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Religious Holidays

All human communities set aside time to celebrate the people and events that have shaped their respective identities. Religious communities also designate important times and seasons. These holidays—or Holy Days—can be weekly events such as the Jewish Sabbath, or annual events like Easter, or seasonal events such as Ramadan.

These Holy Days and Festivals include special rituals or personal obligations such as fasting or almsgiving.

The following is a partial list of the most important Holy Days and Festivals celebrated by religious communities on our campus from August through June. An *asterisk indicates that it begins at sundown the day before this date and ends at sundown on this date. The holidays in bold print mean they are the most important for the tradition.

Annual Religious Holidays

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Religious Holidays 2022

January 2022 

1/1 — The Solemnity of Mary. Catholic

1/6 — Epiphany/Theophany. Christian. This date commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to baby Jesus. [1/6] 

1/13 — Maghi. Sikh.  

1/16 — *Tu BiShvat. Jewish.  

1/30 — Mahayana New Year. Buddhist

February 2022 

2/2 — Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. Orthodox Christian. [2/2] 

2/1 — Lunar New Year. Buddhist. Confucian. Taoist. Begins a fifteen day festival for many East and Southeast Asian cultures and religions. Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of departed relatives take place. Traditionally a religious ceremony honors Heaven and Earth. 

2/5 — Vasant Panchami. Hindu. Celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of Learning. 

2/15 — *Nirvana Day. Hindu. Buddhist. A regional observance of the death of the Buddha. [2/8] 

2/16 — Magha Puja (Sangha) Day. Buddhist. Celebration of the presentation of teaching by Lord Buddha to an assembly of holy men. 

March 2022 

3/1 — Maha Shivaratri. Hindu. Festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. 

3/1 — *Laylat al-Mi’raj. Islam. Commemorates Muhammad’s night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascension to heaven.  

3/2 — Ash Wednesday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). Lent begins. 

3/7 — Great Lent begins. Orthodox Christian

3/13 — Sunday of Orthodoxy. Orthodox Christian

3/17 — *Purim. Jewish. Celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide.  

3/18 — *Holi. Hindu. Festival of Colors. 

3/18 — *Laylat al-Bara’ah. Islam.  

3/18 — Hola Mohalla. Sikh.  

3/25 — Annunciation. Catholic and Orthodox Christian.  

April 2022 

4/2-10 — Ramayana. Hindu

4/3-5/2 — *Ramadan. Islam. 9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted fasting from first light to sunset. In this month, the Prophet Muhammad’s reception of the divine revelation, the Qur`an, is commemorated. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year. The start date is set either by following Saudi practice or by moon sighting. [Begins at sundown on 4/3] 

4/9 — *Yom HaShoah. Jewish. Holocaust Remembrance Day.  

4/10 — Rama Navami. Hindu

4/10 — Palm Sunday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds. 

4/11 — Divine Mercy Sunday. Christian

4/13 — Vaisakhi. Sikh.  

4/14 — Maundy Thursday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic).  

4/15 — Good Friday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). Christian remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus.

4/15-23 — *Pesach. Jewish. Jewish 8 day pilgrimage festival celebrating the Exodus from slavery to freedom. Also known as Passover. [Begins at sundown on 4/16] 

4/16 —Lazarus Saturday. Orthodox Christian.  

4/16 — Hanuman Jayanti. Hindu

4/17 — Easter. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

4/17 — Palm Sunday. Orthodox Christian. 

4/22 — Great and Holy Friday. Orthodox Christian. 

4/24 — Pascha (Easter). Orthodox Christian. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

May 2022 

5/3 — *Eid al-Fitr. Islam. Marks the end of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to God.  

5/19 — *Lag B’Omer. Jewish.   

5/26— Ascension. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). 

5/27 — Visakha Puja Day/Buddha Day. Buddhist.  

June 2022 

6/2 — Pentecost/Whit Sunday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic).  

6/3 — Corpus Christi. Catholic. 

6/5 — *Shavuot. Jewish.  

6/2— Ascension. Orthodox Christian. 

6/12 — Pentecost. Orthodox Christian. 

6/12 — Trinity Sunday. Catholic. 

July 2022 

7/9 — *Eid al-Adha. Islam. 

August 2022 

8/5 — *Tisha B’ Av. Jewish. The major day of communal mourning. 

8/6 — Transfiguration. Orthodox Christian.  

8/15 — Assumption of Mary/Dormition of the Theotokos. Catholic and Orthodox Christian.  

8/29 — Janmashtami. Hindu.  

