Holy Days

Embracing Sacred Traditions, Honoring Holy Days: We recognize and celebrate the rich tapestry of religious observances

Holy Days Calendar

With a commitment to fostering an environment of inclusivity and respect for all faith traditions, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life maintains a comprehensive religious holidays/holy days calendar. This resource, covering a broad range of religious holidays, is designed to serve as a convenient tool to assist both students and faculty in their planning and to promote understanding of our diverse community. Our aim is to make these observances as seamless as possible for everyone involved.

For example, Passover for our Jewish students will begin at sunset on Monday, April 22, 2024 and end at nightfall on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Activity is not permitted on April 23-24 and April 29-30. We kindly request faculty members to consider these dates in their course planning.*

Simultaneously, our Muslim students will be observing Ramadan, a month of fasting from sunrise to sundown, beginning on March 10, 2024, and continuing until April 9, 2024. This is a significant period of spiritual observance, and we ask for your cooperation and understanding in ensuring our Muslim students are also accommodated during this time, which may include breaking their fast during evening classes and exams.*

*The exact dates for Passover and Ramadan in 2024 may vary slightly based on lunar sightings and local observance.

Other Scheduling Considerations:

  • For Jewish holy days, observance begins at sundown the evening before the dates listed.
  • Saturdays may pose a conflict for our observant Jewish and Seventh Day Adventist students as they observe the Sabbath from Friday evening to Saturday evening.

Let’s continue to work together as a community, embracing the diversity of our religious observances, and showing mutual respect for each other’s faith practices.

Symbols via Noun Project

Zoroastrian & Pagan – Pierre TORET
Jain – André Luiz Gollo
Islam – anbileru adaleru
Christian – Nick Kinling
Buddhist – Rene Ramsey-Passmore


