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Religious Observances Calendar 2022

Embodying a culturally and spiritually diverse community, Drexel University recognizes that on the occasion of important or solemn religious days, certain of its members will observe practices that preclude them from attending to their regular duties whether as faculty members, staff or students. On the occasion of such days, it is important for all who do not share in these same practices to accommodate their colleagues and peers.

The University is committed to making every reasonable effort to accommodate religious observances, which include fasting and work restrictions in many religions. The Office for Institutional Equity and Inclusive Culture is available to provide information, resources and options about reasonable accommodations at any stage in the process. For more information, please view the University’s Religious Observances policy.

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS CALENDAR 2022

The following calendar provides a non-exhaustive list of globally recognized religious observances. Please note that Jewish and Islamic observances begin at sundown the evening before the date listed. Some of the dates may be approximate, as many holidays, such as Islamic and Hindu holy days, are based on the lunar calendar.

2022 Date Holiday Religion
January 1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Roman Catholic
January 1 Oshogatsu Shinto
January 6 Epiphany or Three Kings Day Christian
January 13 Maghi Sikh
January 14 Makar Sankranti Hindu
January 16   World Religion Day Baha'i
January 16 - 17  Tu BiShvat Judaism
February 1 - 2  Imbolc Pagan and Wiccan
February 3 Setsubun Shinto
February 1  Lunar New Year Buddhist
February 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist
March 2 - April 4 Lent Christian
March 2  Ash Wednesday Christian
February 25 - March 1  Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha Baha'i
March 16  Ta'anit Esther Judaism
March 16 - 17  Purim Judaism
February 16  Magha Puja Buddhist
March 1  Maha Shivaratri Hindu
March 1  Lailat al Miraj Islam
March 13 Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard Scientology
March 19 Feast of St. Joseph Roman Catholic
March 20 Ostara Pagan and Wiccan
March 20 - 21  Naw Rúz Baha'i/ Zoroastrian
April 15 - 23  Passover Judaism
April 10  Palm Sunday Christian
March 18 - 19 Mid-Sha'ban Islam
March 18  Holi Hindu/Sikh/Buddhist/Jain
March 18 - 20  Hola Mohalla Sikh
April 14  Maundy (Holy) Thursday Christian
April 15  Good Friday Christian
April 16  Holy Saturday Christian
April 17  Easter Sunday Christian
May 8 Buddha's Birth Buddhist
May 6  Vesak Buddhist
April 27 - 28  Yom HaShoah Judaism
April 2 - May 2 Ramadan Islam
April 14 Vaisakhi Hindu/ Sikh
May 3 - 4  Yom HaZikaron Judaism
May 4 - 5  Yom HaAtzma'ut Judaism
April 14  Mahavir Jayanti Jain
May 18 - 19  Lag B'Omer Judaism
May 1 Beltaine Pagan and Wiccan
April 24  Easter/Pascha (Orthodox) Christian
April 29  Laylat al-Qadr Islam
May 2 - 3 Eid-al-Fitr Islam
June 4 - 6 Shavout Judaism
June 5  Pentecost Sunday Christian
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Sikh
June 24 Litha Pagan and Wiccan
June 15 - 16  Fast of Tammuz Judaism
July 9 - 10  Martyrdom of Báb Baha'i
July 7 - 12 The Hajj Islam
August 5 - 6  Tisha B' Av Judaism
July 9 - 13  Eid al-Adha Islam
July 24 - 25 Pioneer Day Christian
August 1 Lughnasadh Pagan and Wiccan
July 29 - 30 Islamic New Year Islam
August 15 Feast of Assumption Roman Catholic
August 18 - 19  Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
September 25 - 27  Rosh Hashanah Judaism
September 28  Tzom Gedaliah Judaism
October 4 - 5  Yom Kippur Judaism
September 21 - 29 Mabon Pagan and Wiccan
September 16 - 17 Arba'een Islam
October 16 - 18  Shemini Atzeret Judaism
October 9 - 16  Sukkot Judaism
October 17 - 18  Simchat Torah Judaism
September 26 - October 5 Navarati Hindu
October 5 Dussehra Hindu
October 8 Mawlid Islam
October 31 - November 1  Samhain Pagan and Wiccan
November 1 All Saints Day Christian
November 2 All Soul's Day Christian
October 24  Diwali Hindu/Sikh/Jain
October 25 - 26  Birthday of Báb Baha'I
October 26 - 27  Birthday of Baha'u'llah Baha'i
November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Bahadur Sikh
December 18 - 26  Hanukkah Judaism
November 28 - January 6 Christmas Fast Christian
November 27 - December 24 Advent Christian
December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic
January 10  Bodhi Day Buddhist
December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe (Feast Day) Christian
December 16 - 24 Las Posadas Christian
December 21 - January 1 Yule Pagan and Wiccan
December 24 Christmas Eve Christian
December 25 Christmas Day Christian
December 26 St. Stephen's Day Christian