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

2020

Aug. 11- Aug. 12, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Sri Krishna Jayanti
Hinduism

Aug. 16- Aug. 23, 2020
Paryushana-Parva
Jainism

Sep. 18- Sep. 20, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Rosh Hashanah
Judaism

Sep. 27- Sep. 28, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Yom Kippur
Judaism

Oct. 2- Oct. 9, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown) Sukkot
Judaism

Oct. 9- Oct. 11, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Judaism

Oct. 17- Oct. 26, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Navaratri
Hinduism

Oct. 17- Oct. 18, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Birth of the Báb Bahá’í

Oct. 18- Oct. 19, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Birth of Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’í

Oct. 28- Oct. 29 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Mawlid al-Nabi
Islam

Nov. 14, 2020
Diwali (Deepavali)
Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism

Dec. 10- Dec. 18, 2020
(Sundown-Sundown)
Hanukkah/Chanukah
Judaism

Dec. 24- Dec. 25, 2020
Christmas
Christianity (RC, P, O)
Dec. 26- Jan. 1, 2020 Kwanzaa
African American

 

2021

Jan. 1, 2021
Gantan-sai
Shinto

Jan. 7, 2021
Feast of the Nativity (Christmas) Orthodox
Christian

Feb. 12, 2021
Chinese New Year
Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist

Feb. 17, 2021
Ash Wed, Lent begins
Christianity (RC, P)

Feb. 25- Feb. 26, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Purim
Judaism

Mar. 1- Mar. 19, 2021 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness)
Bahá’í

Mar. 15- May 1, 2021
Great Lent begins/Clean Mon
Orthodox Christian

Mar. 27- Apr. 4, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Pesach/Passover (first two and last two days)
Judaism

Mar. 28- Mar. 29, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Holi – Festival of Colors (date may vary)
Hinduism

Mar. 28, 2021
Palm Sunday
Christianity (RC, P, Eastern Orthodox)

Apr. 2, 2021
Good Friday Christianity (RC, P)

Apr. 4, 2021
Easter
Christianity (RC, P)

Apr. 8- Apr. 9, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Yom HaSho’ah
Judaism

Apr. 12- May 11, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Ramadan begins
Islam

Apr. 20- Apr. 21, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Ridván (1st day) of Most Great Festival
Baha’is

Apr. 25, 2021
Mahavira-Jayanti Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism

Apr. 28- Apr. 29, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown) Ridván (9th day)
Bahá’í

Apr. 30, 2021
Holy Friday
Orthodox Christian

May 1- May 2, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Ridván (12th day)
Bahá’í

May 2, 2021
Easter/Pascha
Orthodox Christian

May 12- May 13, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day)
Islam

May 16- May 18, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Shavuot
Judaism

May 22- May 23, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í

May 28-May 29, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Ascension of Baha’u’lláh
Bahá’

July 17- July 18, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Tisha B’ Av
Judaism

July 19- July 20, 2021
(Sundown-Sundown)
Eid al-Adha (date can vary by a day)
Islam

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