Religious Holiday Calendar

University Life provides this information to support your scheduling so that you are aware of the major upcoming religious holidays that Mason students may recognize.

Summer 2019

Beginning of RamadanIslamicMay 6*Monday
Declaration of the BábBahá'íMay 23*Thursday
Ascension of Bahá'u'lláhBahá'íMay 29*Wednesday
Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal)IslamicJune 4*#Tuesday
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)JewishJune 9-10*Sunday-Monday
Summer Solstice (EDT)Equinox/SolsticeJune 21Friday
Martyrdom of the BábBahá'íJuly 9*Tuesday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.

#All dates are from Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) adopted Islamic Calendar. For events based on sightability of the moon in North America, those denoted with “#” will be the next day from these dates.

Fall 2019

Beginning of RamadanIslamicMay 6*Monday
Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) (first day of Shawwal)IslamicJune 4 *#Tuesday
Eid-al-AdhaIslamicAug 11*Sunday
Al-Hijra (Muharram) (New Year)IslamicAug 31*#Saturday
Aashura (10th day of Muharram)IslamicSept 9*#Monday
Autumn Equinox (EDT)Equinox/SolsticeSept 23Monday
Rosh Hashanah [New Year]JewishSept 30-Oct 1*Monday-Tuesday
Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]JewishOct 9*Wednesday
Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles]JewishOct 14-15*Monday-Tuesday
Birth of the BábBahá'íNov 9#Saturday
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat TorahJewishOct 21-22*Monday-Tuesday
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday)IslamicNov. 9*#Saturday
Birth of Bahá'u'lláhBahá'íNov 12*Tuesday
Day of the CovenantBahá'íNov 26*Tuesday
Ascension of ’Abdu’l-BaháBahá'íNov 28*Thursday
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)BuddhistDec 8Sunday
Winter Solstice (EST)Equinox/SolsticeDec 21Saturday
Hanukkah (Chanukah) [8-day Feast]JewishDec 23-30*Monday-Monday
ChristmasWestern ChristianDec 25Wednesday
KwanzaaInterfaith/African-AmericanDec 26-Jan1Thursday-Wednesday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.

#All dates are from Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) adopted Islamic Calendar. For events based on sightability of the moon in North America, those denoted with “#” will be the next day from these dates.

Spring 2020

Gantan-sai (New Year)ShintoJan 1Wednesday
Feast of the NativityEastern OrthodoxJan 7Tuesday
Asian Lunar New Year [Year of the Rat]ChineseJan 25Saturday
PurimJewishMarch 10*Tuesday
Vernal Equinox (EDT)Equinox/SolsticeMarch 19Thursday
Naw-Rúz(Bahá'í New Year)Bahá'íMarch 21*Saturday
Palm SundayWestern ChristianApril 5Sunday
Passover (Pesach), 1st two daysJewishApril 9-10*Thursday-Friday
Good FridayWestern ChristianApril 10Friday
EasterWestern ChristianApril 12Sunday
Palm SundayEastern OrthodoxApril 12Sunday
Passover (Pesach), concluding DaysJewishApril 15-16*Wed.-Thursday
Holy FridayEastern OrthodoxApril 17Friday
PaschaEastern OrthodoxApril 19Sunday
Ridvan Festival, 1st of 12 daysBahá'íApril 21*Tuesday
Beginning of RamadanIslamicApril 24*#Friday
9th Day of RidvanBahá'íApril 29*Wednesday
12th Day of RidvanBahá'íMay 2*Saturday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.

#All dates are from Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) adopted Islamic Calendar. For events based on sightability of the moon in North America, those denoted with “#” will be the next day from these dates.

Source: Indiana University Religious Observances Calendar