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.

2022-2023

Fall 2022Holy DaysTradition
August
8/7- 8/8AshuraIslam
September
9/25 (sunset)-9/27 (sunset)Rosh HashanahJudaism
October
10/4 (sunset) -10/5 (sunset)Yom KippurJudaism
10/16SukkotJudaism
10/24DiwaliHinduism
November
11/1All Saints DayChristianity
December
12/18-12/26HanukkahJudaism
12/24Christmas EveChristian
12/25ChristmasChristian
12/26-1/1Kwanzaa
12/31Watch NightChristian
Spring 2023
January
1/6EpiphanyChristian
1/22Chinese New YearChinese Tradition
February
2/15Nirvana DayBuddhism
2/22Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent)Christian
March
3/6- 3/7PurimJudaism
3/8HoliHinduism
3/17St. Patrick's DayChristian
3/22-4/21RamadanIslam
3/30Magha Puja DayBuddhism
April
4/2Palm Sunday Christian
4/4Mahavir JayantiJainism
4/5- 4/13PesachJudaism
4/6Maundy ThursdayChristian
4/7Good FridayChristian
4/9EasterChristian
4/16Pascha (Easter)Orthodox Christian
May
June
6/28-6/29Eid al Adha (Sacrifice Day)Islam
July
7/13Asalha Puja DayBuddhist

Detail of Holy Days