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2021-22 School Year Observances

*Revised on March 2, 2022 to reflect addition of the Govinda Dawadashi (Hindu), Meena
Sankranthi (Hindu) and Holika Dahan (Hindu) holidays.

July 2021

Date Observance
 July 9  Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)
 July 17 - 22   Hajj Day (Islam)*

July 18

  • Tish’a B’Av (Jewish)
  • Yawm al-Arafa (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 July 19  Eid al-Adha (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 July 19 - 23  Eid al-Adha (Islam)*
 July 24
  • Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)
  • Guru Purnima
 July 27  Eid-e-Ghadeer (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*

 

August 2021

Date Observance
 August 1
  • Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Lammas (Christian and Wicca)
 August 6  Transfiguration of the Lord (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 August 9
  • 1st Muharram (Islamic New Year)
  • 1st Muharram (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 August 9 - 18  Ashara Mubaraka (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 August 12 - 23  Onam (Hindu)*
 August 13  Naga Panchami (Hindu)*
 August 13 - 15  Obon (Buddhist)
 August 15
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian)
  • Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
 August 18  Yawm Aashura (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 August 22
  • Ulambana (Buddhist)
  • Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)*
 August 30  Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)*

 

September 2021

Date Observance
 September 1  Ecclesiastical Year begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 September 3 - 10   Paryushana (Jain)*
 September 6 - 8  Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
 September 7
  • His Holiness Skaya Trizin's Birthday (Buddhist)
  • Feast of Trumpets (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
 September 8  Nativity of Mary (Christian)
 September 10  Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)*
 September 16
  • Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • Day of Atonement (Christian, Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
 September 21  Nativity of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 September 21 - 27
  • Sukkot (Jewish)
  • Feast of Tabernacles (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
 September 21 - 29  Mabon (Wicca/Pagan)
 September 27
  • The Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Chehlum Imam Hussain (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 September 28
  • Last Great Day (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
  • Sh’mini Atzeret (Jewish)
 September 29  Simchat Torah (Jewish)

 

October 2021

Date Observance
 October 7 - 15  Navaratri (Hindu)*
 October 18  Milad an-Nabi (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 October 19  Maulid al-Nabi (Islam)*
 October 20
  • Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)
  • Birth of B’ab (Bah’i)
 October 22  Urus-Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*

 

November 2021

Date Observance
 November 1
  • All Saints’ Day (Christian)
  • Samhain-Beltane (Wicca)
 November 1 - 5  Diwali (Hindu, Jain, Puja, Deepavali and Sikh)*
 November 2  All Souls’ Day (Christian)
 November 5  Goverdhan Puja (Hindu)*
 November 7  Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
 November 9  Milad Imam-uz-Zamaan (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 November 21  The Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 November 24

 Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)

 November 25
  • Day of Covenant (Baha’i)
  • Milad Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
 November 27  Ascension of ‘Abdul’l Baha (Baha’i)
 November 28th
  • Nativity Fast begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
 November 28 - December 6th   Hanukkah (Jewish)

 

December 2021

Date Observance
 December 8  Immaculate Conception (Christian)
 December 21 - 22  Yule (Wicca and Christian)
 December 25
  • Christmas (Christian)
  • The Nativity of Christ (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 December 26  Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)

 

January 2022

Date Observance
January 1
  • Gantan-sai (Shinto)
  • Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
January 3 - 10  Holy Convocation (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
January 5  Birthday of Guru Gobindh Singh Sahib (Sikh)
January 6
  • Feast of Epiphany (Christian)
  • Feast of Theophany (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox)
 January 7  Feast of the Nativity (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 January 10  Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
 January 13  Maghi (Sikh)
 January 14  Makar Sankranti and Pongal (Hindu)*
 January 16  World Religion Day (Baha’i)
 January 17  Tu B’shvat (Jewish)

 

February 2022

Date Observance
 February 1  Chinese/Lunar New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist)
 February 2
  • The Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Imbolic-Candlemas (Wicca and Christian)
 February 3 - 12  Midwinter Ceremonies (Native American)
 February 5  Vasant Panchami (Hindu)*
 February 15  Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
 February 16  Ayyam al Beez (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
 February 17  Jonah’s Passover (Eastern Orthodox Church)
 February 20  Urus – Syedna Taher Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
 February 26 - March 1  Intercalary Days (Baha'i)
 February 28  Yawm al-Mab’ath (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)

 

March 2022

Date Observance 
 March 1
  • Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
  • Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)*
  • Lailat al Miraj (Islam)*
 March 2  Ash Wednesday (Christian)
 March 7  Clean Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
 March 13  L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday (Church of Scientology)
 March 14 Govinda Dwadashi (Hindu)*
 March 15 Meena Sankranthi (Hindu)*
 March 17
  • Purim (Jewish)
  • Holika Dahan (Hindu)*
 March 18
  • Holi (Hindu)*
  • Hola Mohalla (Sikh)*
 March 19  Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)*
 March 20  Ostara (Wicca)
 March 21  Naw-Ryz (Baha’i)
 March 22  Nowruz (Zoroastrian)
 March 25
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Christian)
 March 26  Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian)

 

April 2022

Date Observance
April 1
  • Souramana Yugadi (Hindu)*
  • Chandramana Yugadi(Hindu)*
April 2-May1 Ramadan (Islam)
April 8
  • Visakha Puja (Buddhist)
  • Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day Buddha Day*
April 10
  • Palm Sunday
  • Ramnavami (Hindu)*
April 13 - 20 Memorial of the Feast of the Lord’s Passover (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
April 14
  • Holy Thursday (Christian)
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)*
April 15
  • Holy Friday (Christian)
  • Passover/Days of Unleavened Bread (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
  • Lord’s Evening Meal (Christian, Jehovah’s Witness)
  • Passover (United Church of God)
April 15 - 22 Passover (Jewish)
April 16
  • Lazarus Saturday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
  • First Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)
April 16 - 22 Days of Unleavened Bread (Philadelphia Church of God)
April 17
  • Easter (Christian)
  • Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 18 Easter Monday (Christian)
April 20
  • First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • Shahadat – Amirul Mumineen (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 21 Holy Thursday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 22
  • Holy Friday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • The Last Friday of the Great Lent (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • Last Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)
April 23 - 24 Laylatul Qadr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 24
  • Easter (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Milad Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 25
  • The 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • Bright Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 26 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)*
April 28
  • Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • Laylatul Qadr (Islam)*
April 29 Aakhir Jumo’a (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*

 

May 2022

Date Observance
May 1
  • Beltane (Wicca)
  • Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
May 2
  • Eid al-Fitr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
  • Eid al Firt (Islam)*
May 5 - 6 Yom Ha’Azmaut (Jewish)
May 19 Lag B’Omer (Jewish)
May 24 Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 26 Ascension of Our Lord (Christian)
May 29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

 

June 2022

Date Observance
June 5 Pentecost (Christian)
June 4 - 6 Shavuot (Jewish)
June 12 Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)
June 20 Fast of the Holy Apostles (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 24 Litha (Wicca)

 


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