List of Religious and Other Holidays

List of Religious and Other Holidays

Faculty are strongly urged to avoid scheduling examinations, papers, presentations or other assignments to be due on any of the major listed holidays.  When this is unavoidable, students will be given the opportunity for an equivalent make-up.

 

Fall 2020

 

University holiday closures are indicated in RED

 

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Islamic New Year (Muharram) Islamic Aug 20, 2020
Ashura Islamic Aug 28, 2020
Labor Day Sep 7, 2020
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep 19, 2020*-Sep 20, 2020
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep 28, 2020*
Sukkot Jewish Oct 3, 2020*-Oct 9, 2020
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Oct 10, 2020*-Oct 11, 2020
Columbus Day Oct 12, 2020
Navratri Hindu Oct 17, 2020-Oct 26, 2020
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Oct 29, 2020
Feast of All Saints Christian Nov 1, 2020
All Souls' Day Christian Nov 2, 2020
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov 14, 2020
Christ the King Christian Nov 22, 2020
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 26, 2020-Nov 27, 2020
Thanksgiving Nov 26, 2020
Advent - first Sunday Christian Nov 29, 2020
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec 8, 2020
Hanukkah Jewish Dec 11, 2020*-Dec 18, 2020
Christmas Eve Christian Dec 24, 2020
Christmas Christian Dec 25, 2020
Kwanzaa Dec 26, 2020

 

Winter 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
New Year’s Day Jan 1, 2021
Epiphany Christian Jan 6, 2021
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan 7, 2021
Martin Luther King Day Jan 18, 2021

 

Spring 2021

Holiday or Observance
Religion
Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian /Daoist / Buddhist Feb 12, 2021
President's Day Feb 15, 2021
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb 17, 2021
Beginning of Lent Christian Feb 17, 2021
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb 21, 2021
Purim Jewish Feb 26, 2021*
Laylat al-Miraj Islamic Mar 11, 2021
Laylat al-Bara’at Islamic Mar 27, 2021
Passover Jewish Mar 28, 2021*-Apr 4, 2021
Palm Sunday Christian Mar 28, 2021
Holi Hindu Mar 29, 2021
Good Friday Christian Apr 2, 2021
Holy Saturday Christian Apr 3, 2021
Easter Sunday Christian Apr 4, 2021
Ramadan Islamic Apr 13, 2021-May 13, 2021
Rama Navami Hindu Apr 21, 2021
Orthodox Good Friday Christian (Orthodox) Apr 30, 2021
Orthodox Easter Christian (Orthodox) May 2, 2021
Laylat al-Qadr Islamic May 8, 2021
Ascension Thursday Christian May 13, 2021
Eid al-Fitr Islamic May 13, 2021
Shavuot Jewish May 17, 2021-May 18, 2021
Pentecost Christian May 23, 2021

 

Summer 2021

 

Holiday or Observance Religion Dates
Memorial Day May 31, 2021
Independence Day Jul 4, 2021
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul 20, 2021

 

*Note: University holiday closures for 2021-22 have not been indicated

Fall 2021

 

Holiday or Observance Religion Dates
Islamic New Year (Muharram) Islamic Aug 10, 2021
Ashura Islamic Aug 18, 2021
Labor Day Sep 6, 2021
Rosh Hashanah Jewish Sep 6, 2021-Sep 8, 2021
Yom Kippur Jewish Sep 16, 2021
Sukkot Jewish Sep 20, 2021-Sep 27, 2021
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Jewish Sep 27, 2021-Sep 29, 2021
Columbus Day Oct 11, 2021
Navratri Hindu Oct 7, 2021-Oct 14, 2021
Mawlid-al-Nab Islamic Oct 19, 2021
Feast of All Saints Christian Nov 1, 2021
All Souls' Day Christian Nov 2, 2021
Diwali-Deepavali Hindu/ Jain/ Sikh Nov 4, 2021
Christ the King Christian Nov 21, 2021
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23, 2021-Nov 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Nov 25, 2021
Advent - first Sunday Christian Nov 28, 2021
Hanukkah Jewish Nov 28, 2021*-Dec 6, 2021
Feast of Immaculate Conception Christian Dec 8, 2021
Christmas Eve Christian Dec 24, 2021
Christmas Christian Dec 25, 2021
Kwanzaa Dec 26, 2021

 

Winter 2021

 

Holiday or Observance Religion Dates
New Year’s Day Jan 1, 2022
Epiphany Christian Jan 6, 2022
Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christian Jan 7, 2022
Martin Luther King Day Jan 17, 2022

 

Spring 2022

 

Holiday or Observance Religion Dates
Lunar New Year Confucian /Daoist / Buddhist Feb 1, 2022
President's Day Feb 21, 2022
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar2, 2022
Beginning of Lent Christian Mar2, 2022
Maha Shivaratri Jewish Feb 28, 2022
Laylat al-Miraj Hindu Mar 1, 2022
Purim Islamic Mar 16, 2022-Mar 17, 2022
Holi

Hindu

Mar 17, 2022-Mar 18, 2022
Laylat al-Bara’at Islamic Mar 18, 2022-Mar 19, 2022
Passover Jewish Apr 15, 2022-Apr 22, 2022
Palm Sunday Christian Apr 10, 2022
Good Friday Christian Apr 15, 2022
Holy Saturday Christian Apr 16, 2022
Easter Sunday Christian Apr 17, 2022
Ramadan Islamic Apr 2, 2022-May 1, 2022
Rama Navami Hindu Apr 10, 2022
Orthodox Good Friday Christian (Orthodox) Apr 22, 2022
Orthodox Easter Christian (Orthodox) Apr 24, 2022
Laylat al-Qadr Islamic Apr 29, 2022
Eid al-Fitr Islamic May 2, 2022
Ascension Thursday Christian May 26, 2022
Shavuot Jewish Jun 4, 2021-Jun6, 2022
Pentecost Christian Jun5, 2022

 

Summer 2022

Holiday or Observance Religion Dates
Memorial Day May 30, 2022
Independence Day Jul 4, 2022
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul 10, 2022