All Religious Holiday Events

Friday, October 3, 2014

All Day

Day of Arafat [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

An Islamic Holy Day, in which it is said that the religion had been perfected. The Day falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid…

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Dasara/Dussehra/Vijayadashami [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Dasara celebrates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan who stole his wife Sita. The great Hindu epic poem, the Ramayana is read and enacted called Ram Lila. The big effigy of Ravan is burnt accompanied by fireworks.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Yom Kippur [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden, 25 hour fast

The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn of all days in Jewish year. They believe that once you atone for your mistakes, you can be ‘at one’ with God. Jews do not work and fast from sunset to sunset.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Eid al-Adha [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

It concludes the Haji and is a three-day festival celebrating Abraham’s test of obedience to Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb. Since Eid is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, the…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

All Day

Sukkot [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work forbidden on evening of October 8 - evening of October 11

Sukkot is a seven-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew month of Tishrei. It starts four days after Yom Kippur and is followed by Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. There are three major traditions…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Day

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

A time when Jews celebrate their love of the Torah. Shemini Atzeret marks the beginning of the rainy season following the harvest in Israel. The prayer for rain is the only ritual that is uniquely celebrated on the second day of Shemini Atzeret.

Monday, October 20, 2014

All Day

The Birth of the Báb [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Born Siyyid ‘Ali Muhammad in southwestern Iranin 1819. His title, in Arabic, means ‘The Gate’. Work is suspeneded and Bahá’I’s come together for prayers and festivities.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All Day

Diwali/Dipavali [Hindu/Jain/Sikh]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

It means ‘row of lights’ and is the Hindu New Year. Diwali lasts for five days: Day 1 – New Year for business, Day 2 – Triumph of god Vishnu over the evil demon, Day 3 – Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity visits homes lit by lamps, Day 4 – Bali worship day, Day 5 –…

Saturday, October 25, 2014

All Day

Al Hijra (New Year) [Islmaic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The first of the Muharram marks the first day of the month of the Islamic year. Muharram lasts for 29-30 days depending on moon sighting. It begins at sundown the previous day. The dates vary by a day depending on whether the Saudi Arabia or the North American calendar…

Saturday, November 1, 2014

All Day

All Saints Day [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The day on which a Christian feast honoring all the saints is observed.