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Calendar of Religious Holidays

Loyola has many religious traditions represented amongst the student population. Below is a listing of many of the major holidays celebrated by our many religious traditions. If you find that your religious tradition is not represented here, please contact Brian Anderson.

Check out when the various religious holidays are! 

Baha'i Holidays

2014
Oct 20 - Birth of the Bab
Nov 12 - Birth of Baha'u'llah

2015

Jan 18 - World Religion Day
Mar 2-21: The Nineteen Day Fast
Mar 21 - Nowruz / Naw-Ruz (Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Iranian New Year)
Apr 21- May 2 - Ridván
May 29 - Ascension of Baha'u'llah
July 9 - The Martyrdom of the Bab


Buddhist Holidays

2014
Dec 8 - Bodhi Day

2015

Jan 16-19 - Mahayana New Year 
Feb 8 - Parinirvana - Nirvana Day
Feb 15 - Nirvana Day
Apr 15 - Theravada New Year
May 14 - Wesak or Buddha Day
Jul 12 - Asala - Dharma Day


Christian Holidays (all denominations)

2014
Sep 29 - Michaelmas
Oct 31 - All Hallows' Eve
Nov 1 - All Saints Day / All Hallows' Day
Nov 2 - All Souls' Day
Nov 29 - Advent Sunday
Dec 8 - Feast of Immaculate Conception (Catholic)
Dec 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve (Western Churches)
Dec 25 - Christmas Day (Western Churches)

2015

Jan 1 - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic)
Jan 1 - Feast of St. Basil (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 - Epiphany 
Jan 6 - Feast of Theophany (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 6 - Nativity of Jesus (Armenian Orthodox)
Jan 7 - Christmas Day (Orthodox Christian)
Jan 19 - Timkat (Ethiopian Orthodox Christian)
Jan 25 - Conversion of St. Paul 
Feb 2 - Candlemas
Feb 11 - Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic)
Feb 17- Shrove Tuesday
Feb 18- Ash Wednesday

Feb 23- Clean Monday (Orthodox Christian)
Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day (Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran)
Mar 25 - Annunciation
Mar 29 - Palm Sunday
Apr 2 - Maundy Thursday
Apr 3 - Good Friday
Apr 4 - Holy Saturday
Apr 5 - Easter Sunday
May 24- Pentecost

May 29 - Ascension Day
Jun 4 - Corpus Christi

Jun 7- All Saints' Day (Orthodox)

Jun 15 - Trinity Sunday
Jun 29 - St. Peter and St. Paul's Day
July 22 - Feast of Mary Magdalene
Aug 6 - Transfiguration of Jesus
Aug 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Catholic)
Aug 15 - Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
Sep 8 - Nativity of the Theotokos / Birth of Virgin Mary


Hindu Holidays

2014

Sept 25-Oct 3- Navratri
Sept 29-Oct4- Durga Puja
Oct 4- Dussehra
Oct 23- Diwali

2015

Jan 14 - Makar Sankranti / Pongal
Jan 24- Saraswati Puja
Feb 17 - Shivratri 
Mar 6 - Holi
Mar 28- Ram Navami
Apr 4- Hanuman Jayanti 

Aug 17 - Janmasthami
Aug 29 - Raksha Bandhan
Aug 28 - Onam

 

Sep 5- Janmasthami
Sept 7 - Onam

Sept 21 - Radhasthami

Jain Holidays

2014

 

Oct 23- Diwali

2015

Apr 2- Mahavir Jayanti
Apr 21- Akshaya Tritiya
Sept 17- Anant Chaturdashi
Sept 18- Paryushan Parva
Sept 27- Kshamavani


Jewish Holidays

2014
Sept 25-26 - Rosh Hashanah
Oct 4 - Yom Kippur
Oct 9-15 - Sukkot
Oct 17 - Simchat Torah
Dec 17-24 - Hanukkah

2015

Feb 3 - Tu B'Shevat
Mar 4 - Purim
Apr 3-11 - Passover 
May 23-25- Shavuot
July 25- Tisha B'Av


Muslim Holidays

2014
Oct 4 - Eid-ul-Adha
Oct 15 - Al-Hijira (Islamic New Year)
Nov 3 - Ashura

2015

Jun 18 - Ramadan Starts
Jul 13 - Lailat al Qadr
Jul 17- Eid-ul-Fitr


Pagan Holidays

2014
Sept 23 - Autumn Equinox
Oct 31 - Samhain
Dec 21 - Winter Solstice (Yule)

2015

Feb 2 - Imbolc
Mar 20 - Spring Equinox
May 1 - Beltane
June 21 - Summer Solstice
Aug 1 - Lughnasadh (Lamamas)


Shinto Holidays

2014
Nov 15 - Shichigosan
Nov 23 - Niinamesei

2015

Jan 1 - Gantan-sai
Feb 3 - Setsubun


Sikh Holidays

2014
Oct 23 - Diwali
Oct 23 - Bandi Chhor Divas 
Nov 6 - Birthday of Guru Nanak
Nov 24 - Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur

2015

Jan 5 - Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Jan 13 - Lohri
Jan 24- Vasant Panchami 
Mar 6 - Hola Mohalla
Apr 14 - Vaisakhi

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