Religious Holidays for the 2016-2017 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 Islam. If you wish to make suggestions regarding the recognition of a religious holiday or a religious faith, contact the Office of Communications.

2016

October 2 - October 4 Rosh Hashanah—Jewish

October 11- October 12 Yom Kippur—Jewish


September 12 - September 13 Eid al-Adha—Muslim


October 16 - October 23 Sukkot—Jewish


October 23 - October 24 Shemini Atzeret—Jewish


October 24 - October 25 Simchat Torah—Jewish

November 1 All Saints Day—Christian


October 11 Ashura—Muslim (predominantly Shi'a)


November 27 First Day of Advent—Christian

December 8 Bodhi Day—Buddhist


December 24 - January 1 Rosh Hanukkah—Jewish


December 25 Christmas Day—Christian

2017

March 1 Ash Wednesday—Christian

March 11 -  March 12 Purim—Jewish


April 9 Palm Sunday and the Beginning of Holy Week—Christian

April 14 Good Friday—Christian


April 10 - April 18 Passover—Jewish

April 16 Easter Sunday—Christian

22 April - 23 April Lailat al Miraj—Muslim


May 30 - June 1 Shavuot—Jewish


June 4 Pentecost—Christian

May 10 Wesak (United Nations observance)—Buddhist


May 27 - June 25 Ramadan—Muslim

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