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List of Religious and Other Holidays

2015-2016
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2012-2013
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2013-2014
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2014-2015
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Fall 2015 Fall 2016   Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Winter 2016 Winter 2017   Winter 2013 Winter 2014 Winter 2015
Spring 2016 Spring 2017   Spring 2013 Spring 2014 Spring 2015
Summer 2016     Summer 2013 Summer 2014 Summer 2015

 

NOTE:

  • Classes are not in session for holidays indicated in RED
  • All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.
  •  * These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
  •  ** Local or regional customs may use a variation of this date.
  •  # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

 

 

Fall 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Labor Day   Sept. 7, 2015 No classes Sept. 7-8, 2015
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 14-15, 2015  
Paryushan Jain Sept. 18, 2015  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 23, 2015  
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 23, 2015  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 24-25, 2015 #  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2015 Primary Obligation Days Sept. 28-29, 2015
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 5-6, 2015  
Columbus Day   Oct. 12, 2015  
Navratri Hindu Oct. 13- Oct. 21, 2015  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2015  
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 1, 2015  
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2015  
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov. 11-Nov. 15, 2015  
Thanksgiving   Nov. 26, 2015 No classes Nov. 25-29, 2015
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 7-14, 2015  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2015  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's Birthday) Islamic Dec. 24, 2015#  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2015  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016  

Winter 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2016  
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2016  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 18, 2016  

Spring 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Chinese New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Feb. 8, 2016  
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 10, 2016  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2016  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 15, 2016  
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 13, 2016  
Spring Break   Mar. 14-20, 2016  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2016  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2016  
*Purim Jewish Mar. 24, 2016 (starts Mar. 23 after sunset)  
Good Friday Christian Mar. 25, 2016  
Easter Christian Mar. 27, 2016  
Baisakhi (New Year) Sikh Apr. 13, 2016  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 23-30, 2016 *Primary Obligation Days: Apr. 23-24, 29-30, 2016
Good Friday Orthodox Christian Apr. 29, 2016  
Easter Orthodox Christian May 1, 2016  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2016  
Mother's Day   May 8, 2016  

Summer 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Memorial Day   May 30, 2016  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jun. 7, 2016 # Jun. 7-Jul. 7, 2016
*Shavuot Jewish Jun. 12-13, 2016  
Father's Day   Jun. 19, 2016  
Summer Solstice   Jun. 20, 2016  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jul. 2, 2016 #  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2016  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 6-7, 2016 # Jun. 7-Jul. 7, 2016
Paryushan Jain August 28, 2016  

 

Fall 2016

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Labor Day   Sept. 5, 2016 No classes Sept. 5-6, 2016
Eid al-Adha Islamic Sept. 13, 2016 #  
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 22, 2016  
Navratri Hindu Oct. 1 - Oct. 9, 2016  
Muiharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic Oct. 2, 2016  
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Oct. 3-4, 2016  
Columbus Day   Oct. 10, 2016  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Oct. 12, 2016  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 17 - 23, 2016 Primary Obligation Days Oct. 17-18, 2016
*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 24, 2016  
*Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 25, 2016  
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Oct. 30, 2016  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2016  
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 6, 2016  
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2016  
Thanksgiving   Nov. 24, 2016 No classes Nov. 23-27, 2016
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's Birthday) Islamic Dec. 1, 2016#  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2016  
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 25, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2016  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017  

Winter 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2017  
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2017  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 16, 2017  

Spring 2017

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Chinese New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Jan. 28, 2017  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2017  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 20, 2017  
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 25, 2017  
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Feb. 25, 2017  
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 1, 2017  
*Purim Jewish Mar. 12, 2017 (starts Mar. 11 after sunset)  
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 12, 2017  
Spring Break   Mar. 13-19, 2017  
Holi Hindu Mar. 13-14, 2017  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2017  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2017  
Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 5, 2017  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 11-18, 2017 *Primary Obligation Days: Apr. 11-12, 17-18, 2017
Good Friday Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 14, 2017  
Baisakhi (New Year) Sikh Apr. 14, 2017  
Easter Christian/Christian Orthodox Apr. 16, 2017  
Mother's Day   May 14, 2017  

