December Calendar 2024 Holidays

Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances Holidays & Religious Calendar

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December Calendars - Handy Calendars
December Calendars – Handy Calendars

This calendar lists University of Wyoming holidays, closures, traditional observances, and days of religious significance for diverse religions. Although many of these days are not University holidays or closures, faculty and staff are asked to use this information and their discretion when responding to student, staff and faculty requests for time off for religious purposes and planning campus events. Please take special note of those holidays that have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.


Printable December  Calendar
Printable December Calendar

Classes are not in session for holidays indicated in bold and italic All Jewish and Islamic holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown. These holidays have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them. ^ Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon and therefore there may be some variance by a day. Table of Contents Spring 2024 Date Holiday/ Observance Religion January     January 1 New Year’s Day January 6 Theophany Orthodox Cbristianity January 7 Feast of the Nativity/Christmas Orthodox Christianity January 24 Tu Bishvat Judaism January 25 Mahayana New Year Buddhism February     February 2 The Presentation of Christ Orthodox Christianity February 10 Lunar New Year    February 13 Mardi Gras Christianity February 14 Ash Wednesday Christianity February 15 Parinirvana Day Buddhism February 24 Māgha Pūjā Buddhism March   March 8 Maha Shivarati  Hinduism March 10 – April 9 Ramadan^ Islam March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Christianity March 18 Clean Monday/Great Lent Begins Orthodox Christianity March 19 – March 20 Naw-Rúz  Baháʼí Faith March 21 Ostara Paganism March 23 Purim Judaism March 24 Palm Sunday Christianity March 25 Holi Hinduism  March 25 Annunciation of the Theotokos Orthodox Christianity March 29 Good Friday Christianity March 31 Easter Christianity April     April 5 Laylat al-Qadr^ Islam April 9 – April 10 Eid Al-Fitr^ Islam April 14 Baisaikhi Sikhism April 16 – 19 Theravadin New Year Buddhism April 21 – April 30 Ridvan  Baha’i Faith April 22 – April 30 Passover  Judaism April 28 Psalm Sunday Orthodox Christianity May May 3 Good Friday Orthodox Christianity May 5 Cinco De Mayo  May 5 Pascha (Easter) Orthodox Christianity May 5 Yam Hashoah Judaism May 22 – 23 Declaration of the Bab  Bahá’í Faith May 23 Vasek Buddhism May 27 – 28 Ascension of Baha’u’llah  Bahá’í Faith May 27 Memorial Day Summer 2024 June     June 11 – 13 Shavout Judaism June 13 Ascension Orthodox Christianity June 16 Guru Arjan martyrdom Sikhism June 16 – June 19 Eid al-Adha^ Islam June 20 Litha Summer Solstice Paganism June 23 Pentecost Orthodox Christianity July     July 7 – July 8 Hijri New Year Islam July 8 Martyrdom of the Bab  Baha’i Faith July 23 Seventeenth of Tammuz Judaism July 24 Pioneer Day Mormonism August     August 6 Transfiguration Orthodox Christianity August 13 – 15 Obon Buddhism August 15 Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Christianity August 19 Rakhi Hinduism August 26 – 27 Krishna Janmashtami Hinduism 2024/2025 Academic Year September     September 8

Nativity of Theotokos

December  with holidays calendar
December with holidays calendar

Orthodox Christianity September 14

Elevation of the Holy Cross

Orthodox Christianity September 15 – September 16 Eid Milad un Nabi^ Islam September 16  Mexico Independence Day   September 21 Fall Equinox Paganism October     October 2 – October 4 Rash Hashanah Judaism October 3 – October 12 Navratri Hinduism October 11 – October 12 Yam Kippur Judaism October 16 – October 23 Sukkot Judaism October 20 Birth of the Bab Baha’i Faith October 23 – 25 Shemini Atzeret Judaism October 31  Diwali Hinduism October 31 Halloween   October 31 – November 2 Dia de Los Muertos   November     November 1 All Saints’ Day Christianity November 2 All Souls’ Day Christianity November 12 Birth of Baha’u’llah Baha’i Faith November 21 Presentation of Theotokos Orthodox Christianity November 24 Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib Sikhism November 25  Day of the Covenant Baha’i Faith November 27 Ascension of  Abdu’l-Baha  Baha’i Faith November 28 Thanksgiving   December     December 6 St. Nicholas Day Christianity December 8 Bodhi Day Buddhism December 21 – January 1 Yule Summer Solstice Paganism December 25 Christmas Christianity December 25 – January 2 Hanukkah Judaism December 26 – January 1 Kwanza   January     January 1 Feast Day of St. Basil Orthodox Christianity January 1 Gantan-Sai Shinto January 6 Epiphany Catholism January 7 Bodhi Day Buddhism January 7 Orthodox Christmas Orthodox Christianity January 13 Lohri (Maghi) Sikhism January 14 Makar Sankranti  Hinduism January 19 World Relgion Day Baha’i Faith January 29 Chinese New Year Confucian/Buddhism/Daoism February     February 1 Imbolc Paganism February 13 Laylat al Bara’a Islam February 14 St. Valentine’s Day Catholisism February 15 Nirvana Day Buddhism February 26 Maha Shivaratri Hinduism February 29 Ramadan Starts Islam March     March 5 Ash Wednesday Christianity March 13 Purim Judaism March 14 Holi Hinduism March 20 Ostara Paganism March 22 Nuruz Baha’i Faith March 30 Ramadan Ends Islam March 31 Eid al-Fitr^ Islam April     April 10 Mahavir Jayanti Jain Faith April 12 Passover Begins Judaism April 14 Vaisakhi Sikhism/Hinduism April 18 Good Friday Christianity April 20 Passover Ends  Judaism April 20 Easter Christianity April 20 Pascha Orthodox Christianity April 22 Ridvan Baha’i Faith May     May 1 Beltane Paganism May 5 Buddha Day Buddhism