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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 2014 – June 2015

June
Ramadan (Islamic)*
June 28

July
Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)*
July 29

August
Raksha / Bandhan (Hindu)
August 10

Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
August 17

September
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)*
September 25 – 26

Navaratri (Hindu)
September 25 - October 3

Sukkot (Jewish)*
September 19 – 25

Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)*
September 26

Simchattorah (Jewish)*
September 27

October
Yom Kippur (Jewish)*
October 4

Eid al-Adha (Islamic)*
October 4

Sukkot (Jewish)*
October 9 - 10

Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)*
October 16

Simchat Torah (Jewish)*
October 16

Birth of Bab (Baha’i)
October 20

November
Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
November 12

December
Hanukkah/Chanukah (Jewish)*
December 17 - 24

Christmas (Christian)
December 25

January
Gantan-sai (Shinto)
January 1

February
Setsubum-sai (Shinto)
February 3

Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)
February 19

Ash Wednesday (Christian)
February 25

March
Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)
March 5

Purim (Jewish)*
March 5

Holi (Hindu)
March 6 - 7

Naw Ruz (Baha’i)
March 21

Palm Sunday (Christian)
March 29

April
Good Friday (Christian)
April 3

Easter (Christian)
April 5

Pesach / Passover (Jewish)*
April 10 - 11

Vaisakhi (Sikh)
April 14

Yom Hasho’ah (Jewish)*
April 16

May
Buddha Day/Visakha (Buddhist)
May 4

Shavuot (Jewish)*
May 24 - 25

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

June
Ramadan (Islamic)*
June 18

*Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday.

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