 


 

Past semesters

Fall 2012

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
September      
Paryushan Jain Sept. 13-19, 2012   
*Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sept. 17-18, 2012   
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 26, 2012  
October      
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 1-7, 2012 *Oct. 1-2 Primary Obligation Days
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 8, 2012  
Columbus Day   Oct. 8, 2012  
Navratri Hindu Oct. 16-23, 2012  
*Birth of the Báb Bahá'í Oct. 20, 2012  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Oct. 26, 2012 #  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2012  
November      
Daylight Saving Time Ends   Nov. 4, 2012  
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2012  
*Birth of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í Nov. 12, 2012  
Diwali - Deepavali Hindu / Jain / Sikh Nov. 13, 2012  
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 22-23, 2012  
Day of the Covenant Bahá'í Nov. 26, 2012  
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá Bahá'í Nov. 28, 2012  
December      
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 9-16, 2012  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2012  
Christmas Christian Dec. 25, 2012  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013  

Winter 2013

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2013  
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2013  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 21, 2013  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's birthday) Islamic Jan. 24, 2013 #  

Spring 2013

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Chinese New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Feb. 10, 2013   
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 13, 2013  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2013  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 18, 2013  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2013  
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 10, 2013  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2013  
Spring Break   Mar. 18-24, 2013  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2013  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2013  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Mar. 26-Apr. 2, 2013 *Mar. 26-27, Apr. 1-2 Primary Obligation Days
Good Friday Christian Mar. 29, 2013  
Easter Christian Mar. 31, 2013  
Baisakhi (New Year) Sikh Apr. 14, 2013  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2013  
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2013  
*Twelth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2013  
Good Friday Christian Orthodox May 3, 2013  
Easter Christian Orthodox May 5, 2013  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2013  
Mother's Day   May 12, 2013  
*Shavuot Jewish May 15, 2013  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2013  

Summer 2013

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Memorial Day   May 27, 2013  
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2013  
Father's Day   Jun. 16, 2013  
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2013  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2013  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jul. 9, 2013 # Jul. 9-Aug. 8, 2013
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2013  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Aug. 3, 2013 #  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Aug. 8, 2013 # Jul. 9-Aug. 8, 2013

Fall 2013

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Labor Day   Sept. 2, 2013 No classes Sept. 2-3, 2013
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 5-6, 2013  
Paryushan Jain Sept. 10, 2013  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 14, 2013  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 19-25, 2013 Primary Obligation Days Sept. 19-20, 2013
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 22, 2013  
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Sept. 26, 2013  
Navratri Hindu Oct. 5-13, 2013  
Columbus Day   Oct. 14, 2013  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Oct. 15, 2013 #  
*Birth of the Báb Bahá'í Oct. 20, 2013  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2013  
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov. 3-7, 2013  
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 3, 2013  
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2013  
*Birth of the Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í Nov. 12, 2013  
Day of the Covnant Bahá'í Nov. 26, 2013  
Thanksgiving   Nov. 28, 2013 No classes Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2013
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahaá Bahá'í Nov. 28, 2013  
Hanukkah Jewish Nov. 28-Dec. 5, 2013  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2013  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2013  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 1, 2014  

Winter 2014

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2014  
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2014  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's Birthday) Islamic Jan. 14, 2014 #  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 20, 2014  

Spring 2014

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Chinese New Year Confucian/ Taoist/ Buddhist Jan. 31, 2014  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2014  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 17, 2014  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2014  
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 5, 2014  
Daylight Savings Time starts   Mar. 9, 2014  
Spring Break   Mar. 17-23, 2014  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2014  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2014  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2014  
Baisakhi (New Year) Sikh Apr. 14, 2014  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 15-22, 2014 Primary Observation Days Apr. 15-16, 21-22, 2014
Good Friday Christian/ Orthodox Christian Apr. 18, 2014  
Easter Christian/ Orthodox Christian Apr. 20, 2014  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2014  
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2014  
*Twelfth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2014  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2014  
Mother's Day   May 11, 2014  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2014  

