Interfaith Holiday Calendars

Interfaith Holiday Calendar 

Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are members of diverse religious faiths and traditions. In planning events, programs, and academic schedules, please be conscious of holiday observances that may present conflicts or challenges to full participation (e.g., fasting or sleep interruptions).

The yearly calendars below are offered for your reference. If you notice any errors or believe a holiday is omitted that should be included, please contact us at mission@lmu.edu

 

 

  • Holidays marked with an *asterisk begin the evening of the previous day.

     

    DateHolidayTradition(s)
       
    JANUARY  
    1/1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Christian (Catholic)
    1/1 - 1/6 Gantan-Sai/Shogatsu Shinto 
    1/6 Feast of the Epiphany, Three Kings Day Christian (Catholic)
    1/7 Christmas Christian (Orthodox)
    1/14 New Year Christian (Orthodox)
    1/14 Makar Sankranti Hindu
    1/17 World Religion Day Baha'i 
    1/20  Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday Sikh
         
    FEBRUARY    
    2/1  Lunar New Year Various 
    2/2* Imbolc Pagan and Wiccan
    2/15 Parinirvana or Nirvana Day Buddhist
    2/16 Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Christian (Catholic)
    2/17 Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent Christian (Catholic, Protestant)
    2/26* Purim Jewish
    2/24 - 2/28   Festival of Ayyam-i-Ha  Baha'i 
    2/28* Tu Bishvat Jewish
         
    MARCH     
    3/11 Maha Shivaratr Hindu
    3/11 Lailat al Miraj Muslim
    3/17* Purim Jewish
    3/19 Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary
    Patronal feast of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
    Christian (Catholic) 
    3/20  Ostara Pagan and Wiccan
    3/20* Naw Ruz (New Year) Baha'i, Zoroastrianism
    3/15  Feast of the Annunciation Christian (Catholic)
    3/28* - 4/4  Passover Jewish
    3/28 Palm Sunday Christian (Catholic)
    3/28 - 3/29 Holi Hindu
    3/29 - 3/31 Hola Mohalla Sikh
         
    APRIL    
    4/1 Holy Thursday Christian (Catholic)
    4/2 Good Friday Christian (Catholic)
    4/3 Holy Saturday Christian (Catholic)
    4/4 Easter Christian (Catholic, Protestant)
    4/12 - 5/12 Ramadan Muslim
    4/13 Vaisakhi Hindu
    4/24 Easter Christian (Orthodox)
    4/25 Mahavir Jayanti Jain
         
    MAY    
    5/1 Beltane Pagan and Wiccan
    5/13* Eid al-Fitr, end of Ramadan Muslim
    5/13 Feast of the Ascension  Christian (Catholic)
    5/17* - 5/18 Shavuot Jewish
    5/19 Buddha's Birth Buddhist
    5/23* Declaration of the Báb Baha'i
    5/26 Vesak Buddhist
         
    JUNE    
    6/10 Feast of the Ascension Christian (Orthodox)
    6/13 Race Unity Day Baha'i
    6/16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Deb Sahib Sikh
    6/20 Litha, summer solstice Pagan and Wiccan
    6/27 All Saints Day Christian (Orthodox)
         
    JULY    
    7/9 Martyrdom of the Báb Baha'i
    7/17 - 7/22 The Hajj Muslim
    7/19 - 7/23 Eid al-Adha Muslim
    7/23 Birthday of Haile Selassie Rastafarian
    7/24 Pioneer Day Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    7/31 Feast of St. Ignatius
    Patronal feast of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)
    Christian (Catholic)
         
    AUGUST    
    8/1 Lughnasadh Pagan or Wiccan
    8/10* Hijiri Muslim
    8/15 Feast of the Assumption Christian (Catholic)
         
    SEPTEMBER    
    9/4 - 9/11 Paryushana Jain
    9/7* - 9/8 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
    9/11 Nayrouz Christian (Coptic Orthodox)
    9/16* Yom Kippur Jewish
    9/21* - 9/27 Sukkot Jewish
    9/20 - 10/6 Putru Paksha Hindu
    9/21 Mabon, autumnal equinox Pagan and Wiccan
    9/28* Arbaeen Muslim
         
    OCTOBER    
    10/7 - 10/15 Navratri Hindu
    10/15 Dussehra Hindu
    10/19*  Mawlid Muslim
         
    NOVEMBER    
    11/1* Samhain Pagan and Wiccan
    11/1 All Saints Day Christian (Catholic)
    11/1 - 11/2 Día de los Muertos   Christian (Catholic) 
    11/2 All Soul's Day Christian (Catholic)
    11/2 Anniversary of the Crowning of Haile Selassie Rastafarian
    11/4 Diwali  Hindu, Sikh, Jain
    11/5 New Year Jain
    11/7*  Birthday of the Bab Baha'i
    11/19 Guru Nanak Ji's birthday Sikh
    11/29* - 12/6 Hanukkah Jewish
         
    DECEMBER    
    12/8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Christian (Catholic)
    12/8 Bodhi Day Buddhist
    12/12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Christian (Catholic)
    12/21 Yule, winter solstice Pagan and Wiccan
    12/25 Christmas Christian (Catholic, Protestant)

     

     

     

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