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.

2021-2022

Fall 2021Holy DaysTradition
August
8/18- 8/19AshuraIslam
September
9/6 (sunset)-9/8 (sunset)Rosh HashanahJudaism
9/15 (sunset) -9/16 (sunset)Yom KippurJudaism
9/20-9/27SukkotJudaism
October
November
11/1All Saints DayChristianity
11/14DiwaliHinduism
December
11/28-12/6HanukkahJudaism
12/24Christmas EveChristian
12/25ChristmasChristian
12/31Watch NightChristian
Spring 2022
January
1/6EpiphanyChristian
February
2/1Chinese New YearChinese Tradition
2/15Nirvana DayBuddhism
2/16Magha Puja DayBuddhism
March
3/2Ash WednesdayChristian
3/16- 3/17PurimJudaism
3/17St. Patrick's DayChristian
3/19HoliHinduism
April
4/2-5/2RamadanIslam
4/10Palm Sunday Christian
4/14Maundy ThursdayChristian
4/14Mahavir JayantiJainism
4/15- 4/23PesachJudaism
4/15Good FridayChristian
4/17EasterChristian
4/24Pascha (Easter)Orthodox Christian
May
June
July
7/13Asalha Puja DayBuddhist
7/19-7/20Eid al Adha (Sacrifice Day)Islam

Detail of Holy Days