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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July 30*-31 Eid al-Adha**
Aug. 11 Krishna Janmashtami**
Aug. 28*-29 Ashura**
Sept. 18*-20 Rosh Hashanah**
Sept. 21*-29 Mabon (Autumn Equinox)
Sept. 27*-28 Yom Kippur**
Oct. 2*-9 Sukkot
Oct. 25 Dasara**
Oct. 31*-Nov. 1 Samhain
Nov. 1-2 All Saints/Souls Day
Nov. 14 Diwali
Dec. 10*-18 Hanukkah
Dec. 12 Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe
Dec. 21*-22 Yule (Winter Solstice)
Dec. 25 Christmas**
Jan. 6 Epiphany, Día de los Reyes
Feb. 12 Lunar New Year
Feb. 12 Chinese New Year
Feb. 17 Ash Wednesday (Lent begins)
Feb. 26*-27 Purim
Mar. 29 Holi
Mar. 19*-20 Ostara (Spring Equinox)
Mar. 19*-20 Naw-Rúz
Mar. 27*-April 3 Pesach/Passover**
April 2 Good Friday**
April 4 Easter**
April 8 Vesak (Buddha Day)**
April 8*-9 Yom HaShoah
April 12*-May 11 Ramadan
April 26-May 2 Orthodox Holy Week
April 30*-May 1 Beltane (May Eve)
May 12*-13 Eid al-Fitr
May 16*-18 Shavuot
May 23 Pentecost

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