Below is a calendar of religious holidays observed. If you would like to add a holiday to the calendar please contact chaplain@centenary.edu

August 2019

August 1 - Kamál (Bahá’í), Lugnasad (Wicca), New Moon (Pagan)

August 8 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 9 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 10 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian), Day of Hajj (Islam), Tish’a B’Av (Jewish)

August 11 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian), Eid-ul-Adha (Islam)

August 12 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 13 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 14 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 15 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian), Assumption (Christian), Full Moon (Pagan), Now Ruz (Zoroastrian)

August 16 - Fravardeghan (Zoroastrian)

August 17 - Now Ruz (Zoroastrian)

August 20 - Asmá’ (Bahá’í)

August 24 - Birth of Prophet Zarathustra (Shenshai) (Zoroastrian), Janmashtami (Hindu)

August 27 - Paryushana-Parva (Jain)

August 30 - New Moon (Pagan)

 

September 2019

September 1 - 1st Muharram (Islam)

September 2 - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)

September 3 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Samvatsari (Jain)

September 4 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain)

September 5 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain)

September 6 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Southern Ute Tribal Fair and Pow Wow (Indigenous), Ashura (Islam)

September 7 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Southern Ute Tribal Fair and Pow Wow (Indigenous)

September 8 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Southern Ute Tribal Fair and Pow Wow (Indigenous)

September 9 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain)

September 10 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Ashura (Islam)

September 11 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Onam (India, Hindu)

September 12 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Ananta-Chaturdasi (Jain), Gahambar Paitishahem (Zoroastrian)

September 13 - Dashalakshani-Parva (Jain), Ksamavani (Jain), Gahambar Paitishahem (Zoroastrian

September 14 - Full Moon (Pagan), Gahambar Paitishahem (Zoroastrian)

September 15 - Gahambar Paitishahem (Zoroastrian

September 16 - Gahambar Paitishahem (Zoroastrian

September 23 - Autumn Equinox, Harvest of Peace (Buddhist), Mabon (Wicca), Shuki sorei sai (Japan, Shinto)

September 27 - Mashíyyat (Bahá’í)

September 28 - New Moon (Pagan)

September 29 - Navratri (Hindu)

September 30 - Rosh Hashana (Jewish), San Geronimo (Indigenous)

October 2019

October 1 - Rosh Hashana (Jewish), San Geronimo (Indigenous)

October 2 - Mehragan (Iran, Zoroastrian)

October 6 - Durga Puja (Hindu)

October 8 - Dussehra (Hindu)

October 9 - Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October 12 - Gahambar Ayathrem (Zoroastrian)

October 13 - Gahambar Ayathrem (Zoroastrian), Full Moon (Pagan), Pavarana (Buddhist)

October 14 - Sukkot (Jewish), Gahambar Ayathrem (Zoroastrian), Kathina (Buddhist)

October 15 - Sukkot (Jewish), Gahambar Ayathrem (Zoroastrian)

October 16 - Sukkot (Jewish), Gahambar Ayathrem (Zoroastrian), ‘Ilm (Bahá’í)

October 17 - Sukkot (Jewish), Karva Chauth (Hindu)

October 18 - Sukkot (Jewish)

October 19 - Sukkot (Jewish)

October 20 - Sukkot (Jewish), Arba’een (Shia) (Iran, Iraq, Islam)

October 21 - Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)

October 22 - Simchat Torah (Jewish)

October 27 - Diwali (Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist), Mahavira Nirvana (Jain), New Moon (Pagan)

October 29 - Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)

October 30 - Birth of the Báb (Bahá’í)

October 31 - Samhain (Wicca)

November 2019

November 1 - All Saints’ Day (Christian), Native American Heritage Month (Indigenous)

November 2 - All Souls Day (Christian)

November 4 - Qudrat (Bahá’í)

November 10 - Eid-Maulad-un-Nabi (Islam)

November 12 - Full Moon (Pagan), Guru Nanak’s Birthday (Bikarami) (Sikh), Lokashah Jayanti (Jain)

November 23 - Qawl (Bahá’í)

November 24 - Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur (Sikh

November 26 - Day of the Covenant (Bahá’í), New Moon (Pagan)

November 28 - Ascension of ‘Abul’l-Bahá (Bahá’í)

December 2019

December 1 - First Sunday of Advent (Christian)

December 6 - St. Nicholas Day (Christian)

December 8 - Bodhi Day (Buddhist), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Christian)

