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Holidays and Accommodations

The following religious holidays are to encourage inclusiveness at Georgia College and remind university members to be respectful of religious diversity. Furthermore, this information is for those who plan classroom activities and other academic and co-curricular events; as well as, provide reasonable accommodations for employees to observe their religious practices.

Holiday Observances for June 2015 – June 2016

June
Ramadan (Islamic)*
June 18 – July 17

July
Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)*
July 18

August
Raksha / Bandhan (Hindu)
Aug. 29

September
Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
Sep. 5

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)*
Sep. 14

Yom Kippur (Jewish)*
Sep.23

Eid al-Adha
(Islamic)*
Sep. 24

Sukkot (Jewish)*
Sep. 28

October
Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)*
Oct. 5

Simchat Torah (Jewish)*
Oct. 6

Navaratri (Hindu)
Oct. 13 - 21

Birth of the Bab
(Baha’i)
Oct. 19

November
Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)
Nov. 11

December
Hanukkah / Chanukah (Jewish)*
Dec. 7 – 14

Christmas (Christian)
Dec. 25

January
Gantan-sai (Shinto)
Jan. 1

February
Setsubun-sai (Shinto)
Feb. 3

Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)
Feb. 8

Ash Wednesday
(Christian)
Feb. 10

March
Palm Sunday (Christian)
Mar. 20

Naw Ruz (Baha’i)*
Mar. 21

Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)
Mar. 23

Holi (Hindu)
Mar. 23

Purim (Jewish)*
Mar. 24

Good Friday (Christian)
Mar. 25

Easter (Christian)
Mar. 27

April
Vaisakhi (Sikh)
April 13

Pesach / Passover (Jewish)*
April 23 – 30

May
Yom Ha’shoah (Jewish)*
May 4

Shavuot (Jewish)
May 12 – 13

Buddha Day / Visakha (Buddhist)
May 14  

Ascension of the Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)*
May 29

June
Ramadan
(Islamic)*
June 6 – July 5

*Jewish and Islamic holidays as well as the designated Baha'i holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.

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