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Pitzer College    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2014-15 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 2014-June 2015.  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 2014-15

 

1st Semester - July 2014-December 2014

Beginning of Ramadan

Islamic

June 28#

Saturday

Eid al-Fitr

Islamic

July 28*#

Monday

Rosh Hashanah [New Year]

Jewish

Sept. 24-26*

Wed-Fri

Ganesh Chaturthi

Hindu

Aug. 29

Friday

Paryushana Parva

Jain

Aug 30

Saturday

Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement]

Jewish

Oct. 3-4*

Fri - Sat

Eid al Adha

Islamic

Oct. 4#

Saturday

Sukkot [Feast of Tabernacles]

Jewish

Oct. 8*-16

Wed-Thurs

Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 17*

Friday

Diwali

Jain/Sikh/Hindu

Oct. 23

Thursday

All Saints Day

Christian

Nov. 1

Saturday

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu)

Buddhist

Dec. 8

Monday

Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Christian

Dec. 8

Monday

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Christian

Dec. 12

Friday

Chanukah- [8-day Festival]

Jewish

Dec. 16 - Dec. 24*

Tues-Wed

Christmas

Christian

Dec. 25

Thursday

Kwanzaa

African-American

Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Fri-Thurs

 

2nd Semester - January 2015-June 2015

 

Christmas

Eastern Orthodox

Jan. 7

Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Christian 

Feb. 18

Wednesday

Asian Lunar New Year

Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist

Feb. 19

Thursday

Purim

Jewish

March 4-5*

Wed-Thurs

Holi

Hindu

March 6

Friday

Palm Sunday

Christian

March 29

Sunday

Mahavir Jayanti

Jain

April 2

Thursday

Passover (Pesach - 8 days)

Jewish

April 3-11*

Fri-Sat

Good Friday

Christian

April 3

Friday

Easter Saturday

Christian

April 4

Saturday

Easter

Christian

April 5

Sunday

Passover(Pesach) concluding days

Jewish

April 10-11

Mon-Tues

Pascha

Eastern Orthodox

April 12

Sunday

Vaisakhi

Hindu

April 13

Monday

Ridvan

Baha’i

April 21

Tuesday

Wesak

Buddhist

May 4

Monday

Declaration of the Báb

Bahá’i

May 22-23 *

Fri-Sat

 

*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)