All Religious Holiday Events

Monday, April 14, 2014

12:01 am – 11:59 pm

Passover/Pesach [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work forbidden sundown 4/14 - sundown 4/16 and Sundown 4/20 - Sundown 4/22

(Begins sundown April 14, 2014 to sundown April 22, 2014)

Begins previous sundown at 6pm and lasts for eight days. This time commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It begins with…

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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 18, 2014

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.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

All Day

Holy Saturday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Considerations: 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…

Sunday, April 20, 2014

All Day

Easter [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Considerations: May mandate attendance at religious service or Mass

This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from his grave. Most Christians welcome Easter Sunday with a sunrise service.

Monday, April 21, 2014

All Day

First Day of Riḍván [Bahá'í]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden

Annual Baha’i festival commemorating the 12 days when Baha’u’llah, the prophet-founder of the Baha’i Faith, resided in a garden called Ridvan (Paradise) in Baghdad, at which time he publicly proclaimed his mission as God’s messenger for this age. The…

Sunday, April 27, 2014

All Day

Yom HaShoah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

(Begins sundown of April 27, 2014)

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the death of 6 billion Jews by the Nazi regime.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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.

Friday, May 2, 2014

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 5, 2014

All Day

Yom HaAtzma'ut [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Yom HaAtzma’ut commemorates the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated on 5th of Iyar according to the Hebrew calendar.