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Holy Days With Restrictions/Obligations
(2013-2014 Academic Year)

An asterisk (*) indicates that the observance begins at sundown the prior evening

2013

July

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Wdnesday, July 3* | Ghambar Maidyoshem Ends | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Saturday, July 6 | Birthday of H. H. Dalai Lama | Buddhism | Special Worship

Tuesday, July 9* | Martyrdom of the Bab | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Tuesday, July 9 | Ramadan Begins | Islam | Food Restriction

Tuesday, July 16* | Tish B'Av | Judaism | Food Restriction

Monday, July 22 | Asalha Puja | Buddhism | Special Worship

TUesday, July 23 | Emperor Haile Selassi's Birthday | Rastafarianism | Special Worship

Wednesday, July 24 | Pioneer Day | Mormonism | Special Worship

Tuesday, July 30 | Oh-harai-taisai | Shinto | Special Worship

August

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Wednesday, August 1 | Fast for Holy Mother of Jesus | Orthodox Christian | Food Restriction

Thursday, August 1 | Lammas | Christian | Special Worship

Friday, August 2* | Lugnassad - Imbolc | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Friday, August 2 | Jum'at al-Wada | Islam | Special Worship

Saturday, August 3* | Laylat al-Qadr | Islam | Special Worship

Tuesday, August 6 | Transfiguration | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Thursday, August 8-10* | Eid ul-Fitr (Ramadan Ends) | Islam | Work Restriction

Thursday, August 8-17* | Fravardeghan Days | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Thursday, August 15 | Assumption of the Virgin Mary | Catholic | Special Worship

Thursday, August 15 | Domition of the Theotokos | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Wednesday, August 21 | Raksha Bandan | Hinduism - Jainism | Special Worship

Monday, August 26 | Festival of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva | Buddhism | Special Worship

Wednesday, August 28 | Krishna Janmashtami - Srikrishna Jayanti | Hinduism | Special Worship

September

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Sunday, September 1 | New Calendar Year | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, September 1 | First Parkash | Sikhism | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 3-10 | Paryushana-parva | Jainism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Fri.-Sat., September 5-6* | Rosh Hashanah | Judaism | Work Restriction

Saturday, September 8 | Nativity of Mary | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, September 9 | Ganesh Chaturthi | Hinduism | Special Worship

Sunday, September 9 | Auditor's Day | Scientology | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 10 | Samvatsari - Dashalakshani-parva | Jainism | Special Worship

Wednesday, September 12-16* | Ghambar Paitishem | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Saturday, September 14* | Yom Kippur | Judaism | Work and Food Restriction

Saturday, September 14 | Elevation of the Cross | Christian | Special Worship

Wednesday, September 18 | Ananta-chaturdasi | Jainism | Special Worship

Thu.-Wed., September 19-25* | Sukkot | Judaism | Work Restriction

Thursday, September 19 | Ksamavani | Jainism | Special Worship

Thursday, September 19 | Festival of Higan-e | Buddhism | Special Worship

Sunday, September 22 | Mabon - Ostata | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Sunday, September 22 | Shuki-sorie-sai | Shinto | Special Worship

Thursday, September 26* | Shemini Atzeret | Judaism | Work Restriction

Friday, September 27* | Simhat Torah | Judaism | Work Restriction - Special Worship

October

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Friday, October 5 | Bodhidharma | Buddhism | Special Worship

Sat.-Tues., October 5-23 | Navararti | Hinduism | Special Worship

Monday, October 7 | International Assoc. of Scientologists Day | Scientology | Special Worship

Saturday, October 12-16 | Ghambar Ayathrem | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Monday, October 14 | Dassehra | Hinduism | Special Worship

Monday, October 14 | Hajj Day | Islam | Food Restriction

Tuesday, October 15* | Eid al-Adha | Islam | Work Restriction

Sunday, October 20 | Installation of Guru Granth | Sikhism | Special Worship

Sunday, October 20* | Birth of the Báb | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Thursday, October 24 | Pavarana | Buddhism | Special Worship

