Religious Holidays During the Academic Year
For your information, the following are dates of major holidays practiced by our spiritual communities which will occur while Kenyon is in session during the academic year.
These are provided to help faculty, students, and community members plan events and avoid potential conflicts for meetings and other activities. All students are responsible for negotiating their needs around religious practices with their individual professors, employers, and dining services.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin at sunset on the evening before the date given.
Please Note: Students arriving early for Pre-O programs may be observing the last days of Ramadan (Muslim) through August 18.
Monday, Sept. 17 & Tuesday, Sept. 18 Rosh Hashanah Jewish
Wednesday, Sept. 26 Yom Kippur Jewish
Monday, Oct. 1 & Tuesday, Oct. 2 Sukkot, first two days Jewish
Monday, Oct. 8 Simchat Azteret Jewish
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Simchat Torah Jewish
Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Wednesday, Oct. 24 Navaratri Hindu
Saturday, Oct. 20 Birth of the Bab Baha'i
Wednesday, Oct. 24 Dussehra Hindu
Friday, Oct. 26 Eid-al-Adha Muslim
Monday, Nov. 12 Birth of Baha'u'llah Baha'i
Tuesday, Nov. 13 Diwali Hindu
Sunday, Dec. 9 - Thursday, Dec. 16 Hanukkah Jewish
Tuesday, Dec. 25 Christmas Christian
Wednesday, Feb. 13 Ash Wednesday Christian
Sunday, Feb. 24 Purim Jewish
Tuesday, Mar. 26 & Wednesday, Mar. 27 Passover, first two days Jewish
Sunday, Apr. 21 Ridvan Baha'i
(Until May 24?)