All Religious Holiday Events

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.

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.