Religious Holiday & HOly Day Calendar 

The Office Faith and Service at Babson College strive to support our students, staff and faculty practice their faith and participate in their religious holiday/ holy days.

The list below is not exhaustive; it includes major holidays of most religions practiced at Babson but by no means are all religions represented. Please let our office know immediately if your religion is not represented or if we have any dates incorrect.


This calendar is created to help the Babson community more aware of the 2017-2018 religious holidays and to make accommodations as they see fit for holidays that require food and work restrictions.  We have highlighted all holidays that may affect students, faculty and staff.

*Please note that the Islamic Calendar is lunar -- dates are flexible and change depending on the location of the moon.

8/14Kishna JanmashtamiHinduSpecial Worship
8/18 – 8/25Paryushana ParvaJainSpecial Worship
8/25 - 9/5Ganesh ChaturthiHinduSpecial Worship
8/31The Day of ArafatIslamFood Restrictions
9/1 - 9/4Eid-ul-AdhaIslamSpecial Worship
9/20 -9/22Rosh HashanahJudaismWork Restrictions
9/21 – 9/29Navratri Begins (9 days)HinduismSpecial Worship
9/22MabonPaganSpecial Worship
9/24Fast of GedaliahJudaismFood Restrictions
9/29 -9/30Yom KippurJudaismFood/Work Restrictions
9/30DusserhaHinduismWork Restrictions
9/30AshuraIslamFood Restrictions
10/4 -10/11SukkotJudaismSpecial Worship
*Work Restrictions 
10/7 -10/11Sukkot - Intermediate DaysJudaismSpecial Worship
10/11- 10/13Shemini Atzeret/Simchat TorahJudaismWork Restrictions
10/19Diwali (5 days)Sikh/Hinduism/JainSpecial Worship
10/19- 10/20Birth of the BabBaha'i'Work Restrictions
11/1All Saints' DayCatholicSpecial Worship
11/4Guru Nanak's BirthdaySikhSpecial Worship
11/12Birthof Baha'u'llahBaha'iWork Restrictions
11/30Birth of Muhammad, Mawlid-an-NabiIslamSpecial Worship
12/03First Sunday of AdventChristianSpecial Worship
12/08Immaculate ConceptionRoman CatholicSpecial Worship
12/08Bodhi DayBuddhismSpecial Worship
12/12Our Lady of GuadalupeRoman CatholicSpecial Worship


HanukkahJudaismSpecial Worship
12/21YulePaganSpecial Worship
12/23Joseph Smith's BirthdayCJCLDS (Mormon)Special Worship
12/25ChristmasChristianSpecial Worship
12/26 - 1/01KwanzaAfrican HeritageSpecial Worship
12/28Fast of the 10th of TevetJudaismFood Restrictions
1/01Solemnity of MaryRoman CatholicSpecial Worship
1/06EpiphanyChristianSpecial Worship
1/14 – 1/17PongalHinduSpecial Worship
1/31Tu B'ShvatJudaismSpecial Worship
2/08Nirvana DayBuddhism, Jainism & SikhSpecial Worship
2/13ShiavaratiHinduismSpecial Worship
2/14Ash Wednesday (Start of Lent)ChristianSpecial Worship
2/16Chinese New YearConfucian/Daoist
Special Worship
2/19Clean MondayChristian Special Worship
2/28Fast of EstherJudaismFood Restrictions
2/28 - 3/01PurimJudaismSpecial Worship
3/01 – 3/02HoliHinduismSpecial Worship
3/02 – 3/20The 19 Day Fast BeginsBaha'iFood Restrictions
3/20 – 3/21Naw Ruz (New Year's Day)Bah'l'/ZoroastrianWork Restrictions
3/25Palm SundayChristianSpecial Worship
3/29Holy ThursdayChristianSpecial Worship
3/30Good FridayChristianSpecial Worship
3/30 - 4/01PassoverJudaismSpecial Worship/Mourning
3/31Holy SaturdayChristianSpecial Worship
4/01EasterChristianSpecial Worship
4/02 - 5Passover Immediate DaysJudaismSpecial Worship/Food Restrictions
4/05 – 4/07End of PassoverJudaismWork/Food Restrictions/Special Worship
4/06Holy FridayChristian OrthodoxSpecial Worship
4/08EasterChristian OrthodoxSpecial Worship
4/14BaisakhiHindu New Year/SikhSpecial Celebration
4/19 - 4/20Yom HaatzmautJudaismSpecial Celebration
4/20 - 21First day of RidvanBaha'i''Work Restrictions
4/28 - 29Ninth Day of RidvanBaha'i''Work Restrictions
4/30VesakBuddhismSpecial Worship
5/01BeltanePaganSpecial Worship
5/01 – 5/02Twelfth day of RidvanHindu New Year/ SikhSpecial Celebration
5/02 – 5/03Lag B'OmerJudaismSpecial Worship
5/10Ascension of the LordChristian/OrthodoxSpecial Worship
5/22 - 23Declaration of BabBaha'i''Work Restrictions
5/26First Night of RamadanIslamSpecial Worship
5/27 - 31Ramadan (first fast)IslamWork Restrictions
5/ 29Ascension of the Baha'u'llahBaha'iWork Restrictions
6/01 - 24Ramadan (daily fasts)IslamWork Restrictions
6/25 - 27Eid al-FitrIslamSpecial Worship