Religious Holidays for the 2015-2016 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.

2015

September 14-15 Rosh Hashanah—Jewish

September 23 Yom Kippur—Jewish


September 23 Eid al-Adha—Muslim


September 27-October 4 Sukkot—Jewish


October 5 Shemini Atzeret—Jewish


October 6 Simchat Torah—Jewish

November 1 All Saints Day—Christian


October 23 Ashura—Muslim (predominantly Shi'a)


November 29 First Day of Advent—Christian

December 8 Bodhi Day—Buddhist


December 7-14 Hanukkah—Jewish


December 25 Christmas Day—Christian

2016

February 10 Ash Wednesday—Christian

March 24 Purim—Jewish


March 20 Palm Sunday and the Beginning of Holy Week—Christian

March 25 Good Friday—Christian


April 22-30 Passover—Jewish


March 27 Easter Sunday—Christian

May 4 Lailat al Miraj—Muslim


June 12-13 Shavuot—Jewish


May 15 Pentecost—Christian

May 20 Wesak (United Nations observance)—Buddhist


June 6–July 5 Ramadan—Muslim

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