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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 2018 - August 2019

Christian

Christmas
December 25, 2018
Good Friday
April 19, 2019
Easter Sunday
April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday (Orthodox)
April 28, 2019

Hindu

Janmashtami September 3, 2018
Dasera October 19, 2018
Diwali November 7, 2018

Jewish

*All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.
Rosh Hashanah
September 10-11, 2018
Yom Kippur
September 19, 2018
Sukkot/Simchat Torah
September 23-30, 2018
Hanukkah
December 23-30, 2018
Purim
March 20-21, 2019
Pesach (Passover)
April 20-27, 2019
Shavuot June 8-10, 2019

Muslim

Eid al Adha
August 20-21, 2018
Islamic New Year
September 12, 2018
Ashura September 20-21, 2018
Mawlid an Nabi
November 20-21, 2018
Ramadan May 5 - June 4, 2019
Eid al Fitr
June 3-4, 2019 

 


October 11, 2016