All Religious Holiday Events

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

All Day

Radhastami [Hare Krishna]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Fast until noon

Radhastami is celebrated by Krishna devotees as the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, who is Krishna's greatest devotee, the feminine aspect of the Absolute Truth, and Krishna's energy Personified.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

All Day

Feast of the Holy Cross/Holy Cross Day [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

On the "Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross" we honor the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world. The Cross represents the One Sacrifice by which Jesus accomplished our salvation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

All Day

Autumnal Equinox/Mabon [Pagan/Wiccan/Earth-based]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

The leaves begin to turn from green to brilliant reds and yellows, animals start to migrate, and the harvest is underway by the time of the autumn equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally; Pagans take a moment to pay our respects to the impending…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All Day

Rosh Hashanah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden                                                                                            Begins September 24 (sundown) - September 26 (sundown)

Begins previous sundown at 6 p.m. and is observed for two full days. Literally ‘Head of Year’ marks the first and…

Thursday, September 25, 2014

All Day

Navaratri [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

It means nine nights starting on the new moon and ending on Dussehra. It is dedicated to the goddess Durga who had nine incarnations and has the power to destroy demons.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

All Day

Tzom Gedaliah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Minor Fast (daybreak to hour after sunset)

Tzom Gedaliah occurs on the day Gedaliah was murdered, the day following Rosh Hashannah. During the fast no food or water may be consumed from sunrise to sunset. This day celebrates the self-imposed exile, after Gedaliah’s murder…

Friday, October 3, 2014

All Day

Day of Arafat [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

An Islamic Holy Day, in which it is said that the religion had been perfected. The Day falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid…

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Dasara/Dussehra/Vijayadashami [Hindu]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Dasara celebrates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon Ravan who stole his wife Sita. The great Hindu epic poem, the Ramayana is read and enacted called Ram Lila. The big effigy of Ravan is burnt accompanied by fireworks.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Yom Kippur [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden, 25 hour fast

The Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn of all days in Jewish year. They believe that once you atone for your mistakes, you can be ‘at one’ with God. Jews do not work and fast from sunset to sunset.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

All Day

Eid al-Adha [Islamic]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

It concludes the Haji and is a three-day festival celebrating Abraham’s test of obedience to Allah when he was asked to sacrifice his son Ismael. At the last minute, Allah replaced Ismael with a lamb. Since Eid is determined by the first sighting of the new moon, the…