December 12 - Full Moon (Pagan), Masá’il (Bahá’í), Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexico, Christian)

December 13 - Aga Khan’s Birthday (Islam, Ismaili)

December 15 - Children’s Day –Shambhala Nyida Day Winter Solstice Celebration (Buddhist), Navidades (Pureto Rico, Christian)

December 16 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian)

December 17 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian)

December 18 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian)

December 19 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian)

December 20 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian)

December 21 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian), Solstice (Pagan), Tohji-Tasai (Shinto), Yule (Wicca)

December 22 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian),
Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 23 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian),
Joseph Smith’s Birthday (Christian, Mormon),
Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 24 - Posadas (Mexico, Christian),
Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 25 - Christmas Day (Christian),
Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 26 - Death of Prophet
Zarathustra (Zoroastrian), Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA), Hanukkah (Jewish)

December 27 - Hanukkah (Jewish), Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA)

December 28 - Hanukkah (Jewish), Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA)

December 29 - Hanukkah (Jewish), Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA)

December 30 - Hanukkah (Jewish), Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA)

December 31 - Kwanzaa (African-American
& Canadian, USA), Gahambar Maidyarem
(Zoroastrian), Omisoka (Japan), Sharaf (Bahá’í)

January 2020

January 1 - Gahambar Maidyarem (Zoroastrian) Kwanzaa (African-American & Canadian, USA) Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto)

January 2 - Gahambar Maidyarem (Zoroastrian) Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto)

January 3 - Gahambar Maidyarem (Zoroastrian) Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto)

January 4 - Gahambar Maidyarem (Zoroastrian) Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto)

January 5 - Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto) Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday (Sikh)

January 6 - Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto) Christmas – Armenia (Christian) Epiphany (Christian)

January 7 - Gantan-Sai (Japan, Shinto) Christmas (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox)

January 10 - Full Moon (Pagan)

January 13 - Lohri (Hindu, Sikh) St. Knut’s Day (Finland, Sweden)

January 15 - Markar Sankranti (India, Hindu)

January 17 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 18 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 19 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 20 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) Timkat / Theophany (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox)

January 21 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 22 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 23 - Kitchen God Celebration (China)

January 24 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) New Moon (Pagan)

January 25 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam) Solnal/Seollal (Korea)

January 26 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

January 27 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

January 28 - Kitchen God Celebration (China) Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Tu B’Shevat (Jewish)

January 29Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Basant Panchami (Hindu)

January 30 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Basant Panchami (Hindu) Sadeh (Iran, Zoroastrian)

January 31 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Basant Panchami (Hindu)

 

February 2020

February 1 - Chinese New Year (China,
Hong Kong, Taiwan,
Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 2 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu), Candlemas Day (Christian),
Imbolg (Wicca), Setsubun-Sai (Japan)

February 3 - Chinese New Year (China,
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu), Setsubun-Sai (Japan)

February 4 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 5 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 6 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 7 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 8 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Thaipoosam Cavadee (India, Mauritius), Full Moon (Pagan), Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 9 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Basant Panchami (Hindu

February 10 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist) Basant Panchami (Hindu)

February 11 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 12 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 13 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 14 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 15 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 16 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 17 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 18 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 19 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, Buddhist), Butter Lamp Festival (Tibet, Buddhist)

February 20 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 21 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 22 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 23 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), New Moon (Pagan)

February 24 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist)

February 25 - Chinese New Year (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Buddhist), Ayyam-i-Ha/Intercalary Days (Baha’í), Losar (Tibet, Buddhist)

 

March 2020

March 1 - Great Prayer Festival (Tibet, Buddhist) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í)

March 2 - Great Prayer Festival (Tibet, Buddhist) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Clean Monday (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox

March 3 - Great Prayer Festival (Tibet, Buddhist) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 4 - Great Prayer Festival (Tibet, Buddhist) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 5 - Great Prayer Festival (Tibet, Buddhist) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 6 - World Day of Prayer (International) ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 7 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 8 - 8 ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 9 -‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Full Moon (Pagan) Holi (Hindu, Sikh) Purim (Jewish)

March 10 -‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Hola Mohalla (Bikarami, Sikh)

March 11- ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Hola Mohalla (Bikarami, Sikh)

March 12 -‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Hola Mohalla (Bikarami, Sikh)

March 13 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 14 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 15 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í)

March 16 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Gahambar Hamasphmaedem (Zoroastrian)

March 17 - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Gahambar Hamasphmaedem (Zoroastrian)

