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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.

2014 – 2015 

FALL

July

  • 29 – Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)

September

  •  24 (Sunset) – 26 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

October

  • 3 (Sunset) – 4 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)
  • 4 (Sunset) – 5 (Sunset) – Eid al-Adha (Muslim)
  • 9 – First day of Sukkot (Jewish)
  • 23 – Diwali

November

  • 3 – Ashura (Muslim)

December

  • 8 – Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (Buddhist)
  • 16 – Hanukkah, 7 days (Jewish)
  • 25 – Christmas (Christian)

SPRING

January

  • 7 – Christmas (Eastern Orthodox)

February

  • 18 – Ash Wednesday (Christian)
  • 19 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

March

  • 6 –  Holi (Hindu)

April

  • 3 (Sunset) – 5 (Sunset) Pesach/Passover (Jewish)
  • 3 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 5 – Easter (Christian)
  • 8 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)
  • 10 – Good Friday (Eastern Orthodox)
  • 12 – Easter (Eastern Orthodox)

2015 – 2016

FALL

July

  • 18 – 21 – Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)

September

  •  13 (Sunset) – 15 (Sunset) – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
  • 22(Sunset) – 23 (Sunset) – Yom Kippur (Jewish)

October

  • 28 – First day of Sukkot (Jewish)

November

  • 3 – Ashura (Muslim)
  • 11 – Diwali (Hindu)

December

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

SPRING

February

  • 10 – Ash Wednesday (Christian)
  • 8 – Chinese New Year (Buddhist, Daoism)

March

  • 23 –  Holi (Hindu)
  • 25 – Good Friday (Christian)
  • 27 – Easter (Christian)

April

  • 23 (Sunset) – 30(Sunset) Pesach/Passover (Jewish)
  • 8 – Buddha’s Birthday (Buddhist)

May

  • 1 – Easter (Eastern Orthodox)

Detail of Holy Days

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CONTACT THE CHAPEL

Worship services at High Point University are held Wednesday evenings, 5:30-6:15 p.m in Hayworth Chapel.

Email: religiouslife@highpoint.edu