Major Religious Holidays

Major Religious Holidays

According to the 2014  Pew Forum Data,  1.9% of United States residents are Jewish, 0.9% are Muslim and 70.6% are Christian. Source:

http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/pr_15-05-12_rls-00/

Millersville University excuses students for absences on religious holidays. The major religious holidays for these three religious groups are: 

Jewish High Holy Days

  •  Rosh Hashana begins sundown Wednesday, Sept. 20th, 2017
    • Ends the evening of  Friday, Sept. 22nd, 2017
    • 2018: Begins Sundown Sunday, Sept. 9th, 2018 and ends the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2018
  • Yom Kippur begins sundown Friday, Sept. 29th, 2017
    • Ends the evening of Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017
    • 2018: Begins Sundown Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 2018 and ends the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 2018

Muslim/ Islamic Holy Days

  • Eid Al-Fitr June 27th, 2017
    • Celebrated at the end of Ramadan- May 28th
    • 2018: Will begin the evening of Thursday, June 14th, 2018 and end the evening of Friday, June 15th, 2018
  • Eid Al-Adha September 4th, 2017
    • Celebrated on the tenth day of al-Hijjah and last 4 days
    • 2018: Will begin the evening of Monday, Aug. 20th, 2018 and end the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 2018

Christian Holy Days

  • Lent Begins 40 Days before Easter
    • 2018: Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2018- Thursday, March 29th, 2018
  • Palm Sunday Sunday before Easter
    • 2018: Sunday, March 25th, 2018
  • Good Friday April 14th, 2017- Always the Friday before Easter
    • 2018: Friday, March 30th, 2018
  • Easter April 16th, 2017- First Sunday after the first full moon after March 21st
    • 2018: Sunday, March 1st, 2018
  • Christmas  December 25th, 2017
    • 2018: Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 2018