 Jewish Tisha B’av – Jewish A day of mourning and repentance in remembrance of the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. Aug 12-13, 2023 Aug 2-3, 2024
Christian Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary – Catholic Christian Aug 15, 2023 Aug 15, 2024
Christian Dormition of the Theotokos – Orthodox Christian The Orthodox Christian commemoration of the death and burial of the Virgin Mary. Aug 15, 2023 Aug 15, 2024
Christian Passion of St. John the Baptist – Catholic Christian Christian remembrance of the death of John who is known for preparing the people so they would recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Aug 29, 2023 Aug 29, 2024
Hindu Raksha Bandhan – Hindu Hindu festival honoring the loving ties between brothers and sisters in a family. Aug 30, 2023 Aug 19, 2024
Islam Eid al-Ghadir – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the day that Prophet Muhammad Appointed his successor Imam Ali ibn Aboutaleb for the completion of the message of Islam, in his last Hajj on 18 Dhu al-Hijjah. Jun 24-25, 2024
Christian Ecclesiastical Year Begins – Orthodox Christian The way a Christian Church arranges a calendar of time and sets dates of special importance. Sep 1, 2023 Sep 1, 2024
Hindu Krishna Janmashtami – Hindu Hindu commemoration of the birth of Krishna – the 8th incarnation of the god Vishnu who took the form of Krishna to destroy the evil king Kansa. Sep 6, 2023 Aug 26, 2024
Labor Day – Interfaith USA Sep 4, 2023 Sep 2, 2024
Christian Nativity of Mary – Christian A Christian celebration of the birth of the Virgin Mary. Sep 8, 2023 Sep 8, 2024
Christian Holy Cross Day – Christian A Christian day of recognition for the Cross on which Jesus was crucified as a central symbol of the Christian religion. Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2024
 Jewish Rosh Hashanah – Jewish Jewish New Year. Begins at sundown. A time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence. The story of Abraham is read, the ram’s horn is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared. Begins Sept 15, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Sept 17, 2023. Begins Oct 2, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 4, 2024.
Jain Paryushana Parva – Jain Jain 8-day festival signifying human emergence into a new world of spiritual and moral refinement. Marked by recitations from Jain sacred writing and family exchange of cards and letters. Celebration of the natural qualities of the soul. The 8th day (Samvatsari) is most important and is forcused on forgiveness. Sep 11-18, 2023 Aug 30-Sep 6, 2024
Islam Waqf al Arafa (Hajj) – Muslim Begins at sundown. Islamic observance day during Hajj when pilgrims pray for forgiveness and mercy. Jun 15-16, 2024 Jun 5-6, 2025
Jewish Yom Kippur – Jewish Begins at sundown. Jewish Day of Atonement. The holiest day of the Jewish year is observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance. Begins Sept 24, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Sept 25, 2023. Begins Oct 11, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 12, 2024.
pagan Lughnasadh (Lammas) – Wiccan/Pagan Marks the beginning of the harvest season. Associated with the god Lugh. Celebrated with feasting, the baking of bread, and the offering of the first fruits of the harvest. Aug 1, 2023 Aug 1, 2024
Islam Eid al Adha (Sacrifice Day) – Muslim Begins at sundown. Islamic Festival of Sacrifice. The day after Arafat, the most important day in the Hajj ritual. A three-day festival recalling Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah. Jun 17, 2024 Jun 7, 2025
Christian Meskel – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Christian commemoration of the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Eleni (St. Helena) in the 4th century a.d. Sep 28, 2023 Sep 27, 2024
Jewish Sukkot – Jewish Begins at sundown. Jewish Feast of Tabernacles which celebrates the harvest and protection of the people of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness dwelling in tents. Temporary dwelling places have leaves for a roof so the sky can be seen. In temperate climates, night is spent in the Succoth. Begins Sept 29, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 6, 2023. Begins Oct 16, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 23, 2024
Christian Saint Francis Day – Christian Christian recognition of service to people and appreciation of the natural world, as practiced by St. Francis and the Franciscan Monastic Order which he founded. Oct 4, 2023 Oct 4, 2024
Islam Arba’een – Muslim Arba’een Chehlum is a Shia religious observance that occurs forty days after the Imam Hussain martyrdom on the Day of Ashura when the caravan of the captives came back to Karbala for the first time. Sep 6, 2023
Jewish Shemini Atzeret – Jewish Begins at sundown. Jewish completion of the annual cycle of reading of the Torah Begins Oct 6, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 7, 2023. Begins Oct 23, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 24, 2024.
