Religious Holidays
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RELIGIOUS HOLY DAYS
of the major world religions, through Spring 2015

For a more in​clusive list of interfaith holidays, please go to interfaithcalendar.org.  CMU's policy on accommodating religious obligations, Policy No. 3-16, can be found here.

Native American holy days: Though there are no set dates, major ceremonies tend to fall around the full moon and the solstices.

​SPRING/SUMMER 2015

Jan 1 Gantan-sai (Shinto New Year)

Jan 5 Mahayana (Buddhist)

Jan 7 Feast of the Nativity (some Orthodox Christians; date can vary depending on country)

Feb 15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist; date can vary depending on country)

Feb 18 Ash Wednesday (Christian beginning of Lent, a period of abstinence)

Feb 19 Chinese New Year (Confucian/Daoist/Buddhist)

Mar 5 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist; date can vary depending on country)

Mar 19-20 Ostara begins at sundown Mar 19 (7:49pm) and ends at sundown Mar 20 (7:50pm) (Wiccan; northern hemisphere)

Mar 20-21 Naw Ruz begins at sundown Mar 20 (7:50pm) and ends at sundown Mar 21 (7:51pm) (Baha'i; New Year)

Mar 28 Ramanavami (Hindu; date can vary depending on country)

Mar 29 Palm Sunday (Christian)

Apr 3 Good Friday (Christian)

Apr 4-11 Pesach begins at sundown April 4 (8:08pm) and continues through sundown April 11 (8:16pm) (Jewish; Passover--the first two nights are the most important)

Apr 5 Easter (Christian)

Apr 12 Easter (Orthodox Christian)

Apr 14 Baisakhi (Sikh)

Apr 29-May 1 Beltane begins at sundown Apr 29 (8:38pm) and ends at sundown May 1 (8:40pm) (Wiccan; northern hemisphere)

May 4 Visakha Puja-Buddha Day (Buddhist)

May 28-29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah begins at sundown May 28 (9:09pm) and ends at sundown May 29 (9:10pm) (Baha'i)

Jun 20-21 Litha begins at sundown on Jun 20 (9:24pm) and ends at sundown on Jun 21 (9:24pm) (Wiccan; northern hemisphere)


SUMMER/FALL 2015


SPRING/SUMMER 2016