All Religious Holiday Events

Saturday, June 28, 2014

All Day

Ramadan [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Day-time Fasting

Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, reading the Qu’ran and worship in the mosque or at home. Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during…

Thursday, July 24, 2014

All Day

Lailat al-Qadr [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Day-time Fasting (Part of Ramadan)
Muslims will observe on sunset of 07/23/14.

Muslim holiday of Lailat-al-Kadr (Laylatul-Qadr, Lailat al-Qadr), known in English as the Night of Power (ne: the Night of Honor, the Night of Dignity), falls during the month of Ramadan and…

Friday, July 25, 2014

All Day

Quds Day [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Day-time Fasting (Part of Ramadan)                                                              Muslims will observe on sunset of 07/24/14

An annual event that began in Iran in 1979, chosen by the late Ayatollah Khomeini to call for Israel to be destroyed, it is…

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

All Day

Eid al-Fitr [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None                                                                                                         Muslims will observe on sunset of 07/28/14

Eid al-Fitr involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims…

Friday, August 1, 2014

All Day

Lammas Day [Pagan/Wiccan/Earth-based]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide. As the first of the three harvest festivals, much of the symbolism for Lammas revolves around grains and…

Monday, August 4, 2014

All Day

Tisha B'Av [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: 25 hours of fasting; listening to music prohibted

Tisha B’Av, also known as “The Ninth of Av,” is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the two Temples. Tisha B’Av is a full fast day, meaning that no food or drink can be consumed from one evening to the next.…

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

All Day

The Transfiguration [Orthodox Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

In Christian teachings, the Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God: the meeting place for the temporal and the eternal, with Jesus himself as the connecting point, acting as the bridge…

Sunday, August 10, 2014

All Day

Raksha Bandhan [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is entirely dedicated to the love and affection shared between a brother and a sister. On this day, sisters pray for long life of their brothers and ask God to bless them with his blessings. Brothers, in turn, give them enticing rakhi…

Sunday, August 17, 2014

All Day

Krishna Janmashtami [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Break fast after sunset

Janmashtami is the joyful celebration of Lord Krishna's birth. Major celebrations of Krishna Janmashtami takes place at midnight as Krishna is said to have made his divine appearance in that hour. Fasting, bhajans, pujas and many other rituals mark…

Monday, August 18, 2014

All Day

Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day [Hare Krishna]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Fast until noon

In the Vaishnava calendar, this day is also known as Nandotsava: the day that Nanda Maharaja, Krishna’s father, prepared a grand festival to celebrate the birth of his son. In 1896, on the day following Janmashtami, His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami…