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Pitzer College    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2015-2016 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Holidays


Pitzer College respects its members’ observances of their major religious holidays. Officers of administration and of instruction responsible for the scheduling of required academic activities or essential services try to avoid conflict with such holidays as much as possible. Such activities include examinations, registration and various deadlines that are a part of the Academic Calendar.

When scheduling conflicts prove unavoidable, students will not be penalized for absence because of religious reasons and alternative means will be sought for satisfying the academic requirements involved. If a suitable arrangement cannot be worked out between the students and instructors involved, students and instructors should consult the Dean of Faculty.

The calendar is a month-by-month listing of religious observances from July 2015-June 2016.  This list includes the dates for most of the important religious celebrations of the major religions.  This list is by no means meant to be comprehensive. 

Major Religious Holidays for 2015-16

 

1st Semester - July 2015-December 2016

Beginning of Ramadan

Islamic

June 18#

Thursday

Eid al-Fitr

Islamic

July 17-21*#

Fri-Tues

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu

Sept 17

Thursday

Rosh Hashanah [New Year]

Jewish

Sept. 13-15*

Sun-Tues

Paryushana Parva

Jain

Sept 18

Friday

Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]

Jewish

Sept. 22-23*

Tues-Wed

Eid al Adha

Islamic

Sept 22-26*#

Tues-Sat

Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles]

Jewish

Sept 27-Oct 4*

Sun-Sun

Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 5-6*

Mon-Tues

All Saints Day

Christian

Nov. 1

Sunday

Diwali

Jain/Sikh/Hindu

Nov. 11

Wednesday

Chanukah- [8-day Festival]

Jewish

Dec. 6 - Dec. 14*

Sun-Mon

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)

Buddhist

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Christian

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Christian

Dec. 12

Saturday

Christmas

Christian

Dec. 25

Friday

Kwanzaa

African-American

Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Sat-Fri

2nd Semester - January 2016-June 2016

 

Christmas

Eastern Orthodox

Jan. 7

Thursday

Asian Lunar New Year

Confucian/Taoist /Buddhist

Feb. 8

Monday

Ash Wednesday

Christian 

Feb. 10

Wednesday

Palm Sunday

Christian

March 20

Sunday

Holi

Hindu

March 23

Wednesday

Purim

Jewish

March 23-24*

Wed-Thurs

Good Friday

Christian

March 25

Friday

Easter Saturday

Christian

March 26

Saturday

Easter

Christian

March 27

Sunday

Mahavir Jayanti

Jain

March 30

Wednesday

Vaisakhi

Hindu

April 14

Thursday

Ridvan

Baha’i

April 21

Thursday

Passover (Pesach - 8 days)

Jewish

April 22-30*

Fri-Sat

Passover(Pesach) concluding days

Jewish

April 29-30

Fri-Sat

Pascha

Eastern Orthodox

May 1

Sunday

Wesak

Buddhist

May 21

Saturday

Declaration of the Báb

Bahá’i

May 23 *

Monday

Ramadan Begins

Islamic

June 6

Monday

*holy days start at sundown of beginning date and end at sundown or nightfall of concluding date

#some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

 

(provided by Office of the Chaplains)