Sunday, October 278 | Reformation Day | Protestant Christian | Special Worship

Wednesday, October 31 | All Hallows Eve | Christian | Special Worship

Wednesday, October 31 | Samhain | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

November

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Friday, November 1 | All Saints' Day | Christian | Special Worship

Saturday, November 2 | All Soul's Day | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, November 3 | Diwali | Sikh - Hinduism - Jainism | Special Worship

Sunday, November 3 | Mahavira Nirvana | Jainism | Special Worship

Sunday, November 3 | Bandhi Chhor Divas | Sikhism | Special Worship

Monday, November 4 | Jain New Year | Jainism | Special Worship

Wednesday, November 5 | Hijra Day | Islam | Special Worship

Tuesday, November 12 | Birth of Bahá'u'lláh | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Thursday, November 14* | Ashura | Islam (Shi'ite) | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Friday, November 15 | Nativity Fast | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, November 17 | Lokasha Jayanti | Jainism | Special Worship

Sunday, November 17 | Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday | Sikhism | Special Worship

Sunday, November 24 | Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom | Sikhism | Special Worship

Tuesday, November 26 | Day of the Covenant | Bahá'í | Special Worship

Thursday, November 28* | Ascension of 'Abdul-Bahá'í | Baha'i | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Thu.-Thu., Nov. 28 - Dec 5* | Hannukah | Judaism | Special Worship

December

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Sunday, December 1 | First Sunday of Advent | Christian | Special Worship

Saturday, December 8 | Bodhi Day | Buddhism | Special Worship

WEd.-Thu.., December 11-12* | Our Lady of Guadalupe | Catholic | Food Restriction

Friday, December 13* | Maunajiyaras | Jainism | Food Restriction

Mon.-Wed., December 16-25 | Posadas Navidenas | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, December 17 | Sanghamitta | Buddhism | Special Worship

Saturday, December 21 | Yule - Litha | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Saturday, December 21 | Tohji-taisai | Shinto | Special Worship

Monday, December 23 | Joseph Smith's Birthday | Mormonism | Special Worship

Wednesday, December 25 | Christmas | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, December 25 | Feast of the Nativity | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Wednesday, December 26 | Kwanzaa | African Heritage | Special Worship

Wednesday, December 26 | Death of Zarathustra | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Saturday, December 28 | Holy Innocents | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, December 30 | Feast of the Holy Family | Catholic | Special Worship

Tue.-Sat., Dec 31 - Jan 4 | Ghambar Maidyarem | Zoroatrianism | Special Worship

2014

January

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Wednesday, January 1 | Solemnity of Mary | Roman Catholic | Special Worship

Wednesday, January 1* | Tenth of Tevet | Judaism | Food Restriction

Wednesday, January 1 | Gantan-sai | Shinto | Special Worship

Sunday, January 5 | Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh | Sikhism | Special Worship

Monday, January 6 | Epiphany | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, January 6 | Theophany | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Monday, January 6 | Dia de los Reyes | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, January 6 | Nativity of Jesus Christ | Armenian Orthodox | Special Worship

Tuesday, January 7 | Feast of the Nativity | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Monday, January 13 | Maghi | Sikhism | Special Worship

Monday, January 13 | Baptism of the Lord Jesus | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, January 14* | Mawlid al-Nabi | Islam | Special Worship

Tuesday, January 14* | Makar SanKranti | Hinduism | Special Worship

Thursday, January 16* | Tu B'Shevat | Judaism | Special Worship

Thursday, January 16 | Mahayana New Year | Buddhism | Special Worship

Friday, January 17 | Blessing of the Animals | Hispanic Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, January 19* | World Religion Day | Bahá'í | Special Worship

Sunday, January 19 | Timkat | Ethiopian Orthodox | Special Worship

Saturday, January 25 | Conversion of St. Paul | Christian | Special Worship

Friday, January 31 | Birthday of Guru Har Rai | Sikhism | Special Worship

February

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Sunday, February 2 | Imbolc - Sugnassad | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Sunday, February 2 | Candlemas | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, February 2 | Four Chaplains Sunday | Interfaith | Special Worship

