All Religious Holiday Events

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

All Day

Day of the Covenant [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, reffered to this day as the ‘Centre of the Covenant’ which was established to safeguard the unity of the community.

Friday, November 28, 2014

All Day

Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bahá [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

After years of serving his father and safeguarding the unity of the Faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá passed away in Haifa, Israel in 1921.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

All Day

Asalha Puja [Buddhist]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Thervada Buddhists celebrates the first teaching of the Buddha. It is usually celebrated with readings from the Buddhist scriptures, and is an opportunity to reflect deeply on their content. Asalha is also the month of the starting of the monsoon.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

All Day

First Sunday of Advent [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The Christian church year begins with Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning coming or arrival) which is also a time when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All Day

Hanukkah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The Jewish festival of lights; a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

All Day

Winter Solstice [Pagan/Wiccan/Earth-Based]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The shortest day and the longest night is a time for Wiccans and Pagans to celebrate the return of the light in the depth of midwinter.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

All Day

Christmas [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

This day celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth over 2000 years ago. Customs include candle lighting, exchanging gifts and using evergreen decorations to celebrate this day, the most widely observed Christian festival of the year.

Friday, December 26, 2014

All Day

Kwanzaa [African-American/African Diasporic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

A professor who wanted to encourage blacks to celebrate their heritage started Kwanzaa in California in 1966.Kwanzaa means first fruit in Swahili and is a harvest festival. Families exchange gifts and have African-style feasts. Seven pronged candleholders are lit on…

Thursday, January 1, 2015

All Day

Gattan-Sai (New Year's) [Shinto]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Referred to as Shogatu is the Shinto New Year holiday. The faithful visit shrines, often at midnight, praying for the renewal of heart, faith and prosperity. During the seven-day holiday, people wear their best clothing and visit the homes of friends and family to…

Thursday, January 1, 2015

All Day

Asara B'Tevet [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Minor fast (daybreak to hour after sunset)

It is a "low fast" observed from sunrise to sunset. The fast commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia—an event that began on that date and ultimately culminated in the destruction of Solomon's Temple…