Tapestry of Life (c) 2011 Metin Bereketli, Used with permission of the artist.
Calendar of Religious Holy Days
|5||Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib||Islam||Special Worship|
|7||Christmas||Eastern Orthodox/ Christian||Special Worship|
|15||Reverend Martin Luther King Day||Federal||Meaningful|
|24||Bodhi Day||Buddhist||Special Worship|
|14||Ash Wednesday||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|17||Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti||Hindu||Work-Restricted|
|28||Purim begins||Jewish||Special Worship|
|1||Purim ends||Jewish||Special Worship|
|25||Feast of the Annunciation||C/Catholic||Meaningful|
|30||Good Friday||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|30||Passover begins||Jewish||Work-Restricted (1st, 2nd, last 2 days)|
|6||Good Friday||Eastern Orthodox/ Christian||Special Worship|
Work-Restricted (1st, 2nd, last 2 days)
|8||Easter||Eastern Orthodox/ Christian||Special Worship|
|10||Feast of Ascension||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|15||Ramadan Begins||Islam||Work-Restricted on Friday afternoons|
|23-24||Declaration of the Bab||Bahá'í||Work-Restricted|
|28-29||Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh||Bahá'í||Work-Restricted|
|14-15||Id al-Fitr Begins||Islam||Work-Restricted|
|Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sah||Sikh||Work-Restricted||
|9-10||Martyrdom of the Bab||Bahá'í||Work-Restricted|
|21-22||Tisha B'Av Begins||Jewish||Work-Restricted|
|31||Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|15||Feast of the Assumption of Mary||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|30||Shemini Atzeret begins||Jewish||Work-Restricted|
|2||Shemini Atzeret ends||Jewish||Work-Restricted|
|8-9||Birth of the Bab||Bahá'í||Work-Restricted|
|1||All Saints Day||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|2||All Souls Day||Catholic||Special Worship|
|7||Diwali||Hindu Jain||Special Worship|
|16||Remembering the Martyrs of the UCA||Secular||Meaningful|
|22||Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Sahib||Sikh||Work-Restricted|
|24||Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib||Sikh||Work-Restricted|
|3||Feast of St. Francis Xavier||C/Catholic||Meaningful|
|8||Feast of the Immaculate Conception||C/Catholic||Special Worship|
|12||Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe||C/Catholic||Meaningful|
Work-restricted Religious Holy Days
-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.