Religious Holy Days

Davidson encourages students, faculty, and staff to respect and be aware of the diverse religious observances of college community members when scheduling college-wide events as well as reviews and other major academic assignments.

The calendar below is not a comprehensive list of holy days, but it includes holidays of particular significance to traditions represented on campus that fall during the academic semesters. If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please contact Chaplain Rob Spach.

Spring 2014

Jan. 31FridayLunar New YearMany traditions in most Asian nations
March 5WednesdayAsh WednesdayChristianity
March 17MondayHoli (Festival of Colors)Hinduism
April 14 - April 16Monday (sunset) - Wednesday (sunset)Pesach (Passover) begins; Seder (first two evenings)Judaism
April 18FridayGood (Holy) FridayChristianity
April 20SundayEasterChristianity

Fall 2014

Sept. 24 - Sept. 26Wednesday (sunset) - Friday (sunset)Rosh Hashanah (New Year's Celebration)Judaism
Oct. 3 - Oct. 4Friday (sunset) - Saturday (sunset)Yom KippurJudaism
Oct. 4 - Oct. 5Saturday (sunset) - Sunday (sunset)Eid al-AdhaIslam
Oct. 23ThursdayDiwali (Deepawali) begins (5 days)Hinduism
Dec. 16Tuesday (sunset)Hanukkah begins (7 days)Judaism

Spring 2015

Feb. 19ThursdayLunar New YearMany traditions in most Asian nations
March 6FridayHoli (Festival of Colors)Hinduism
April 3 - April 5Friday (sunset) - Sunday (sunset)Pesach (Passover) begins; Seder (first two evenings)Judaism
April 3FridayGood FridayWestern Christianity
April 5SundayEasterWestern Christianity
April 10FridayHoly FridayOrthodox Christianity
April 12SundayPaschaOrthodox Christianity