Religious Holidays Comprehesive Calendar 2013-2014

Religious Holidays affecting Academic Planning
Academic Year 2013-2014

Faculty (including coaches) receive annual reminders of this policy, and are encouraged to work carefully with students in anticipating and resolving conflicts to their mutual satisfaction.

The list that follows is not exhaustive; it includes major festivals and holy days for many, though by no means all, religious traditions represented in the Williams community. (If it does not include an important date in the religious calendar of your particular tradition, please let us know.) Every effort has been made to insure that this information is accurate. Note that some holidays in some traditions are tied to the lunar calendar or to particular cultural patterns that vary by region or by sect which make their location in the calendar somewhat more fluid. Dates marked with a double asterisk (**) denote occasions on which the precept of a particular tradition, and the practice of nearly all its adherents, includes significant restrictions on academic activity.

For holidays associated with Christianity, the following notations are used to denote observance by particular strands of the Christian tradition: RC-Roman Catholic P-Protestant O-Orthodox

 

2013

DAYS HOLIDAY RELIGION
Aug. 7
Aug. 8
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day) Islam
Sep. 4
Sep. 6
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Friday
**Rosh Hashanah Judaism
Sep. 13
Sep. 14
Sundown-Friday
Sundown-Saturday
**Yom Kippur Judaism
Sep. 18
Sep. 20
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundow-Friday
Sukkot (1st 2 days) Judaism
Sep. 25
Sep. 26
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Judaism
Oct. 5-13 Saturday Navaratri Hinduism
Oct. 14
Oct. 15
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Eid al Adha
(date can vary by a day)
Islam
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Birth of the Báb Bahá’í
Nov. 1 Friday All Saints Day Christianity (RC, P)
Nov. 2 Saturday All Souls Day Christianity (RC, P)
Nov. 3 Sunday Diwali/Deepavali Hinduism
Nov. 3
Nov. 4
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Monday
Muharram/New Year Islam
Nov. 11
Nov. 12
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Birth of Bahá’u'lláh Bahá’í
Nov. 12
Nov. 13
Sundown-Tuesday
Sundown-Wednesday
Ashura Islam
Nov. 27
Dec. 5
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Chanukah Judaism
Dec. 1 Sunday Advent Begins Christianity (O, P, RC)
Dec. 8 Sunday Feast of the
Immaculate Conception
Christianity (RC, P)
Dec. 8 Sunday Bodhi Day Buddhism
Dec. 25 Wednesday Christmas Christianity (O, RC, P)
Dec. 26 Jan. 1 Thursday Kwanzaa African American

2014

DAYS HOLIDAY RELIGION
Jan. 6 Monday Epiphany Christianity (RC, P)
Jan. 6 Monday Christmas Day Armenian Orthodox
Jan. 7 Tuesday Nativity of Christ (Christmas) Christianity (O)
Jan. 31 Friday Chinese New Year Confucian, Daiost, Buddhist
Feb. 15 Saturday Nirvana Day Buddhist
Feb. 27
Feb. 28
Sundown-Thursday
Sundown-Friday
Maha Shivaratri Hinduism
Mar. 2-20 Sunrise-Sunday
Sundown-Thursday
Nineteen Day Fast begins Bahá’í
Mar. 3 Monday Lent begins, Clean Monday Christianity (O)
Mar. 5 Wednesday Ash Wednesday, Lent begins Christianity (RC, P)
Mar. 15
Mar. 16
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Purim Judaism
Mar. 20
Mar. 21
Sundown-Thursday
Sundown-Thursday
Naw-Ruz Bahá’í, Zoroastrian
Apr. 13 Sunday Palm Sunday Christianity (RC, P,O)
Apr. 14
Apr. 15
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Pesach (1st day of Passover) Judaism
Apr. 17 Thursday Maundy Thursday Christianity (RC, P, O)
Apr. 18 Friday Good Friday Christianity (RC, P, O)
Apr. 20 Sunday Easter/Pascha Christianity (RC, P, O)
Apr. 20
Apr. 21
Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Monday
**Ridván (1st day) Bahá’í
Apr. 26
Apr. 27
Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Sunday
Yom HaShoah Judaism
Apr. 30 Monday **Ridván (9th day) Bahá’í
May 2 Sundown-Friday **Ridván (12th day) Bahá’í
May 3 Friday Holy Friday Christianity (O)
May 5
May 6
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Yom Ha’Atzmaut Judaism
May 22
May 23
Sundown-Wednesday
Sundown-Thursday
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í
May 25 Saturday Wesak (Buddha Day) Buddhism
May 26
May 27
Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday
Isra and Mi’raj Islam
May 28
May 29
Sundown-Tuesday
Sundown-Wednesday
**Ascension of Baha’u'lláh Bahá’
May 29 Thursday Ascension of Christ Christianity (RC, P, O)
Jun. 3
Jun. 4
Sundown-Tuesday
Sundown-Wednesday
Shavuot Judaism
Jun. 8 Sunday Pentecost Christianity

Sources:
http://www.interfaithcalendar.org/
Xavier Jesuit Resource
HebCal.com
Holidays.net
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