Religious Observances


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    • All Day

    Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple. Observed by fasting. 

    • All Day
      7/9/2023 - 7/10/2023

    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.

    • All Day
      7/26/2023 - 7/27/2023

    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. 

    • 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. 

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      7/31/2023 - 8/1/2023

    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.