Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

2019-2020 Academic Year
Fall 2019
Winter 2020
Spring 2020
Summer 2020

Note:

  • Classes are not in session for holidays indicated in bold and italic
  • All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.
  • * These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
  • # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

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Fall 2019

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Navaratri/Dassehra Hindu Sept. 29-Oct. 7, 2019  
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Oct. 9, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
Indigenous Peoples' Day   Oct. 14, 2019  
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 14-20, 2019

*Oct. 14-15 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 21, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
*Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 22, 2019 Designated non-work day for observers
Diwali Hindu Oct. 27, 2019  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad) Islamic Nov. 10, 2019 # Date not fixed. See note above.
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 23-30, 2019  
Christmas Day Christian Dec. 25, 2019 Class not in session

 

 

 

Winter 2020

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2020  
Lunar New Year   Jan. 25, 2020  
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Feb. 21, 2020  
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Feb. 26, 2020  
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 26, 2020  
Holi Hindu March 9-10, 2020  
Purim Jewish March 10, 2020  

 

 

Spring 2020

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Ramanavami Hindu Apr. 2, 2020  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 9-16, 2020

*Apr. 9-10, 15-16 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

Good Friday Christian Apr. 10, 2020 Class not in session
Easter Christian Apr. 12, 2020  
Easter Monday Christian Apr. 13, 2020 Class not in session
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 17, 2020  
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 19, 2020  
Orthodox Easter Monday Christian Orthodox Apr. 20, 2020  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Apr. 24, 2020 #

Ramadan: Apr. 24-May 24, 2020

Date not fixed. See note above.

Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic May 19, 2020 # Date not fixed. See note above.
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic May 24, 2020 # Date not fixed. See note above.
*Shavuot Jewish May 29-30, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers

 

 

Summer 2020

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Janmashtami Hindu Aug. 10, 2020  
Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic Aug. 20, 2020