Religious Holidays Schedule

2021 - 2022 Religious Holidays Schedule


HOLIDAY

FAITH

DATE(S)

Tisha B'Av

Judaism

August 6

Muharram  Islam 

August 9 - September 7

Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu

August 30

Paryushan-Parva

Jainism

September 4 - September 11

Rosh Hashanah*

Judaism

September 7- September 8

Yom Kippur*

Judaism

Septermber 16

Sukkot*

Judaism

September 20 - September 27

Shemini Atzeret

Judaism

September 28

Simchat Torah*

Judaism

September 29

Birth of Bahá’u’lláh*

Bahá’í

November 6 - November 7

Birth of the Báb*

Bahá’í

November 6 - November 7

Birth of the Prophet Muhammad

Islam

October 18 - October 19

Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni)

Islam

October 19

Diwali

Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism

November 4

Hanukkah

Judaism

November 28 - December 6

Christmas

Christian

December 25

Kwanzaa

Interfaith / African-American

December 26 - January 1

Gantan-sai

Shinto

January 1

Feast of the Epiphany

Christian

January 6

Eastern Orthodox Christmas (Julian Calendar)

Orthodox Christian

January 7

Sankranti

Hinduism

January 14

Chinese New Year

Confucianism / Taoism / Buddhism

February 1

Ash Wednesday

Christian

March 2

Eastern Orthodox Beginning of Lent  Orthodox Christian 

March 7

‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 19 day fast

Bahá’í

March 2 - March 20

Purim

Judaism  March 16 - March 17 

Holi - Festival of Colors

Hinduism

March 17 - March 18

Nowruz*

Bahá’í  March 22 

Ramadan begins

Islam  April 3 

Palm Sunday

Christian  April 10 

Palm Sunday

Orthodox Christian  April 10  

Baisakhi

Sikh  April 14 

Mahavira-Jayanti

Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism  April 14 

Good Friday

Christian  April 15 

Easter

Christian  Apirl 17 

Passover*

Judaism

April 16 - April 23

Frist Day of Ridvan*

Baha’i

April 21

Holy Friday

Orthodox Christian

April 22

Eastern Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Christian

April 24

Yom HaSho'ah

Judaism

April 28

23rd Night of Ramadan

Islam

April 28

Ninth Day of Ridván*

Bahá’í 

April 29

Twelfth Day of Ridván

Bahá’í

May 1

Last day of Ridvan

Bahá’í

May 2

Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day)

Islam

May 2 - 3

Vesak (Visakha Puja)- Buddah Day*

Orthodox Christian

May 15

Declaration of the Báb

Bahá’í 

May 24

Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá’í  May 29 

Shavuot

Judaism

June 4 - June 6

Pentecost

Christian

June 5

Eid al-Adha

Islam

July 9 - July 13

*These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.

Religious holidays for AY 2022-2023 will be updated by July 31, 2022.  

Reference our religious observation policy here.

If there is a holiday you feel should be on this calendar and is currently not, please email provostsoffice@tc.columbia.edu.

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