All Religious Holiday Events

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

All Day

Ninth Day of Riḍván [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

It is usually observed with community gatherings for prayer and celebration on the three holy days. Most Bahá'í elections are held during Ridvan, a practice that began in the time of `Abdu'l-Bahá.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

All Day

Last Day of Riḍván [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

The twelfth day of Ridvan celebrates the day that Baha’u'llah and his family and friends left the garden to begin his journey to Constantinople.

Monday, May 4, 2015

All Day

Vesākha [Buddhist]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

A holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists, sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday", it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All Day

Lag BaOmer [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

A Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. This day marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage…

Thursday, May 14, 2015

All Day

Lailat al-Miraj [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Lailat al Miraj, also known as Shab-e-Miraj, celebrates the Isra and Miraj of the Prophet Muhammad, When Muhammad went from Mecca to Al-Haram As-Sharif (Temple Mount) and was then raised to Jannah (Heaven), met with the Prophets and eventually with Allah…

Friday, May 22, 2015

All Day

Declaration of the Báb [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Siyyid `Alí Muḥammad Shírází was the founder of Bábism, and one of three central figures of the Bahá'í Faith.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

All Day

Shavuot [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

The holiday of Shavuot is a two-day holiday, beginning at sundown of the 5th of Sivan and lasting until nightfall of the 7th of Sivan. The giving of the Torah was a far-reaching spiritual event—one that touched the essence of the Jewish soul for all times.…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

All Day

Pentecost [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Pentecost Sunday, which marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar, celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

All Day

Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

The prophet-founder of the Bahá’I faith passed away near Haifa Israel. This event is observed at the actual time of his passing at 3am.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

All Day

Summer Solstice [Pagan/Wiccan/Earth-Based]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Litha, meaning “longest day” in Norse or Anglo-Saxon, falls around June 21, though it can be anywhere from June 20 to June 23, depending on where the longest day lands in that year. This day, however, brings with it an undercurrent of sadness, as the sun immediately…