Religious Life at Muhlenberg College
Religious Holidays 2014-2015
Below are many of the religious holidays observed by members of the Muhlenberg community.
Please note that individual practices may vary.
Fall Semester 2014
September 25-26: Rosh HaShanah - The Jewish New Year (Judaism) *work restriction, begins sundown September 24.
September 28: Tzom Gedaliah - Fast of the Seventh Month (Judaism) *fasting, begins sundown September 27.
October 4: Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement (Judaism) *fasting, work restriction, begins sundown October 3.
October 5: Eid ul Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (Islam) *work restriction, begins sundown October 4.
October 9-15: Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles (Judaism) *work restriction October 9 & 10, begins sundown October 8.
October 16: Shemini Atzeret - Eighth Day of Assembly (Judaism) *work restriction, begins sundown October 15.
October 17: Simchat Torah - Celebrating the Torah (Judaism) *work restriction, begins sundown October 16.
October 23: Diwali - Festival of Lights (Hinduism, Jain, Sikh)
November 1: All Saints Day (Christian)
November 2: All Souls Day (Christian)
December 8: Bodhi Day (Buddhism)
December 17-24: Hanukkah - Festival of Lights (Judaism) begins sundown December 16.
December 25: Christmas (Christian)
Spring Semester 2015
January 1: Asara B’Tevet - The Tenth of Tevet (Judaism) *fasting
February 4: Tu B’Shvat - New Year for Trees (Judaism), begins at sundown February 3.
February 18: Ash Wednesday (Christianity) *fasting
March 4: Ta’anit Esther - Fast of Esther (Judaism) *fasting
March 5: Purim - Festival of Lots (Judaism) begins sundown March 4.
March 6: Holi - Festival of Colors (Hinduism) *fasting
March 29: Palm Sunday (Christianity)
April 4-11: Pesach - Passover (Judaism) *fasting and work restrictions on April 4-5 and 10-11,
begins sundown April 3.
April 3: Good Friday/Holy Friday (Christianity) *fasting
April 5: Easter (Christianity)
April 12: Easter (Orthodox Christianity)
April 16: Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Day (Judaism) begins sundown April 15.
April 22: Yom HaZikaron - Israeli Memorial Day (Judaism) begins sundown April 21.
April 23: Yom HaAtzma’ut - Israeli Independence Day (Judaism) begins sundown April 22.
May 14: Ascension (Christianity)
For information about Religious Holidays and Class Attendance: Religious Holiday Policy
Feel free to contact a member of the Religious Life staff for more information: