This calendar lists holidays, traditional observances, and major days of religious significance. Use these dates to aid in developing class syllabi and class quarter planning. Although many of these days are not college holidays, faculty are asked to use this information at their discretion when responding to student requests for time off for religious purposes. Please take special note of those holidays that have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
|Holiday/Celebration Name||Community Group||Date|
|Eid al-Adha||Islamic||Thursday, July 30, 2020 – Friday, July 31, 2020|
|Janmashtami||Hindu||Tuesday, August 11, 2020|
|Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year)||Islamic||Thursday, August 20, 2020|
|Rosh Hashana||Jewish||Monday, September 7, 2020|
|Labor Day||Labor/Unions||Monday, September 7, 2020|
|Yom Kippur||Jewish||Monday, September 28, 2020|
|Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)||Jewish||Saturday, October 3, 2020 until Friday, October 9, 2020|
|Shmini Atzeret||Jewish||Friday, October 9, ends Sunday, October 11, 2020|
Saturday, October 10 until Sunday, October 11, 2020
|Indigenous People’s Day||Indigenous||Monday, October 12, 2020|
|Navaratri/Dassehra||Hindu||Saturday October 17 until Monday October 26, 2020|
|Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad)||Islamic||
Wednesday October 28 until Thursday October 29, 2020
|Veteran’s Day||United States Federal Holiday||
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
|Diwali||Hindu||Saturday, November 14|
|Thanksgiving||American||Thursday, November 26|
Thursday December 10 until Friday December 18, 2020
|Christmas||Christian||Friday, December 25|
|New Year’s Day||United States Federal Holiday||
Friday, January 1, 2021
|Orthodox Christmas||Christian Orthodox||
Thursday, January 7, 2021
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||United States Holiday||
Monday, January 18, 2021
|Lunar New Year||Asian Holiday||
Tuesday, February 1, 2021
|President’s Day||United States Holiday||
Monday, February 15, 2021
Monday, February 28, 2021
|Beginning of Lent||Christian||
Wednesday, February 17 to Saturday, April 3, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Thursday, February 25 to 26, 2021
Monday, March 29, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021 to Sunday, April 4. 2021
Friday, April 2, 2021
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Wednesday, April 21 , 2021
|Orthodox Good Friday||Christian Orthodox||
Friday, April 20, 2021
|Orthodox Easter||Christian Orthodox||
Sunday, May 2, 2021
|Lailat Ul Qadr||Muslim||
Sunday, May 8, 2021
Sunday, May 16 to 18, 2021
|Memorial Day||U.S. Federal Holiday||Monday, May 31, 2021|
|Juneteenth||African American||Saturday, June 19, 2021|
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Learn the basics of the Day of Atonement in 3 minutes. Yom Kippur is the most holy day of the Jewish year and it is full of spiritual opportunity if you open yourself up to its customs, prayers and melodies. This short video is a basic primer on what Yom Kippur is, for everyone. It explains what the holiday is about, where it comes from, what to expect at a service and how to break the fast! A great intro for Jews and non-Jews alike - share with your curious coworker or family member.
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Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.