Religious Observances

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Monday, February 6, 2023

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    • 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 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.

Friday, February 17, 2023

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    Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva. The celebration involves all-night worship the night before, and fasting, payer, and vigil on the day of the festival. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

    • All Day

    Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva. The celebration involves all-night worship the night before, and fasting, payer, and vigil on the day of the festival. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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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 students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

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    In the Christian (Eastern) Orthodox Church, Great Lent marks the forty days leading to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The first day of Great Lent is called Clean Monday. Lent is a time for prayer, penance, good-will, fasting and drawing closer to God.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

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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 27, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

    • All Day

    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.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Friday, March 3, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Monday, March 6, 2023

    • All Day

    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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    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.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

    • All Day

    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

    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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    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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

    • All Day

    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

    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.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Friday, March 10, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Monday, March 13, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Friday, March 17, 2023

    • All Day

    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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    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.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Monday, March 20, 2023

    • All Day

    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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    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

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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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    • All Day

    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

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

    • 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.

Friday, March 24, 2023

    • 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.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

    • 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, March 26, 2023

    • 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.

Monday, March 27, 2023

    • 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, March 28, 2023

    • 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, March 29, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

    • 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.

Friday, March 31, 2023

    • 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.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

    • 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, April 2, 2023

    • 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 3, 2023

    • 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 4, 2023

    • 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 5, 2023

    • 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 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. Those observing Ta'anit Bechorot often do so by fasting. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

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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.

    • 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.

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    Fast of the First Born. Those observing Ta'anit Bechorot often do so by fasting. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

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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.

Friday, April 7, 2023

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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.

    • 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.

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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.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

    • 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.

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    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.

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    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 9, 2023

    • 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.

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    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.

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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.

Monday, April 10, 2023

    • 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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

    • 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.

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    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.

Friday, April 14, 2023

    • 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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    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.

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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.

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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.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

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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 16, 2023

    • 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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    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).

Monday, April 17, 2023

    • 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.

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    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. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

    • 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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    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.

Friday, April 21, 2023

    • 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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    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.

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    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.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

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    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.

Friday, April 28, 2023

    • 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.

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    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 29, 2023

    • 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.

Monday, May 1, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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 2, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

    • 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.

Friday, May 5, 2023

    • All Day

    Vesak is the birthday of the Buddha and the most important festival in Buddhism. On the first full moon day in May, Buddhists all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

    • 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 9, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

    • 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 25, 2023

    • All Day

    The Christian holiday of Ascension Day, also known as the Feast of the Ascension, celebrates when Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after Pascha (Easter). It is celebrated by Roman Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches. Ascension Day is observed on a Thursday.

    • All Day

    The Christian holiday of Ascension Day, also known as the Feast of the Ascension, celebrates when Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after Pascha (Easter). It is celebrated by Roman Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran churches. Ascension Day is observed on a Thursday.

    • 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. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

    • 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. 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

    • 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, May 28, 2023

Monday, May 29, 2023

    • 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 30, 2023

    • All Day

    The celebration of the Eucharist as the presence of Christ's body, blood, soul, and divinity by a divine act of God within the Mass. It is celebrated with a feast and a procession. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

    • 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 5, 2023

    • 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.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

    • 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! 

Saturday, June 24, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Sunday, July 9, 2023

    • 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 10, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

    • All Day

    The Ninth of Av - mourning the destruction of the ancient temples and Jersualem. Observed by fasting, mourning, and praying. Work is often prohibited. Jewish students or employees observing Tish'a B'Av may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Thursday, July 27, 2023

    • All Day

    The Ninth of Av - mourning the destruction of the ancient temples and Jersualem. Observed by fasting, mourning, and praying. Work is often prohibited. Jewish students or employees observing Tish'a B'Av may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Sunday, July 30, 2023

    • 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. 

