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This calendar displays holidays and observances to create awareness, understanding and belonging among diverse cultural, spiritual and religious groups of our campus community.

If this calendar does not reflect your significant holiday, religious observance or cultural tradition, please email dei@mrjalili.com.

Agnosticism - belief that the existence of God or gods can not be known.

Atheism - disbelief in the existence of God or gods.

Baha'i - belief that there is only one god and that this one god is the source of all religions.

Buddhism - beliefs based on Gautama Buddha's teachings in which practitioners seek a state of enlightenment.

Christianity - beliefs based on Jesus Christ's teachings in which followers believe he is the Son of God and salvation from sin. Guidance for believers is found in the Holy Bible.

Hinduism - belief in the doctrines of samsara (cycle of life, death and reincarnation) and karma (law of cause and effect). Embraces a "way of life" as opposed to one, organized religion.

Islam - belief in one God and that Muhammad is the last messenger. Guidance for believers is found in the holy scriptures of the Qur'an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

Jainism - nontheistic religion that practices self-discipline and abstention and has principles of non-absolutism, non-possessiveness and non-violence.

Judaism - belief in one god that was revealed to Abraham, Moses and other Hebrew prophets with whom believers have their own individual relationship. Guidance for believers is found in the Torah.

Odinism - ancient religion that believes in the worship of the Norse God Odin.

Shintoism - an indigenous religion in Japan in which practitioners believe that the Kami (unseen spiritual beings and powers) inhabit all things.

Sikhism - belief in one god and the teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus enshrined in the Granth Sahib (sacred scripture) in in which believers are supposed to abide by equality, social justice, truthful living and the remembrance of God at all times.

Wiccan/Paganism - ancient tradition that has various views and beliefs and includes pagan practices focusing on nature and witchcraft.

2023

January
Event Religion Day
Gantan-Sai Shinto 1
Birthday of Guru Gobind Sing Ji Sikhism 5
Feast of Nativity Orthodox Christian 7
Mahayana New Year Mahayana Buddhist 7
Lindisfarne Day Odinism 8
Maghi Sikhism 13
Chinese New Year Buddhist 22
February
Event Religion Day
Imbolc (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Lughnassad (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Tu B'Shevat Judaism 6
Ash Wednesday Christian 22
March
Event Religion Day
Magha Puja Day Buddhism 6
Purim Judaism 7
Holi Hinduism 8
Easter Odinism 19
Ostara (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 20
Mabon (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 20
Naw Ruz Baha'i 21
Ramadan Begins Islam 22
April
Event Religion Day
Mahavir Jayanti Jainism 4
Pesach/Passover Judaism 5-13
Good Friday Christian 7
Holy Friday Orthodox Christian 7
Easter Christian 9
Vaisakhi Sikhism 14
Good Friday Christian 15
Pascha/Easter Orthodox Christian 16
Vaisakhi Sikhism 17
Ridvan Baha'i 21
Ramadan Ends Islam 21
Eid al-Fitr Islam 22
Sigurd's Day Odinism 23
May
Event Religion Day
Beltane (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Samhain (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Hengest's Day or May Day Odinism 1
Vesak (Buddha Day) Buddhism 5
Declaration of the Bab Baha'i 24
Shavuot Judaism 25-27
Pentecost Christian 28
Ascension of Baha'u'llah Baha'i 29
June
Event Religion Day
Pentecost Orthodox Christian 4-5
Midsummer Odinism 18
Yule (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 21
Midsummer's Day Odinism 21
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji Sikhism 23
Litha (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 24
Eid al-Adha Islam 28-29
July
Event Religion Day
Dharma Day Buddhism 3
The Martyrdom of the Bab Baha'i 9
Tish'a B'Av Judaism 26-27
Odinist Martyrs' Day or Stiklestad Day Odinism 31
August
Event Religion Day
Asalha Puja Day Buddhism 1
Lughnassad (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Imbolc (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 1
Paryushana Jainism 11-18
Obon Buddhist/Shinto 13-15
September
Event Religion Day
Krishna Janmashtami Hinduism 6
Rosh Hashanah Judaism 15-17
Mabon (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 21
Ostara (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 21
Yom Kippur Judaism 24-25
Harvest Festival Odinism 24
Sukkot Judaism 29-Oct 6
October
Event Religion Day
Shemini Atzeret Judaism 6-8
Simchat Torah Judaism 7-8
Navratri Hinduism 15-23
Installation of Granth Sahib Ji as Guru Sikhism 20
Birth of the Bab Baha'i 26
Birth of Baha'ullah Baha'i 27
Samhain (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 31
Beltane (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 31
November
Event Religion Day
Einheriar or Heroes' Day Odinism 11
Diwali Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism Buddhism 12
Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Sikhism 24
Guru Nanak's Birthday Sikhism 30
December
Event Religion Day
Bodhi Day Buddhism 8
Hanukkah Judaism 7-15
Yule (northern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 21-Jan 1
Litha (southern hemisphere) Wicca/Paganism 22
Yule Eve Odinism 21
Yule Odinism 22
Christmas Christian 25
Feast of the Nativity Orthodox Christian 25
Kwanzaa African American/Pan-African Culture 26-Jan 1
Birthday of Guru Gobind Sing Ji Sikhism 29