2012 -2013 Academic Year Religious Holidays

(September 1 – June 1)

 

SEPTEMBER 2012

September 17-18 - Rosh Hashanah* - Judaism

September 13-19 - Paryushan**- Jain

September 26 - Yom Kipper* - Judaism

 

OCTOBER 2012

October 1 – 2 – Sukkot* - Judaism

October 8 – 9 – Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah * - Judaism

October 16 – 23 - Navatari**- Hindu

October 25 – 26 – Eid al Adha* ** - Islam

 

NOVEMBER 2012

November 13 – Diwali – Deepavali** - Hindu - Jain - Sikh

 

DECEMBER 2012

December 25 – Christmas - Christian

 

JANUARY 2013

January 7– Eastern Orthodox Christmas - Orthodox Christian

 

FEBRUARY 2013

February 10 – Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

February 13 – Ash Wednesday – Christian

 

MARCH 2013

March 26 - 27– Pesach (Passover) First two days* - Judaism

March 29 – Good Friday – Christian

March 31 – Easter – Christian

 

APRIL 2013

April 1 -2 – Pesach (Passover) – Last two days* - Jewish

April 14 – Baisakhi (New Year) - Sikh

 

MAY 2013

May 3 – Holy Friday – Orthodox Christian

May 5 – Easter/Pascha – Orthodox Christian

May 15 – 16 – Shavuot * - Judaism

 

Note: 1. * Holy days usually begin at sundown the day before this dates.

         2. ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this dates.