All Religious Holiday Events

Friday, March 6, 2015

All Day

Holi [Hindu/Sikh]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The festival of color celebrates Spring, where people play with liquid and powdered colors, light bonfires and blow horns to celebrate the destruction of Holika.

Friday, March 20, 2015

All Day

Vernal Equinox [Pagan/Wiccan/Earth-based]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Ostara is the day of equal daylight and equal darkness. The lethargy of winter is dissipating and there is the promise of life becoming more exuberant. Soon, the fields will be green. The leaves will return to the trees, flowers will bloom and seeds will be sown for…

Friday, March 20, 2015

All Day

Naw-Rúz (New Year) [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Saturday, March 28, 2015

All Day

Rama Navami [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Celebrates the birthday of Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Hindus read the Ramayan, which tells the story of Lord Rama, during the previous eight days.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

All Day

Palm Sunday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: May mandate attendance at religious service or Mass

Jesus rode to Jerusalem on a donkey and was cheered by crowds who strew palm branches in his path. It is observed by worship services and parades using palm branches.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

All Day

Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

On this day, Jesus ate the Last Supper and washed the feet of his disciples prior to his arrest and crucifixion.

Friday, April 3, 2015

All Day

The Fast of the First Born [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Minor fast for first born children (daybreak to hour after sunset)

A unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. This fast commemorates the salvation of the Israelite firstborns during the Plague of the Firstborn.

Friday, April 3, 2015

All Day

Good Friday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: For some denominations, this is a day of fasting

This day commemorates the passion and death by crucifixion of Jesus and is a solemn day.

Friday, April 3, 2015

All Day

Passover/Pesach [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden Sundown 4/3 - Sundown 4/5 and Sundown 4/9-Sundown 4/11

Begins previous sundown at 6pm and lasts for eight days. This time commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It begins with a ritual meal ‘Seder’ when no leavened bread is consumed with…

Saturday, April 4, 2015

All Day

Holy Saturday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Many Christians in the United States observe Holy Saturday, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Eve and is the last…