Human Rights & Equity Office
Major Holy Days
The following lists include the principal holy days and may not be all inclusive. These holy days may require that the practising student, staff or faculty member: (a) fast; (b) abstain from work or study; or (c) participate in all-day or fixed time activities, such as congregational prayer. As with any type of belief, there are followers of each of these religions who are more strict and active in their involvement than others. While all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of these dates, for those religious groups who use a lunar calendar, the actual day of observance may vary by a day or so.
The University's policy on religious accommodation for students can
be found at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/undergrad_calendar/c08/c08-accomrelig.shtml.
The Human Resources policy pertaining to leave for observing obligatory
religious holy days can be found at: http://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/501-leaves-absence-all-staff#PaidPersonal.
If you have any questions about this list you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the calendar years below to see the holy days for that year.