Religious & Cultural Holidays

We value the uniqueness of each
religious & cultural holiday  

We ask that you take note of the below holidays, observances, and celebrations when scheduling events and activities.

2016 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu

September 5

Eid al-Adhal (Feast of Sacrifice)

Muslim

September 11 - 14

Enkutatash (New Year)

Ethiopian

September 12

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Jewish

October 3 - 4

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Jewish

October 12

Sukkot

Jewish

October 17 – 23

Diwali (Festival of Lights)

Hindu

October 30

All Saints Day

Christian

November 1

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Mexican

November 1-2

Yule

Pagan

December 21

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 25 – January 1, 2017

Christmas (Birth of Jesus)

Christian

December 25

Kwanzaa

African American

December 26 – January 1, 2017

*Holy days begin at sundown of the day before the date listed and end at sundown of the date listed.

2017 Holidays

Religion/Culture

Date

Mawlid-al-Nabi (birth of Mohammed)

Muslim

January 3*

Nativity of Jesus

Orthodox Christian

January 6

Imbolc

Pagan

February 2

Chinese New Year

Asian

February 9

Purim

Jewish

March 5*

Ostara

Pagan

March 20

Hindu New Year

Hindu

March 21

Palm Sunday

Christian

March 29

Good Friday

Christian

April 3

Pesach (Passover)

Jewish

April 4* – 11

Easter

Christian

April 5

Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christian

April 12

Beltaine

Pagan

April 30

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks)

Jewish

May 24* – 25

Ramadan begins

Muslim

June 18*

Litha

Pagan

June 21

Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Muslim

July 18*

Lughnasadh (Lammas)

Pagan

August 1

Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Jewish

September 14* – 15

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Jewish

September 23*

Eid al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice)

Muslim

September 23*

Mabon

Pagan

September 23

Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles)

Jewish

September 28* – October 4

Al-Hijra (Muharram, Islamic New Year)

Muslim

October 14*

Ashura (10th day of Muharram)

Muslim

October 23*

Samhain

Pagan

October 31

Hanukkah

Jewish

December 7* – 14

Yule

Pagan

December 22

Christmas (Birth of Jesus)

Christian

December 25

Kwanzaa

African American

December 26 – January 1, 2018