2014 -2015 Academic Year Religious Holidays

AUGUST 2014

August 30 - Paryushan**- Jain

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 25-26 - Rosh Hashanah* - Judaism

September 25-October 3 - Navratri** - Hindu

 

OCTOBER 2014

October 4 - Yom Kippur* - Judaism

October 8-15 – Sukkot* - Judaism

October 14-16 – Eid al Adha* ** - Islam

October 15-16 – Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah * - Judaism

 

NOVEMBER 2014

October 23-27 – Diwali – Deepavali** - Hindu - Jain - Sikh

 

DECEMBER 2014

December 25 – Christmas - Christian

 

JANUARY 2015

January 7 – Eastern Orthodox Christmas - Orthodox Christian

 

FEBRUARY 2015

February 18 – Ash Wednesday – Christian

February 19 – Chinese New Year - Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

  

APRIL 2015

April 3 – Good Friday – Christian – Orthodox Christian

April 3-4 – Pesach (Passover) First two days* - Judaism

April 5 – Easter – Christian  – Orthodox Christian

April 10-11 – Pesach (Passover) – Last two days* - Jewish

April 14 – Baisakhi (New Year) - Sikh

 

MAY 2015

May 23-25 – Shavuot* - Judaism

 

JULY 2015

July 14-16 – Lailatul Kadar*** - Islam

July 17-18 – Eid-ul-Fitr*** - Islam

 

 

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.

3. *** Major Muslim holy day. Date is approximated to sighting based on lunar calendar.