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Religious Holidays

The following Multi-Faith Religious Holiday Calendars are provided as an educational resource and as a tool for planning when considering how events and activities may impact religious observances by members of our diversity campus. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of these calendars, we rely on the expertise of our religious, spiritual and worldview campus groups to assist in making our calendars as accurate and representative as possible. Please reach out to faith@uoguelph.ca with any feedback, questions, or corrections.

Academic Accommodation of Religious Obligations

The University acknowledges the pluralistic nature of the graduate and undergraduate communities. Accommodation will be made to students who experience a conflict between a religious obligation and scheduled tests, mid-term exams, final exams, or requirements to attend classes and participate in laboratories. Further information can be found online or by contacting Diversity and Human Rights. The Multi-Faith Resource Team is available for support and consultation.

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Religious Holidays Calendars

Date

Holiday

Religious, Spiritual or Worldview Tradition

2022

   

Sunday, September 25 at Sundown - 
Tuesday, September 27 at Sundown

Rosh Hashanah
Recommended accommodations: avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events, or activities on this date. 

Judaism
Monday, September 26 - 
Tuesday, October 4
 Navaratri Hinduism
Tuesday, October 4 at Sundown - 
Wednesday, October 5 at Sundown

Yom Kippur
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Wednesday, October 5

Dasara

Hinduism

Friday, October 7 at Sundown - 
Saturday, October 8 at Sundown

Mawlid al-Nabi

Islam

Sunday, October 9 at Sundown - 
Sunday, October 16 at Sundown

Sukkot
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Sunday, October 16 at Sundown - 
Tuesday, October 18 at Sundown

Simchat Torah
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Thursday, October 20

Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Religious accommodation recommended

Sikhism

Monday, October 24

Diwali
Religious accommodation recommended

   Hinduism/Sikhism

Tuesday, November 1 

All Saints Day

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Wednesday, November 2

All Souls Day

Christianity (Roman Catholic)

Tuesday, November 8

Birthdate of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Religious accommodation recommended

Sikhism

Thursday, November 24

Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Religious accommodation recommended

Sikhism

Sunday, December 18 at Sundown - 
Monday, December 26 at Sundown 

Hanukkah

Judaism

Sunday, December 25

Christmas 
Religious accommodation recommended.

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

2023

 

 

Thursday, January 5

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sikhism

Saturday, January 7

Christmas 
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Saturday, January 7 Mahayana New Year
Religious accommodation recommended

Buddhism

Friday, January 13

Maghi

Sikhism

Sunday, January 15

Makar Sankranti
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism

Sunday, January 22 

Lunar New Year

Buddhism

Wednesday, January 25

Vasanta Panchami

Hinduism

Saturday, February 18

Laylat al Miraj

Islam

Monday, March 6 

Magha Puja Day

Buddhism

Monday, March 6 at Sundown -
Tuesday, March 7 at Sundown

Purim

Judaism

Tuesday, March 7

Holi 
Religious accommodation recommended.

Hinduism/Sikhism

Tuesday, March 7 at Sundown - 
Wednesday, March 8 at Sundown

Laylat al Baraat

Islam

Tuesday, March 21

Naw-Ruz

Baha'i

Wednesday, March 22 at Sundown - 
Thursday, April 20 at Sundown 

Ramadan
Religious accommodation recommended

Islam

Wednesday, April 5 at Sundown -
Thursday, April 13 at Sundown

Passover/Pesach
Religious accommodation recommended, particularly for first two days (April 5 sundown - April 7 sundown) and last two days (April 11 sundown - April 13 sundown)

Judaism

Friday, April 7

Good Friday
Religious accommodation recommended.

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Sunday, April 9

Easter
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Friday, April 14

Vaisakhi
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism

Friday, April 14

Good Friday
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Sunday, April 16

Easter
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Monday, April 17

Laylat al Qadr

Islam

Monday, April 17 at Sundown -
Tuesday, April 18 at Sundown

Yom HaShoah

Judaism

Friday, April 21  Ridvan (1st day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Friday April 21 at Sundown -
Saturday, April 22 at Sundown
Eid Al-Fitr
Religious accommodation recommended
 Islam
Saturday, April 29 Ridvan (9th day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Tuesday, May 2 Ridvan (12th day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Friday, May 5 Wesak / Vesak - Buddha Day
Religious accommodation recommended
Buddhism
Wednesday, May 24 Declaration of the Bab
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Thursday, May 25 at Sundown -
Saturday, May 27 at Sundown
Shavuot
Religious accommodation recommended
Judaism
Sunday, May 28 Pentecost Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
Monday, May 29  Ascension of Baha'u'llah
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Sunday, June 4 Pentecost Christianity (Orthodox)
Wednesday, June 28 at Sundown - 
Sunday, July 2 at Sundown
Eid al-Adha
Religious accommodation recommended.
Islam
Monday, July 3  Asalha Puja Day Buddhism
Monday, July 10 Martyrdom of the Bab
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Wednesday, July 19 Al Hijra / Muharram Islam
Wednesday, July 26 at Sundown - 
Thursday, July 27 at Sundown
Tish a B'Av
Religious accommodation recommended
Judaism
Wednesday, September 6 Sri Krishna Jayanti / Janmashtami
Religious accommodation recommended.
Hinduism

