Religious Holidays for the 2014-2015 Year

Following is a calendar of religious holidays including the faith tradition in which it is celebrated.

While this list is not comprehensive, it indicates the major holidays of religious faiths currently represented in the Lawrence community. These include Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Muslim. If you wish to make suggestions regarding the recognition of a religious holiday or a religious faith, contact the Office of Communications.


September 24–26 Rosh Hashanah—Jewish

October 3–4 Yom Kippur—Jewish
October 4 Eid al-Adha—Muslim
October 8–15 Sukkot—Jewish
October 15 Shemini Atzeret—Jewish
October 17 Simchat Torah—Jewish

November 1 All Saints Day—Christian
November 3 Ashura—Muslim (predominantly Shi'a)
November 30 First Day of Advent—Christian

December 8 Bodhi Day—Buddhist
December 16–24 Hanukkah—Jewish
December 25 Christmas Day—Christian


February 18 Ash Wednesday—Christian

March 15 Purim—Jewish
March 29 Palm Sunday and the Beginning of Holy Week—Christian

April 3 Good Friday—Christian
April 3–10 Passover—Jewish
April 5 Easter Sunday—Christian

May 15 Lailat al Miraj—Muslim
May 23–25 Shavuot—Jewish
May 24 Pentecost—Christian

June 1 Wesak—Buddhist
June 18–July 17 Ramadan—Muslim

* Note: in the Jewish and Muslim calendars, a holiday begins at sunset the day beforehand. Holidays noted above begin at sunset of the day before the date given.

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