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Religious Holy Days

Major Religious Holy Days:

Please note that the following list is not exhaustive, contact the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service at 617-373-2728 or at for information. For university policies concerning absence due to religious holy day observance, please see the "Guidelines" link elsewhere on this website.

For information about each Religious Holiday as well as a more extensive list please go to:

Spring/Summer 2014:

  • January 7, Gurpurab/Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti [Sikhism]
  • January 13, Lohri [Sikhism]
  • January 24, Milad Al-Nabi [Islam] ?
  • January 15 (begins at sundown) – January 16, Tu B’Shvat [Judaism]
  • January 30, Mahayana New Year [Buddhism]
  • February 15, Nirvana Day [Buddhism]
  • March 1, Saint David of Wales [Christianity]
  • March 4, Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) [Christianity]
  • March 5, Ash Wednesday [Christianity]
  • March 10, Maha Shivarati [Hinduism]
  • March 15, Purim [Judaism]
  • March 16, Magha Puja [Buddhist]
  • March 17, Hola Mohalla [Sikhism]
  • April 8, Rama Navami [Hinduism]
  • April 13, Palm Sunday [Christianity]
  • April 14 – April 22, Passover/Pesach [Judaism]
  • April 14, Vaisakhi [Sikhism]
  • April 15, Theravada New Year [Buddhism]
  • April 20, Easter [Christianity]
  • May 18, Lag B’Omer [Judaism]
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