Moraine Valley does not discriminate against students based on religious observance and will reasonably accommodate the religious observance of individual students in regard to admissions, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and work requirements. Read the college’s Student Religious Observance procedure.

The following chart identifies observances by religion and calendar date.

ObservanceReligionDates Celebrated
202120222023
Lammas/LughnasadhPagan, Wiccan, DruidAug. 1Aug. 1Aug. 1
Raksha BandhanHinduAug. 22Aug. 11Aug. 30
Krishna JanmashtamiHinduAug. 29Aug. 18Sept. 6
Rosh HashanahJewishSept. 6-8Sept. 25-27Sept. 15-17
Yom KippurJewishSept. 15-16Oct. 4-5Sept. 24-25
SukkotJewishSept. 20-27Oct. 9-16Sept. 29-Oct. 6
Mabon/Alban Elfed/Autumnal EquinoxPagan, Wiccan, DruidSept. 21-29Sept. 21-29Sept. 21-29
Shemini AtzeretJewishSept. 27-29Oct. 16-18Oct. 6-8
Simchat TorahJewishSept. 28-29Oct. 17-18Oct. 7-8
NavratriHinduOct. 7-14Sept. 26-Oct. 4Oct. 15-24
SamhainPagan, Wiccan, DruidOct. 31-Nov. 1Oct. 31-Nov. 1Oct. 31-Nov. 1
DiwaliHindu, Sikh, Buddhist, JainNov. 4Oct. 24Nov. 12
Birth of Bahá'u'lláhBahaʹiNov. 6-7Oct. 26-27Oct. 16-17
Hanukkah/ChanukahJewishNov. 28-Dec. 5Dec. 18-25Dec. 7-14
Yule/Midwinter/Alban Arthan/Winter SolsticePagan, Wiccan, DruidDec. 22Dec. 22Dec. 22
ChristmasChristianDec. 24-25Dec. 24-25Dec. 24-25
Gantan-saiShintoJan. 1Jan. 1Jan. 1
Epiphany/Twelfth Night/Three Kings DayChristianJan. 6Jan. 6Jan. 6
ChristmasEastern Orthodox ChristianJan. 7Jan. 7Jan. 7
Imbolc/CandlemasPagan, Wiccan, DruidFeb. 1-2Feb. 1-2Feb. 1-2
Setsubun-saiShintoFeb. 3Feb. 3Feb. 3
Ash WednesdayChristianFeb. 17Mar. 2Feb. 22
Chinese New YearConfucian, Taoist, BuddhistFeb. 21Feb. 1Jan. 22
PurimJewishFeb. 25-26March 16-18March 6-8
Magha Puja DayBuddhistFebruary 26Feb. 16Mar. 20
Ostara/Alban Eilir/Spring EquinoxPagan, Wiccan, DruidMarch 20March 20March 20
Naw RuzBahaʹiMarch 20-21March 20-21March 20-21
Palm SundayChristianMarch 28April 10April 2
HoliHinduMarch 28-29March 17-18March 6-7
Pesach/PassoverJewishMarch 29-April 4April 15-23April 22-30
Maundy ThursdayChristianApril 1April 14April 6
Good FridayChristianApril 2April 15April 7
EasterChristianApril 4April 17April 9
Yom HaShoʹahJewishApril 7-8April 27-28April 17-18
RamadanIslamicApril 12-May 11 (approx)April 2-May 1 (approx)March 22-April 20 (approx)
VaisakhiSikhApril 13April 13April 14
Holy Friday/Good FridayEastern Orthodox ChristianApril 30April 22April 14
BeltanePagan, Wiccan, DruidMay 1May 1May 1
Pascha/EasterEastern Orthodox ChristianMay 2April 24April 16
Eid al-FitrIslamicMay 12-13 (approx)May 2-3 (approx)April 21-22 (approx)
ShavuotJewishMay 16-18June 4-6May 25-27
Buddha Day/Visakha PujaBuddhistMay 26May 15May 5
Ascension of the Bahá'u'lláhBahaʹiMay 29May 29May 29
Litha/Midsomer/Alban Hefin/Summer SolsticePagan, Wiccan, DruidJune 20June 21June 21
Tisha BʹavJewishJuly 17-18Aug. 6-7July 26-27
Eid Al-AdhaIslamicJuly 19-20 (approx)July 9-10 (approx)June 28-July 2 (approx)

Source: University of Missouri