Summer 2022 – Spring 2023

We encourage you to learn more about various holy days, and use this resource as you plan your calendar and consider making accommodations for your students and employees. Religious observances listed below are among major holidays of various faiths. These dates are gathered from various sources. Lunar calendars vary based on religion.

While we attempt to be inclusive, we realize not all religions are represented below.

Summer 2022

June 4-6                       Shavout* (Jewish – receipt of Torah on Mount Sinai)

July 9-10                      Eid al-Adha* (Islamic – major festival, make sacrifices for faith)

Aug. 11                        Raksha Bandhan (Hindu – festival)

Aug. 18                        Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu – festival, birth of Hindu god Krishna)

Fall Semester 2022

Sept. 25-27                 Rosh Hashanah* (Jewish – start of Jewish New Year)

Oct. 4-5                       Yom Kippur* (Jewish – holiest day of year, atonement, abstinence)

Oct. 9-16                     Sukkot* (Jewish – celebration)

Oct. 16-18                   Shemini Atzeret* (Jewish – fall festival, memorial for the dead)

Oct. 17-18                   Simchat Torah* (Jewish – completion of annual reading of Torah)

Oct. 24                         Diwali* (Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain – festival of lights)

Oct. 26-27                   Birth of Baha’u’llah* (Baha’I – birth of Baha’u’llah)

Dec. 18-26                   Hanukkah (Jewish – festival of lights)

Spring Semester 2023

Jan. 22                         Chinese New Year* (Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist – most important)

March 22-April 21     Ramadan (Islamic – faith through fasting/prayer)

April 5-13                    Pesach/Passover* (Jewish – exodus of Israelites from Egypt)

April 6                          Maundy Thursday (Christian – Last Supper of Jesus w/Apostles)

April 7                          Good Friday (Christian – crucifixion of Jesus Christ)

April 9                          Easter* (Christian – resurrection of Jesus Christ)

April 17-18                  Yom HaSho’ah (Jewish – Holocaust Remembrance Day)

April 21-22                  Eid al-Fitr* (Islamic – break the fast, last day of Ramadan)

May 25-27                   Shavout* (Jewish – receipt of Torah on Mount Sinai)

June 25-July 2             Eid al-Adha* (Islamic – major festival, make sacrifices for faith)

* Holiday with significant work restriction

Jewish days begin and end at sundown.