Tapestry of Life (c) 2011 Metin Bereketli, Used with permission of the artist.
Calendar of Religious Holy Days
|1||Feast of Mary Mother of God||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|6||Nativity of Christ||American Orthodox Christian||Special Worship|
Feast of the Nativity
|Eastern Orthodox/Christian||Special Worship|
|18||Rev. MLK Day||Federal||Meaningful|
|1||Ash Wednesday||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|12||Magha Puja Day||Buddhist||Special Worship|
|17||St. Patrick's Day||Christian||Work-Restricted|
|27||Great Lent begins - Clean Monday||Orthodox Christian||Special Worship|
|28||Hindu New Year||Hindu||Special Worship|
|9||Palm Sunday||C/Christian||Special Worship|
|11-18||Pesach (Passover)||Jewish||Work-Restricted (1st, 2nd, last 2 days)|
|14||Good (Holy) Friday||All Christians||Special Worship|
|16||Easter||All Christians||Special Worship|
|1||Beltane - Samhain||Wicca/Pagan/Jewish||Special Worship|
|10||Vesak (Visakha Puja) - Buddha Day||Buddhist||Work-Restricted|
|22-23||Declaration of the Bab||Baha'i||Work-Restricted|
|27||Ramadan begins||Islam||Work-Restricted (Friday Afternoon|
|29||Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh||Baha'i||Work-Restricted|
|4||Pentecost||All Christians||Special Worhsip|
|16||Marytrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib||Sikh||Work-Restricted|
|9||Asalha Puja Day||Buddhist||Work-Restricted|
|31||Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|15||Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|26||Paryushan Parva||Jain||Special Worship|
|1-4||Eid al Adha||Islam||Work-Restricted|
|9||Thanksgiving - Canada||Interfaith||Work-Restricted|
|19||Diwali||Hindu, Jain, Sikh||Special Worship|
|1||All Saints Day||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|1||Samhain - Beltane||Wicca/Pagan||Special Worship|
|2||All Souls Day||Catholic||Special Worship|
|12||Birth of Baháúllah's||Bahá'í||Work-Restricted|
|15||Nativity Fast begins||Orthodox Christian||Special Worship|
|23||Thanksgiving||Interfaith - USA||Meaningful|
|24||Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib||Sikh||Work-Restricted|
|3||Feast of St. Francis Xavier||C/Catholic||Meaningful|
|8||Bodhi Day||Buddhist||Special Worship|
|8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|12||Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe||C/Catholic||Meaningful|
|16-25||Posadas Navidenas||Hispanic Christian||Special Worship|
-Hindu, Jain, and Sikh holy days are calculated on a lunar calendar and are observed at different times in different regions.
-All Jewish and Bahá'í holy days begin at sunset the previous day.
-Observances/practices vary from culture to culture within and across denominations.
A recognized denominational sacred or holy day that is observed by persons or groups who are required - through a set or system of religious beliefs, laws/doctrines, tenets, canons or theology - to restrict or limit work and/or physical or mental activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something; toil; labor. This definition may include academic endeavors (e.g. examinations, classroom activities and research, or out-of-classroom learning experiences).
Sunday is widely observed as a Sabbath and day of worship for many faith traditions. In the Jewish faith, Saturday (beginning at sunset on Friday) is a work-restricted Sabbath, Regulations governing observance for worship depends on regional customs.
There are no work-restricted holy days within the Christian faith by tenet. By custom, in the United States, Easter and Christmas (a federal holiday) are considered to be non-work days.
Special worship: Such religious observances listed above are NOT work-restricted by definition but may involve a special worship or observance.
Meaningful: Such days are NOT work-restricted by definition but may be particularly significant to persons attending or working at a Jesuit Catholic university.