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.

Spring 2022

Shogatsu/Gantan-sai (New Year)ShintoJanuary 1Saturday
EpiphanyChristianJanuary 6Thursday
Feast of the NativityEastern OrthodoxJanuary 7Friday
Asian/Lunar New Year [Year of the Tiger]February 1Tuesday
Candlemas (St. Brigid's Day)Paga/WiccanFebruary 2Wednesday
Vasant Panchami/Sarawati PujaHinduFebruary 5Saturday
Ash Wednesday (first day of lent)ChristianMarch 2Wednesday
PurimJewishMarch 17*Thursday
Vernal Equinox (EDT)March 20Sunday
Spring Equinox (Ostara)Pagan/WiccanMarch 20Sunday
Naw-Rúz(Bahá'í New Year)Bahá'íMarch 21*Monday
HoliHinduMarch 18*Friday
Beginning of RamadanIslamicApril 3*Sunday
Palm SundayChristianApril 10Sunday
Vaisakhi/BaisakhiHindu/SikhApril 14Thursday
Maundy ThursdayChristianApril 14Thursday
Good FridayChristianApril 15Friday
Passover (Pesach), 1st two daysJewishApril 16-17*Saturday-Sunday
EasterChristianApril 17Sunday
Palm SundayEastern OrthodoxApril 17Sunday
Ridvan Festival, 1st of 12 daysBahá'íApril 21*Thursday
Holy FridayEastern OrthodoxApril 22Friday
Passover (Pesach), concluding DaysJewishApril 22-23*Friday-Saturday
PaschaEastern OrthodoxApril 24Sunday
9th Day of RidvanBahá'íApril 29*Friday
May Day (Beltane)Pagan/WiccanMay 1Sunday
12th Day of RidvanBahá'íMay 2*Monday
Eid-at-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) 1st day of ShawwalIslamicMay 3*Tuesday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.
Islamic dates are based on criteria adopted by the Figh Council of North America (FCNA).
Please note that certain days each week are not good times to schedule meetings for some groups. For example, Friday nights and Saturdays for observant Jews and Friday nights for observant Muslims.

Summer 2022

Declaration of the BábBahá'íMay 24*Tuesday
Ascension of Bahá'u'lláhBahá'íMay 29*Sunday
Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)JewishJune 5*-6Sunday-Monday
Summer Solstice (EDT)June 21Tuesday
Summer Solstice (Midsummer)Pagan/WiccanJune 21Tuesday
Eid al-AdhaIslamicJuly 10*Sunday
Martyrdom of the BábBahá'íJuly 10*Sunday
Al-Hijra/Muhrram (New Year)IslamicJuly 30*Saturday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.
Islamic dates are based on criteria adopted by the Figh Council of North America (FCNA).
Please note that certain days each week are not good times to schedule meetings for some groups. For example, Friday nights and Saturdays for observant Jews and Friday nights for observant Muslims.

Fall 2022

Lammas (Lughnasdh)Pagan/WiccanAugust 1Monday
Ashura (10th day of Muharram)IslamicAugust 8*Monday
Raksha BandhanHinduAugust 11Thursday
Krishna JanmashtamiHinduAugust 19Friday
Ganesh ChaturthiHinduAugust 31Wednesday
Autumn Equinox (EDT)September 22Thursday
Autumn Equinox (Mabon)Pagan/WiccanSeptmeber 22Thursday
Rosh Hashanah (New Year)JewishSeptember 26*-27Monday-Tuesday
NavaratriHinduSeptember 26-October 4Monday-Tuesday
Durga PujaHinduOctober 1-5Saturday-Wednesday
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)JewishOctober 5*Wednesday
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Muhammed's birthday)(12th day of Rabi-al-Awwal)IslamicOctoer 8*Saturday
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)JewishOctober 10*-16Monday-Sunday
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat TorahJewishOctober 17*-18Monday-Tuesday
Diwali/Kali PujaHinduOctober 24Monday
Birth of the BábBahá'íOctober 26*Wednesday
Birth of Bahá'u'lláhBahá'íOctober 27*Thursday
Halloween (Samhain)Pagan/WiccanOctober 31-November 1Monday-Tuesday
Guru Nanak BirthdaySikhNovember 8Tuesday
Day of the CovenantBahá'íNov 26*Saturday
Ascension of ’Abdu’l-BaháBahá'íNov 28*Monday
Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)BuddhistDecember 8Thursday
Hanukkah (Chanukah) (8-day Feast)JewishDecember 19*-26Monday-Monday
Winter Solstice (EST)December 21Wednesday
Winter Solstice (Yule/Midwinter)Pagan/WiccanDecember 21Wednesday
ChristmasChristianDec 25Sunday
KwanzaaInterfaith/African-AmericanDec 26-Jan 1Monday-Sunday

*Holy days start at sundown on evening preceding first day and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date.
Islamic dates are based on criteria adopted by the Figh Council of North America (FCNA).
Please note that certain days each week are not good times to schedule meetings for some groups. For example, Friday nights and Saturdays for observant Jews and Friday nights for observant Muslims.

 

Source: Indiana University Religious Observances Calendar