Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life

SMU Religious Holidays Policy

Recognized Religious Holidays

Listing of religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

August 2017 - August 2018

Christian

Christmas
December 25, 2017
Good Friday
March 30, 2018
Easter Sunday
April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday (Orthodox)
April 8, 2018

Hindu

Janmashtami August 15, 2017
Dasera September 30, 2017
Diwali October 19, 2017

Jewish

*All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.
Rosh Hashanah
September 21-22, 2017
Yom Kippur
September 30, 2017
Sukkot/Simchat Torah
October 5/6, 2017 & October 13, 2017
Hanukkah
December 12-20, 2017
Purim
March 1, 2018
Pesach (Passover)
March 31 - April 7, 2018
Shavuot May 20-21, 2018

Muslim

Eid al Adha
September 1, 2017
Islamic New Year
September 21, 2017
Ashura October 1, 2017
Mawlid an Nabi
December 1, 2017
Ramadan May 16 - June 14, 2018
Eid al Fitr
June 15, 2018 

 


October 11, 2016