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Religious Holidays Calendar

 

 

Religious Calendar, 2006-2007

A Partial Listing of Religious Holidays for Various World Religions
Academic Year 2006-2007

The list that follows is not exhaustive; it includes major festivals and holy days for many, though by no means all, religious traditions represented in the Bryant Community. If it does not include an important date in the religious calendar of your particular tradition, please let us know. Though every effort has been made to insure that this information is accurate, the calendar may include errors - for which we apologize in advance.

More complete listings are available at interfaithcalendar.org

For holidays associated with Christianity, the following notations are used to denote observance by particular denominations of the Christian tradition: RC-Roman Catholic P-Protestant O-Orthodox

2006

DAYS

HOLIDAY

RELIGION

Sept. 22-
Sept. 24

Sundown-Friday Sundown-Sunday

**Rosh Hashanah

Judaism

Sept. 23

Sundown Sunday

Ramadhán (1st Day)

Islam

Sept 23 -
Oct. 1

Saturday
Sunday

Navaratri

Hinduism

Oct. 1-
Oct. 2

Sundown-Sunday
Sundown-Monday

**Yom Kippur

Judaism

Oct. 7-
Oct. 13

Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Friday

Sukkot (1st 2 days)

Judaism

Oct. 14-
Oct. 15

Sundown-Saturday
Sundown- Sunday

Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah

Judaism

Oct. 21

Saturday

Diwali (Dipavali)

Hinduism

Oct. 23

Monday

**'Id-al-Fitr
(end of Ramadan)

Islam

Oct.29

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Nov. 1

Wednesday

All Saints Day

Christianity
(RC, P)

Nov. 2

Wednesday

All Souls Day

Christianity
(RC, P)

Nov. 21 eve- Nov. 26

THANKSGIVING RECESS

Dec. 3

Sunday

Advent begins

Christianity
(RC, P, O)

Dec. 8

Friday

Feast of the
Immaculate Conception

Christianity
(RC, P)

Dec. 8

Friday

Bodhi Day

Buddhism

Dec. 25

Monday

Christmas

Christianity
(RC, P)

Dec. 16 -
Dec. 23

Sundown-Saturday
Sundown-Saturday

Hanukkah

Judaism

Dec. 26-
Jan. 1

Tuesday- Monday

Kwanzaa

Interfaith

Dec. 31 – Jan. 2

Sunday - Wednesday

'Id-al-Adha

Islam

 

2007

DAYS

HOLIDAY

RELIGION

Jan. 6

Saturday

Epiphany

Christianity
(RC, P)

Jan. 7

Sunday

Christmas

Christianity (O)

Jan 10 – Jan 13

Sunday - Saturday

'Id-al-Adha

Islam

Jan 19 – Jan 20

Friday (sundown) – Saturday (sundown)

Al-Hijra (Muharram) (New Year)

Islam

Jan. 28 – Jan 29

Sunday (sundown) – Monday (sundown)

Ashura (10th day of Muharram)

Islam

Feb. 16

Friday

Maha Shivarati

Hinduism

Feb. 18

Sunday

Asian Lunar New Year (year of the Boar)

 

Feb. 19

Monday

Lent begins

Christianity (O)

Mar. 1

Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Christianity
(RC, O, P)

Mar. 27

Thursday

Ramanavami

Hinduism

Apr. 1

Sunday

Passion (Palm) Sunday

Christianity
(RC, P)

Apr. 2-
Apr. 10

Sundown-Monday
Sundown-Tuesday

Pesach (Passover)

Judaism

Apr. 6

Friday

Good Friday

Christianity
(RC, O, P)

Apr. 8

Sunday

Easter

Christianity
(RC, O,  P)

** Days on which it is customary for observant practitioners to refrain from secular activities.
Faculty and staff are asked to recognize the variety students' religious practices and plan accordingly.