Jewish Simchat Torah – Jewish Begins at sundown. Jewish day to celebrate the reading of the law. Synagogue services involve readings, processions and blessing of the children. Begins Oct 7, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 8, 2023. Begins Oct 24, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Oct 25, 2024.
Hindu Navaratri – Hindu Hindu Festival of the divine mother honoring Durga, wife of Shiva, and seeking her blessings. Also observed as a celebration recalling the days of Lord Krishna. Oct 15-23, 2023 Oct 3-11, 2024
Islam Hijra (New Year) – Muslim Begins at sundown. The emigration of Muhammad and his followers to Medina in 615 c.e. Jul 7-Aug 4, 2024 Jun 26-Jul 24, 2025
baha'i Birth of the Bab – Baha’i Begins at sundown. Baha’i honoring of the founder of the Babi religion, forerunner to Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i faith. Oct 16, 2023 Nov 2, 2024
sikh Installation of the Guru Granth Sahib – Sikh Anniversary of the day in 1604 when the Granth Sahib, the sacred text of Sikhism, was formally adopted at the site in Amritsar that became the Golden Temple. Sept 1, 2023 Oct 20, 2024
Hindu Dasara (Dussehra) – Hindu Hindu celebration of victory and valor. Lord Rama is remembered as winning a victory over evil. Oct 24, 2023 Oct 12, 2024
Christian Saint George Day – Christian Christian remembrance of a person who, in the 4th century, was a martyr and became an ideal of martial valor and selflessness. Legend of killing a dragon is connected with this patron saint of England. Apr 23, 2024 Apr 23, 2025
Islam Ashura – Muslim An Islamic optional one day fast. The Shia observance is based on the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s Grandson, Hussein, martyred on this date in 683/684 AD at the battle of Kerbala. Sunni observance is a recognition of Moses fasting in gratitude to Allah/God for liberation from oppression. Jul 16-17, 2024 Jul 5-6, 2025
Christian Reformation Day – Protestant Christian Protestant Christian anniversary of their tradition and its emphasis on the place of the Bible and religious Freedom. On October 31, 1517 c.e. Martin Luther posted a belief statement on Wittenbeg Church door. The date of public observation is the Sunday before October 31. Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2024
Islam End of Safar – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the death anniversary of Prophet Muhamamd and martyrdom of Imam Hasan and Imam Reza. Sep 15, 2023
Christian Milvain Bridge Day – Christian Christian day of solemn reflection on the relationship of the spiritual community and the powers of civil government. On October 28, 312 c.e., Emperor Constantine prevailed in a battle and proceeded to make Christianity the legal religion of the Roman Empire. Oct 28, 2023 Oct 28, 2024
Christian All Hallow’s Eve – Christian Christian celebration of mystery combining prayers and merriment involving children and families. It is a prelude to All Saint’s Day. Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2024
Christian All Saints Day – Christian Christian day for honoring saints, known and unknown. In general, saints are persons with a reputation for unusual lives of holiness and devotion to God or who were martyred for their faith. A Holy Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church where saints have special formal status. Nov 1, 2023 Nov 1, 2024
pagan Mabon (Autumn Equinox) – Pagan/Wiccan Associated with the god Mabon and the goddess Modron. A time of balance between light and dark. Celebrated with rituals that honor the harvest and the changing of the seasons. Sep 21-24, 2023 Sep 21-24, 2024
Christian All Souls Day – Catholic Christian Christian day of prayers of remembrance and intercession for the dead. Prayers of the faithful are seen as helping to cleanse the souls for the beatific vision of God in heaven. Nov 2, 2023 Nov 2, 2024
Veterans Day – Interfaith USA Nov 11, 2023 Nov 11, 2024
Hindu Diwali – Hindu/Jain/Sikh Hindu Festival of Lights symbolizing the human urge to move toward the light. Gift exchanges, fireworks and festive meals. Nov 12, 2023 Nov 1, 2024
baha'i Birth of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i Baha’i celebration of the birth of their founder and teacher. Refrain from work. Begins at sundown. Oct 17, 2023 Nov 3, 2024
Nativity Fast Begins – Orthodox Christian Nov 15-Dec 24, 2023 Nov 15-Dec 24, 2024
Jain New Year – Jain The day after Diwali marks the Jain New Year, celebrating new beginnings. Nov 13, 2023 Nov 2, 2024
Christian Feast of Christ the King – Christian Christian celebration of the preeminence of Jesus over all earthly authorities. Nov 26, 2023 Nov 24, 2024
sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day – Sikh Sikh time of remembering the execution of Tegh Bahadur by the Moghul Emperor in India. Nov 24, 2023 Nov 24, 2024
sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti – Sikh Celebrates the birthday of Nanak, the first Sikh Guru who was born in 1469. Celebrated with sacred readings, prayers, hymns, and meals together. Nov 27, 2023 Nov 15, 2024
Thanksgiving – Interfaith USA Interfaith celebration of the created earth. Celebrated in the USA. Nov 23, 2023 Nov 28, 2024
