This calendar displays holidays and observances to create awareness, understanding and belonging among diverse cultural, spiritual and religious groups of our campus community.
If this calendar does not reflect your significant holiday, religious observance or cultural tradition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agnosticism - belief that the existence of God or gods can not be known.
Atheism - disbelief in the existence of God or gods.
Baha'i - belief that there is only one god and that this one god is the source of all religions.
Buddhism - beliefs based on Gautama Buddha's teachings in which practitioners seek a state of enlightenment.
Christianity - beliefs based on Jesus Christ's teachings in which followers believe he is the Son of God and salvation from sin. Guidance for believers is found in the Holy Bible.
Hinduism - belief in the doctrines of samsara (cycle of life, death and reincarnation) and karma (law of cause and effect). Embraces a "way of life" as opposed to one, organized religion.
Islam - belief in one God and that Muhammad is the last messenger. Guidance for believers is found in the holy scriptures of the Qur'an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
Jainism - nontheistic religion that practices self-discipline and abstention and has principles of non-absolutism, non-possessiveness and non-violence.
Judaism - belief in one god that was revealed to Abraham, Moses and other Hebrew prophets with whom believers have their own individual relationship. Guidance for believers is found in the Torah.
Odinism - ancient religion that believes in the worship of the Norse God Odin.
Shintoism - an indigenous religion in Japan in which practitioners believe that the Kami (unseen spiritual beings and powers) inhabit all things.
Sikhism - belief in one god and the teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus enshrined in the Granth Sahib (sacred scripture) in in which believers are supposed to abide by equality, social justice, truthful living and the remembrance of God at all times.
Wiccan/Paganism - ancient tradition that has various views and beliefs and includes pagan practices focusing on nature and witchcraft.
|Birthday of Guru Gobind Sing Ji||Sikhism||5|
|Feast of Nativity||Orthodox Christian||7|
|Mahayana New Year||Mahayana Buddhist||7|
|Chinese New Year||Buddhist||22|
|Imbolc (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Lughnassad (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Magha Puja Day||Buddhism||6|
|Ostara (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||20|
|Mabon (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||20|
|Holy Friday||Orthodox Christian||7|
|Beltane (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Samhain (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Hengest's Day or May Day||Odinism||1|
|Vesak (Buddha Day)||Buddhism||5|
|Declaration of the Bab||Baha'i||24|
|Ascension of Baha'u'llah||Baha'i||29|
|Yule (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||21|
|Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji||Sikhism||23|
|Litha (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||24|
|The Martyrdom of the Bab||Baha'i||9|
|Odinist Martyrs' Day or Stiklestad Day||Odinism||31|
|Asalha Puja Day||Buddhism||1|
|Lughnassad (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Imbolc (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||1|
|Mabon (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||21|
|Ostara (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||21|
|Installation of Granth Sahib Ji as Guru||Sikhism||20|
|Birth of the Bab||Baha'i||26|
|Birth of Baha'ullah||Baha'i||27|
|Samhain (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||31|
|Beltane (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||31|
|Einheriar or Heroes' Day||Odinism||11|
|Diwali||Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism Buddhism||12|
|Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji||Sikhism||24|
|Guru Nanak's Birthday||Sikhism||30|
|Yule (northern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||21-Jan 1|
|Litha (southern hemisphere)||Wicca/Paganism||22|
|Feast of the Nativity||Orthodox Christian||25|
|Kwanzaa||African American/Pan-African Culture||26-Jan 1|
|Birthday of Guru Gobind Sing Ji||Sikhism||29|