Religious Holidays Calendar

Highlighted here are a number of the holidays and celebrations that are most prominent in the life of the College of Wooster community. These three-year outlooks are not exhaustive but meant to be a resource for those planning classes and programs.

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Aug. 10*-11 Eid al-Adha**
Aug. 24 Krishna Janmashtami**
Sept. 9*-10 Ashura**
Sept. 21*-29 Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
Sept. 29*-Oct. 1 Rosh Hashanah**
Oct. 8 Dasara**
Oct. 8*-9 Yom Kippur**
Oct. 13*-20 Sukkot
Oct. 27 Diwali
Oct. 31*-Nov. 1 Samhain
Nov. 1-2 All Saints/Souls Day
Dec. 12 Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe
Dec. 20*-21 Yule (Winter Solstice)
Dec. 22*-30 Hanukkah
Dec. 25 Christmas**
Jan. 6 Epiphany, Día de los Reyes
Jan. 25 Lunar New Year
Jan. 25 Chinese New Year
Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
Mar. 9*-10 Purim
Mar. 9-10 Holi
Mar. 19*-20 Ostara (Spring Equinox)
Mar. 19*-20 Naw-Rúz
April 8*-16 Pesach/Passover**
April 10 Good Friday**
April 12 Easter**
April 12-19 Orthodox Holy Week
April 20*-21 Yom HaShoah
April 23*-May 23 Ramadan
April 30*-May 1 Beltane (May Eve)
May 7 Vesak (Buddha Day)**
May 23*-24 Eid al-Fitr
May 28*-30 Shavuot
May 31 Pentecost

* = Observance usually begins at sundown
** = Local/regional customs may use a variation of this date