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    • All Day
      3/18/2024 - 5/4/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      4/30/2024 - 5/1/2024

    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. Begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. Bahá'í students or employees observing the Twelft

    • All Day
      5/1/2024

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      5/1/2024

    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
      5/2/2024

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      5/3/2024

    • All Day
      5/3/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/5/2024

    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).

    • All Day
      5/5/2024 - 5/6/2024

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

    • All Day
      5/9/2024

    The 40th day of Easter and remembers the departure of Christ from Earth into the presence of God. It is a day of solemn observation in the Episcopal Church.

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      5/11/2024

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      5/13/2024

    • All Day
      5/16/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/19/2024

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

    • All Day
      5/22/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/22/2024 - 5/23/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/23/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/26/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/26/2024

    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.

    • All Day
      5/27/2024 - 5/28/2024

    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. Begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe.

    • All Day
      5/30/2024

    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.