Summer 2014

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Memorial Day   May 26, 2014  
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2014  
*Shavuot Jewish Jun. 4-5, 2014  
Father's Day   Jun. 15, 2014  
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2014  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jun. 29, 2014 # Jun. 29-Jul. 29, 2014
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2014  
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2014  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jul. 24, 2014 #  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 29, 2014 # Jun. 29-Jul. 29, 2014

Fall 2014

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Paryushan Jain Aug. 30, 2014  
Labor Day   Sept. 1, 2014 No classes Sept. 1-2, 2014
Autumn Equinox   Sept. 22, 2014  
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 25-26, 2014  
Navratri Hindu Sept. 25- Oct. 3, 2014  
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Oct. 4, 2014  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Oct. 5, 2014 #  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 9-15, 2014 Primary Obligation Days Oct. 9-10, 2014
Columbus Day   Oct. 13, 2014  
*Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 16-17, 2014  
*Birth of the Báb Bahá'í Oct. 20, 2014  
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Oct. 23-27, 2014  
Halloween   Oct. 31, 2014  
Daylight Savings Time ends   Nov. 2, 2014  
Veterans Day   Nov. 11, 2014  
*Birth of the Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í Nov. 12, 2014  
Day of the Covnant Bahá'í Nov. 26, 2014  
Thanksgiving   Nov. 27, 2014 No classes Nov. 26-30, 2014
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahaá Bahá'í Nov. 28, 2014  
Hanukkah Jewish Dec. 17-24, 2014  
Winter Solstice   Dec. 21, 2014  
Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Christian Dec. 25, 2014  
Kwanzaa Interfaith / African-American Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015  

Winter 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2015  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Mohammad's Birthday) Islamic Jan. 3, 2015 #  
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan. 7, 2015  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 19, 2015  

Spring 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 18, 2015  
Chinese New Year Confucian / Daoist / Buddhist Feb. 19, 2015  
Valentine's Day   Feb. 14, 2015  
President's Day (Washington's Birthday)   Feb. 16, 2015  
The Nineteen Day Fast Bahá'í Mar. 2-20, 2015  
Daylight Saving Time Starts   Mar. 8, 2015  
Spring Break   Mar. 16-22, 2015  
St. Patrick's Day   Mar. 17, 2015  
Vernal Equinox   Mar. 20, 2015  
*Naw Ruz (New Year) Bahá'í Mar. 21, 2015  
Good Friday Christian Apr. 3, 2015  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 4-11, 2015 *Primary Obligation Days: Apr. 4-5, Apr. 10-11, 2015
Easter Christian Apr. 5, 2015  
Good Friday Orthodox Christian Apr. 10, 2015  
Easter Orthodox Christian Apr. 12, 2015  
Baisakhi (New Year) Sikh Apr. 14, 2015  
*First Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 21, 2015  
*Ninth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í Apr. 29, 2015  
*Twelth Day of Ridvan Bahá'í May 2, 2015  
Cinco de Mayo   May 5, 2015  
Mother's Day   May 10, 2015  
*Declaration of the Báb Bahá'í May 23, 2015  
*Shavuot Jewish May 24-25, 2015  

Summer 2015

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Additional Notes
Memorial Day   May 25, 2015  
*Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá'í May 29, 2015  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Jun. 18, 2015 # Jun. 18-Jul. 18, 2015
Father's Day   Jun. 21, 2015  
Summer Solstice   Jun. 21, 2015  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2015  
*Martydom of the Báb Bahá'í Jul. 9, 2015  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Jul. 13, 2015 #  
Eid al-Fitr, (End of Ramadan) Islamic Jul. 18, 2015 # Jun. 18-Jul. 18, 2015
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