Campus Interfaith Calendar

This calendar lists major holidays and observances of many of the religious traditions present on our campus. In many traditions, observances start at different dates and times due to regional or cultural distinctions; the dates given here are those which are as broadly observed as can be determined. In addition, many American calendars struggle to accurately represent observances beginning at sundown, part of many traditions. This calendar attempts to explicitly name those particular events, but please inform Dave Wright immediately if you feel there is an error with the date or time given for any event on this list - or if you'd like to discuss adding a holiday to the calendar.

For a more detailed description of each of these holidays and observances, please see the Interfaith Glossary.

 

July

  • 3rd  Ghambar Maidyoshem ends (Zoroastrianism)
  • 6th  Birthdate of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (Buddhism)
  • 9th  Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
    • Ramadan begins (Islam)
  • 13th  Kalimat (Baha'i)
  • 15th  Eve of Tish'a B'Av, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 16th  Tish'a B'Av (Judaism)
  • 22nd  Asalha, Dhamma Day (Buddhism)
    • Guru Purnima (Jainism)
  • 23rd  Vassa, Rains Retreat, Begins (Buddhism)
  • 30th  Oh-harai-taisai (Shinto)

 

August

  • 1st  Kamal (Baha'i)
    • Lammas (Wicca)
  • 2nd  Jum'at al-Wada (Islam)
  • 3rd  Laylat al-Qadr, begins in the evening (Islam)
  • 4th  International Forgiveness Day
  • 6th  Transfiguration, New Calendar (Christianity)
  • 8th  'Id al-Fitr (Islam)
  • 9th  Fravardeghan Days begin (Zoroastrianism)
  • 17th  Fravardeghan Days end (Zoroastrianism)
  • 18th  Nowruz (Zoroastrianism)
  • 19th  Transfiguration, Old Calendar (Christianity)
  • 20th  Asma' (Baha'i)
  • 21st  Raksha Bandhan (Hinduism)
  • 26th  Festival of Ksitigarbha, Jizo, Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
  • 28th  Sri Krishna Jayanti (Hinduism)

 

September

  • 1st  First Parkash (Sikhism)
  • 3rd  Paryushana-parva begins (Jainism)
  • 4th  Eve of Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 5th  Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)
  • 6th  Rosh Hashanah (Judaism)
  • 7th  Birthdate of His Holiness Sakya Trizin (Buddhism)
  • 8th  'Izzat (Baha'i)
  • 9th  Ganesh Chaturthi (Hinduism)
    • Auditor's Day (Scientology)
  • 10th  Samvatsari (Jainism)
    • Dashalakshani-parva begins (Jainism)
    • Paryushana-parva ends (Jainism)
  • 12th  Anniversary of the Tatsunokuchi Persecution (Buddhism)
    • Ghambar Paitishem begins (Zoroastrianism)
  • 13th  Eve of Yom Kippur, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 14th  Yom Kippur (Judaism)
  • 16th  Ghambar Paitishem ends (Zoroastrianism)
  • 18th  Ananta-chaturdasi (Jainism)
    • Eve of Sukkot, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 19th  Festival of Higan-e (Buddhism)
    • Ksamavani (Jainism)
    • Dashalakshani-parva ends (Jainism)
    • First Day of Sukkot (Judaism)
  • 20th  Second Day of Sukkot (Judaism)
  • 22nd  Eihei Dogen Kigen Memorial (Buddhism)
    • Shuki-sorei-sai (Shinto)
    • Mabon (Wicca)
  • 25th  Last Day of Sukkot (Judaism)
    • Eve of Shmini Atzeret, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 26th  Shmini Atzeret (Judaism)
    • Eve of Simhat Torah, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 27th  Mashi'yyat (Baha'i)
    • Simhat Torah (Judaism)
  • 29th  World Rivers Day

 

October

  • 5th  Bodhidharma Memorial (Buddhism)
    • Navarati begins (Hinduism)
  • 6th  World Communion Sunday (Christianity)
  • 7th  International Association of Scientologists Day (Scientology)
  • 12th  Ghambar Ayathrem begins (Zoroastrianism)
  • 13th  Nichiren Shonin Memorial (Buddhism)
  • 14th  Dassehra (Hinduism)
    • Day of Hajj (Islam)
  • 15th  'Id al-Adha (Islam)
  • 16th  'Ilm (Baha'i)
    • Ghambar Ayathrem ends (Zoroastrianism)
  • 20th  Birth of the Bab (Baha'i)
    • Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (Sikhism)
  • 24th  Pavarana (Buddhism)
  • 25th  Kathina begins (Buddhism)
  • 31st  Samhain (Wicca)

 

November

  • 1st  All Saints Day (Christianity)
  • 3rd  Diwali (Hinduism)
    • Mahavira Nirvana (Jainism)
    • Bandhi Chhor Divas (Sikhism)
  • 4th  Qudrat (Baha'i)
    • New Year Day - Vkram Samvat 2070 begins (Jainism)
  • 5th  First of Muharram (Islam)
  • 7th  Jnana Panchmi, Day of Knowledge (Jainism)
  • 12th  Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
  • 14th  Ashura (Islam)
  • 15th  Advent begins, Christmas Fast; New Calendar (Christianity)
  • 17th  Lokashah Jayanti (Jainism)
    • Birth of Guru Nank Dev Ji (Sikhism)
  • 21st  Kathina ends (Buddhism)
  • 22nd  Native American Heritage Day (Aboriginal Spirituality)
  • 23rd  Qawl (Baha'i)
  • 24th  Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji (Sikhism)
  • 26th  Day of the Covenant (Baha'i)
  • 27th  Eve of Hanukkah, begins at sundown (Judaism)
  • 28th  Ascension of 'Abdul-Baha (Baha'i)
    • Advent begins, Christmas Fast; Old Calendar
    • First Day of Hanukkah (Judaism)

 

December

  • 1st  First Sunday of Advent (Christianity)
  • 5th  Last Day of Hanukkah (Judaism)
  • 8th  Awakening Day (Buddhism)
  • 12th  Masa'il (Baha'i)
  • 13th  Maunajiyaras (Jainism)
  • 17th  Sanghamitta Day (Buddhism)
  • 21st  Yule (Wicca)
    • Tohji-taisai (Shinto)
  • 25th  Christmas (Christianity)
  • 26th  Death of Prophet Zarathustra (Zoroastrianism)
    • Kwanzaa, until January 1st, 2014
  • 31st  Sharaf (Baha'i)
    • Ghambar Maidyarem begins (Zoroastrianism)