Multi-Faith Calendar

This calendar is meant to be used as a resource to encourage awareness of the religious and cultural diversity on campus.  It is by no means an exhaustive list. If you notice that a significant day in your tradition is misrepresented or missing, please contact the Office of Campus Ministry.

 

The academic calendar and national holidays are not represented.

September 2017

  • ‘Id al’Adha Sept. 1st-4th (Muslim)*
  • Rosh Hashanah Sept. 21st-22nd (Jewish)*
  • Navaratri Sept. 21st-29th (Hindu)
  • Al Hijra/Muharram Sept. 22nd-Oct. 20th (Muslim)*
  • Yom Kippur Sept. 30th (Jewish)!*

October 2017

  • Ashura Oct. 1st (Islam)*
  • Sukkot Oct. 5th-11th (Jewish)*
  • Shemini Atzeret Oct. 12th (Jewish)*
  • Simchat Torah Oct. 13th (Jewish)*
  • Installation of the Scriptures of Guru Granth Sahib Oct. 20th (Sikh)
  • Birthday of the Bab Oct. 20th (Baha’i)
  • Diwali Oct. 19th – 23rd (Hindu, Sikh)

November 2017

  • All Saint’s Day Nov. 1st (Christian – RC, P)
  • All Soul’s Day Nov. 2nd (Christian – RC)
  • Birth of Baha’u’llah Nov. 12th (Baha’i)
  • Nativity Fast Nov. 15th-Dec. 24th (Christian – O)
  • Day of the Covenant Nov. 26th (Baha’i)

 

 

December 2017

  • Mawlid Dec. 1st (Islam)*
  • Advent Dec. 3rd – 24th (Christian)
  • St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6th (Christian)
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 8th (Chrisitan – RC)
  • Bodhi Day Dec. 8th (Buddhist)
  • Chanukah Dec. 13th-20th (Jewish)*
  • Yule Dec. 21st (Wiccan)
  •  Christmas Dec. 25th (Christian – RC, P)

January 2018

  • Epiphany Jan. 6th (Chrisitan – RC, P, O)
  • Orthodox Christmas Jan. 7th (Chrisitian – O)
  • Maghi Jan. 13th  (Sikh)
  • Vasant Panchami Jan. 22nd (Hindu)
  • Tu B’shvat Jan. 31st (Jewish)*

February 2018

  • Imbolc/Lughnassad Feb. 2nd (Wiccan/Pagan)*
  • Setsebun Sai Feb. 3rd (Shinto)
  • Nirvana Day Feb. 8th (Buddhist)
  • Triodion Feb. 12th (Chrisitian – O)
  • Shrove Tuesday Feb. 13th (Christian – RC, P)
  • Maha Shivaratri Feb. 14th (Hindu)
  • Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent Feb. 14th (Christian)
  • Nirvana Day Feb. 15th (Buddhist – Jain)
  • Chinese New Year Feb. 16th (Buddhist)
  • Orthodox Sunday Feb. 18th (Chrisitian – O)
  • Intercalary Days Feb. 26th-March 1st (Baha’i)

March 2018

  • Purim March 1st (Jewish)*
  • 19 Day Fast March 2nd-20th (Baha’i)*
  • Holi  March 3rd (Hindu, Sikh)
  • New Year March 18th (Hindu)
  • Ramayana March 18th-26th (Hindu)
  • Norooz March 21st (Zoroastrian)
  • Naw-Ruz March 21st (Baha’i)*
  • Ostara/Mabon March 21st (Wiccan/Pagan)
  • Palm Sunday March 25th (Christian)
  • Ramanavami March 26th (Hindu)
  • Khordad Sal March 28th (Zoroastrian)
  • Maundy Thursday March 29th (Christian)
  • Good Friday March 30th (Christian)
  • Pesach March 31st – April 7th (Jewish)!*
  • Lazarus Saturday  March 31st (Chrisitian – O)
  • Hanuman Jayanti March 31st (Hindu)
  • Magha Puja Day March 31st (Buddhist)

April 2018

  • Easter April 1st (Christian)
  • Palm Sunday April 1st  (Christian O)
  • Mahavir Jayanti April 3rd (Jain)
  • Holy Friday  April 6th  (Christian O)
  • Pascha/Easter April 8th  (Christian O)
  • Lailat al Miraj April 13th (Islam)*
  • Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) April 14th  (Sikh)
  • First Day of Ridvan April 21st (Baha’i)
  • Ninth Day of Ridvan April 29th (Baha’i)
  • Visakha Puja/Buddha Day April 29th (Buddhist)
  • Theravadin New Year April 30th -May 2 (Buddhist)

May 2018

  • Beltane/Samhain May 1st (Wiccan/Pagan)
  • Lailat al bara’ah May 1st (Muslim)
  • Last Day of Ridvan May 2nd (Baha’i)
  • Lag B’Omer May 3rd (Jewish)*
  • Ramadan May 16th – June 15th (Muslim)!*
  • Shavuot May 20-21st (Jewish)*
  • Pentecost May 20th (Christian – P, RC)
  • Declaration of Bab May 23rd (Baha’i)
  • Pentecost May 27th (Christian – O)
  • Ascension of Baha’u’llah May 29th (Baha’i)

June 2018

  • Laylat al-Qadr June 11th (Muslim)*
  • Eid al-Fitr June 15-17th (Muslim)*
  • Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji June 16th (Sikhism – Nanakshahi)
  • Waqf al Arafa June 20th (Muslim)*
  • Litha June 21st (Wiccan/Pagan)

