Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

2020-2021 Academic Year
Fall 2020
Winter 2021
Spring 2021
Summer 2021

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 2020

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 19-20, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers 
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 28, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Oct. 3-9, 2020

*Oct. 3-4 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 10-11, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers 
*Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 11, 2020 Designated non-work day for observers
Indigenous People's Day   Oct. 12, 2020  
Navaratri/Dassehra Hindu Oct 17-26, 2020  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad) Islamic Oct 29, 2020 # Date not fixed. See note above. 
Veteran's Day
  Nov. 11, 2020 Class not in session
Diwali Hindu Nov. 14, 2020  
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 26-27, 2020 Class not in session
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 11-18, 2020 Class not in session
Christmas Day Christian Dec. 25, 2020 Class not in session
Kwanzaa   Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021 Class not in session

 

 

 

Winter 2021

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2021 Class not in session
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2021  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 18, 2021 Class not in session
Lunar New Year
  Feb. 12, 2021  
President's Day   Feb. 15, 2021 Class not in session
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Feb. 17, 2021  
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 17, 2021  
Purim Jewish Feb. 26, 2021  
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Mar. 11, 2021  

 

 

Spring 2021

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Holi Hindu Mar. 28-29, 2021  
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Mar. 28-Apr. 24, 2021

*Mar 28-29, Apr 3-4 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

Good Friday Christian Apr. 2, 2021
Class not in session
Easter Christian Apr. 4, 2021  
Easter Monday Christian Apr. 5, 2021
Class not in session
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Apr. 13, 2021#

Ramadan: Apr 13-May 11, 2021

Dates not fixed. See note above. 

Ramanavami Hindu Apr 21, 2021  
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 30, 2021  
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox May 2, 2021  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic May 8, 2021 # Date not fixed. See note above.
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic May 11, 2021 # Date not fixed. See note above.
*Shavuot Jewish May 12-18, 2021 Designated non-work day for observers
Memorial Day   May 31, 2021 Class not in session

 

 

Summer 2021

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Juneteenth   Jun. 19, 2021  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2021  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul. 20-23, 2021  
Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic Aug. 10, 2021