Date

Holiday

Religious, Spiritual or Worldview Tradition

2023

   

Wednesday, September 6

Sri Krishna Jayanti / Janmashtami
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism
Friday, September 15 at Sundown - 
Sunday, September 17 at Sundown
Rosh Hashanah
Recommended Accommodations: Avoid scheduling important academic deadlines, events, or activities on this date.
Judaism
Sunday, September 24 at Sundown - 
Monday, September 25 at Sundown

Yom Kippur
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Tuesday, September 26 at Sundown - 
Wednesday, September 27 at Sundown

Mawlid al-Nabi

Islam

Friday, September 29 at Sundown - 
Friday, October 6 at Sundown

Sukkot
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Friday October 6 at Sundown - Sunday October 8 at Sundown

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah 
Religious accommodation recommended

Judaism

Sunday, October 15 - 
Monday, October 23

Navaratri

Hinduism

Monday, October 16 - 
Tuesday, October 17

Birth of the Bab
Birth of Baha'u'llah

Religious accommodation recommended

Baha'i

Friday, October 20

Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Religious accommodation recommended

Sikhism

Tuesday, October 24

Dasara

Hinduism

Wednesday, November 1

All Saints Day

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Thursday, November 2 

All Souls Day

Christianity (Roman Catholic)

Sunday, November 12 

Diwali
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism/Sikhism

Friday, November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Religious accommodation recommended
Sikhism
Monday, November 27 Birthdate of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Religious accommodation recommended
Sikhism
Thursday, December 7 at Sundown - 
Friday, December 15 at Sundown 
Hanukkah Judaism

Sunday, December 25

Christmas 
Religious accommodation recommended.

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

2024

 

 

Sunday, January 7

Christmas 
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Saturday, January 13 Maghi Sikhism
Monday, January 15 Makar Sankranti
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism

Wednesday, January 17

Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Sikhism

Monday, January 22  

Lunar New Year

Buddhism

Wednesday, January 25

Mahayana New Year
Religious accommodation recommended

Buddhism

Thursday, February 8

Laylat al Miraj

Islam

Wednesday, February 14

Vasanta Panchami

Hinduism

Saturday, February 24 at Sundown - 
Sunday, February 25 at Sundown

Laylat al Baraat

Islam

Monday, February 26

Magha Puja Day

Buddhism

Monday, March 11 at Sundown - 
Wednesday, April 10 at Sundown 

Ramadan
Religious accommodation recommended

Islam

Tuesday, March 21

Naw-Ruz

Baha'i

Saturday, March 23 at Sundown -
Sunday, March 24 at Sundown

Purim

Judaism

Monday, March 25

Holi 
Religious accommodation recommended

Hinduism/Sikhism

Friday, March 29

Good Friday
Religious accommodation recommended.

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Sunday, March 31

Easter
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)

Friday, April 5

Good Friday
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Friday, April 5 at Sundown -
Saturday, April 6 at Sundown

Yom HaShoah

Judaism

Saturday, April 6

Laylat al Qadr

Islam

Sunday, April 7

Easter
Religious accommodation recommended

Christianity (Orthodox)

Tuesday April 9 at Sundown -
Wednesday, April 10 at Sundown 
Eid Al-Fitr
Religious accommodation recommended
Islam
Saturday, April 13 Vaisakhi
Religious accommodation recommended
 Hinduism
Sunday, April 21 Ridvan (1st day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Monday, April 22 at Sundown -
Tuesday, April 30 at Sundown
Passover/Pesach
Religious accommodation recommended, particularly for first two days (April 5 sundown - April 7 sundown) and last two days (April 11 sundown - April 13 sundown)
Judaism
Monday, April 29 Ridvan (9th day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Thursday, May 2 Ridvan (12th day)
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Sunday, May 19 Pentecost Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
Thursday, May 23 Wesak / Vesak - Buddha Day
Religious accommodation recommended
Buddhism
Wednesday, May 24 Declaration of the Bab
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Sunday, May 26 Pentecost Christianity (Orthodox)
Wednesday, May 29  Shavuot
Religious accommodation recommended
Judaism
Sunday, May 28 Pentecost Christianity (Protestant, Roman Catholic)
Monday, May 29  Ascension of Baha'u'llah
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Sunday, June 4 Pentecost Christianity (Orthodox)
Tuesday, June 11 at Sundown -
Thursday, June 13 at Sundown
Shavuot
Religious accommodation recommended
Judaism
Saturday, June 15 at Sundown - 
Sunday, June 16 at Sundown
Eid al-Adha
Religious accommodation recommended
Islam
Sunday, July 7 Al Hijra / Muharram Islam
Wednesday, July 10  Martyrdom of the Bab
Religious accommodation recommended
Baha'i
Sunday, July 21 Asalha Puja Day Buddhism
Monday, August 12 at Sundown - 
Tuesday, August 13 at Sundown
Tish a B'Av
Religious accommodation recommended
Judaism
Monday, August 26 Sri Krishna Jayanti / Janmashtami
Religious accommodation recommended
Hinduism