September 2022 

9/21 — Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian. 

9/25-9/27 — *Rosh Hashanah.  Jewish. Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, abstinence, and prayer. [Begins at sundown on 9/25] 

October 2022 

10/4 — *Yom Kippur. Jewish. Day of Atonement. The most solemn and holy day of the year in which Jews spend a day in fasting and prayer. 

10/7 — *Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni). Islam.  

10/9-10/16 — *Sukkot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 10/9] 

10/16-10/18 — *Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Jewish. [Begins at sundown on 10/16] 

10/24 — Bandi Chorh Diwas. Sikh.  

10/24 — Diwali. Hindu. Festival of lights symbolizing the human urges to move toward the light. 

November 2022 

11/21 — Presentation of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian. 

11/27 — Parkash Guru Nanak. Sikh. 

December 2022 

12/18-12/26 — *Chanukah. Jewish. Commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Chanukah is celebrated for eight days to mark the eight days the oil burned. [Begins at sundown on 12/18] 

12/25 — Christmas.Christian. Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts and family parties.   

12/26-1/1 — Kwanzaa.African American. Weeklong celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture. 

Religious Holidays 2023

January 2023

1/1 — The Solemnity of Mary. Catholic. 1/6 — Epiphany/Theophany. Christian. This date commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to baby Jesus. 
 

1/22 — Lunar New Year. Buddhist. Confucian. Taoist. Begins a fifteen day festival for many East and Southeast Asian cultures and religions. Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of departed relatives take place. Traditionally a religious ceremony honors Heaven and Earth. 1/26 — Vasant Panchami. Hindu. Celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of Learning. 

1/30 — Mahayana New Year. Buddhist. 

February 2023

2/5 — *Tu BiShvat. Jewish.  
 

2/5 — Maghi. Sikh.  

2/15 — Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. Orthodox Christian. [2/15] 

2/15 — *Nirvana Day. Hindu. Buddhist. A regional observance of the death of the Buddha. [2/8] 

2/17 — *Laylat al-Mi’raj. Islam. Commemorates Muhammad’s night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascension to heaven. 

2/18 — Maha Shivaratri. Hindu. Festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. 

2/22 — Ash Wednesday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). Lent begins. 

2/28-5/25— Great Lent begins. Orthodox Christian. 

March 2023

3/5 — Sunday of Orthodoxy. Orthodox Christian. 
 

3/6 — Magha Puja (Sangha) Day. Buddhist. Celebration of the presentation of teaching by Lord Buddha to an assembly of holy men. 

3/7 — *Laylat al-Bara’ah. Islam.  

3/7 — *Holi. Hindu. Festival of Colors. 

3/7 — *Purim. Jewish. Celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide. 

3/8-3/10 — Hola Mohalla. Sikh. 

3/22-4/21 — *Ramadan. Islam. 9th month on Islamic calendar, devoted fasting from first light to sunset. In this month, the Prophet Muhammad’s reception of the divine revelation, the Qur`an, is commemorated. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year. The start date is set either by following Saudi practice or by moon sighting. [Begins at sundown on 3/22] 

3/25 — Annunciation. Catholic and Orthodox Christian.  

April 2023

4/2 — Palm Sunday. Orthodox Christian. 
 

4/2 — Palm Sunday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds. 

4/2-10 — Ramayana. Hindu. 

4/6 — Hanuman Jayanti. Hindu. 

4/6 — Maundy Thursday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic).  

4/7 — Great and Holy Friday. Orthodox Christian. 

4/7 — Good Friday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). Christian remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus. 

4/8 — Visakha Puja Day/Buddha Day. Buddhist.  

4/9 — Easter. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 

4/9 — *Yom HaShoah. Jewish. Holocaust Remembrance Day.  

4/9 — Pascha (Easter). Orthodox Christian. 

4/10 — Rama Navami. Hindu. 

4/14 — Vaisakhi. Sikh.  

4/16 — Divine Mercy Sunday. Christian. 

4/16 — Pascha (Easter). Orthodox Christian. 

4/05-13 — *Pesach. Jewish. Jewish 8 day pilgrimage festival celebrating the Exodus from slavery to freedom. Also known as Passover. [Begins at sundown on 4/05] 

4/16 —Lazarus Saturday. Orthodox Christian.  

4/21 — *Eid al-Fitr. Islam. Marks the end of Ramadan. It is a festival of thanksgiving to God. 

May 2023

5/8 — *Lag B’Omer. Jewish.
  