March 18  - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Gahambar Hamasphmaedem (Zoroastrian)

March 19  - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Gahambar Hamasphmaedem (Zoroastrian) Eostre (Wicca) St. Joseph’s Day (Christian)

March 20  - ‘Alá’ (Bahá’í) 19 Day Fast (Bahá’í) Gahambar Hamasphmaedem (Zoroastrian) Now/Naw Ruz (New Year) Pouterangi (New Zealand, Aboriginal/Maori) Shunbum no hi (Japan, Shinto) Shunki-Sorei-Sai (Shinto)

March 21 - Bahá (Bahá’í)

March 22 - Denver March Pow Wow (Indigenous)

March 23 - Denver March Pow Wow (Indigenous)

March 24 - Denver March Pow Wow (Indigenous)

March 25 - Annunciation (Christian) New Moon (Pagan)

March 26 - Birth of Prophet Zarathustra (Fasli) (Zoroastrian)

 

April 2020

April 2 - Ram Navami (Hindu)

April 5 - Palm Sunday (Christian)

April 6 - Mahavira Jayanti (Jain) Organization of the Church (Christian – Mormon)

April 8 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Full Moon (Pagan) Hanuman Jayanthi (Hindu)

April 9 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Holy Thursday (Christian) Jalál (Bahá’í) Maundy Thursday (Christian -Coptic & Eastern Orthodox)

April 10 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Holy Thursday (Christian) Good Friday (Christian) Holy Friday (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox)

April 11 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Holy Thursday (Christian)

April 12 - Easter (Christian) Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Holy Thursday (Christian)

April 13 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Baisakhi (Bangladesh, Hindy, Sikh) Easter Monday (Christian) (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox) Songkran (Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand) 

April 14 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Songkran (Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand)

April 15 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish) Songkran (Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand) Adam’s Peak Prilgrimage (Sri Lanka) Mastu Festival (China, Taiwan)

April 16 - Pesach/Passover (Jewish)

April 19 - Pasha/Easter (Christian – Coptic & Eastern Orthodox) Ridvan (Bahá’í)

April 20 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Yom HaShoah (Israel, Jewish)

April 21 - Ridvan (Bahá’í)

April 22 - Ridvan (Bahá’í)

April 23 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) New Moon (Pagan) Ramadan Begins (Islam)

April 24 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Gathering of Nations Pow Wow (Indigenous) Ramadan (Islam)

April 25 - Gathering of Nations Pow Wow (Indigenous) Ridvan (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam)

April 26 - Gathering of Nations Pow Wow (Indigenous) Ridvan (Bahá’í) Akshaya Tritiya (Jain) Ramadan (Islam)

April 27 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Jamál (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam)

April 28 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam)

April 29 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam)

April 30 - Ridvan (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Gahambar Maidyozarem (Zoroastrian)

May 2020

May 1 -  Ridvan (Bahá’í) Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Beltane (Wicca) Santa Cruzan Day (Philippines) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Gahambar Maidyozarem (Zoroastrian)

May 2 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Gahambar Maidyozarem (Zoroastrian) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 3 - Ramadan (Islam) Gahambar Maidyozarem (Zoroastrian) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 4 - Ramadan (Islam) Gahambar Maidyozarem (Zoroastrian) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 5 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea)

May 6 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea)

May 7 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Full Moon (Pagan) Nation Day of Reason Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 8 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 9 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 10 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 11 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 12 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 13 - Ramadan (Islam) Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong, Korea) Our Lady of Fatima (Portugal) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 14 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 15 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 16 -  Ramadan (Islam) ‘Aẓamat (Bahá'í) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 17 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 18 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Wesak (Buddhist)

May 19 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Laylat al-Qadr (Islam)

May 20 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 21 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Ascension (Christian)

May 22 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) New Moon (Pagan)

May 23 - Ramadan (Islam) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Declaration of the Báb (Bahá’í) Eid-ul-Fitr (Islam)

May 24 - Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 25 - Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 26 - Bear Dance (Indigenous) 

May 27 - Bear Dance (Indigenous)

May 28 - Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh (Bahá'í) Bear Dance (Indigenous) Shavuot (Jewish)

May 29 - Bear Dance (Indigenous) Shavuot (Jewish)

May 30 - Bear Dance (Indigenous) Shavuot (Jewish)

May 31 - Bear Dance (Indigenous) Pentecost (Christian) (Christian – Coptic & Eastern)

June 2020

July 2020