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Religious Calendar 2019

Policy Statement

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 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.

Religious Holidays Comprehensive Calendar

1-Jan Tuesday Mary, Mother of God Catholic Christian
1-Jan Tuesday Feast Day of St Basil Orthodox Christian
1-Jan Tuesday Gantan-sai(New Years) Shinto
1-Jan Tuesday Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus Orthodox Christian
5-Jan Saturday Twelfth Night Christian
5-Jan Saturday Guru Gobindh Singh birthday Sikh
6-Jan Sunday Epiphany Christian
6-Jan Sunday Feast of the Epiphany (Theophany) Orthodox Christian
6-Jan Sunday Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) Christian
6-Jan Sunday Nativity of Christ Armenian Orthodox
7-Jan Monday Feast of the Nativity** Orthodox Christian
8-Jan Tuesday Feast of the Holy Family Catholic Christian
13-Jan Sunday Maghi Sikh
13-Jan Sunday Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christian
17-Jan Thursday Blessing of the Animals Hispanic Catholic Christian
18-Jan Friday-Friday(25) Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Christian
19-Jan Saturday Timkat Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
20-Jan Sunday World Religion Day Baha'i
21-Jan Monday-Wednesday(23) Mahayana New Year ** Buddhist
25-Jan Friday Conversion of St. Paul Christian
2-Feb Saturday Candlemas - Presentation of Christ in the Temple Christian
2-Feb Saturday Imbolc - Lughnassah * Wicca/Pagan
2-Feb Saturday Saint Brighid of Kildare Celtic Christian
3-Feb Sunday St. Blaze Day Christian
3-Feb Sunday Setsebun sai(beginning of spring) Shinto
3-Feb Sunday Four Chaplains Sunday Interfaith
5-Feb Tuesday Chinese New Year Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
8-Feb Friday Nirvana Day Buddhism
10-Feb Sunday Tu BiShavat * Jewish
10-Feb Sunday Cheese Fare Sunday Orthodox Christian
12-Feb Tuesday Triodion Orthodox Christian
14-Feb Thursday St. Valentine's Day Christian
15-Feb Friday Nirvana Day ** Buddhist - Jain
17-Feb Sunday Triodian begins Orthodox Christian
26-Feb Tuesday Intercalary Days Baha'i
Maha Shivaratri ** Hindu
1-Mar Friday St. David of Wales Christian
1-Mar Friday Intercalary Days end Baha'i
2-Mar Saturday-Wednesday(20) Nineteen Day Fast * Baha'i
3-Mar Sunday Meatfare Sunday Orthodox Christian
3-Mar Sunday Transfiguration Sunday Christian
5-Mar Tuesday Shrove Tuesday Christian
6-Mar Wednesday Ash Wednesday - Lent begins Christian
10-Mar Sunday Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christian
11-Mar Monday Clean Monday - Lent begins Orthodox Christian
13-Mar Wednesday Birthday of L. Ron Hubbard Scientology
17-Mar Sunday St. Patrick's Day Christian
19-Mar Tuesday St. Joseph's Day Christian
20-Mar Wednesday Ostara - Mabon * Wicca/Pagan
21-Mar Thursday Norooz (New Year) Persian/Zoroastrian
21-Mar Thursday Naw-Rúz(New Year) * Baha'i
21-Mar Thursday Hola Mohalla Sikh
21-Mar Thursday Magha Puja Day** Buddhist
21-Mar Thursday Lord's Evening Meal Jehovah's Witness Christian
21-Mar Thursday Purim* Jewish
25-Mar Monday Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Christian
28-Mar Thursday Khordad Sal (Birth of Prophet Zaranthushtra) ** Zoroastrian
3-Apr Wednesday Lailat al Miraj * Islam
9-Apr Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti ** Jain
14-Apr Sunday Baisakhi (Vaisakhi) Sikh
14-Apr Sunday Palm Sunday Christian
17-Apr Wednesday Orthodox Sunday Orthodox Christian
18-Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Christian
19-Apr Friday-Sunday(21) Theravadin New Year** Buddhist
19-Apr Friday Good Friday Christian
20-Apr Saturday-Saturday(27) Pesach* Jewish
20-Apr Saturday Lazarus Saturday Orthodox Christian
21-Apr Sunday Easter Christian
21-Apr Sunday First Day of Ridvan * Baha'i
21-Apr Sunday Lailat al Bara'ah * Islam
21-Apr Sunday Palm Sunday Orthodox Christian
23-Apr Tuesday St. George's Day Christian
26-Apr Friday Holy Friday Orthodox Christian
28-Apr Sunday Pascha - Easter Orthodox Christian
29-Apr Monday Ninth Day of Ridvan Baha'i
30-Apr Tuesday St. James the Great Day Orthodox Christian
1-May Wednesday Beltane - Samhain* Wicca/Pagan
2-May Thursday Last day of Ridvan * Baha'i
2-May Thursday National Day of Prayer - USA Interfaith
2-May Thursday Yom HaShoah Jewish
3-May Friday Saints Philip & James Christian
6-May Monday Ramadanbegins * Islam
9-May Thursday Yom Ha'Atzmaut * Jewish
18-May Saturday Visakha Puja- Buddha Day ** Buddhist
23-May Thursday Declaration of the Bab* Baha'i
23-May Thursday Lag B/Omer * Jewish
29-May Wednesday Ascension of Baha'u'llah* Baha'i
30-May Thursday Ascension of Jesus Christian