5/18 — Ascension. Orthodox Christian.  

5/23— Pentecost. Orthodox Christian.   

5/23 — Pentecost/Whit Sunday. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). 

5/26— Ascension. Christian (Protestant and Catholic). 

June 2023

6/4 — Trinity Sunday. Catholic. 
 

6/8 — Corpus Christi. Catholic. 

6/28 — *Eid al-Adha. Islam. 

July 2023

7/23 — *Tisha B’ Av. Jewish. The major day of communal mourning. 
 

August 2023

8/6 — Transfiguration. Orthodox Christian. 
 

8/15 — Assumption of Mary/Dormition of the Theotokos. Catholic and Orthodox Christian.  

September 2023

9/6 — Janmashtami. Hindu. 
 

9/14 — Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian.  

9/15-9/17 — Rosh Hashanah Jewish. Jewish New Year. A time of introspection, abstinence, and prayer. [Begins at sundown on 9/15]  

9/20-9/27 — Sukkot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 9/20] 

9/21 — Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian.  

9/24 — *Yom Kippur. Jewish. Day of Atonement. The most solemn and holy day of the year in which Jews spend a day in fasting and prayer. 

9/27-9/29 — Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Jewish. [Begins at sundown on 9/27] 

9/27 — *Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni). Islam.  

October 2023

10/6-10/7 — Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Jewish. [Begins at sundown on 10/6] 
 

November 2023

11/4 — Bandi Chorh Diwas. Sikh.  
 

11/12 — Diwali. Hindu. Festival of lights symbolizing the human urges to move toward the light. 

11/21 — Presentation of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian.  

11/27 — Parkash Guru Nanak. Sikh.

December 2023

12/7-12/15 — Chanukah. Jewish. Commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Chanukah is celebrated for eight days to mark the eight days the oil burned. [Begins at sundown on 12/7] 

12/25 — Christmas. Christian. Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts and family parties.  

12/26-1/1 — Kwanzaa. African American. Weeklong celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture. 

Religious Holidays 2024

January 2024

1/1— The Solemnity of Mary. Catholic Christian.1/1— Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Orthodox Christian.
1/5— Guru Gobindh Singh birthday. Sikh.
1/6— Epiphany/Theophany. Christian.  This date commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to baby Jesus.1/7— Feast of the Nativity. Orthodox.1/13— Maghi. Sikh.1/24-25— *Tu BiShvat. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 1/24]1/30— Mahayana New Year (3 days) Buddhist.

February 2024


2/2— Candlemas/Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Christian.
2/4— Lunar New Year.  Buddhist/Taoist/Confucian.  Begins a fifteen day festival for many East and Southeast Asian cultures and religions.  Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of departed relatives take place.  Traditionally a religious ceremony honors Heaven and Earth.
2/6-7— *Laylat al-Mi’raj. Islam.  [Begins at sundown on 2/6]
2/14— Ash Wednesday. Christian.  Lent begins.2/14— Saint Valentine’s Day. (Christian).  Saint Valentine’s Day is an often secular celebration of love.  2/14— Vasant Panchami. Hindu.  Celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning.
2/15— Nirvana Day. Buddhist.  A regional observation of the death of the Buddha.
2/24— Magha Puja (Sangha) Day. Buddhist.  Celebration of the presentation of teaching by Lord Buddha to an assembly of holy men.
2/24-25— *Laylat al Bara’ah. Islam.  Commemorates Muhammad’s night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascension to heaven.  {Begins at sundown on 2/24]

March 2024


3/8— Maha Shivaratri. Hindu.  Festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati.
3/10-4/9— *Ramadan. Islam.  The 9th month of the Islamic calendar, devoted to fasting from first light to sunset.  In this month, the Prophet Muhammad’s reception of the divine revelation, the Qur`an, is commemorated. It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year.  [Begins at sundown on 3/10]
3/20-21— Nowruz. 3/23-24— *Purim. Jewish.  Celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide.  [Begins at sundown on 3/23]3/23—Lazarus Sunday. Orthodox.3/24— Palm Sunday. Christian.  A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds.
3/24— Feast of Orthodoxy. Orthodox.
3/25— Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Christian.3/25— Holi. Hindu.  Festival of colors.3/25— Hola Mohalla. Sikh.
3/28— Maundy Thursday. Christian.3/29— Good Friday. Christian.  Christian remembrance of the crucification of Jesus.3/31— Easter. Christian.  The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

April 2024

4/7— Divine Mercy Sunday. Christian.
4/9-10— *Eid al-Fitr. Islam.  Marks the end of Ramadan.  It is a festival of thanksgiving to God.  [Begins at sundown on 4/9]
4/13— Baisakhi/Vaisakhi. Sikh.4/16— Theravadin New Year begins. Buddhism.4/17— Rama Navami. Hindu.4/22-4/30— *Pesach. Jewish.  An 8 day pilgrimage festival celebrating the Exodus from slavery to freedom.  [Begins at sundown on 4/22]4/28— Palm Sunday. Orthodox.4/28— Hanuman Jayanti. Hindu.

