|The University of Arizona will remain open on most of the Religious Holidays listed below. See the General Catalog's Academic Calendar for University-wide holidays and closures.|
Calendar covers the following religious groups:
Bahá'is, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Orthodox Christian.
Calendar compiled by the University Religious Council. Please contact the Hillel Foundation at (520) 624-6561 for further information.
Religious Holidays: The religious holidays listed below have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
See also, Work Not Strictly Forbidden
|Shabbat. Jewish Sabbath. Every week from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
(Also observed by several Christian denominations, the largest being 7th Day Adventists.
|Bahá'is Feast of Naw-Ruz||Mar 21||Mar 21||Mar 21||Mar 21|
|Bahá'is 1st day of Ridvan||Apr 21||Apr 21||Apr 21||Apr 21|
|Bahá'is 9th day of Ridvan||Apr 29||Apr 29||Apr 29||Apr 29|
|Bahá'is 12th day of Ridvan||May 2||May 2||May 2||May 2|
|Bahá'is Declaration of the Bab||May 23||May 23||May 23||May 23|
|Bahá'is Ascension of Baha'u'llah||May 29||May 29||May 29||May 29|
|Bahá'is Martyrdom of the Bab||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9|
|Eid al-Fitr*||Aug 8||Jul 28||Jul 17||Jul 5|
|Rosh Hashanah•||Sept 5-6||Sept 25-26||Sept 14-15||Oct 3-4|
|Yom Kippur•||Sept 14||Oct 4||Sept 23||Oct 12|
|Sukkot•||Sept 19-20||Oct 9-10||Sept 28-29||Oct 17-18|
|Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah•||Sept 26-27||Oct 16-17||Oct 5-6||Oct 24-25|
|Bahá'is Birth of the Bab||Oct 20||Oct 20||Oct 20||Oct 20|
|Bahá'is Birth of Baha'u'llah||Nov 12||Nov 12||Nov 12||Nov 12|
|Shavu'ot•||Jun 4-5||May 24-25||June 12-13||May 31-Jun 1|
•Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date.
*Islamic dates are approximate. The official days can be plus/minus one day and depend upon the official physical sighting of the new moon. This can be confirmed at the time by calling the Islamic Center at 624-3233.
Note: Bahá'is holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date. There are also 19 days of fasting (Mar 2-21). Work is not forbidden, but because of the fasting, exams may be easier to take in the morning or evening.
Religious Holidays: Work Not Strictly Forbidden
See also, Religious Holidays: Non-work days
|Ramadan begins*||Jul 9||Jun 28||Jun 18||Jun 6|
|Ash Wednesday||Mar 5||Feb 18||Feb 10||Mar 1|
|Chinese New Year**||Jan 31||Feb 19||Feb 8||Jan 28|
|Purim•||Mar 16||Mar 5||Mar 24||Mar 12|
|Holy Thursday||Apr 17||Apr 2||Mar 24||Apr 13|
|Good Friday||Apr 18||Apr 3||Mar 25||Apr 14|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 19||Apr 4||Mar 26||Apr 15|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 20||Apr 5||Mar 27||Apr 16|
|Eid al-Adha*||Oct 15||Oct 4||Sept 23||Sept 11|
|Ashura*||Nov 14||Nov 3||Oct 23||Oct 11|
|Hanukah•||Nov 28 - Dec 5||Dec 17 - 24||Dec 7 - 14||Dec 24 - 31|
|Christmas||Dec 25||Dec 25||Dec 25||Dec 25|
*Islamic dates are approximate. The official days can be plus/minus one day and depend upon the official physical sighting of the new moon. This can be confirmed at the time by calling the Islamic Center at (520) 624-3233.
• Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date.
#Orthodox Christian holidays. Most Orthodox Christians would also be excused from work obligations on Christmas.
**Chinese New Year is an important religious and cultural holiday for Asians.
Calendar covers the following religious groups: Ba'hai, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Orthodox Christian.
Calendar compiled by the University Religious Council. Please call the Hillel Foundation at 624-6561 for further information