1-Jun Saturday Laylat al Kadr * Islam
5-Jun Wednesday-Friday(7) Eid al Fitr - Ramadan ends* Islam
6-Jun Thursday Ascension of Jesus Orthodox Christian
9-Jun Sunday St. Columba of Iona Celtic Christian
9-Jun Sunday Pentecost Christian
9-Jun Sunday-Monday(10) Shavuot * Jewish
15-Jun Saturday Saint Vladimir Day Christian
16-Jun Sunday Guru Arjan martyrdom Sikh
16-Jun Sunday Trinity Sunday Christian
19-Jun Wednesday New Church Day Swedenborgian Christian
20-Jun Thursday Corpus Christi Catholic Christian
21-Jun Friday Litha-Yule * Wicca/Pagan
22-Jun Saturday First Nations Day Canadian Native People
23-Jun Sunday All Saints Orthodox Christian
28-Jun Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Christian
29-Jun Saturday Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul Christian
9-Jul Tuesday Martyrdom of the Bab * Baha'i
11-Jul Thursday St Benedict Day Catholic Christian
13-Jul Saturday Obon(Ulambana) ** Buddhist - Shinto
15-Jul Monday St. Vladimir the Great Day Orthodox Christian
16-Jul Tuesday Asalha Puja Day** Buddhist
24-Jul Wednesday Pioneer Day Mormon Christian
25-Jul Thursday St. James the Great Day Christian
1-Aug Thursday Lammas Christian
1-Aug Thursday Lughnassad - Imbolc * Wicca/Pagan
1-Aug Thursday Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus Orthodox Christian
6-Aug Tuesday Transfiguration of the Lord Orthodox Christian
10-Aug Saturday Tish'a B'av Jewish
10-Aug Saturday Waqf al Arafa * Islam
12-Aug Monday-Thursday(15) Eid al Adha* Islam
15-Aug Thursday Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian
15-Aug Thursday Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian
23-Aug Friday Krishna Janmashtami** Hindu
29-Aug Thursday Beheading of St. John the Baptist Christian
1-Sep Sunday Ecclesiastical year begins Orthodox Christian
1-Sep Sunday New Year - Hijra * Islam
3-Sep Tuesday Paryushana Parva* Jain
8-Sep Sunday Nativity of Virgin Mary Christian
10-Sep Tuesday Ashura * Islam
14-Sep Saturday Elevation of the Life Giving Cross (Holy Cross) Christian
23-Sep Monday Mabon - Ostara* Wicca
27-Sep Friday Meskel Ethiopian Christian
29-Sep Sunday Michael and All Angels Christian
30-Sep Monday-Tuesday(1) Rosh Hashanah* Jewish
4-Oct Friday St Francis Day Catholic Christian
4-Oct Friday Blessing of the Animals Christian
8-Oct Tuesday Dasara** Hindu
9-Oct Wednesday Yom Kippur * Jewish
14-Oct Monday-Sunday(20) Sukkot * Jewish
14-Oct Monday Thanksgiving - Canada Interfaith
18-Oct Friday St. Luke, Apostle & Evangelist Christian
20-Oct Sunday Birth of the Báb * Baha'i
20-Oct Sunday installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Sikh
21-Oct Monday Shemini Atzeret * Jewish
22-Oct Tuesday Simchat Torah * Jewish
27-Oct Sunday Christ the King Christian
27-Oct Sunday Diwali Sikh - Hindu - Jain
28-Oct Monday Milvian Bridge Day Christian
28-Oct Monday Jain New Year Jain
29-Oct Tuesday Reformation Day Protestant Christian
31-Oct Thursday All Hallows Eve Christian
31-Oct Thursday Reformation Day Protestant Christian
1-Nov Friday All Saints Day Christian
1-Nov Friday Samhain - Beltane* Wicca/Pagan
2-Nov Saturday All Souls Day Catholic Christian
10-Nov Sunday Mawlid an Nabi * Islam
12-Nov Tuesday Birth of Baha'u'llah * Baha'i
12-Nov Tuesday Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Sikh
15-Nov Friday Nativity Fast begins - ends Dec. 24 Orthodox Christian
23-Nov Saturday Thanksgiving Interfaith
24-Nov Sunday Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahdur Sikh
26-Nov Tuesday Christ the King Christian
26-Nov Tuesday Day of the Covenant * Baha'i
28-Nov Thursday Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha * Baha'i
28-Nov Thursday Thanksgiving Interfaith USA
30-Nov Saturday St. Andrew's Day Christian
1-Dec Sunday-Tuesday(24) Advent Christian
6-Dec Friday Saint Nicholas Day Christian
8-Dec Sunday Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) ** Buddhist
8-Dec Sunday Immaculate Conception of Mary Catholic Christian
12-Dec Thursday Feast day - Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian
16-Dec Monday-Wednesday(25) Posadas Navidenas Hispanic Christian
21-Dec Saturday Yule Christian
21-Dec Saturday Yule - Litha * Wicca/Pagan
23-Dec Monday-Monday(30) Hanukkah * Jewish
24-Dec Tuesday Christmas Eve Christian
25-Dec Wednesday Christmas* Christian
25-Dec Wednesday Feast of the Nativity** Orthodox Christian
26-Dec Thursday Zarathosht Diso (Death of Prophet Zarathushtra) ** Zoroastrian
26-Dec Thursday St Stephen's Day Christian
27-Dec Friday Saint John - Apostle and Evangelist Christian
28-Dec Saturday Holy Innocents Christian
29-Dec Sunday Holy Family Catholic Christian
31-Dec Tuesday Watch Night Christian