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
201820192020
Lammas/LughnasadhPagan, Wiccan, DruidAug. 1Aug. 1Aug. 1
Raksha BandhanHinduAug. 25Aug. 15Aug. 3
Krishna JanmashtamiHinduSept. 2Aug. 24Aug. 11
Rosh HashanahJewishSept. 9-11Sept. 29-Oct. 1Sept. 19-20
Mabon/Alban Elfed/Autumnal EquinoxPagan, Wiccan, DruidSept. 21-29Sept. 21-29Sept. 21-29
Yom KippurJewishSept. 18-19Oct. 8-9Sept. 27-28
Eid Al-AdhaIslamicAug. 20-21 (approx)Aug. 10-11 (approx)July 30-31 (approx)
SukkotJewishSept. 23-30Oct. 13-20Oct. 2-9
Shemini AtzeretJewishSept. 30-Oct. 2Oct. 20-22Oct. 9-11
Simchat TorahJewishOct. 1-2Oct. 21-22Oct. 10-11
NavaratriHinduOct. 10-19Sept. 29-Oct. 8Oct. 17-26
Birth of Bahá'u'lláhBahaʹiNov. 9-10Oct. 29-30Oct. 18-19
SamhainPagan, Wiccan, DruidOct. 31-Nov. 1Oct. 31-Nov. 1Oct. 31-Nov. 1
DiwaliHindu, Sikh, Buddhist, JainNov. 7Oct. 27Nov. 14
Hanukkah/ChanukahJewishDec. 2-10Dec. 22-30Dec. 10-18
Yule/Midwinter/Alban Arthan/Winter SolsticePagan, Wiccan, DruidDec. 21-Jan. 1Dec. 21-Jan. 1Dec. 22-Jan. 2
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
Chinese New YearConfucian, Taoist, BuddhistFeb. 16Feb. 5Jan. 25
Ash WednesdayChristianFeb. 14March 6Feb. 26
Magha Puja DayBuddhistMarch 1Feb. 19Feb. 10
PurimJewishFeb. 28-March 1March 20-21March 9-10
Palm SundayChristianMarch 25April 14April 5
Ostara/Alban Eilir/Spring EquinoxPagan, Wiccan, DruidMarch 20March 20March 19
Naw RuzBahaʹiMarch 20-21March 20-21March 19-20
HoliHinduMarch 1-2March 20-21March 9-10
Maundy ThursdayChristianMarch 29April 18April 9
Good FridayChristianMarch 30April 19April 10
Holy Friday/Good FridayEastern Orthodox ChristianMarch 30April 19April 10
EasterChristianApril 1April 21April 12
Pesach/PassoverJewishMarch 30-April 7April 19-27April 8-16
Buddha Day/Visakha PujaBuddhistApril 8April 8April 8
VaisakhiSikhApril 14April 14April 13
Pascha/EasterEastern Orthodox ChristianApril 8April 28April 19
Yom HaShoʹahJewishApril 11-12May 1-2April 20-21
BeltanePagan, Wiccan, DruidMay 1May 1May 1
RamadanIslamicMay 15-June 14 (approx)May 5-June 4 (approx)April 23-May 23 (approx)
ShavuotJewishMay 19-21June 8-10May 28-30
Ascension of the Bahá'u'lláhBahaʹiMay 29May 29May 29
Eid al-FitrIslamicJune 14-15 (approx)June 3-4 (approx)May 23-24 (approx)
Litha/Midsomer/Alban Hefin/Summer SolsticePagan, Wiccan, DruidJune 24June 24June 24
Tisha BʹavJewishJuly 21-22Aug. 10-11July 29-30

Source: University of Missouri