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Observance | Holy Days

HPU encourages faculty,  staff, and students to be aware of and respect the diverse religious observances of college community members when scheduling college-wide events, exams and other major academic assignments. The calendar below is not a comprehensive list of holy days, but it includes holidays of particular significance to traditions represented on campus. If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please contact the Minister to the University, Rev. Preston Davis.

2016 – 2017

FALL

June – July 

  • 6/5 – 7/5 – Ramadan (Muslim)

September

  • 12 (Sunset) – 13 (Sunset) – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)

October

  • 2 (Sunset) – 4 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  • 11 (Sunset) – 12 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • 12 – Ashura (Muslim)
  • 16 – First day of Sukkot (Jewish)
  • 30 –Diwali (Hindu)

November

December

  • 8 – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day/Bodhi (Buddhist)
  • 24 – Hanukkah (Sunset), 7 days (Jewish)
  • 25 – Christmas (Christian)

SPRING

January

  • 28 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

February

March

  • 1 – Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent (Christian)
  • 13 –  Holi (Hindu)

April

  • 10 (Sunset) – 18 (Sunset) Passover (Jewish)
  • 14 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 16 – Easter (Christian)

May

  • 3 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 5/27 – 6/25 – Ramadan (Muslim)

2017 – 2018

FALL

September

  • 1 (Sunset) – 2 (Sunset) – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
  • 20 (Sunset) – 22 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  • 29 (Sunset) – 30 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October

  • 1 – Ashura (Muslim)
  • 4 – First day of Sukkot (Jewish)
  • 19 –Diwali (Hindu)

November

December

  • 8 – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day/Bodhi (Buddhist)
  • 12 – Hanukkah (Sunset), 7 days (Jewish)
  • 25 – Christmas (Christian)

SPRING

January

  • 16 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

February

  • 14 – Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent (Christian)

March

  • 2 – Holi (Hindu)
  • 30 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 3/30 (Sunset) – 4/7 (Sunset) Passover (Jewish)

April

  • 3/30 (Sunset) – 4/7 (Sunset) Passover (Jewish)
  • 1 – Easter (Christian)

May

  • 5/16 – 6/14 – Ramadan (Muslim)
  • 22 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)

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CONTACT THE CHAPEL

Worship services at High Point University are held Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:20 p.m in Hayworth Chapel.

Brittani Hunt, Manager of Chapel Programs
Email: bhunt@highpoint.edu
Phone: (336) 841-9132