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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 August 2013 – June 2014

July
Ramadan (Islamic)
July 9

August

Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)
Aug. 8 - 11

Raksha / Bandhan (Hindu)
Aug. 21

Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)
Aug. 28

September
Roshh Hashanah (Jewish)
Sept. 5 – 6

Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Sept. 14

Sukkot (Jewish)
Sept. 19 – 25

Shemini Atzeret (Jewish)
Sept. 26

Simchattorah (Jewish)
Sep. 27

October
Navaratri (Hindu)
Nov. 5 – 13

Eid al-Adha (Islamic)
Oct. 12 – 18

Birth of Baha’a’llah (Baha’i)
Oct. 20

November
Hanukkah / Chanukah (Jewish)
Nov. 28 – Dec 5

December
Christmas (Christian)
Dec. 25

January
Gantan-sai (Shinto)
Jan. 1

Epiphany / Twelfth Night / Three Kings Day (Christian)
Jan. 6

Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)
Jan. 31

February
Setsubum-sai (Shinto)
Feb. 3

Magha Puja Day (Buddhism)
Feb. 16

Purim (Jewish)
Feb. 24

March
Ash Wednesday (Christian)
March 5

Holi (Hindu)
March 17

Naw Ruz (Baha’i)
March 21

April
Palm Sunday (Christian)
April 13

Vaisakhi (Sikh)
April 14

Pesach / Passover (Jewish)
April 15 – 22

Maundy Thursday (Christian)
April 17

Good Friday (Christian)
April 18

Easter (Christian)
April 20

Yom Hasho’ah (Jewish)
April 27

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

June
Shavuot (Jewish)
June 4 – 5

Buddha Day / Visakha (Buddhist)
June 14

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