July 2017

  • Chaturmas July 4th (Hindu and Jain)
  • Birthday of Gurū Hargobind Sahib Ji July 5th (Sikh)
  • Birthday of the XIVth Dalai Lama July 6th (Buddhist – Tibetan)
  • Dharma Day (Asalha Puja Day) July 8th (Buddhist)
  • Martyrdom of the Báb July 9th (Baha’i)
  • Gurū Purnima July 9th (Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist)
  • Kalimát July 12th (Baha’i)
  • Obon July 13th (Buddhist)
  • Feast Day of  St. Kateri Tekakwitha July 14 (Chrisitian – RC)
  • Feast of St. Mary Magdalene July 22nd (Chrisitian – RC, O, P)
  • Birthday of Gurū Har Krishan Sahib Ji July 23rd (Sikh)
  • Khordad Sal July 23rd (Zoroastrian)
  • Pioneer Day July 24th (Latter Day Saints)
  • Ohari-taisai July 30th (Shinto)
  • Kamal July 31st  (Baha’i)
  • Tisha B’Av July 31st – August 1st (Jewish)*

August 2017

  • Krishna Janmashtami August 15th (Hindu)
  • Dormition of the Theotokos August 15th (Chrisitian – O)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 15th (Christian – RC)

Calendar Key:

RC Roman Catholic
P Protestant
O Eastern Orthodox
! Observance requires fasting or other dietary restrictions
* Begins/Ends at Sundown

  • Feast of Izzat* – September 7th
  • Feast of Mashiyyat* – September 26th
  • Feast of Ilm* – October 15th
  • The Birth of the Bab* – November 1st
  • The Birth of Baha’u’llah* – November 2nd
  • Feast of Qudrat* – November 3rd
  • Feast of Qawl* – November 22nd
  • Day of the Covenant* – November 25th
  • Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha*- November 27th
  • Feast of Masa’il* – December 11th
  • Feast of Sharaf* – December 30th
  • Feast of Sultan* – January 18th
  • Feast of Mulk* – February 6th
  • Intercalary days/Ayyam-i-Ha* – February 25th-28th
  • Feast of Ala* – March 1st -19th
  • 19 Day Fast *! – March 1st-20th
  • Naw-Ruz* – March 20th-21st
  • Ridvan (1st Day) * – April 20th-21st
  • Ridvan (9th Day) * – April 28th-29th
  • Ridvan (12th Day) – May 1st-2nd
  • Declaration of the Bab* – May 22nd-23rd
  • Ascension of Baha’u’llah – May 28th-29th

  • Bodhi Day – December 8th
  • Chinese New Year – January 28th
  • Magha Puja Day – March 12th
  • Buddha’s Birthday – April 8th
  • Vesak – May 10th
  • Asalha Puja – July 19th

  • Birth of the Virgin Mary/Feast of the Theotokos (RC, O, P) – September 8th
  • All Saints’ Day (RC,P) – November 1st
  • All Souls’ Day (RC,P) – November 2nd
  • Advent Sunday (RC, P) – November 27th
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception (RC) – December 8th
  • Christmas (RC, P) – December 25th
  • Epiphany (RC, P, O) – January 6th
  • Orthodox Christmas (O) – January 7th
  • Great Lent Begins! (O) – February 27th
  • Shrove Tuesday (RC, P) – February 28th
  • Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent! (RC, P) – March 1st
  • Palm Sunday (RC, P, O) – April 9th
  • Good Friday (RC, P, O) – April 14th
  • Easter (RC, P, O) – April 16th
  • Ascension (RC, P, O) – May 25th
  • Pentecost (RC, P, O) – June 4th

  • Onam – September 13th
  • Navrati – October 2nd-11th
  • Dussehra – October 11th
  • Diwali – October 30th-November 3rd
  • Holi – March 13th-14th
  • Ram Navami – April 5th

  • Eid Al-Adha* – September 12th-13th
  • Al-Hijira* – October 1st-2nd
  • Ashura* – October 11th-12th
  • Mawlid* – December 13th-14th
  • Ramadan*! – May26th-June 25th
  • Eid al-Fitr* – June 24th-25th

  • Rosh Hashanah * – October 2nd-4th
  • Yom Kippur *! – October 11th-12th
  • Sukkot * – October 16th-23rd
  • Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah * – October 23rd-25th
  • Chanukah * – December 24th-January 1st
  • Tu B’shvat * – February 11th
  • Purim * – March 11th-12th
  • Pesach *! – April 10th-18th
  • Shavuot * – May 30th-June 1st

  • Shuki-Korei-Sai – September 23rd
  • Shukaku Matsuri – October 17th
  • Ninamesai – November 23nd
  • Suijin-Matsuri – December 1st
  • Tohji-Taisai – December 22nd
  • Oharai/Grand Purification Festival – December 31st
  • Gantan-sai – January 1st
  • Setsebun sai – February 3rd
  • Oban – July 13th-15th
  • Seijin Shiki – January 15th

  • Birthday of Guru Granth – October 20th
  • Bandi Chhor Divas- October 30th
  • Birthday of Guru Nanek – November 14th
  • Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur – November 24th
  • Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh
  • Maghi – January 13th
  • Holi – March 13th
  • Baisakhi – April 14th
  • Birthday of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib – June 16th

  • Mabon – September 21st
  • Samhain – October 31st
  • Yule – December 22nd
  • Imbolc – Febraury 2nd
  • Ostara – March 22nd
  • Beltane – May 1st
  • Litha – June 21st
  • Lammas – August 1st