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2018-2019 Academic Year


 

AUGUST 2018 

August 15

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Roman Catholic

August 20-22

Eid al-Adha

Islam

August 26

Raksha Bandhan

Hinduism

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 

September 2-3

Krishna Janmashtami

Hinduism

September 7-14

Paryushana

Jainism/Hinduism

September 10-11

Rosh Hashanah

Judaism

Jewish New Year

September 11

Al-Hijra

Islam

Islamic New Year

September 13

Ganesha Chaturthi

Hinduism

September 18-19

Yom Kippur

Judaism

Fast Day (work restriction)

September 20-21

Ashura

Islam

Fast Day

September 24-30

Sukkot

Judaism

September 24-25 primary observation days - designated non-work days for observers

 

OCTOBER 2018

October 1

Shemini Atzeret

Judaism

Designated non-work day for obeservers

October 2

Simchat Torah

Judaism

Designated non-work day for observers

October 9-18

Navratri

Hinduism

October 19

Dussehra

Hinduism

 

NOVEMBER 2018

November 1

All Saints' Day

Christian

November 2

All Souls' Day

Christian

November 6-13

Paryushana

Jainism

November 7

Diwali

Hinduism / Jainism

November 7

Bandi Chhor Divas

Sikhism

November 21

Mawlid-an-Nabi-Sharif

Islam

November 23

Guru Nanak's birthday

Sikhism

November 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

Sikhism

 

 

DECEMBER 2018

December 2-24

Advent

Christian / Roman Catholic

December 3-10

Hanukkah

Judaism

December 8

Bodhi Day

Buddhism

December 8

Immaculate Conception

Roman Catholic

December 23

Human Light

Atheism / Humanism

Special Celebration

December 24

Christmas Eve

Christian

December 25

Christmas

Christian / Roman Catholic

December 26 - January 1

Kwanzaa

African Heritage

 

 JANUARY 2019

January 1

Solemnity of Mary

Roman Catholic

January 6

Epiphany

Christian

January 7

Christmas (Feast of the Nativity)

Orthodox Christian

January 14

Orthodox New Year

Orthodox Christian

New Year

January 20-21

Tu Bishvat

Judaism

Special Celebration

January 21-23

Mahayana New Year

Buddhism

New Year

 

 FEBRUARY 2019

February 5

Chinese New Year

Confucianism / Daoism / Buddhism

Lunar New Year

February 15

Nirvana Day

Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism

 

 

MARCH 2019

March 4

Maha Shivaratri

Hinduism

March 6

Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins)

Christian / Roman Catholic

March 11

Clean Monday (Great Lent Begins)

Orthodox Christian

March 20-21

Purim

Judaism

March 20-21

Holi

 Hinduism

March 21

Magha Puja Day

Buddhism

 

 

APRIL 2019

April 3

Isra and Mi'raj

Islam

April 8

Hanamatsuri (Buddha's Birthday - Japan)

Buddhism

April 14

Palm Sunday

Christian / Orthodox / Roman Catholic

April 14

Baisakhi

Sikhism

April 14

Rama Navami

Hinduism

April 18

Holy Thursday

Roman Catholic

April 19

Hanuman Jayanti

Hinduism

April 19

Good Friday

Christian / Roman Catholic

April 19 - 21

Theravada New Year

Buddhism

New Year

April 19-27

Passover

Judaism

Special Festival / Food Restriction (work restriction 20-21 and 26-27)

April 20

Holy Saturday

Roman Catholic

April 20-21

Lailat al Bara-ah

Islam

Worship previous night

April 21

Easter

Christian / Roman Catholic

April 26

Orthodox Good Friday

Christian Orthodox

April 28

Orthodox Easter

Christian Orthodox

April 28

Divine Mercy Sunday

Roman Catholic

 

 

MAY 2019

May 1-2

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Judaism

Special Observance

May 5 - June 4

Ramadan

Islam

Fast Period

May 8-9

Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Judaism

Special Observance

May 12

Buddha's Birthday - South Korea, Taiwan

Buddhism

May 19

Vesak

Buddhism

May 22-23

Lag BaOmer

Judaism

Special Celebration

May 31

Laylat al-Qadr

Islam

 

 

 

 


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