Calendar of Religious Holidays
|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.
|Tibetan New Year||Feb 16||Feb 16||Feb 12||Mar 3|
|Bahá'is Feast of Naw-Ruz||Mar 21||Mar 20||Mar 21||Mar 21|
|Bahá'is 1st day of Ridvan||Apr 21||Apr 20||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 28||May 29|
|Vesak (Buddhist)**||May 29||May 29||May 26||May 15|
|Bahá'is Martyrdom of the Bab||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9|
|Eid al-Fitr*||Jun 15||Jul 5||May 13||May 2|
|Rosh Hashanah•||Sept 10-11||Sept 30-Oct 1||Sept 19-20||Sept 7-8|
|Yom Kippur•||Sept 19||Oct 9||Set 28||Sept 16|
|Eid al-Adha*||Aug 22||Aug 12||Jul 31||Jul 20|
|Sukkot•||Sept 24-25||Oct 14-15||Oct 3-4||Sept 21-22|
|Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah•||Oct 1-2||Oct 21-22||Oct 10-11||Sept 28-29|
|Bahá'is Birth of the Bab||Nov 9||Oct 29||Oct 20||Oct 20|
|Bahá'is Birth of Baha'u'llah||Nov 10||Oct 30||Nov 12||Nov 12|
|Passover•||Apr 20-21 Apr 26-27||Apr 9-10 Apr 15-16||Mar 28-29 Apr 3-4||Apr 16-17 Apr 22-23|
|Shavu'ot•||Jun 9-10||May 29-30||May 17-18||Jun 5-6|
•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.
**Buddhist: Two aspects to take into account with Buddhist festivals. Most, with the exception of the Japanese, use the lunar calendar and the dates of festivals vary from country to country and between Buddhist traditions.
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*||May 5||Apr 23||Apr 12||Apr 2|
|Ash Wednesday||Mar 6||Feb 26||Feb 17||Mar 2|
|Chinese New Year**||Feb 5||Jan 25||Feb 12||Feb 1|
|Purim•||Mar 20-21||Mar 9-10||Feb 25-26||Mar 16-17|
|Holy Thursday||Apr 18||Apr 9||Apr 1||Apr 14|
|Good Friday||Apr 19||Apr 10||Apr 2||Apr 15|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 20||Apr 11||Apr 3||Apr 16|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 21||Apr 12||Apr 4||Apr 17|
|Ashura*||Sept 9-10||Aug 28-29||Aug 18-19||Aug 7-8|
|Hanukah•||Dec 22-30||Dec 10-18||Nov 28-Dec 6||Dec 18-26|
|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, Buddhist, 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