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World Religions: Religious Observances

A research guide for the major world religions

Academic Considerations curated by Dr. Beth Ritter-Conn, Belmont College of Theology & Christian Ministry

Selected religious observances for Fall 2022

Aug. 18-19   Krishna Janmashtami. Hindu students may be fasting and attending activities
Sept. 8   

Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. Orthodox Christian students may have special services to attend with their congregations.

Sept. 25-27 


Rosh Hashana. Jewish students may be observing and attending religious activities.

Oct. 4-5


Yom Kippur. Jewish students may be fasting and attending events.

Oct. 7-8


Mawlid al-Nabi. Sunni Muslim students may be attending events.

Oct. 9-16


Sukkot. Jewish students may be observing and attending religious activities, especially at the beginning of the week.

Oct. 12-13


Mawlid al-Nabi for Shi’a Muslim students.

Oct. 24


Diwali. Hindu, Jain, and Sikh students may be observing and have family obligations.

Dec. 8


Bodhi Day, observed by our Buddhist students

Outlook Instructions

Religious observances can be added from this Mulit-Faith Calendar maintained by Harvard Divinity School.  Look for the Subscribe icon which links to an iCalendar link. If you choose the iCalendar Subscribe option and press the subscribe button, it will add a calendar that automatically reflects additions and updates to the website calendar. Allow this site to open the webcal link and choose the application. It downloads the calendar into Outlook and makes it a separate tab, with its events “ghosted” (as if behind the translucent calendar you’re looking at) when you’re not looking at that calendar primarily. The calendar can be hidden by unchecking it under Other Calendars.

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