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July 2010 - August 2011

This resource was created at the invitation of Dr. Martha Wharton, Assistant Vice President of Loyola Maryland University.  The information contained in the dates and description below are borrowed from a website she maintains at Loyola and she has given Creighton permission to recreate it here for our campus community.

 

Those holidays indicated in bold with an asterisk (*) require abstinence from all secular activity; i.e., homework, exams, field trips, class meetings, etc.  While the other religious holidays may not necessarily require abstinence from all secular activity, some of them may involve fasting, a dietary change, or special celebrations that may occur during the day or the evening. 

Holidays indicated with a double asterisk (**) are Holy Days of Obligation for Catholics.  In addition, all Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation.  When the solemn feasts of Mary, the Mother of God (January 1), the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin (August 15), and All Saints (November 1) fall on a Saturday or Monday, the obligation to attend Mass is abolished.  Although the obligation to attend Holy Mass is abolished, parishes continue to observe these holy days by scheduling one or more masses at a convenient time so that those who wish to participate are able to do so.

Please Note:

  1. In the Jewish tradition, all work-related activities stop from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday to observe Shabbat (Sabbath).
  2. Islamic dates are approximate.  The official days can be plus/minus one day and depend upon the official physical sighting of the new moon.

July 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

6

Tue

Birth of Dalai Lama - Buddhist

8

Thu

St. Vladimir the Great Day (begins at sunset on the 7th) - Orthodox Christian

9

Fri

Martyrdom of the Bab - Bahá'í

13

Tue

Ulambana (Obon) - Buddhist

19

Sun

Lailat al Miraj - Islamic

20

Tue

*Tisha B'Av (begins at sundown on the 19th) - Jewish

26

Mon

Lailat al Bara'ah - Islamic

August 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

1

Sun

Fast in honor of Holy Mary, Mother of Lord Jesus (begins at sunset on the 31st) - Orthodox Christian

6

Thu

Transfiguration of Our Lord (begins at sunset on the 5th) - Orthodox Christian

11

Wed

Ramadan (begins sundown on the 10th and continues through October 21st) - Islamic

15

Sun

Dormition of the Theotokes (begins at sunset on the 14th) - Orthodox Christian

15

Sun

**Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

24

Tue

Raksha Bandhan - Hindu

September 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

6

Mon

Lailat al Qadr (begins sundown on the 5th) - Islamic

9-10

Thu-Fri

*Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown on the 8th) - Jewish

10

Fri

Eid al Fitr (Ramadan ends) - Islamic

18

Sat

*Yom Kippur (begins sundown on the 17th) - Jewish

23-29

Thu-Fri

*Sukkot (begins at sundown on the 22nd) (no activities the 23rd and 24th) - Jewish

30

Thu

*Shemini Atzeret (begins at sundown on the 29th) - Jewish

October 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

8-16

Sat-Sun

Navaratri - Hindu

1

Fri

*Simchat Torah (begins at sundown on the 30th) - Jewish

20

Wed

*Birth of B'ab - Baha'i

November 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

1

Mon

** Solemnity of All Saints - Christian

2

Tue

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) - Catholic Christian

5

Fri

*Diwali - Hindu

12

Fri

*Birth of Baha'u'llah (begins at sundown on the 11th) - Bahá'í

16

Tue

*Eid al Adha - Islamic

26

Fri

Day of Covenant - Baha'i

December 2010

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

8

Wed

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) - Buddhist

8

Wed

**Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian

11/28, 12/5, 12, 19

Sun

Sundays of Advent - Christian

2-9

Thu-Thu

*Hanukkah (begins at sundown on the 1st) - Jewish

7

Tue

Al- Hijra/Muharram (New Year) (begins sundown on the 6th) - Islamic

16

Thu

Ashura (begins sundown on the 26th) - Islamic

25

Sat

**Christmas - Christian

26-1/1

Sun-Sat

Kwanzaa - African American Celebration

January 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

1

Sat

**Octave of Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian

6

Thu

Epiphany - Christian

7

Fri

*Feast of the Nativity - Orthodox Christian

20

Thu

*Tu B'Shvat (begins at sundown on the 19th) - Jewish 

February 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

3

Thu

*Chinese New Year (Confucian/Daoist/Buddhist) - Chinese

26

Sat

Mawlid an Nabi (begins sundown on the 25th) - Islamic

March 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

9

Wed

Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins) - Christian

9

Wed

Lent Begins (begins at sunset on the 8th) - Orthodox Christian

20

Sun

*Purim (begins at sundown on the 19th) - Jewish

21

Mon

Naw Ruz (New Year) - Baha'i

April 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

4-12

Mon-Tue

Ramayana Week - Hindu

17

Sun

Palm Sunday

19

Tue

Magha Puja - Buddhist

19-26

Tue-Tue

*Pesach (Passover) First Two Days (begin at sundown on the 29th) - Jewish ( no activities on the 30th and 31st

21-5/2

Thu-Mon

Festival of Ridvan (begins at sundown on the 20th) - Baha'i

21

Thu

Holy Thursday - Christian

22

Fri

Good Friday - Christian

22

Fri

Holy Friday - Orthodox Christian

24

Sun

**Easter - Christian

24

Sun

Easter- Orthodox Christian

May 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

1

Sun

*Yom HaSho'ah (begins at sundown on the 30th) - Jewish

8

Sun

*Yom HaZickaron (begins at sundown on the 7th) - Jewish

9

Mon

*Yom Ha'Atzmaut (begins at sundown on the 8th) - Jewish

8-9

Sun-Mon

*Shavuot (begins at sundown on the 7th) - Baha'i

12

Thu

Pentecost - Christian

23

Mon

*Declaration of the Bab (begins at sundown on the 22nd) - Baha'i

29

Sun

*Ascension of Baha'u'llah (begins sundown on the 28th) - Baha'i

June 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

2

Thu

Ascension of Christ - Christian

2

Thu

**Solemnity of the Ascension - Catholic Christian (Some U.S. dioceses)

15

Wed

Lailat al Bara'a (begins at sundown on the 14th) - Islamic

19

Sun

Trinity Sunday

28

Tue

Lailat al Miraj (begins at sundown on the 27th)

29

Wed

Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul - Christian

July 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

9

Sat

Martyrdom of the Bab (begins sundown on the 8th) - Bahá'í

9

Sat

*Tisha B'Av (begins at sundown on the 19th) - Jewish

13-16

Wed-Sat

Ulambana (Obon) - Buddhist

August 2011

Date

Day

Holiday or Celebration

1

Mon

Fast in honor of Holy Mary Mother of Lord Jesus (begins at sunset on the 30th) - Orthodox Christian

1

Mon

Ramadan (begins sundown on the 31st) - Islamic

15

Mon

**Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Catholic Christian



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