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 7.22. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

August 2019 - August 2020

Christian

Christmas
December 25, 2019
Good Friday
April 10, 2020
Good Friday (Orthodox) April 17, 2020 
Easter Sunday
April 12, 2020
Easter Sunday (Orthodox)
April 19, 2020

Hindu

Janmashtami August 23, 2019
Dasera October 8, 2019
Diwali October 27, 2019

Jewish

*All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.
Rosh Hashanah
September 30 - October 1, 2019
Yom Kippur
October 9, 2019
Sukkot/Simchat Torah
October 14-20, 2019
Hanukkah
December 22-30, 2019
Purim
March 10, 2020
Pesach (Passover)
April 9-16, 2020
Shavuot May 29-30, 2020

Muslim

Eid al Adha
August 11, 2019
Islamic New Year
August 31, 2019
Ashura September 9-10, 2019
Mawlid an Nabi
November 9-10, 2019
Ramadan April 24 - May 23, 2020
Eid al Fitr
May 23-24, 2020 

 


October 11, 2016