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 subscribe to the religious holidays 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


2022-2023 Religious Holiday Dates


Block C Aug. 7 - 8* 2022 Ashura Muslim
NSO Aug. 18-19 Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
NSO-Block 1 Aug. 23* - 31 Paryushana Parva Jain
Block 1 Aug. 31 Ganesh Chaturhi Hindu
Block Break - Block 2 Sept. 25* - 27 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Block 2 Sept. 26* -  Oct. 5 Navaratri Hindu
Block 2 Oct. 4*-5 Yom Kippur Jewish
Block 2 Oct. 9* - 16 Sukkot Jewish
Block 3 Oct. 23-27 Diwali  Hindu-Jain-Sikh
Block 3 Oct. 26-27 Birth of Bab Bahá'í
Block 3 Oct. 27-28 Birth of Baha'u'Llah Bahá'í
Block 3 Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 Samhain Wiccan/Pagan
Block 3 Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 Día de Los Muertos Meso-American/Indigenous/Christian, Catholic
Block 3 Nov. 1 All Saints Day Christian, Catholic/Protestant
Block 4 Dec. 8 Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Block 4 Dec. 12 Feast of Our Lady of Guadelupe Christian,Catholic
Block 4 - Winter Break Dec. 18*- 26 Hanukkah Jewish
Block 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
Winter Break Jan. 7 Feast of the Nativity  Christian, Orthodox
Half-Block Jan. 21* Lunar New Year Taoist/Confucian/Buddhist
Block 5 Feb. 1-2 Imbolc Wiccan/Neo Pagan
Block 5 Feb. 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist
Block 5 / Block Break  Feb. 22 Ash Wednesday Christian, Catholic/Protestant 
Block 6 Feb. 27 - Apr. 8 Great Lent Christian, Orthodox
Block 6 March 2 - 20 'AIá'(Month of Fasting) Bahá'í
Block 6 March 6* - 7 Purim Jewish
Block 6 March 8* -9 Holi Hindu
Block 6 March 21 Naw-Rúz Bahá'í
Block 6 March 21 Nowruz Zoroastrian
Block 7 March 22* - Apr.  21 Ramadan Muslim
Block 7 Apr. 5* - 13 Passover Jewish
Block 7 Apr. 7 Good Friday Christian, Catholic/Protestant
Block 7 Apr. 8 Visakha Puja Buddhist
Block 7 Apr. 9 Easter Christian, Catholic/Protestant 
Block 7 Apr. 14 Vaisakhi/Baisakhi Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist
Block 7 Apr. 14 Good Friday Christian, Orthodox
Block 7 Apr. 16 Orthodox Easter Christian, Orthodox
Blodk 7 Apr. 17*-18 Yom HaShoa - Holocaust Remembrance   Jewish
Block 7 Apr. 21 Ridvan Bahá'í
Block 7 Apr. 21 Eid al-Fitr Muslim
Block 8 May 1 Beltane Wiccan/Neo-Pagan
Summer May 25 Shavuot Jewish
Summer May 29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah Bahá'í
Block A June 21 Solstice, Yule-Litha Wiccan/Neo-Pagan
Block B June 28* -29 Eid al-Adha Muslim
Block C July 27*-28 Ashura Muslim


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