baha'i Day of the Covenant – Baha’i Baha’i day of celebration of the covenant given in the last will and testament of Baha’u’llah. Nov 26, 2023 Nov 25, 2024
baha'i Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha – Baha’i Baha’i celebration of the rising of the spirit of Abdu’l-Baha to the heavenly dwelling. Nov 28, 2023 Nov 27, 2024
Christian Advent – Christian Christian time of preparation for observing the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent begins on the Sunday nearest November 30 and is the beginning of the Christian worship year. Advent is observed with the lighting of advent candles, display of wreaths, and special ceremonies. Advent also anticipates the coming again to earth of Jesus Christ. The season continues through December 24. Dec 3-24, 2023 Dec 1-24, 2024
Christian Saint Andrew’s Day – Christian Nov 30, 2023 Nov 30, 2024
Christian Saint Nicholas Day – Christian Christian celebration of the birth of Saint Nicholas, patron saint of children and role model for gift giving. Many churches are named for this saint who is also the Dutch version of Santa Claus. Dec 6, 2023 Dec 6, 2024
Jewish Chanukah (Hanukkah) – Judaism Jewish festival of lights. It commemorates the Maccabean recapture and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple in 165-164 b.c.e. Special readings and praise songs focus on liberty and freedom. The eight candle Menorah is lighted. Begins at sundown. Begins Dec 7, 2023 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Dec 15, 2023 Begins Dec 26, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Jan 2, 2025
 Christian Immaculate – Catholic Christian Catholic Christian day of celebrating the belief that Mary, mother of Jesus, was peserved from original sin all of her life. A day of obligation and required church attendance. Dec 8, 2023 Dec 8, 2024
buddhist Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) – Buddhist Buddhist celebration of the enlightenment of Buddha. Dec 8, 2023 Dec 8, 2024
 Christian Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Christian Catholic Christian honoring of a legendary appearance of the Virgin Mary near Mexico City in 1531 c.e. Dec 12, 2023 Dec 12, 2024
Christian Las Posadas – Christian Hispanic Christian feast of the Lodgings commemorating the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in preparation for the birth of Jesus. Dec 16-24, 2023 Dec 16-24, 2024
Christian Yule – Christian A Norse Pagan celebration of the winter-born king, symbolized by the rebirth of the sun. A present day Wicca event. Dec 21, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024 Dec 21, 2024 – Jan 1, 2025
pagan Samhain (All Hallows) – Wiccan/Pagan Associated with the god Samhain. A time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. Often involves paying respect to ancestors, family members, elders of the faith, friends, pets, and other loved ones who have died. Nov 1, 2023 Nov 1, 2024
Islam Mawlid an Nabi – Muslim Islamic commemoration of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, in about 570 c.e. The prophet’s teachings are read and religious meetings are held. Shia and Sunni on separate days. Begins at sundown. Sep 26-27, 2023 Sep 15-16, 2024
Nativity Fast Ends – Orthodox Christian Dec 24, 2023 Dec 24, 2024
Christian Christmas Eve – Christian Christian celebration of the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. It is observed with worship, candle-lighting, manager scenes and festive meals. Dec 24, 2023 Dec 24, 2024
 Christian Christmas – Christian Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts, and family parties. Dec 25, 2023 Dec 25, 2024
Christian St. Stephen’s Day – Christian A day of remembrance of St Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2024
Zoroastrian Zartosht No-Diso – Zoroastrian Commemorates the death anniversary of Zoroaster (also known as Zarathushtra), the prophet of ancient Iran. A day of prayer, ritual, and reflection on the life of Zarathushtra and one’s own life. Usually, the hymns of the Gathas are read, studied, and discussed with other Zoroastrians and folks feast together to celebrate the life of Zarathushtra. Dec 26, 2023 Dec 26, 2024
Kwanzaa – Interfaith USA Seven day spiritual celebration of African-American values and traditions and their continued vitality. “Kwanzaa” is Swahili and means “first fruits of the harvest.” Dec 26, 2023 – Jan 1, 2024 Dec 26, 2024 – Jan 1, 2025
 Christian Holy Innocents – Christian Christian day of solemn memory of male children killed by King Herod in the attempt to destroy Jesus. Dec 28, 2023 Dec 28, 2023
Islam Wiladat Bibi Zaynab bint Ali – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the birthday of Prophet Muhammad’s granddaughter, Bibi Zaynab, who was also representative of the captives’ caravan from Karbala to Damascus. Some countries recognize this day as Nurse’s day. Nov 18, 2023
New Years Day – Interfaith USA Jan 1, 2024 Jan 1, 2025
Christian Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – Catholic Christian A celebration of the holiness of Mary as the chosen bearer of Jesus. Jan 1, 2024 Jan 1, 2025