May 2024

5/5-5/6— *Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remebrance Day. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 5/5 ]
5/5— Pascha/Easter. Orthodox.
5/9— Ascension. Christian.
5/19— Pentecost/Whit Sunday. Christian.
5/25-26— *Lag B’Omer. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 5/25]
5/26— Trinity Sunday. Christian.
5/27— Visakha Puja Day / Buddha Day.  Buddhism.
5/30— Corpus Christi. Catholic Christian.

June 2024

6/11-13— *Shavuot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 6/11]
6/13— Ascension. Orthodox.
6/16— Guru Arjan martyrdom. Sikh.6/16-17— *Eid al-Adha. Islam.  [Begins at sundown on 6/16]
6/23— Pentecost. Orthodox.
6/24-25— *Eid Ghadeer. Shia Islam.  The day Shia Muslims commemorate Imam Ali being chosen by the Prophet Muhammed PBUH to be his successor.  [Begins at sundown on 6/24]


July 2024

7/24— Pioneer Day. Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
7/26— Asalha Puja Day / Dhamma Day. Buddhism.


August 2024

8/1— Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus. Orthodox.
8/6— Transfiguration of the Lord. Orthodox.
8/12-13— *Tisha B’Av. Jewish.  A major day of communal mourning.  [Begins at sundown on 8/12]
8/15— Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic.8/15— Dormition of the Theotokos. Orthodox.
8/26— Krishna Janmashtami. Hindu.


September 2024

9/15-16— *Mawlid un Nabi. Sunni Islam.  The day the Prophet Muhammed PBUH was born.[Begins at sundown on 9/15]
9/21— Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox.


October 2024

10/2-4— *Rosh Hashanah. Jewish.  Jewish New Year, a time of introspection, abstinence, and prayer.  [Begins at sundown on 10/2]
10/11-12— *Yom Kippur. Jewish.  Day of Atonement.  The most solemn and holy day of the year in which Jews spend a day in fasting and prayer.  [Begins at sundown on 10/11]
10/16-10/23— *Sukkot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 10/16]
10/20— Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth. Sikh.
10/23-25— *Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 10/23]
10/31— Reformation Day. Protestant Christian.10/31—  Bandi Chorh Diwas. Sikh.


November 2024

11/1— All Saints Day. Christian.11/1— Diwali. Hindu.  Festival of lights symbolizing the human urges to move towards the light.
11/2— All Souls Day. Christian.
11/15— Nativity Fast Begins. Orthodox.11/15— Parkash Guru Nanak.Sikh.
11/21— Presentation of the Theotokos. Orthodox.
11/24— Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Sikh.


December 2024

12/8— Bodhi Day. Buddhism.
12/24— Christmas Eve. Christian.
12/25— Christmas. Christian.  Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ.  Observed by prayers, exchanging gifts, and family parties.12/25— Feast of the Nativity. Orthodox.12/25-1/2— *Chanukah. Jewish.  Commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E..  Chanukah is celebrated for eight days to mark the eight days the oil burned.  [Begins at sundown on 12/25]
12/26-1/1— Kwanzaa.  African American.  Week long celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture. 

Religious Holidays 2025

January 2025


1/1 — The Solemnity of Mary. Catholic. 
1/6— Epiphany/Theophany. Christian.  This date commemorates the revelation of God through Jesus Christ and marks the time the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem and presented gifts to baby Jesus.
1/13— Maghi. Sikh.
1/14— Mahayana New Year. Buddhist. 
1/27— Laylat al-Mi’raj. Islam.  Commemorates Muhammad’s night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and ascension to heaven.
1/29— Lunar New Year.  Buddhist/Taoist/Confucian.  Begins a fifteen day festival for many East and Southeast Asian cultures and religions.  Family reunions with thanksgiving and remembrance of departed relatives take place.  Traditionally a religious ceremony honors Heaven and Earth.

