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Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is in the process of completing the UWyo Religious Calendar.. If you feel the current calendar is missing information or needs modifications, please reach out to diversity@uwyo.edu

 
This calendar lists University of Wyoming holidays, closures, traditional observances, and days of religious significance for diverse religions. Although many of these days are not University holidays or closures, faculty and staff are asked to use this information and their discretion when responding to student, staff and faculty requests for time off for religious purposes and planning campus events. Please take special note of those holidays that have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.

NOTE:
  • Classes are not in session for holidays indicated in bold and italic
  • All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.
  • * These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
  • ^ Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

Table of Contents

 

Spring 2024

Date

Holiday/

Observance

Religion

January    
January 1 New Year's Day  
January 7 Feast of the Nativity/Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christianity
January 24 Tu Bishvat Judaism
January 25 Mahayana New Year Buddhism
February    
February 10 Lunar New Year   
February 13 Mardi Gras Christianity
February 14 Ash Wednesday Christianity
February 15 Parinirvana Day Buddhism
February 24 Māgha Pūjā Buddhism
March    
March 8 Maha Shivarati  Hinduism
March 10 - April 9 Ramadan^ Islam
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Christianity
March 18 Clean Monday/Great Lent Begins Orthodox Christianity
March 19 - March 20 Naw-Rúz  Baháʼí Faith
March 21 Ostara Paganism
March 23 Purim Judaism
March 24 Palm Sunday Christianity
March 25 Holi Hinduism 
March 29 Good Friday* Christianity
March 31 Easter* Christianity
April    
April 5 Laylat al-Qadr^ Islam
April 9 - April 10 Eid Al-Fitr*^ Islam
April 14 Baisaikhi Sikhism
April 16 - 19 Theravadin New Year Buddhism
April 21 - April 30 Ridvan  Baha’i Faith
April 22 - April 30 Passover  Judaism
May    
May 5 Cinco De Mayo   
May 5 Pascha (Easter) Orthodox Christianity
May 5 Yam Hashoah Judaism
May 22 - 23 Declaration of the Bab  Bahá’í Faith
May 23 Vasek Buddhism
May 27 - 28 Ascension of Baha'u'llah  Bahá’í Faith
May 27 Memorial Day  

 

Summer 2024

 

June

   
June 11 - 13 Shavout* Judaism
June 16 Guru Arjan martyrdom Sikhism
June 16 - June 19 Eid al-Adha*^ Islam
June 20 Litha Summer Solstice Paganism
July    
July 7 - July 8 Hijri New Year Islam
July 8 Martyrdom of the Bab  Baha’i Faith
July 23 Seventeenth of Tammuz Judaism
July 24 Pioneer Day Mormonism
August    
August 13 - 15 Obon Buddhism
August 19 Rakhi Hinduism
August 26 - 27 Krishna Janmashtami* Hinduism

 

2024/2025 Academic Year

September    
September 2 Labor Day  
September 15 - September 16 Eid Milad un Nabi*^ Islam
September 16  Mexico Independence Day  
September 21 Fall Equinox Paganism
October    
October 2 - October 4 Rash Hashanah* Judaism
October 3 - October 12 Navratri Hinduism
October 11 - October 12 Yam Kippur* Judaism
October 16 - October 23 Sukkot* Judaism
October 20 Birth of the Bab* Baha’i Faith
October 23 - 25 Shemini Atzeret* Judaism
October 31  Diwali Hinduism
October 31 Halloween  
October 31 - November 2 Dia de Los Muertos  
November    
November 1 All Saints' Day Christianity
November 2 All Souls' Day Christianity
November 12 Birth of Baha’u’llah* Baha’i Faith
November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib* Sikhism
November 25  Day of the Covenant Baha’i Faith
November 27 Ascension of  Abdu'l-Baha  Baha’i Faith
November 28 Thanksgiving  
December    
December 6 St. Nicholas Day Christianity
December 8 Bodhi Day Buddhism
December 21 - January 1 Yule Summer Solstice Paganism
December 25 Christmas Christianity
December 25 - January 2 Hanukkah Judaism
December 26 - January 1 Kwanza  
January    
January 1 Feast Day of St. Basil Orthodox Christianity
January 1 Gantan-Sai Shinto
January 6 Epiphany Catholism
January 7 Bodhi Day* Buddhism
January 7 Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christianity
January 13 Lohri (Maghi) Sikhism
January 14 Makar Sankranti*  Hinduism
January 19 World Relgion Day Baha'i Faith
January 29 Chinese New Year Confucian/Buddhism/Daoism
February    
February 1 Imbolc Paganism
February 13 Laylat al Bara’a Islam
February 14 St. Valentine's Day Catholisism
February 15 Nirvana Day Buddhism
February 26 Maha Shivaratri* Hinduism
February 29 Ramadan Starts* Islam
March    
March 5 Ash Wednesday Christianity
March 13 Purim Judaism
March 14 Holi* Hinduism
March 20 Ostara Paganism
March 22 Nuruz Baha'i Faith
March 30 Ramadan Ends Islam
March 31 Eid al-Fitr^ Islam
April    
April 10 Mahavir Jayanti Jain Faith
April 12 Passover Begins* Judaism
April 14 Vaisakhi Sikhism/Hinduism
April 18 Good Friday Christianity
April 20 Passover Ends  Judaism
April 20 Easter Christianity
April 20 Pascha Orthodox Christianity
April 22 Ridvan Baha'i Faith
May    
May 1 Beltane Paganism
May 5 Buddha Day Buddhism