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.

Import the Calendar

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 subscription 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

2023-2024 Religious Holiday Dates

Block A June 21st Yule-Litha (Summer Solistce) Wiccan / Pagan
Block B June 28th* - 29th Eid-al-Adha Muslim
Block B July 18th* - 19th Hijri - New Year Muslim
Block C July 27th* - 28th Ashura Muslim
Block 1 September 6th - 7th Krishna Janmashtami Hindu
Block 1 September 11th - 19th Paryushana Parva Jain
Block 1 September 15th* - 17th Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Block 1 September 19th Ganesh Chaturthi Hindu
Block Break 1 September 23rd Autumn Equinox Wiccan / Pagan
Block 2 September 24th* - 25th Yom Kippur Jewish
Block 2 September 29th* - Octobor 8th  Sukkot Jewish
Blocks 2 & 3 October 15th* - 24th Navaratri Hindu
Block 2 October 16th Birth of Bab Bahá'í
Block 2 October 16th* - 17th Birth of Baha'u'Llah Bahá'í
Block 3 Oct. 31 - Nov. 1 Samhain Wiccan / Pagan
Block 3 November 1st All Saints Day Christian, Catholic / Protestant
Block 3 November 1st - 2nd Día de Los Muertos Meso-American / Indigenous / Christian, Catholic
Block 3 November 12th - 16th Diwali  Hindu, Jain, Sikh
Block 4 December 7th* - 15th  Hanukkah Jewish
Block 4 December 8th Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) Buddhist
Block 4 December 12th Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Christian, Catholic
Winter Break December 21st Yule-Litha (Winter Solstice) Wiccan / Pagan
Winter Break December 25th Christmas Christian, Catholic / Protestant 
Winter Break December 26th - January 1st Kwanzaa African American
Winter Break January 1st Gantan-sai Shinto
Winter Break January 7th Feast of the Nativity  Christian, Orthodox
Block 5 Feburary 1st Imbolc Wiccan / Neo Pagan
Block 5 February 3rd Setsubum-Sai Shinto
Block 5 February 10th Lunar New Year  Taoist / Confucian / Buddhist
Block 5 February 14th Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent) Christian, Catholic / Protestant 
Block Break 5 February 15th Nirvana Day Buddhist
Block 6 - Spring Break March 1st - 19th Alá (Month of Fasting) Bahá'í
Blocks 6 & 7 March 10th* - April 9th Ramadan Muslim
Spring Break - Block 8 March 18th Clean Monday (Beginning of Great Lent) Christian / Orthodox
Spring Break March 19th - 20th Nowruz Zoroastrian
Spring Break March 19th* - 20th Naw-Rúz Bahá'í
Spring Break March 21st Spring Equinox / Ostara  Wiccan / Neo Pagan
Spring Break March 21st* - 24th Purim Jewish
Block 7 March 24th* - 25th Holi Hindu
Block 7 March 29th Good Friday (Christian / Protestant) Christian, Catholic / Protestant
Block 7 March 31st Easter (Christian / Protestant) Christian, Catholic / Protestant
Block 7 April 9th* - 10th Eid al-Fitr Muslim
Block 7 April 13th Vaisakhi / Baisakhi Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist
Block Break 7 - Block 8 April 20th* - May 2nd Ridvan Bahá’í
Block 8 April 22nd* - 30th Passover Jewish
Block 8 May 1st Beltane Wiccan / Neo-Pagan
Block 8 May 3rd Good Friday (Orthodox) Orthodox
Block 8 May 5th Easter (Orthodox) Orthodox
Block 8 May 5th*- 6th Yom HaShoah Jewish
Summer Break May 23rd (dates vary by region) Visakha Puja Buddhist
Block A May 29th Ascension of Baha'u'llah Bahá'í
Block A June 11th* - 13th Shavuot (Pentecost) Jewish
Block A June 17th* - 18th Eid al-Adha Muslim
Block A June 20th Yule-Litha (Summer Solistce) Wiccan / Neo-Pagan
Block B July 16th* - 17th Ashura Muslim
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