Monday, July 31, 2023

    • All Day

    Marking the beginning of harvest season, Lughnasadh or Lammas is a time of both hope and fear. At Lughnasad, modern Wiccans face their fears, concentrate on developing their own abilities, and take steps to protect themselves and their homes.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

    • All Day

    Marking the beginning of harvest season, Lughnasadh or Lammas is a time of both hope and fear. At Lughnasad, modern Wiccans face their fears, concentrate on developing their own abilities, and take steps to protect themselves and their homes.

    • 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, 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.

    • All Day

    Jewish holiday of love (similar to Valentines Day). It is a great day for weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, or proposing. Jewish students or employees observing Tish'a B'Av may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

    • All Day

    Jewish holiday of love (similar to Valentines Day). It is a great day for weddings, commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, or proposing. Jewish students or employees observing Tish'a B'Av may stay home from work during this period, and some may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Sunday, August 6, 2023

    • All Day

    The Feast of the Transfiguration commemorates when Jesus transfigured on the mountaintop which three of his disciples were permitted to witness. Moses and Elijah were also present and witness to Jesus as the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. It is a day of solemn observation. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Monday, August 7, 2023

    • 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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

    • 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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

    • All Day

    A celebration of the Lord assuming Mary into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life. Many Catholics observing Assumption of Mary attend Mass this day. Students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day

    The feast commemorates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. Episcopalians observing The Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin will take part in a solemn feast in the Episcopal Church. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Sunday, August 20, 2023

    • 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.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

    • 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 25, 2023

    • 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 26, 2023

    • 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 27, 2023

    • 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 28, 2023

    • 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 29, 2023

    • 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 30, 2023

    • 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.

    • All Day

    The Bond of Protection. Raksha Bandhan celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. Celebrations include sisters and brothers getting together, tying rakhi on wrists, performing aarti, and marking tilak. Brothers promise to protect sisters, sisters feed brothers, and brothers give gifts.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

    • 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, September 1, 2023

    • 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, September 8, 2023

    • 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.

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

    • All Day

    10 day festival celebrating the birth of Ganesha, son of Shiva. Hindu students or employees may observe Ganesha Chaturthi by chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts, prayers, martial arts, and on the last day with processions, and idol immersion.

    • All Day

    Fast of the Seventh Month. Many Jews who celebrate Tzom Gedaliah do so by fasting.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

    • 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.

Monday, September 25, 2023

    • 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 26, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

    • 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.

Friday, October 6, 2023

    • All Day

    Eigth Day of Assembly. Shmini Atzeret has duality as a holy day as it is simultaneously considered to be connected to Sukkot and also a separate festival in its own right. Those observing may do so with prayer. It is encouraged to refrain from work and school during this period. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

    • All Day

    The Navratri commences on the first day (pratipada) of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin. The festival is celebrated for nine nights once every year during the beginning of October, although as the dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar, the festival may be held for a day more or a day less.

Monday, October 16, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

    • All Day

    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.

Friday, October 20, 2023

    • 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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

    • 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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

    • 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.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

    • 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 24, 2023

    • All Day

    Sikhs observing the Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib gather to celebrate. At early morning there are hymns followed by an exposition of the Guru Granth Sahib. During the day there is food served, prayer, and joyous singing. Around sunset it is time for the evening prayers. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

    • 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.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

    • All Day

    A celebration of God's unique redemption of Mary at the point of her conception in her mother's womb, preserving her from the burden of original sin and providing her with a holiness consistent with her destined role of bearing the Son of God. Catholics observing Immaculate Conception may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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 19, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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 20, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

Friday, December 22, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

    • All Day

    Fast Commemorating the Siege of Jerusalem. Some students or employees may request scheduling accommodations in order to observe.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

    • All Day

    The season of the Church year immediately preceding Christmas, featuring four solemn Sundays of worship. The season is often observed as an opportunity to prepare for both Christmas and the second coming of Christ as Judge at the Last Day.

    • 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.

Monday, December 25, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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 27, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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 28, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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 29, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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 30, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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.

Sunday, December 31, 2023

    • 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.

    • 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.

Monday, January 1, 2024

    • 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.

    • 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.