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Religious Holiday Calendar

Colorado College strives to be a diverse community of discovery and learning. As such we create an environment that is open to and supportive of a wide range of religious and spiritual traditions. As part of this, CC encourages students, faculty, and staff to be aware of and respectful of the diverse and religious observances of our community.

The calendar below contains many sacred, holy, and religious holidays that are of importance to traditions represented on campus, though it is not comprehensive. Suggestions for additions to this list may be directed to Chaplain Kate Holbrook.

Many religious dates are calculated from a lunar calendar. As such, there could be variations to when they begin and end. There may also be regional variations. Many sacred and holy days of observance dates change each year which is helpful to note.

*Indicates the holiday begins at sundown on the first day indicated and will end on the last day at sundown.

You can download the religious holidays for your Outlook calendar below:

  1. In a new window, sign in to your CC email account in Outlook on the web
  2. Open your calendar in Outlook on the web
  3. In the left side column, click Add calendar
  4. In the window that pops up, click "Subscribe from the Web"
  5. Copy, then paste this link into the appropriate field
  6. Name the calendar CC religious holidays (give it a cool color and icon if you'd like)
  7. Click the import button

 

2021-2022 Religious Holiday Dates

CC Block Date Religious Holiday Tradition
B July 19* - 20 Eid al-Adha Muslim
NSO Aug. 18 - 19* Ashura Muslim
1 Aug. 30* - 31 Sri Krishna Jayanti Hindu
1 Sept. 6* - 8 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
1 Sept. 3* - 10 Paryushana Parva Jain
1 Sept. 15* - 16 Yom Kippur Jewish
2 Sept. 20* -  27 Sukkot Jewish
3 Oct. 6* - 14 Navaratri Hindu
3 Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 Día de Los Muertos Meso-American/Indigenous/Christian, Catholic
3 Nov. 1 All Saints Day Christian, Catholic/Protestant
3 Nov. 1 Samhain Wiccan/Pagan
3 Nov. 4 - 8 Diwali begins (5 days) Hindu-Jain-Sikh
3 Nov. 6* - 7 Birth of Baha'u'Llah Bahá'í
3 Nov. 7 - 8 Birth of Bab Bahá'í
Fall Break & Block 4 Nov. 26* - Dec. 6 Hanukkah Jewish
4 Dec. 8 Bodhi Day Buddhist
4 Dec. 21 Solstice, Yule-Litha Wiccan/Pagan
Winter Break Dec. 25 Christmas Christian, Catholic/Protestant
Winter Break Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Kwanzaa African American
Winter Break Jan. 1 Gantan-sai Shinto
J Jan. 7 Feast of the Nativity Christian, Orthodox
5 Feb. 1 Lunar New Year Taoist/Confucian/Buddhist
5 Feb. 2 Imbolc Wiccan/Neo Pagan
5 Feb. 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist
6 March 2 Ash Wednesday Christian, Catholic/Protestant
6 March 2 - 20 'AIá'(Month of Fasting) Bahá'í
6 March 7 Great Lent Christian, Orthodox
6 March 16* - 17 Purim Jewish
Spring Break March 20
Naw-Rúz
Bahá'í
Spring Break March 20
Nowruz
Zoroastrian
7-8 April 2* - May 1 Ramadan Muslim
7 April 14 Vaisakhi/Baisakhi Sikh
7 April 15* - 23 Passover Jewish
7 April 15 Good Friday Christian, Catholic/Protestant
7 April 17 Easter Christian, Catholic/Protestant
7 April 18* - 19 Holi Hindu
7 April 22 Good Friday Christian, Orthodox
Block Break 7 April 24 Orthodox Easter Christian, Orthodox
8 May 1 Beltane Wiccan/Neo-Pagan
8 May 6 Visakha Puja Buddhist
8 May 2* - 3 Eid al-Fitr Muslim
Gap May 29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah Bahá'í
A June 21 Solstice, Yule-Litha Wiccan/Neo-Pagan
B July 7* - 10 Eid al-Adha Muslim

 

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