Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

2021-2022 Academic Year
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2022

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 2021

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 7-8, 2021 Designated non-work day for observers 
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 16, 2021 Designated non-work day for observers
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 21-27, 2021

*Sept. 21-22 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Sept. 28, 2021 Designated non-work day for observers 
*Simchat Torah Jewish Sept. 29, 2021 Designated non-work day for observers
Indigenous People's Day   Oct. 11, 2021  
Navaratri/Dassehra Hindu Oct 7-15, 2021  
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad) Islamic Oct 19, 2021 # Date not fixed. See note above. 
Diwali Hindu Nov. 4-8, 2021  
Veteran's Day
  Nov. 11, 2021 Class not in session
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 25-26, 2021 Class not in session
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2021 Class not in session
Christmas Day Christian Dec. 25, 2021 Class not in session
Kwanzaa   Dec 26, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 Class not in session

 

 

 

Winter 2022

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2022 Class not in session
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7, 2022  
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 17, 2022 Class not in session
Lunar New Year
  Feb. 1, 2022  
President's Day   Feb. 21, 2022 Class not in session
Ayyám-i-Há  Baha'i Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 2022  
Maha Shivaratri Hindu Mar. 1, 2022  
Beginning of Lent Christian Orthodox Mar. 2, 2022  
Ash Wednesday Christian Mar. 2, 2022  
Purim Jewish Mar. 17, 2022  
Holi Hindu Mar. 18, 2022  

 

 

Spring 2022

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Naw-Rúz Baha'i Mar. 22, 2022  
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic Apr. 3, 2022#

Ramadan: Apr. 3-May 1, 2022

Dates not fixed. See note above. 

Ramanavami Hindu Apr 10, 2022  
Good Friday Christian Apr. 15, 2022
Class not in session
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish Apr. 16-Apr. 23, 2022

*Apr. 16-17, Apr 22-23 Primary Obligation Days

Designated non-work day for observers

Easter Christian Apr. 17, 2022  
Easter Monday Christian Apr. 18, 2022
Class not in session
Festival of Ridván Baha'i Apr. 19-May 1, 2022  
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox Apr. 22, 2022  
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox Apr. 24, 2022  
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic Apr. 28, 2022 # Date not fixed. See note above.
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic May 1, 2022 # Date not fixed. See note above.
Declaration of the Báb Baha'i May 24, 2022  
Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh Baha'i May 29, 2022  
Memorial Day   May 30, 2022 Class not in session
*Shavuot Jewish Jun. 5-6, 2022 Designated non-work day for observers

 

 

Summer 2022

Holiday or ObservanceReligious GroupDatesNotes
Juneteenth   Jun. 19, 2022  
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2022  
Eid al-Adha Islamic Jul. 9-13, 2022  
Martyrdom of the Báb  Baha'i Jul. 10, 2022  
Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic Jul. 30, 2022