Fall 2021 Religious Holidays

The following are fall 2021 religious holidays.

  • Please avoid scheduling events on the following religious holidays when possible
  • Articles are linked to learn more about holidays. We acknowledge that the articles linked are only one perspective, and that there is more than one perspective
  • This is not an all-encompassing document. Please reach out to us to share your insight. Contact Jeanette Snider, Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs, at jcsnider@umd.edu.


Paryushana September 3rd-10th (Jain)

Rosh Hashanah September 6th-8th (Jewish)

Ganesh Chaturthi September 10th- 19th (Hindu)

Das Lakshan September 11th-20th (Jain)

Yom Kippur September 15th-16th (Jewish)

Sukkot September 20th-27th (Jewish)

Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah September 27th-29th

Pitru Paksha September 20th-October 6th (Hindu)

Mabon- Autumnal Equinox September 22nd (Pagan and Wiccan)

Arbaeen September 27th- 28th (Islamic)


Navratri October 7th-15th (Hindu)

Dussehra October 15th (Hindu)

Mawlid October 18th-19th (Islamic)

Samhain October 31st-November 1st (Pagan and Wiccan)


All Saints’ Day (Catholic)

Dia de los Muertos November 1st (Mexican; Catholic)

Anniversary of the Crowning of Haile Selassie November 2nd (Rastafarian)

Diwali November 4th-6th (Hindus, Sikh, and Jain)

Gujarati New Year November 5th (Jain)

Birthday of the Bab November 6th-7th ( Baha’i)

Guru Nanak Ji’s Birthday November 19th (Sikh)

Hanukkah November 28th-December 6th (Jewish)

Feast of St. Andrew November 30th (Roman Catholic)


Feast of the Immaculate Conception- December 8th (Roman Catholic)

Bodhi Day- December 8th (Buddhist)

Saint Lucia’s Day- December 13th (Scandinavian holiday)

La Posada- December 16th-24th

Yule- December 21st (Pagan and Wiccan)

Noche Buena- Christmas Eve- December 24th

Christmas- December 25th (Christian)

The Feast of St.Stephen/Boxing day- December 26th (Roman Catholic)

Kwanzaa- December 26th-January 1st (Ancient African American holiday)

Jonkonnu- December 26th-January 1st (Bahamian)

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