All Religious Holiday Events

Sunday, March 29, 2015

All Day

Palm Sunday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: May mandate attendance at religious service or Mass

Jesus rode to Jerusalem on a donkey and was cheered by crowds who strew palm branches in his path. It is observed by worship services and parades using palm branches.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

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 3, 2015

All Day

The Fast of the First Born [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Minor fast for first born children (daybreak to hour after sunset)

A unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover. This fast commemorates the salvation of the Israelite firstborns during the Plague of the Firstborn.

Friday, April 3, 2015

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.

Friday, April 3, 2015

All Day

Passover/Pesach [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: Work Forbidden Sundown 4/3 - Sundown 4/5 and Sundown 4/9-Sundown 4/11

Begins previous sundown at 6pm and lasts for eight days. This time commemorates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It begins with a ritual meal ‘Seder’ when no leavened bread is consumed with…

Saturday, April 4, 2015

All Day

Holy Saturday [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: 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 last…

Sunday, April 5, 2015

All Day

Easter/Pasha [Christian]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: 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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All Day

Baisakhi [Hindu/Sikh]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration: None

Vaisakhi, also spelled Baisakhi, is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival and is celebrated on April 13 or 14. It also commemorates 1699, the year Sikhism was born as a collective faith.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

All Day

Yom HaShoah [Jewish]

Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative, Religious Holiday

Schedule Consideration - None

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

Monday, April 20, 2015

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 first,…