Religious Holidays Schedule

2022 - 2023 Religious Holidays Schedule


HOLIDAY FAITH DATE(S)
Tisha B'Av Judaism August 7
Muharram Islam August 9
Krishna Janmashtami Hindu August 19
Paryushan-Parva Jainism August 23-31
Rosh Hashanah* Judaism September 25-27
Yom Kippur* Judaism October 5
Mawlid al-Nabi (Sunni) Islam October 8
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni) Islam October 8
Sukkot* Judaism October 9-16
Shemini Atzeret Judaism October 17
Simchat Torah* Judaism October 18
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Shia) Islam October 24
Diwali Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism October 24
Birth of the Báb* Bahá’í October 26
Birth of Bahá’u’lláh* Bahá’í October 27
Hanukkah Judaism December 18-26
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
Lunar New Year Confucianism / Taoism / Buddhism January 22
Ash Wednesday Christian February 22
Eastern Orthodox Beginning of Lent Orthodox Christian February 28
Purim  Judaism March 6 - March 7
Holi - Festival of Colors Hinduism March 8
‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 19 day fast Bahá’í March 2 - March 20
Nowruz* Bahá’í March 22
Ramadan begins Islam March 22
Palm Sunday Christian April 2
Good Friday Christian April 7
Vesak (Visakha Puja)- Buddah Day* Buddhism April 8
Easter Christian April 9
Palm Sunday Orthodox Christian April 9
Mahavira-Jayanti Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism April 4
Passover* Judaism April 5- April 13
23rd Night of Ramadan Islam April 14
Baisakhi Sikh April 14
Holy Friday Orthodox Christian April 14
Eastern Orthodox Easter Orthodox Christian April 16
Yom HaSho'ah Judaism April 18
Eid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day) Islam April 22
First Day of Ridvan* Baha’i April 21
Ninth Day of Ridván* Bahá’í April 29
Twelfth Day of Ridván Bahá’í May 2
Last day of Ridvan Bahá’í May 2
Declaration of the Báb Bahá’í May 24
Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh Bahá’í May 29
Shavuot Judaism May 26-27
Juneteenth Interfaith / African-American June 19
Pentecost Christian May 28
Eid al-Adha Islam June 28 - June 29

 

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

Religious holidays for AY 2023-24 will be updated by July 31, 2023.  

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.

Religious Holiday Calendar

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