All Religious Holiday Events

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…

Saturday, August 23, 2014

All Day

Paryushan-Parva [Jain]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Fasting

The word 'Paryushan' means 'to stay in one place', which signifies a time of reflection and repentance for the Jain devotee. This festival consists of eight days of intensive fasting, repentance and pujas. Often monks will be invited to give teachings from the Jain…

Friday, August 29, 2014

All Day

Ganesh Chaturthi [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

It is in honor of one of the Hindu’s major deity, Ganesh. He is known as the remover of all obstacles and is invoked at the beginning of all new undertakings.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

All Day

Radhastami [Hare Krishna]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Fast until noon

Radhastami is celebrated by Krishna devotees as the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, who is Krishna's greatest devotee, the feminine aspect of the Absolute Truth, and Krishna's energy Personified.