’i Faith, announced in Shiraz that He was the Herald of a new Messenger of God. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022

    • All Day

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death in exile of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

    • All Day

    Commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Services are held at synagogues. Jewish students or employees observing Shavuot may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

    • All Day

    Commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Services are held at synagogues. Jewish students or employees observing Shavuot may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Núr (Light) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The Last Sunday of the Great Fifty Days of Easter. It is a solemn holy day designated as a baptismal feast. In the Episcopal Church, the Gospel is often read in various languages.

Monday, June 6, 2022

    • All Day

    Commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Services are held at synagogues. Jewish students or employees observing Shavuot may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

    • All Day

    The first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

    • All Day

    Summer Solstice. Litha is the longest day and the shortest night of the year, and a time for transition and planning. Light triumphs, but will now begin to fade into darkness as autumn approaches. This joyous holiday is a time of abundance for wildlife, including people! 

Friday, June 24, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Rahmat (Mercy) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Saturday, July 9, 2022

    • All Day

    Occurring on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. It is tradition to sacrifice a goat and use it to feed your family, friends, and the poor. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Adha may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

    • All Day

    Occurring on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. It is tradition to sacrifice a goat and use it to feed your family, friends, and the poor. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Adha may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The holy day commemorates the anniversary of the execution of the Báb (Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad), the herald of the Baha’i Faith. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, July 11, 2022

    • All Day

    Occurring on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. It is tradition to sacrifice a goat and use it to feed your family, friends, and the poor. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Adha may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    • All Day

    Occurring on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. It is tradition to sacrifice a goat and use it to feed your family, friends, and the poor. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Adha may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    • All Day

    Occurring on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. It is tradition to sacrifice a goat and use it to feed your family, friends, and the poor. Muslim students or employees observing Eid al-Adha may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    Asalha Puja is also known as "Dhamma Day" which celebrates the Buddha's first teaching on the full moon day of the 8th lunar month. The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.  

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Kalimát (Words) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the First of Kamal - Perfection gather for the 19-Day Feast. That is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    • All Day

    The Islamic New Year starts on the 1st of Muharram, which is the first month in the Islamic calendar, and historically marks the moment the prophet Mohammed [peace be unto him] fled from Mecca to Yathrib to escape religious persecution. It is considered the most holy Muslim holiday after Ramadan. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

    • All Day

    The 10th day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic calendar marks a holy day (known as Ashura) whose significance varies among Islamic sects. Sunnis consider it the day that God parted the Red Sea to allow Moses and the Israelites to escape Egypt. For Shia and Sufi Muslims, Ashura is an important and solemn occasion marking the Remembrance or Mourning of Muharram.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the First of Asma (Names) gather for the 19-Day Feast. There is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Friday, August 26, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Monday, August 29, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

    • All Day

    Paryushana is an eight-to-ten day Jain festival of coming together when lay adherents fast and pray, reciting their sacred texts and emphasizing their five ethical duties or vows. The festival ends with Samvatsari, a day of focused prayer and meditation, when forgiveness is asked for offenses committed during the previous year.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, from sunset the day before the day listed until sunset of the day listed, Bahá'ís observing the First of Izzat (Might) gather for the 19-Day Feast. There is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

    • All Day

    The Autumn Equinox is a time for giving thanks and for reflection. At Mabon, the day and the night are equal in length, in sublime balance. For many locations, Mabon coincides with the final harvest of grain, fruits, and vegetables. Mabon, also called Harvest Home, is the time of thanksgiving.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

    • All Day

    The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, September 26, 2022

    • All Day

    The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    • All Day

    The Jewish New Year, celebrated by praying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing the shofar. Work is often prohibited. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Mashiyyat (Will) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

    • All Day

    Day of Atonement. For Jewish people observing Yom Kippur, the day is often observed by fasting, praying, abstaining from physical pleasures, and refraining from work. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    • All Day

    Day of Atonement. For Jewish people observing Yom Kippur, the day is often observed by fasting, praying, abstaining from physical pleasures, and refraining from work. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

    • All Day

    Born in 570 CE, Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday is commemorated by Muslims around the world during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. Actual holy days. Jewish employees observing Sukkot Major may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    Born in 570 CE, Prophet Muhammad’s [peace be upon him] birthday is commemorated by Muslims around the world during the month of Rabi’ Al-Awal. Mawlid an-Nabi – literally, The Birth of the Prophet – is often referred to as the Mawlid.

Friday, October 14, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Saturday, October 15, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Sunday, October 16, 2022

    • All Day

    The Feast of Tabernacles. For Jewish employees observing Sukkot Minor, work is often allowed but meals need to be done in the Sukkah. Some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of ‘Ilm (Knowledge) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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    Day of Celebrating the Torah. The main celebrations of Simchat Torah take place in the synagogue during evening and morning services. Jewish employees observing Simchat Torah may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

    • All Day

    This day commemorates the birth of the central religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by many Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru following the lineage of the ten human Gurus of the religion.

Monday, October 24, 2022

    • All Day

    Diwali or The Festival of Lights is a major holiday. Extending over 5 days, it celebrates the victory of good over evil. Celebrations include millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples, and other buildings. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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    Celebrating the founder of Bábism, and one of three central figures of the Azali and Bahá'í Faiths. From sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the Birth of the Báb may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrating the founder of Bábism, and one of three central figures of the Azali and Bahá'í Faiths. From sunset of the first day until sunset of the last day, Bahá'ís observing the Birth of the Báb may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

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    This holy day celebrates the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Bahá'ís observing the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

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    The Birth of the Báb and the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh occurred on consecutive days according to the Islamic lunar calendar. They are two of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended and children are exempted from attending school. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

    • All Day

    This holy day celebrates the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. Bahá'ís observing the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh may stay home from work during this period, and some may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Monday, October 31, 2022

    • All Day

    From sunset of the first day to sunset of the last day, Samhain marks the Pagan New Year, a time for honoring the dead, cleansing, and releasing. For many Wiccans, Samhain is the most important Sabbat. It’s the time to remember the ancestors, and the time to celebrate the harvest and all that has been accomplished over the year.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

    • All Day

    From sunset of the first day to sunset of the last day, Samhain marks the Pagan New Year, a time for honoring the dead, cleansing, and releasing. For many Wiccans, Samhain is the most important Sabbat. It’s the time to remember the ancestors, and the time to celebrate the harvest and all that has been accomplished over the year.

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    A solemn feast that celebrates all of the saints, both known and unknown. Many Episcopal churches observe this feast on the first Sunday immediately following November 1. Catholics are often obligated to attend Mass this day. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Friday, November 4, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Qudrat (Power) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

    • All Day

    This day commemorates the birth of the central religious scripture of Sikhism, regarded by many Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal living Guru following the lineage of the ten human Gurus of the religion. Students or employees may request scheduling adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    • All Day

    When the rivers and canals are full of water, this festival takes place in all parts of Thailand on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month. Bowls made with leaves, candles, and incense sticks, are placed in the water, and represent bad luck disappearing.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Qawl (Speech) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Friday, November 25, 2022

    • All Day

    The Day of the Covenant is a festival that commemorates Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the Center of His Covenant. Begins and ends at sunset on the first and last days.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

    • All Day

    The Day of the Covenant is a festival that commemorates Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of His eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as the Center of His Covenant. Begins and ends at sunset on the first and last days.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

    • All Day

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of Bahá’u’lláh and His appointed successor, on Nov 28, 1921 in Haifa, in what is now northern Israel. While this is not a day in which work and school should be suspended, some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, November 28, 2022

    • All Day

    Baha’is observe the anniversary of the death of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of Bahá’u’lláh and His appointed successor, on Nov 28, 1921 in Haifa, in what is now northern Israel. While this is not a day in which work and school should be suspended, some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

    • All Day

    Bodhi Day commemorates the Buddha's achievement of Nirvana, and what this means for Buddhism today. Those observing may do so through additional meditation, study of the Dharma, chanting of Buddhist texts (sutras), or performing kind acts towards other beings. Some Buddhists celebrate with a traditional meal of tea, cake, and readings.

Monday, December 12, 2022

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First of Masá’il (Questions) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Monday, December 19, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    Winter Solstice. Yule is the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and is the time to celebrate the return of the light. Some Wiccans consider Yule to be either the year’s beginning or the end. Yule is the solar turning of the tides, and the newborn Sun offers a fresh start and, literally, a new day. It’s a time of renewal and hope.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Friday, December 23, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Saturday, December 24, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

Sunday, December 25, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    The Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, which celebrates the Incarnation of God taking on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated by erecting Christmas trees, decorating homes, visiting family and friends and exchanging gifts. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Monday, December 26, 2022

    • All Day

    Celebrates the Jewish rebellion against the Greeks and the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem. Celebrated by lighting candles each night, singing special songs, reciting prayers, eating foods fried in oil, playing the dreidel game, and giving Chanukah gelt. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe. 

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Friday, December 30, 2022

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

    • All Day

    Kwanzaa is an annual seven-day African-American and pan-African holiday celebration that takes place from December 26 to January 1. For seven days, a principle (Nguzo Saba) is reflected upon such as unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

    • All Day

    At the beginning of each Bahá'í month, Bahá'ís gather for an observance called the 19-Day Feast. The First Day of Sharaf (Honour) begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. It is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.