Calendar of Religious Holidays at Colby

The list that follows includes major festivals and holy days for religious traditions observed by members of the Colby community. Please let us know if you’d like us to add a holy day from your tradition or if you spot a discrepancy in our calendar.

Notes: Cultural patterns of observance may vary by region or by sect. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the new moon is first seen. Dates marked with a double asterisk (**) mark occasions on which a particular tradition includes work restrictions which may impact academic activities.

DatesDaysHolidayReligion
8/30/2021Monday, August 30th Sri Krishna JayantiHinduism
9/6/2021 - 9/8/2021Begins in the evening of Monday, September 6 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, September 8Rosh Hashanah (first 2 days)Judaism
9/4/2021 - 9/11/2021Begins on Saturday, September 4 and ends on Saturday, September 11Paryushana-ParvaJainism
9/15/2021 - 9/16/2021begins in the evening of Wednesday, September 15 and ends in the evening of Thursday, September 16Yom KippurJudaism
9/20/2021 - 9/27/2021begins in the evening of Monday, September 20 and ends in the evening of Monday, September 27Sukkot Judaism
9/28/2021 - 9/29/2021evening of Tuesday, September 28 through the evening of Wednesday, September 29Shemini Atzeret
Simchat Torah
Judaism
10/7/2021 - 10/15/2021begins on Thursday, October 7 and ends on Friday, October 15NavaratriHinduism
11/6/2021 - 11/7/2021begins in the evening of Saturday, November 6 and ends in the evening of Sunday, November 7Birth of the BábBahá’í
10/18/2021 - 10/19/2021begins in the evening of Monday, October 18 and ends in the evening of Tuesday, October 19Mawlid al-Nabi (dates can vary by a day)Islam
11/6/2021 - 11/7/2021begins in the evening of Saturday, November 6 and ends in the evening of Sunday, November 7Birth of Bahá’u’lláhBahá’í
11/4/2021November 4thDiwali (Deepavali)Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
11/19/2021November 19thGuru Nanak JayantiSikh
11/28/2021 - 12/6/2021begins in the evening of Sunday, November 28 and ends in the evening of Monday, December 6Hanukkah/ChanukahJudaism
12/24/2021 - 12/25/2021Friday, December 24th through Saturday, December 25thChristmasChristianity
12/26/2021 - 1/1/2022Sunday, December 26th through Saturday January 1stKwanzaaAfrican American
1/1/2022Saturday, January 1stGantan-saiShinto
1/7/2022Friday, January 7thFeast of the Nativity (Christmas)Orthodox Christian
2/1/2022Tuesday, February 1stChinese New YearConfucian, Daoist, Buddhist
3/2/2022Wednesday, March 2ndAsh Wednesday, Lent beginsChristianity (RC, P)
3/16/2022 - 3/17/2022begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 16 and ends in the evening of Thursday, March 17PurimJudaism
3/2/2022 - 3/20/2022Wednesday, March 2nd thorugh Sunday, March 20thAlá’ (Loftiness) 19-day fast, sunrise to sunset each day.Bahá’í
3/7/2022Monday, March 7thGreat Lent begins-Clean MondayOrthodox Christian
4/15/2022 - 4/23/2022begins in the evening of Friday, April 15 and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 23Pesach/Passover (first two and last two days)Judaism
3/18/2022 - 3/19/2022begins in the evening of Friday, March 18 and ends in the evening of Saturday, March 19Holi – Festival of Colors (date may vary)Hinduism
4/10/2022Sunday, April 10thPalm SundayChristianity
4/15/2022Friday, April 15thGood FridayChristianity
4/17/2022Sunday, April 17thEasterChristianity
4/14/2022Thursday, April 14thMahavira-JayantiJainism, Sikhism, Hinduism
4/27/2022 - 4/28/2022begins in the evening of Wednesday, April 27 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 28Yom HaSho’ahJudaism
4/2/2022 - 5/2/2022begins in the evening of Saturday, April 2 and ends in the evening of Monday, May 2Ramadan (date can vary by a day)Islam
4/21/2022 - 4/22/2022 Thursday April, 21st through Friday, April 22ndRidván (1st day) of Most Great FestivalBaha’is
4/29/2022 - 4/30/2022Friday, April 29th through Saturday April 30thRidván (9th day)Bahá’í
4/22/2022Friday, April 22ndHoly FridayOrthodox Christian
5/2/2022 - 5/3/2022Monday, May 2nd through Tuesday, May 3rdRidván (12th day)Bahá’í
4/24/2022Sunday, April 24thEaster/PaschaOrthodox Christian
5/3/2022Tuesday, May 3rdEid al-Fitr (date can vary by a day)Islam
6/4/2022 - 6/6/2022begins in the evening of Saturday, June 4 and ends in the evening of Monday, June 6ShavuotJudaism
5/23/2022 - 5/24/2022Monday, May 23rd through Tuesday, May 24thDeclaration of the BábBahá’í
5/29/2022Sunday, May 29thAscension of Baha’u’lláhBahá’
8/5/2022 - 8/6/2022begins in the evening of Friday, August 5 and ends in the evening of Saturday, August 6Tisha B’ AvJudaism
7/9/2022 - 7/13/2022begins in the evening of Saturday, July 9 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, July 13Eid al-Adha (date can vary by a day)Islam

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