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Religious & Cultural Observances Toolkit

Calendar of Observances

This calendar resource is part of a toolkit created by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to highlight religious and cultural observances that members of our community may practice.

November 27, 201819th of Kislev
December 2-10, 2018Hanukkah
December 2-24, 2018Advent and Nativity Fast
December 8, 2018Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 18, 201810th of Tevet
December 25, 2018Christmas
December 26, 2018-January 1, 2019Kwanzaa
January 6, 2019Epiphany
January 7, 2019Feast of the Nativity
February 5, 2019Lunar New Year
February 26-March 1, 2019Intercalary Days
March 4, 2019Maha Shivaratri
March 11-April 27, 2019Great Lent
March 20-21, 2019Purim
March 20-21, 2019Holi
March 20, 2019Fast of Esther
March 21, 2019Naw-Rúz
March 21, 2019Taoist Festival Honoring the Shen of Water, East and Spring
March 21, 2019Tao-te Tien-tsun
March 21, 2019Magha Puja Day
April 5, 2019Qingming Festival
April 6, 2019Ugadi/Gudi Padwa
April 12-13, 2019Lailat al Miraj
April 14-20, 2019Holy Week
April 14, 2019Vaisakhi
April 19-27, 2019Pesach (Passover)
April 19, 2019Jehovah's Witnesses Observance of the Memorial of Jesus Christ's Death
April 20, 2019-May 2, 2019Festival of Ridván
April 28, 2019Greek Easter
May 1, 2019Beltane
May 5, 2019-June 4, 2019Ramadan

Additional Resources

OUCRL Calendar

These toolkits are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to provide a general overview of how we can support staff, faculty and students. We continually refine this information and welcome your suggestions. If a page does not have a PDF toolkit to download, it will be added as soon as possible.

For more information or to provide feedback, contact Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at For information on the university’s policy on religious holy days and observances, contact the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life at or Human Resources at