All Religious Holiday Events

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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

All Day

Day of Ashura [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The tenth day of the first Islamic month. For Shi’ite Muslims, this day mourns the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Devout Shi’a commemorate this day of sadness with retelling the story of the battle fought in Kerbala.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

All Day

Guru Nanak's Birthday (Bikarami) [Sikh]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

An auspicious religious festival in Sikhism observed to commemorate and remember the birth and philosophy of Guru Nanak, first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

All Day

The Birth of Baha'u'llah [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Born Mirza Husayn ‘Ali into one of the leading noble families of Persia in 1817. His name is a title in Arabic, meaning ‘The Glory of God’ and he is the founder of the Baha’i Faith.

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.