Monday, February 3 | Setsubun Sai (Rissun) | Shinto | Special Worship

Tuesday, February 4 | Vasant Panchami | Hinduism | Special Worship

Friday, February 14 | Valentine's Day | Christian | Special Worship

Saturday, February 15 | Nirvana Day | Buddhism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Sunday, February 16 | Tridion | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Monday, February 24* | Purim | Judaism | Work Restriction

Wed.-Sat., February 26-March 1* | Intercalary Days | Bahá'í | Special Worship

Friday, February 28 | Maha Shivaratri | Hinduism | Special Worship

March

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Sunday, March 2* | Nineteen Day Fast Begins | Bahá'í | Food Restriction

Sunday, March 2* | Transfiguration Sunday | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, March 2* | Losar - Tibetan New Year | Tibetan | Special Worship

Wednesday, March 5 | Ash Wednesday (lent Begins) | Christian | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Monday, March 10 | Clean Monday (Lent Begins) | Orthodox Christian | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Thursday, March 13 | L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday | Scientology | None

Friday, March 14 | Sikh New Years Day | Sikhism | Special Worship

Sunday, March 16* | Purim | Judaism | Work Restriction

Sunday, March 16 | Magha Puja Day | Buddism | Special Worship

Sunday, March 16 | Orthodox Sunday | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Monday, March 17 | St. Patrick's Day | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, March 17 | Holi | Hinduism | Special Worship

Monday, March 17 | Hola Mohalla | Sikhism | Special Worship

Wednesday, March 19 | Saint Joseph's Day | Christian | Special Worship

Thursday, March 20 | Ostara - Mabon | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Thursday, March 20 | Shubun sai (New Year) | Shinto | Special Worship

Friday, March 21* | Naw Ruz (New Year's Day) | Bahá'í - Zoroastian | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Tuesday, March 25 | Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, March 26* | Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranhushtra)| Zorastrianism | Special Worship

Wednesday, March 27 | Magha Puja Day | Buddhism | Special Worship

Monday, March 31 | Navvarsha (Hindu New Years Day | Hinduism | Special Worship

Mon.-Sat., Mar. 31 - Apr. 8* | Ramayana | Hinduism | Special Worship

April

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Tuesday, April 8 | Ramanavami | Hinduism | Special Worship

Saturday, April 12 | Lazarus Saturday | Christianity | Special Worship

Sunday, April 13 | Palm Sunday | Christianity | Special Worship

Sunday, April 13 | Mahavir Jayanti | Jain | Food Restrictions - Special Worship

Monday, April 14 | Baisakhi (New Year) | Hinduism/Sikhism | Special Worship

Tuesday, April 15 | Lord's Evening Meal | Jehovah's Witness Christianity | Special Worship

Tuesday, April 15 | Hanuman Jayanti | Hinduism | Food Restrictions - Special Worship

Tues.-Fri., April 15-18 | Theravadin New Year | Buddhism | Special Worship

Tues.-Tues., April 15-22* | Pesach | Judaism | Food and Work Restriction

Thursday, April 17 | Maundy Thursday | Christianity | Special Worship

Friday, April 18 | Good (Holy) Friday | Christianity | Special Worship

Sunday, April 20 | Easter | Christianity | Special Worship

Saturday, April 20 | Rama Navami | Hinduism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Monday, April 21* | Ridvan | First Day | Bahá'í | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Wednesday, April 23 | St. George's Day | Christianity | Special Worship

Sunday, April 27* | Yom Hashoah | Judaism | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Tuesday, April 29* | Ridvan - Ninth Day | Bahá'í | Special Worship

May

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Thursday, May 1 | Beltane - Samhain | Wicca - Pagan | Food and Work Restriction

Friday, May 2* | Ridvan - Twelfth Day | Bahá'í | Food and Work Restriction

Monday, May 5* | Yom Ha'Atzmaut | Judaism | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Wednesday, May 14 | Wesak/Visakha Puja  (Buddha Day) | Buddhism (Japan, Korea)| Special Worship

Thurs.-Sun., May 15-18 | Theravadin New Year | Buddhism | Special Worship

Sunday, May 17-18* | Lag B'Omer | Judaism | Special Worship

Friday, May 23* | Declaration of the Bab | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Thursday, May 29* | Ascension of the Bahá'u'lláh | Bahá'í | Special Worship

