Each year, members of the Northeastern community observe a wide range of sacred seasons and holy days. Below please find a list of dates observed on campus or at places of worship in the Greater Boston area. For information on University Policies on Accommodations for Religious Observance for Students, Faculty and Staff, please visit https://www.northeastern.edu/spirituallife/students/group-guidelines-policies/. For information on on-campus observances, contact the CSDS office at 203 Ell Hall, csds@northeastern.edu, or 617-373-2728; or contact the Spiritual Advisor or student organization from your spiritual, religious, or humanist tradition, found on our website.

August

Aug 15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Christian
Aug 15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christian
Aug 20 Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Islam
Aug 21–24 Eid al Adha – Sacrifice Day Islam
Aug 26 Raksha Bandhan Hindu
Aug 29 Passion of St. John the Baptist Catholic Christian

September

Sept 1 Ecclesiastical year begins Orthodox Christian
Sept 3 Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
Sept 3 Labor Day Interfaith USA
Sept 6 Paryushana Parva Jain
Sept 8 Nativity of Mary Christian
Sept 9 – 11 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Sept 11 Hijra – New Year Islam
Sept 14 Holy Cross Day Christian
Sept 18 Yom Kippur Jewish
Sept 20 Fast of Gedaliah Judaism
Sept 23 Mabon Wicca/Pagan
Sept 23 – 30 Sukkot Jewish
Sept 27 Meskel Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
Sept 30 Shemini Atzeret Jewish

October

Oct 1 Simchat Torah Jewish
Oct 4 Saint Francis Day Christian
Oct 9 – 17 Navaratri Hindu
Oct 19 Dasara (Dussehra) Hindu
Oct 20 Birth of the Bab Baha’i
Oct 20 Installation of Scriptures as Guru Granth Sikh
Oct 23 Saint George Day Christian
Oct 25 Reformation Day Protestant Christian
Oct 28 Milvain Bridge Day Christian
Oct 31 All Hallow’s Eve Christian

November

Nov 1 All Saints Day Christian
Nov 1 Samhain – Beltane Pagan/Wicca
Nov 2 All Souls Day Catholic Christian
Nov 7 Diwali Hindu – Jain – Sikh
Nov 8 New Year Jain
Nov 11 Veterans Day Interfaith USA
Nov 12 Birth of Baha’u’llah Baha’i
Nov 15 Nativity Fast Begins Orthodox Christian
Nov 21 Mawlid an Nabi Islam
Nov 22 Christ the King Christian
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Interfaith USA
Nov 23 Guru Nanak Dev Sahib birthday Sikh
Nov 24 Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Sikh
Nov 26 Day of the Covenant Bahá’í
Nov 28 Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha Bahá’í
Nov 29 Advent Christian
Nov 30 Saint Andrew’s Day Christian

December

Dec 3 – 10 Hanukkah Judaism
Dec 6 Saint Nicholas Day Christian
Dec 8 Immaculate Catholic Christian
Dec 8 Rohatsu (Bodhi Day) Buddhism
Dec 12 Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Christian
Dec 16 – 25 Posadas Navidenas Christian
Dec 21 Yule Christian
Dec 21 Yule Wicca/Pagan
Dec 24 Nativity Fast Ends Orthodox Christian
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Christian
Dec 25 Christmas Christian
Dec 26 St. Stephen’s Day Christian
Dec 26 Zarathosht Diso Zoroastrian
Dec 26 – Jan 1 Kwanzaa Interfaith USA
Dec 28 Holy Innocents Christian

January

Jan 1 New Years Day Interfaith USA
Jan 1 Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Catholic Christian
Jan 5 Birth of Guru Gobind Singh Sikh
Jan 6 Epiphany Christian
Jan 13 Maghi Sikh
Jan 20 World Religion Day Bahá’í
Jan 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday USA

February

Feb 5 Chinese New Year Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist
Feb 14 St. Valentine’s Day Christian Catholic – Interfaith USA
Feb 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist
Feb 15 Parinirvana Buddhist
Feb 15 President’s Day Interfaith USA
Feb 26 – Mar 1 Ayyam-i-Ha Bahá’í

March

Mar 1 – 19 Nineteen Day Fast Period Bahá’í
March 6 Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins) Christian
Mar 17 St. Patrick’s Day Catholic Christian
Mar 20 Naw-Ruz Baha’i
Mar 20 Purim Jewish
Mar 21 Holi Hindu
Mar 21 Hola Mohalla Sikh

April

April 14 Palm Sunday Christian
April 14 Baisakhi Hindu New Year/Sikh
April 18 Maundy Thursday Christian
April 19 Good Friday Christian
April 19 – 27 Pesach (Passover) Jewish
April 21 Easter Christian
April 21 – May 2 Ridvan Baha’i

May

May 2 Yom Ha-Sho’ah Jewish
May 6 Ramadan Begins (US Date) Islam
May 12 Buddha Day (Visakaha Puja, Wesak) Buddhist
May 27 Memorial Day Interfaith USA
May 29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah Baha’i
May 30 Ascension Day Christian
May 31 Lailat al-Qadr Islam

June

June 5 ‘Id al-Fitr Islam
June 10 Shavuot Jewish
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sikh
June 19 Juneteenth Interfaith USA
June 21 Summer Solstice Pagan/Wicca

July

July 4 Independence Day Interfaith USA
July 9 Martyrdom of the B’ab Baha’i
July 24 Pioneer Day Mormon