sikh Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti – Sikh Honors the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last human Guru. Jan 17, 2023 Jan 6, 2024
Christian Epiphany – Christian End of the 12 days of Christmas; celebrates visit of the three kings to baby Jesus; especially important to Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics. Jan 6, 2024 Jan 6, 2025
sikh Lohri (Maghi) – Sikh Commemorates the heroic fight of the Chali Mukte (the Pure Ones), who laid down their lives warding off an attack by an imperial army marching in pursuit of Guru Gobind Singh. Jan 13, 2024 Jan 13, 2025
baha'i World Religion Day – Baha’i In 1950, this day was founded by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States to address the need for religious unity. Jan 21, 2024 Jan 19, 2025
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Jan 15, 2024 Jan 20, 2025
Islam Fatemiyeh – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, lady Fatima. Dec 16, 2023
Christian Clean Monday (Lent Begins) – Orthodox Christian Period of preparation for Easter, usually 40 days before. Clean Monday signifies the beginning of the Lenten period. Mar 18, 2024 Mar 3, 2025
Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) – Confucian/Daoist/Buddhist Feb 10, 2024 Jan 29, 2025
Christian Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins) – Christian Begins Christian Lent; name derives from symbolic use of ashes to signify penitence. Feb 14, 2024 Mar 5, 2025
Christian St. Valentine’s Day – Christian Catholic/ Interfaith USA Feb 14, 2024 Feb 14, 2025
Islam Wiladat: Shehzadi Bibi Sayyedda Fatima Zehra – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad’s daughter, lady Fatima. Some countries recognize this day as Mother’s Day. Jan 2, 2024
buddhist Nirvana Day – Buddhist Commemorates the death of Buddha Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2025
buddhist Parinirvana – Buddhist Feb 15, 2024 Feb 15, 2025
President’s Day – Interfaith USA Feb 19, 2024 Feb 17, 2025
baha'i Ayyam-i-Ha – Baha’i This period adjusts the Baha’i year to the solar calendar. It leads to the 19 day fast; each day of Ayyam-i-Ha is marked by a different virtue like hospitality, gift giving or charity. Feb 26-29, 2024 Feb 25-28, 2025
baha'i Nineteen Day Fasting Period – Baha’i A fast to be observed by adult Baha’is in good health from sunrise to sundown. Mar 1-19, 2024 Mar 1-19, 2025
Islam Wiladat: Imam Ali – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Aboutaleb. Some countries consider this day as Father’s Day. Jan 25, 2024
Christian St. Patrick’s Day – Catholic Christian Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2025
Christian Palm Sunday – Christian Celebrates the arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem during Passover. Usually reenacted by the waving of palm branches and the singing of songs. This also commemorates the beginning of Holy Week. Mar 24, 2024 Apr 13, 2025
baha'i Nowruz/Naw-ruz/Norooz – Zoroastrian/Bahá’ís/Sufis Persian New Year. One of the most important holy days for Zoroastrians. The return of the spring was seen to have great spiritual significance, symbolizing the triumph of good over evil and joy over sorrow. Believers clean and decorate their homes in honor of the New Year. They visit the Fire Temple to worship, visit relatives and friends, and enjoy special foods and rituals. Many other traditions also observe it, including Bahá’ís, Sufis, and some Muslims. Mar 21, 2024 Mar 21, 2025
Hindu Holi – Hindu Spring festival; a carnival occasion featuring bright colors, pilgrimages and bonfires. Mar 25, 2024 Mar 14, 2025
Islam Maba’ath – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the beginning of the Holy Prophet’s mission of propagating the message of Almighty Allah. Feb 8, 2024
Jewish Purim – Jewish Feast of Lots; celebrates deliverance of Jews of ancient Persians froma plot to destroy them. Begins Mar 23, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Mar 24, 2024. Begins Mar 13, 2025 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Mar 14, 2025.
sikh Hola Mohalla – Sikh Sikh festival that was instigated by Guru Gobind Singh, originally as a day of mock battles and poetry contests. Mar 25-27, 2024 Mar 14-16, 2025
Islam Promised Savior Day – Muslim Shia observance of the birthday of Imam Mahdi, the promised savior and descendant of Prophet Muhammad. The eschatological redeemer of Islam and ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imam of the Shia who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) to fulfill their mission of bringing peace and justice to the world. Feb 25, 2024
Christian Maundy Thursday – Christian Also known as Holy Thursday, this day celebrates the institution of the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) at Jesus’ Last Supper. Mar 28, 2024 Apr 17, 2025
Christian Good Friday – Christian The Friday of Jesus’ crucifixion. Mar 29, 2024 Apr 18, 2025
Christian Easter – Christian Celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Mar 31, 2024 Apr 20, 2025
Christian Easter – Orthodox Christian Celebration of the resurrection of Christ. May 5, 2024 Apr 20, 2025
