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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.

2017 – 2018

FALL

June – July 

  • 5/27 – 6/25 – Holy Month: Ramadan (Muslim)

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

  • 7 – Chistmas (Eastern Orthodox)
  • 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)
  • 1 – Palm Sunday (Greek Orthodox)
  • 6 – Good Friday (Greek Orthodox)
  • 8 – Easter (Greek Orthodox)

May

  • 5/16 – 6/14 – Ramadan (Muslim)
  • 22 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 5/15 – 6/14 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

 

2018 – 2019

FALL

May – June – July 

  • 5/15 – 6/14 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

August

  • 20 (Sunset) – 21 (Sunset) – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)

September

  • 9 (Sunset) – 11 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  • 18 (Sunset) – 19 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • 20 (Sunset) – 21 (Sunset) –Ashura (Muslim)
  • 9/23 (Sunset) – 9/30 (Sunset)–  Sukkot (Jewish)

October

November

  • 7 –Diwali (Hindu)

December

  • 12/2 – Hanukkah (Sunset) – 12/10 (Sunset) (Jewish)
  • 8 – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day/Bodhi (Buddhist)
  • 25 – Christmas (Christian)

SPRING

January

  • 7 – Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)

February

  • 5 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

March

  • 6 – Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent (Christian)
  • 3/20 (Sunset) – 3/21 (Sunset) – Holi (Hindu)

April

  • 8 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 14 – Palm Sunday (Christian)
  • 19 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 4/19 (Sunset) – 4/27 (Sunset) Passover (Jewish)
  • 21 – Easter (Christian)
  • 26 – Good Friday (Greek Orthodox)
  • 28 – Easter (Greek Orthodox)

May

  • 5/5 – 6/4 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

2019 – 2020

FALL

May – June

  • 5/15 – 6/14 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

July

August

  • 10 (Sunset) – 11 (Sunset) – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)

September

  • 9 (Sunset) – 10 (Sunset) –Ashura (Muslim)
  • 9/29 (Sunset) – 10/1 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

October

  • 8 (Sunset) – 9 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • 13 (Sunset) – 20 (Sunset) – Sukkot (Jewish)
  • 27 –Diwali (Hindu)

November

December

  • 12/22 – Hanukkah (Sunset) – 12/30 (Sunset) (Jewish)
  • 8 – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day/Bodhi (Buddhist)
  • 25 – Christmas (Christian)

SPRING

January

  • 7 – Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)
  • 25 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

February

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

March

  • 9 (Sunset) – 10 (Sunset) – Holi (Hindu)

April

  • 8 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 8 (Sunset) – 16 (Sunset) Passover (Jewish)
  • 5 – Palm Sunday (Christian)
  • 10 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 12 – Easter (Christian)
  • 17 – Good Friday (Greek Orthodox)
  • 19 – Easter (Greek Orthodox)
  • 4/23 – 5/23 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

May

  • 4/23 – 5/23 – Holy Month of Ramadan (Muslim)

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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.

Rev. Andria Williamson
Manager of Chapel Programs

Email: awillia5@highpoint.edu
Phone: (336) 841-9132