Multifaith Religious Calendar 2022-23

Academic Year 2022-23

This calendar was a joint effort of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Memorial Chapel and we hope it will be useful as you plan events this year.

You can also view a more extensive external resource of dates.

Did we miss a date? Please email us at DiverseTerps@umd.edu or chapel@umd.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 17: Arba'een** (Muslim)

Friday, Sept. 23 - Saturday, Sept. 24: Autumn Equinox/Mabon (Pagan / Wiccan)

Sunday, Sept. 25 - Tuesday, Sept. 27: Rosh Hashanah* (Jewish)

Monday, Sept. 26 - Wednesday, Oct. 5: Navaratri/Dussehra (Hindu)

Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Wednesday, Oct. 5: Yom Kippur* (Jewish)

Saturday, Oct. 8: Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni) (Muslim)

Sunday, Oct. 9: Pavarana (Buddhist)

Sunday, Oct. 9 - Sunday, Oct. 16: Sukkot* (Jewish)

Sunday, Oct. 9 - Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Kathina (Buddhist)

Monday, Oct. 10: Indigenous Peoples Day

Sunday, Oct. 16 - Tuesday, Oct. 18: Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah (Jewish)

Monday, Oct. 24 - Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Shia**) (Muslim)

Monday, Oct. 24: Diwali (Hindu/Sikh)

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Birth of the Báb*** (Bahá'í)

Thursday, Oct. 27: Birth of the Bahá’u’lláh*** Bahá'í

Monday, Oct. 31 - Tuesday, Nov. 1: Samhain (Pagan / Wiccan)

Tuesday, Nov. 8: Guru Nanak Jayanti (Sikh)

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Lhabab Duchen (Buddhist)

Thursday, Nov. 25: Native American Heritage Day

Thursday, Dec. 8: Rohatsu/Bodhi Day (Buddhist)

Friday, Dec. 16 - Saturday, Dec. 17: Shabbat**** (Jewish)

Sunday, Dec. 18 - Monday, Dec. 26 - Hanukkah* (Jewish)

Wednesday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Jan. 1: Yule (Pagan / Wiccan)

Sunday, Dec. 25: Christmas (Christian)

Monday, Dec. 26 - Sunday, Jan. 1: Kwanzaa (Multifaith / African-American)

Thursday, Jan. 5: Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)

Friday, Jan. 6: Feast of the Epiphany (Christian)

Saturday, Jan. 7: Eastern Orthodox Christmas (Christian Orthodox)

Saturday, Jan. 14: Sankranti (Hindu)

Sunday, Jan. 22: Lunar New Year / Tet Nguyen Dan (Buddhist)

Thursday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 2: Imbolc (Pagan / Wiccan)

Saturday, Feb. 4: Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib** (Muslim)

Sunday, Feb. 5: Magha Puja (Buddhist)

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Parinirvana Day (Buddhist)

Saturday, Feb. 18: Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)

Sunday. Feb. 19 - Thursday, Feb. 23: Losar (Buddhist)

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Ash Wednesday (Christian)

Monday, Feb. 27 - Tuesday, Feb. 28: Eastern Orthodox Beginning of Lent (Christian Orthodox)

Monday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 7: Purim* (Jewish)

Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8: Chotrul Duchen (Buddhist)

Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8: Holi* Hindu)

Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 21: NowRuz*** (Multifaith / Baha'i / Zoroastrianism)

Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 21: Ostara (Pagan / Wiccan)

Wednesday, March 22 - Friday, April 21: Ramadan** (Muslim)

Thursday, March 30: Ramanavami (Hindu)

Wednesday, April 5 - Thursday, April 13: Passover/Pesach* (Jewish)

Friday, April 7: Good Friday (Christian)

Saturday, April 8: Hanamatsuri (Buddhist)

Sunday, April 9: Easter (Christian)

Thursday, April 13 - Saturday, April 15: Southeast Asian New Year (Buddhist)

Friday, April 14: Vaisakhi/Sikh New Year (Sikh) (Sikh)

Friday, April 14 Eastern Orthodox Good Friday (Christian Orthodox)

Sunday, April 16: Eastern Orthodox Easter (Christian Orthodox)

Monday, April 17: Laylat al-Qadr** (Muslim)

Friday, April 21: First Day of Ridván*** (Bahá'í)

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22: Eid al-Fitr** (Muslim)

Saturday, April 29: Ninth Day of Ridván*** (Bahá'í)

Monday, May 1: Beltane (Pagan / Wiccan)

Tuesday, May 2: Twelfth Day of Ridván*** (Bahá'í)

Friday, May 5: Vesak/Visakha (Buddhist)

Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13: Shabbat**** (Jewish)

Thursday, May 18: Ascension Day (Christian)

Wednesday, May 24: Declaration of the Báb*** (Bahá'í)

Saturday, May 27: Buddha's Birthday (Buddhist)

*Starred holy days begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.

**Two stars indicate holidays that are calculated on a lunar calendar; dates are approximate. Muslim holidays begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.

***Three stars: the Bahá’í day ends and a new one begins at sunset; consequently, the day on which a Holy Day is observed begns at sunset of the day before the Gregorian calendar dates given above.

Please note also the weekly Jewish Shabbat restrictions and when those restrictions fall during final exams. For observant members of the Jewish community, no work or travel should take place from Friday at sundown through Saturday at sundown. During the 2022-2023 academic year, these dates are affected: Friday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 17; and Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13.

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