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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.

DateObservance
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

https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/holiday-calendar.php

https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/policies/PTO.php

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 edi@vanderbilt.edu. For information on the university’s policy on religious holy days and observances, contact the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life at religiouslife@vanderbilt.edu or Human Resources at human.resources@vanderbilt.edu.