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Common Religious and U.S. Public Holiday Calendars

Future Religious and U.S. Public Holiday Calendars

2022-2027 Calendars

Please see designated sheet for each school year.

Your Community Religions

For more information about the religions commonly practiced in your community, explore the Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape Study.

Many students end up missing school and important school events in order to honor their religious practices. OSPI encourages districts not to schedule significant school events on major religious holidays; this conveys to all students that they are a meaningful part of their school communities and that their religious traditions matter. 

OSPI encourages each local education agency to educate themselves on the religious traditions of the students and communities they serve, strive to honor all religious communities, and work to be inclusive of all students. School personnel can use this calendar when responding to student requests for excused absences for religious purposes or when planning events such as curriculum nights, field trips, school or team pictures, dances, and hearing and vision tests, etc.

Please contact our Equity team to recommend corrections or additions to the calendar.

NOTE: All Jewish, Islamic, and Bahá’í holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.

  • * These holidays (or dates within holidays) are designated non-work (observance) days.
  • # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day.

2022-23 Calendar

Holiday or Observance Religious Group Dates Additional Notes

Eid al-Adha

Islamic

July 9-10, 2022

(Sat-Sun)

 

First day of Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year)

Islamic

July 29, 2022

(Fri)

Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first day of Muharram is considered by many Muslims as the start of the New year for Islam.

Janmashtami

Hindu

Aug. 18-19, 2022

(Thurs-Fri)

 

Labor Day

 

Sept. 5, 2022

(Mon)

No school.

*Rosh Hashanah (New Year)

Jewish

Sept. 25-27, 2022

(Sun-Tues)

Rosh Hashanah kicks off several weeks of Jewish holidays in the fall. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two most-observed Jewish Holidays, called the high holy days. Designated non-workday for observers.

*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

Jewish

Oct. 4-5, 2022

Holiest and most observed Jewish holiday. Designated non-workday for observers.

Navaratri/Dassehra

Hindu

Oct. 5, 2022

(Mon)

Celebrated at night (9-day festival).

Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad)

Islamic

Oct. 8, 2022

(Sat)

 

*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)

Jewish

Oct. 9-16, 2022

No work permitted on October 10-11. Work is permitted on October 12-14 and October 16 with certain restrictions.

Indigenous Peoples' Day

 

Oct. 10, 2022

(Mon)

 

*Shmini Atzeret

Jewish

Oct. 16-18, 2022

(Sun-Tues)

Designated non-workday for observers.

*Simchat Torah

Jewish

Oct. 17-18, 2022

(Mon-Tues)

Designated non-workday for observers.

Diwali

Hindu

Oct. 24, 2022

(Mon)

 

Veterans Day

 

Nov. 11, 2022

(Fri)

No school.

Thanksgiving Day

 

Nov. 24, 2022

(Thurs)

No school Nov. 24-25, 2022.

(Thurs-Fri)

Hanukkah (Chanukah)

Jewish

Dec. 18-26, 2022

(Sun-week after following Monday)

Lasts 8 days.

Christmas Day

Christian

Dec. 25, 2022

(Sun)

No school on Dec. 26, 2022.

(Mon)

New Year's Day

 

Jan. 1, 2023

(Sun)

 

No school on Jan. 2, 2023.

(Mon)

Orthodox Christmas

Christian Orthodox

Jan. 7, 2023

(Sat)

 

Martin Luther King Day

 

Jan. 16, 2023

(Mon)

No school.

Lunar New Year

 

Jan. 22, 2023

(Sun)

 

Maha Shivaratri

Hindu

Feb. 18, 2023

(Sat)

 

Ash Wednesday

Christian

Feb. 22, 2023

(Wed)

 

Beginning of Lent

Christian

Feb. 22, 2023

(Wed)

 

Observed Feb. 22-April 26, 2023.

Presidents Day

 

Feb. 20, 2023

(Mon)

No school.

Purim

Jewish

March 6-7, 2023

(Mon-Tues)

 

Holi

Hindu

March 8, 2023

(Wed)

 

Beginning of Ramadan

Islamic

March 22, 2023

(Wed)

Observed March 22-April 21, 2023.

Dates not fixed. See note above.

*Passover (Pesach)

Jewish

April 5-13, 2023

No work permitted on April 6 - 7 and April 12 - 13. Work is permitted only on April 9 - 11 with certain restrictions.

Good Friday

Christian

April 7, 2023

(Fri)

 

Easter

Christian

April 9, 2023

(Sun)

 

Orthodox Good Friday

Christian Orthodox

April 14, 2023

(Fri)

 

Orthodox Easter

Christian Orthodox

April 16, 2023

(Sun)

 

Lailat Ul Qadr

Islamic

April 18, 2023

(Tues)

Date not fixed. See note above.

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

Islamic

April 21-22, 2023

Observed March 22-April 22, 2023
Dates not fixed. See note above.

Ram Navami

Hindu

March 30, 2023

(Thurs)

 

*Shavuot

Jewish

May 25-27, 2023

(Thurs-Sat)

Designated non-workday for observers.

Memorial Day

 

May 29, 2023

(Mon)

No school.

Eid al-Adha

Islamic

June 28-29, 2023

(Wed-Thurs)

Date not fixed. See note above.

Independence Day

 

July 4, 2023

(Tues)

No school.

Janmashtami

Hindu

Sept. 6-7

(Wed-Thurs)

Date not fixed. See note above.