District Calendar 2016-2017 - Page 8

The New Jersey State Board of Education has adopted the following list of religious holidays permitting pupil absence from school for the 2016-2017 school year: Religious Holidays September 1 5 7 8 10 11-14 14 October 1-10 3 3-4 11 12 17-23 20 24 25 30 31 November 1 2 14 15 21 24 25 27 December 8 14 21 25 25-Jan 1 26 Ecclesiastical Year begins Ganesha Chaturthi His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s Birthday Nativity of Mary Nativity of the Theotokos Hajj Day Eid al Adha Onam The Elevation of the Holy Cross Navaratri Feast of Trumpets Rosh Hashanah Duserra Yom Kippur Day of Atonement Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles Birth of B’ab Installation of the Scriptures as Guru Granth Last Great Day; Shemini Atzeret Simcat Torah Diwali Goverdhan Puja All Saints’ Day Samhain-Beltane Birth of the Bab All Souls’ Day Birth of the Baba’u’llah Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday Nativity Fast begins The Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day of Covenant First Sunday of Advent Ascension of ‘Abdu’l Baha Bodhi Day Immaculate Conception Mawlid an Nabi Yule Christmas The Nativity of Christ Hanukkah Zarathosht Diso January 1 3-10 5 6 7 13 14 15 28 February 1 2 11 15 25 25-28 28 March 1 12 13 20 21 25 27 28 April 1 2 5 9 10 11 11-14 11-17 11-18 13 13-20 14 16 Gantan-sai Holy Convocation Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Feast of Epiphany Feast of Theophany Nativity of Christ Feast of the Nativity Maghi Makar Sankranti and Pongal World Religion Day Chinese/Lunar New Year Vasant Panchami Imbolic-Candlemas The Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple Tu B’shvat Nirvana Day Maha Shivaratri Intercalary Days Shrove Tuesday Ash Wednesday Purim L.Ron Hubbard’s Birthday Holi Hola Mohalla Ostara Naw Ruz Nowruz The Annunciation of the Theotokos The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Clean Monday Khordad Sal Chandramana Yugadi Souramana Yugadi Lazarus Saturday Palm Sunday(Eastern Orthodox) Ramnavami Palm Sunday (Christian) Passover Mahavir Jayanti Lord’s Evening Meal Hanuman Jeyanti First Day of Unleavened Bread Theravadin New Year Days of Unleavened Bread Passover Holy Thursday Passover/Days of Unleavened Bread Holy Friday Easter 17 20 24 25 28 May 1 10 12 14 23 25 27 28 31 June 1 4 16 21 29 Easter Monday Last Day of Unleavened Bread Bright Monday First Day of Ridvan Lailat al Miraj The 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday Ninth Day of Ridvan Beltane Yom Ha’Azmaut Twelfth Day of Ridvan Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day Lailat al Bara’ah Lag B’Omer Declaration of the Bab Ascension of Our Lord Ramadan Ascension of Baha’u’llah Shavuot Shavuot Pentecost (Christian) Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox) Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Litha Fast of the Holy Apostles Disclaimer: New Jersey Department of Education has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the dates. The information has been verified through the use of various sources and some dates may vary due to the lunar, Gregorian and Julian calendars. 8