Hindu Vaisakhi – Sikh/Hindu Festival honoring the founding of the Khalsa (the army of the Pure Ones) tradition, which was inaugurated in 1699 by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. Apr 13, 2024 Apr 14, 2025
Jewish Pesach (Passover) – Jewish Marks the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt; “Seder” ceremonies emphasize the concept of freedom. Begins Apr 22, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Apr 30, 2024. Activity is not permitted on Apr 23-24 and Apr 29-30. Begins Apr 12, 2025 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Apr 20, 2025. Activity is not permitted on Apr 13-14 and Apr 19-20.
baha'i Ridvan – Baha’i Commemorates the declaration of Baha’u’llah to his followers in 1863. Work is suspended for the 1st, 9th and 12th day. April 20-May 1, 2024 April 20- May 1, 2025
Christian Ascension Day – Christian Celebrates Jesus’ ascent into heaven. May 9, 2024 May 29, 2025
Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) – Jewish Begins May 5, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on May 6, 2024. Begins Apr 23, 2025 at sundown; ends at nightfall on Apr 24, 2025.
buddhist Buddha Day (Visakaha Puja, Wesak) – Buddhist Celebration of the birth of Buddha in Japan. May 15, 2024 May 5, 2025
Islam Martyrdom of Imam Ali Ibn Aboutaleb – Muslim The Shia observance is based on the martyrdom of Imam Ali Ibn Aboutaleb, who was assassinated while he was praying at Masjid Al-Kufa on 19 Ramadan and passed away on 21st. Apr 1, 2024
Christian Pentecost – Christian Fifty days after Easter, this time celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon early Christians following the ascension of Jesus. May 19, 2024 Jun 8, 2025
Islam Lailat al Bara’ah – Muslim Night of Forgiveness. A night of prayer to Allah for forgiveness of the dead. Preparation for Ramadan through intense prayer. Feb 25, 2024 Feb 14, 2025
Christian Trinity Sunday – Protestant Christian May 26, 2024 Jun 15, 2025
Christian The Feast of Corpus Christi – Catholic Christian This is a feast in honor of the institution of the Eucharist during the Last Supper. May 30, 2024 Jun 19, 2025
baha'i Ascension of Baha’u’llah – Baha’i A commemoration of the death of Baha’u’llah. May 28, 2024 May 28, 2025
Memorial Day – Interfaith USA May 27, 2024 May 26, 2025
Islam Ramadan Begins (US date) – Muslim The ninth month in the Islamic calendar; 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him). Mar 10-Apr 9, 2024 Mar 1-29, 2025
Jewish Shavuot – Jewish Festival of Weeks; celebrates harvest of first fruits and commemorates the giving of the Torah and Commandments at Mt’ Sinai. Begins Jun 11, 2024 at sundown; ends at nightfall on June 13, 2024. Begins June 1, 2025 at sundown; ends at nightfall on June 3, 2025.
sikh Martyrdom of Guru Arjan – Sikh Anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan, the fifth Sikh Guru, in 1606 BCE. Guru Arjan compiled the first rendition of the holy book of Sikhism called Adi Granth. Jun 16, 2024 Jun 16, 2025
Juneteenth – Interfaith USA Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, it commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery. Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2025
pagan Yule (Winter Solstice) – Pagan/Wiccan Marks the longest night of the year. Associated with the goddess Frigga. Celebrated with feasting, gift-giving, and the lighting of candles to symbolize the return of the sun. Dec 20-23, 2023 Dec 20-23, 2024
Islam Lailat al-Qadr – Muslim Night of Destiny. First revelation of Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him). Observed during the last ten days of Ramadan. Apr 6, 2024 Mar 27, 2025
Independence Day – Interfaith USA Jul 4, 2024 Jul 4, 2025
Islam Eid al-Fitr – Muslim Festival of the breaking of the fast of Ramadan. Apr 10, 2024 Mar 31, 2025
baha'i Martyrdom of the B’ab – Baha’i Anniversary of the martyrdom of the B’ab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah, in 1850. Jul 9, 2024 Jul 9, 2025
 Untitled Pioneer Day – Mormon Observance of the arrival of Brigham Young and the early settlers to Salt Lake City, Utah. Customary activities include parades, devotionals, sporting events, feasts, dances, excursions, and reunions. Jul 24, 2024 Jul 24, 2025
pagan Imbolc (Candlemas) – Pagan/Wiccan Marks the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Associated with the goddess Brigid. Celebrated with the lighting of candles, purification rituals, and feasting. Feb 1, 2024
pagan Ostara (Spring Equinox) – Pagan/Wiccan A time of rebirth and renewal. Associated with the goddess Eostre. Celebrated with rituals involving eggs, flowers, and planting seeds. Mar 19-22, 2024
pagan Beltane (May Eve) – Pagan/Wiccan Marks the beginning of summer. Associated with the god Belenus and the goddess May Queen. Celebrated with bonfires, dancing, and fertility rituals. May 1, 2024
pagan Litha (Summer Solstice) – Pagan/Wiccan Marks the longest day of the year. Associated with the god Lugh and the goddess Danu. Celebrated with bonfires, feasting, and rituals that honor the power of the sun. Jun 19-23, 2024