Calendar of Holidays/Religious Observances

Spring Semester 2015

Date(s) Holiday or Observance Religious Group
January 1 New Year’s Day (UDC)
January 3 Maulid an-Nabi Islamic
January 7 Christmas (Orthodox) Orthodox Christian
January 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday (UCD)
February 16 President’s Day Holiday (UCD)
March 2-20 The Nineteen Day Fast Baha’i
March 15-22 Spring Break
March 21 NawRuz (New Year)* Baha’i
April 3 Good Friday Christian
April 4-11 Passover (first two days) Jewish
April 5 Easter Christian
April 10 Good Friday Orthodox Christian
April 12 Easter (Pascha) Orthodox Christian
April 21 First Day of Ridvan* Baha’i
May 2 Twelth Day of Ridvan* Baha’i
All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evenings before the date listed
*Holidays have been designated as non-work days by the religions celebrating them

UCD-University Closure Date

May 24-25Shavuot* Jewish

Summer Semester 2015

Date(s) Holiday or Observance Religious Group
May 23 Declaration of the Bab* Baha’i
May 25 Memorial Day (UCD)
May 29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah* Baha’i
June 18 Ramadan (Beginning) Islamic
July 4 Independence Day (UCD)
July 9 Martydom of the Bab* Baha’i
July 13 Laylat al-Qadr Islamic
July 18 Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) Islamic
July 24 Pioneer Day (UCD) Utah State Holiday
All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evenings before the date listed
*Holidays have been designated as non-work days by the religions celebrating them

UCD-University Closure Date

Fall Semester 2015

Date(s) Holiday or Observance Religious Group
September 7 Labor Day (UCD)
September 14-15 Rosh Hashanah* Jewish
September 23 Yom Kippur* Jewish
September 24 Eid al-Adha Islamic
September 28-October 4 Sukkot* Jewish
October 5 Sh’mini Atzeret*/Simchat Torah Jewish
October 12 Columbus Day
October 20 Birth of the Bab* Baha’i
November 11 Veteran’s Day
November 12 Birth of Baha’u’llah* Islamic
November 26-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (UCD)
November 26 Day of the Covnant Baha’i
November 28 Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha Baha’i
December 7-14 Hanukkah Jewish
December 24 Mawlid-al-Nabi Islamic
December 25 Christmas (UCD) Christian/US Holiday
December 26-January 1 Kwanzaa Interfaith/African-American
All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evenings before the date listed
*Holidays have been designated as non-work days by the religions celebrating them

UCD-University Closure Date