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2022-23 School Year Observances

July 2022

Date Observance
July 8   Yawm al-Arafa (Islam Dawoodi Bohara)*
July 9
  •  Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha'i)
  • Eid al-Adha (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
July 7-12   Hajj Day (Islam)*
July 10   Eid al Adha (Islam)*
July 13
  • Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)
  • Guru Purnima
July 17  Eid-e-Ghadeer (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
July 29  1st Muharram (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
July 29-August 7 Ashara Mubaraka (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*

 

August 2022

Date Observance
August 1   Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Lord Jesus (Eastern Orthodox Christian and Wicca)
August 2   Naga Panchami (Hindu)*
August 6
  • Tish'a B'Av (Jewish)
  • Transfiguration of the Lord (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
August 7   Yawm Aashura (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
August 9   1st Muharram (Islamic New Year)
August 11   Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)*
August 12   Ulambana (Buddhist)
August 13-15   Obon (Buddhist)
August 15
  • Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian)
  • Dirmition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
August 19   Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)*
August 23-24   Paryusshana (Jain)* 
August 30 - September 8   Onam (Hindu)*
August 31   Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)*

 

September 2022

Date Observance
September 1   Ecclesiastical Year begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
September 7   His Holiness Sakya Trizin's Birthday (Buddhist)
September 8   Nativity of Mary (Christian)
September 16   Chehlum Imam Hussain (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
September 21   Nativity of the Theotokos (Eastern Othodox Christian)
September 21-29   Mabon (Wicca/Pagan)
September 26-27
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  • Feast of Trumpets (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
September 26-October 5   Navaratri (Hindu)*
September 27   The Elevation of the Holy Cross (Eastern Orthodox Christian)

 

October 2022

Date Observance
October 5
  • Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • Day of Atonement (Christian, Church of God, Philadelphia
    Church of God)
October 7   Milad an-Nabi (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
October 8   Maulid al-Nabi (Islam)*
   October 9-16
  • Sukkot (Jewish)
  • Feast of Tabernacles (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
October 11   Urus-Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
October 17   Last Great Day (Church of God, Philadelphia Church of God)
    October 17-18   Sh’mini Atzeret (Jewish)
October 18   Simchat Torah (Jewish)
October 20   Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth (Sikh)
    October 22-26   Diwali (Hindu, Jain, Puja, Deepavali and Sikh)*
October 26
  • Goverdhan Puja (Hindu)*
  • Birth of B’ab (Bah’i)
October 27   Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
October 29   Milad Imam-uz-Zamaan (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*

 

November 2022

Date Observance
November 1
  • All Saints' Day (Christian)
  • Samhain-Beltane (Wicca)
November 2   All Souls' Day (Christian)
November 8   Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday (sikh)
November 14   Milad Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
November 21   Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
November 24   Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)
November 26   Day of Covenant (Baha'i)
November 27   First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
November 28
  • Nativity Fast begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Ascension of Abdul'l Baha (Baha'i)

 

December 2022

Date Observance
December 8
  • Immaculate Conception (Christian)
  • Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
December 19-26   Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 21   Yule (Wicca and Christian)
December 25
  • Christmas (Christian)
  • The Nativity of Christ (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
December 26 Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)

 

January 2023

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 13   Maghi (Sikh)
January 15
  • Makar Sankranti Pongal (Hindu)*
  • World Religion Day (Baha'i)
January 22   Chinese/Lunar New Year (Confucian, Daosit, Buddhist)
January 24-February 2   Midwinter Ceremonies (Native American)
January 26   Vasant Panchami (Hindu)*

 

February 2023

Date  Observance
February 2
  • The Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian
  • Imbolic-Candlesmas (Wicca and Christian)
February 5   Ayyam al Beez (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
February 6   Tu B'shvat (Jewish)
February 9
  • Urus-Syedna Taher Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
  • Jonah's Passover (Eastern Orhodox Church)
February 15   Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
February 17   Yawm al-Mab'ath (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
February 18
  • Maha Sivaratri (Hindu)*
  • Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
February 21   Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
February 22   Ash Wednesday (Christian)
February 26 -March 1   Intercalary Days (Baha'i)
February 27   Clean Monday (Eastern Othodox Christian

 

March 2023

Date Observance
March 3   Govinda Dwadashi (Hindu)*
March 6   Holika Dahan (Hindu)*
March 7   Purim (Jewish)
March 8
  • Lailat al Bara'ah (Islam)*
  • Holi (Hindu)
March 8-10   Hola Mohalla (Sikh)*
March 13   L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday (Church of Scientology)
March 14   Meena Sankranthi (Hindu)*
March 20   Ostara (Wicca)
March 21
  • Naw-Ryz (Baha'i)
  • Nowruz (Zoroastrian)
March 22
  • Souramana Yugadi (Hindu)*
  • Chandramana Yugadi (Hindu)*
March 23- April 21   Ramadan (Islam)
March 25
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Christian)
March 26   Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian)
March 30   Ramnavami (Hindu)*

 

April 2023

Date Observance
April 2   Palm Sunday
April 4
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)*
  • Lord's Evening Meal (Christian, Jehovah's Wtiness)
April 5-13
  • Memorial of the Feast of the Lord's Passover (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
  • Passover (United Church of God)
  • Passover (Jewish)
April 8   Visakha Puja (Buddhist)
April 6
  • Holy Thursday (Christian)
  • First Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)*
April 6-8   Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
April 6-12   Days of Unleavended Bread (Philadelphia Church of God)
April 7
  • Holy Friday (Christian)
  • The Last Friday of the Great Lent (Eastern Orthodox Church)
April 8   Lazarus Saturday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 9
  • Easter (Christian)
  • Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Shahadat - Amirul Mumineen (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 10   Easter Monday
April 12
  • Passover/Days of Unleavended Bread (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
  • Last Day of Unleavended Bread (Church of God)
April 12-13   Laylatul Qadr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 13
  • Holy Thursday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Milad Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 14
  • Holy Friday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Aakhir Jumo’a (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
  • Vaisakhi (Sikh)
April 16   Easter (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 17   Bright Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 18   Laylatul Qadr (Islam)*
April 21
  • First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • Eid al-Fitr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 21 or 22   Eid al Fitr (Islam)*
April 25   The 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday (Buddhist)
April 26   Yom Ha’Azmaut (Jewish)
April 29   Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

 

May 2023

Date Observance
May 1    Beltane (Wicca)
May 2   Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
May 9   Lag B’Omer (Jewish)
May 18   Ascension of Our Lord (Christian)
May 24   Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 25   Feast of Ascension (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
May 26   Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day*
May 26-27   Shavuot (Jewish)
May 28   Pentecost (Christian)
May 29   Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)

 

June 2023

Date Observance
June 4 Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 12-19 Fast of the Holy Apostles (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)
June 24 Litha (Wicca)

 


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