February 2025


2/2— Vasant Panchami. Hindu.  Celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning.
2/12-13— *Tu BiShvat. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 2/12]
2/13-14— *Laylat al Bara’at. Islam.  [Begins at sundown on 2/13]
2/15— Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. Orthodox Christian.2/15— Nirvana Day. Buddhist.  A regional observance of the death of Buddha.
2/26— Maha Shivaratri. Hindu.  Festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati.
2/28-3/30— *Ramadan. Islam.  The 9th month of the Islamic calendar, devoted to fasting from first light to sunset.  In this month, the Prophet Muhammad’s reception of the divine revelation, the Qur`an, is commemorated.  It is the holiest period of the Islamic Year.  [Begins at sundown on 3/22]

March 2025


3/3— Great Lent Begins. Orthodox Christian.
3/5— Ash Wednesday. Christian.  Lent Begins.
3/9— Feast of Orthodoxy. Orthodox Christian.
3/13-14— *Purim. Jewish.  Celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish minority in Persia from genocide.  [Begins at sundown on 3/13]
3/14— Holi. Hindu.3/14-16— Hola Mohalla. Sikh.
3/25— Annunciation. Christian.
3/30— Magha Puja/Sangha Day. Buddhist.  Celebration of the presentation of teaching by Lord Buddha to an assembly of holy men.3/30— Ramayana. Hindu.
3/30-31— *Eid al-Fitr. Islam.  Marks the end of Ramadan.  It is a festival of thanksgiving to God.  [Begins at sundown on 3/30]

April 2025


4/6— Rama Navami. Hindu.
4/12— Hanuman Jayanti. Hindu.4/12— Lazarus Saturday. Orthodox Christian.4/12-20— *Pesach. Jewish.  An 8 day pilgrimage festival celebrating the Exodus from slavery to freedom.  [Begins at sundown on 4/12]
4/13— Palm Sunday. Christian.  A commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as crowds lined his path with palm fronds.
4/14— Vaisakhi. Sikh.
4/17— Maundy Thursday. Christian.
4/18— Good Friday. Christian.  Christian remembrance of the crucification of Jesus.
4/20— Easter/Pascha. Christian.  This day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
4/23-24— *Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 4/23]
4/27— Divine Mercy Sunday. Christian.

May 2025


5/15-16— *Lag B’Omer. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 5/15]
5/27— Visakha Puja Day. Buddhist.
5/29— Ascension. Christian.

June 2025


6/1-3— *Shavuot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 6/01]
6/6-7— *Eid al-Adha. Islam.  [Begins at sundown on 6/6]
6/8— Pentecost. Christian.
6/14-15— *Eid Ghadeer.  Shia Islam.  The day Shia Muslims commemorate Imam Ali being chosen by the Prophet Muhammed PBUH to be his successor.  [Begins at sundown on 6/14]
6/15— Trinity Sunday. Catholic Christian.
6/19— Corpus Christi. Catholic Christian.

July 2025



August 2025


8/2-3— *Tisha B’Av. Jewish.  The major day of communal mourning.  [Begins at sundown on 8/2]
8/6— Transfiguration. Orthodox Christian.
8/15— Assumption of Mary/Dormition of the Theotokos. Christian.
8/16— Janmashtami. Hindu.

September 2025


9/4-5— *Mawlid un Nabi. Sunni Islam.  The day the Prophet Muhammed PBUH was born.  [Begins at sundown on 9/4]
9/21— Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian.
9/22-24— *Rosh Hashanah. Jewish.  Jewish New Year.  A time of introspection, abstinence, and prayer.  [Begins at sundown on 9/22]

October 2025


10/1-2— *Yom Kippur. Jewish.  Day of Atonement.  THe most solemn and holy day of the year in which Jews spend a day in fasting and prayer.  [Begins at sundown on 10/1]
10/6-13— *Sukkot. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 10/6]
10/13-15— *Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Jewish.  [Begins at sundown on 10/13]
10/20— Diwali. Hindu.  Festival of lights symbolizing the human urges to move towards the light.
10/21— Bandi Chorh Diwas. Sikh.
November 2025
11/5— Parkash Guru Nanak. Sikh.
11/21— 

December 2025


12/4— Presentation of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian.
12/14-22— *Chanukah. Jewish.  Commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E.  Chanukah is celebrated for eight days to mark the eight days the oil burned.  [Begins at sundown on 12/14]
12/25— Christmas. Christian.  A Christian celebration of the nativity of Jesus Christ.  Observed by prayers, the exchanging of gifts, and family parties.
12/26-1/1— Kwanzaa. African American.  A weeklong celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture.