Religious Observances

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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    Wiccans observing Brigid, or Imbolc, clean and organize their living environments, as well as their minds and hearts, in preparation for the upcoming season of growth (spring). It’s a time to shake off the doldrums of winter and light the fires of creativity and inspiration. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    Jewish law required that every firstborn son had to be dedicated to God in memory of the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt. As such, the Feast of the Presentation celebrates the Presentation of Jesus Christ in the Temple forty days after his birth.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

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    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 Mulk (Dominion) gather for the 19-Day Feast. That is a three-part observance with devotions, community consultation, and a social portion. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Friday, February 12, 2021

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    Also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. Celebrated with a festival for families, decorating buildings with lucky red items, partaking in cultural activities, eating certain "lucky" foods, setting off firecrackers, and praying.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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    The first day of the forty day season of Lent. The service features penitential acts symbolized by the Imposition of Ashes on the foreheads of the congregation gathered. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 19, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 20, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 21, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 22, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 23, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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, February 24, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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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    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    Fast of Esther. Often observed by fasting.

Friday, February 26, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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

    Translated as “Days of Joy” or “Days outside of time“ - Baha’is and friends observing Ayyám-i-Há perform acts of charity, give gifts to friends and family, and attend social gatherings, before a period of fasting begins. Some employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

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    Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities. The day is also usually observed by omitting the Tachanun prayer and having a more elaborate meal than on ordinary days.

Monday, March 1, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 2, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 3, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 5, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 6, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 7, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 8, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 9, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 10, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 12, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 13, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 14, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 15, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 16, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 17, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 19, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 20, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 21, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 22, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 23, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 24, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 26, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 27, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Monday, March 29, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Friday, April 2, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

    • All Day

    A period of growing in virtue particularly through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving. Catholics celebrating  the Season of Lent 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 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

    • 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    • All Day

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

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    • All Day

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

Thursday, September 16, 2021

    • 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 employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.