Thursday, May 29 | Ascension of Jesus | Christian | Special Worship

June

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Wed.-Thurs., June 4-5* | Shavuot | Judaism | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Sunday, June 8 | Pentecost | Christian | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Saturday, June 14* | Lailat al Miraj/Bara'ah | Islam | Special Worship

Sunday, June 15 | Trinity Sunday | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, June 15 | All Saints Day | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, June 16 | Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji | Sikhism | Special Worship

Thursday, June 19 | Corpus Christi | Catholic | Special Worship

Saturday, June 21* | Litha - Yule | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Friday, June 27 | Sacred Heart of Jesus | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, June 29 | Ramadan Begins | Islam | Food Restriction

Sunday, June 29 | Ghambar Maidyoshem Begins | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

July

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Thursday, July 3* | Ghambar Maidyoshem Ends | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Sunday, July 6 | Birthday of H. H. Dalai Lama | Buddhism | Special Worship

Wednesday, July 9* | Martyrdom of the Bab | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Tuesday, July 15 | Saint Vladimir Day | Christianity | Special Worship

Wednesday, July 23 | Emperor Haile Selassi's Birthday | Rastafarianism | Special Worship

Thursday, July 24 | Pioneer Day | Mormonism | Special Worship

Thursday, July 24 | Laylat al-Qadr | Islam | Special Worship

Saturday, July 26 | Asalha Puja | Buddhism | Special Worship

Tues-Thurs, July 29-31 | Eid al Fitr (Ramadan Ends) | Islam | Work Restriction

Wednesday, July 30 | Oh-harai-taisai | Shinto | Special Worship

August

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Friday, August 1 | Fast for Holy Mother of Jesus | Orthodox Christian | Food Restriction

Friday, August 1 | Lammas | Christian | Special Worship

Friday, August 1* | Lugnassad - Imbolc | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Friday, August 2 | Jum'at al-Wada | Islam | Special Worship???????????????

Tuesday, August 5* | Tish B'Av | Judaism | Food Restriction

Wednesday, August 6 | Transfiguration | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Fri-Sun., August 8-17* | Fravardeghan Days | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Sunday, August 10 | Raksha Bandan | Hinduism - Jainism | Special Worship

Friday, August 15 | Assumption of the Virgin Mary | Catholic | Special Worship

Friday, August 15 | Domition of the Theotokos | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, August 17 | Krishna Janmashtami - Srikrishna Jayanti | Hinduism | Special Worship

Sat-Sat., Aug 23-30 | Paryushana-parva | Jainism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Monday, August 26 | Festival of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva | Buddhism | Special Worship

Friday, August 29 | Ganesh Chaturthi (God of Success) | Buddhism | Special Worship

Friday, August 29 | Beheading of John the Baptist | Christianity | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Sat -Tues., Aug 30-Sept 9 | Dashalakshani-parva | Jainism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

September

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Monday, September 1 | New Calendar Year | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Monday, September 1 | First Parkash | Sikhism | Special Worship

Saturday, September 6 | Nativity of Mary | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, September 8 | Ananta-chaturdasi | Jainism | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 9 | Auditor's Day | Scientology | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 9 | Ksamavani | Jainism | Special Worship

Fri-Tues., September 12-16* | Ghambar Paitishem | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Sunday, September 14 | Elevation of the Cross | Christian | Special Worship

Saturday, September 20 | Festival of Higan-e | Buddhism | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 23 | Mabon - Ostata | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Tuesday, September 23 |  Shubun-no-hi (Shuki-sorie-sai) | Shinto | Special Worship

Thurs.-Fri., September 25-26* | Rosh Hashanah | Judaism | Work Restriction

Mon-Fri., Sept 25-Oct 3 | Navaratri | Hinduism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Saturday, September 27 | Meskel | Ethiopian Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Sat-Wed., Sept 27-Oct 15 | Mashíyyat | Bahai | Special Worship

Monday, September 29 | Michael and All Angels | Christian | Special Worship

October

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Friday, October 3 | Hajj Day | Islam | Food Restrictiori

Saturday, October 4* | Yom Kippur | Judaism | Work and Food Restriction

Saturday, October 4 | Dassehra | Hinduism | Special Worship

Sunday, October 5 | Bodhidharma | Buddhism | Special Worship

Sunday, October 5* | Eid al-Adha | Islam | Work Restriction

Tuesday, October 7 | International Assoc. of Scientologists Day | Scientology | Special Worship

Wednesday, October 8 | Pavarana | Buddhism | Special Worship

Thu.-Wed., October 9-15* | Sukkot | Judaism | Work Restriction

Sun-Thurs., October 12-16 | Ghambar Ayathrem | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Thursday, October 16* | Shemini Atzeret | Judaism | Work Restriction

Friday, October 17* | Simhat Torah | Judaism | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Monday, October 20 | Installation of Guru Granth | Sikhism | Special Worship

Monday, October 20* | Birth of the Báb | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Thursday, October 23 | Diwali | Hinduism- Hinduism - Jainism | Special Worship

Thursday, October 23 | Bandhi Chhor Divas | Sikhism | Special Worship

Friday, October 24 | Jain New Year | Jainism | Special Worship

Saturday, October 25 | Hijra - New Year | Islam | Special Worship

Sunday, October 26 | Reformation Day | Protestant Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, October 28 | Milvian Bridge Day | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, October 28 | Jnana Panchmi | Jainism | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Friday, October 31 | All Hallows Eve | Christian | Special Worship

Friday, October 31 | Samhain | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

November

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Saturday, November 1 | All Saints' Day | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, November 2 | All Soul's Day | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, November 3* | Ashura | Islam (Shi'ite) | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Wednesday, November 5 | Guy Fawkes Day | Interfaith | Special Worship

Thursday, November 6 | Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday | Sikhism | Special Worship

Thursday, November 6 | Dev Diwali | Jainism | Special Worship

Wednesday, November 12 | Birth of Bahá'u'lláh | Bahá'í | Work Restriction

Saturday, November 15 | Nativity Fast (Winter Lent) | Orthodox Christian | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Friday, November 21 | Yule | Christian | Special Worship

Sunday, November 23 | Christ The King | Christian | Special Worship

Monday, November 24 | Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom | Sikhism | Special Worship

Wednesday, November 26 | Day of the Covenant | Bahá'í | Special Worship

Thursday, November 27 | Thanksgiving (USA) | Interfaith | Work Restriction - Special Worship

Friday, November 28* | Ascension of 'Abdul-Bahá'í | Baha'i | Food Restriction - Special Worship

Sunday, November 30 | St. Andrew's Day (UK) | Christian | Special Worship

December

Date | Holy Day | Religion or Tradition | Observation - Restriction

Tuesday, December 2* | Maunajiyaras | Jainism | Food Restriction

Saturday, December 6 | Sanghamitta | Buddhism | Special Worship

Monday, December 8 | Rohatsu - Bodhi Day | Buddhism | Special Worship

Friday, December 12* | Our Lady of Guadalupe | Catholic Christian | Food Restriction

Tues.-Thurs., December 16-25 | Posadas Navidenas | Christian | Special Worship

Wed.-Wed., Nov. 17-24* | Hannukah | Judaism | Special Worship

Sunday, December 21 | Yule - Litha | Wicca - Pagan | Special Worship

Sunday, December 21 | Tohji-taisai | Shinto | Special Worship

Tuesday, December 23 | Joseph Smith's Birthday | Mormonism | Special Worship

Thursday, December 25 | Christmas | Christian | Special Worship

Thursday, December 25 | Feast of the Nativity | Orthodox Christian | Special Worship

Friday, December 26 | Kwanzaa | African Heritage | Special Worship

Friday, December 26 | Death of Zarathustra | Zoroastrianism | Special Worship

Sunday, December 28 | Holy Innocents | Christian | Special Worship

Tuesday, December 30 | Feast of the Holy Family | Catholic | Special Worship

Wed.-Sun., Dec 31 - Jan 4 | Ghambar Maidyarem | Zoroatrianism | Special Worship