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Significant Moments

As you prepare for spring 2023 events and initiatives for the NYU Stern community, please be mindful of the following significant moments during which members of the NYU Stern community observe. Then plan accordingly. If you wish to add an important moment or would like to revise the existing list, please contact Dr. Mullins.

January

  • Thursday, January 5: Birth of Guru Gobind Singh (Sikh)
  • Friday, January 6 - Saturday, Jan, 7: Shabbat * (Jewish)
    * Please note Shabbat is a weekly holiday and will be celebrated every Friday evening and Saturday.
  • Friday, January 6: Feast of the Epiphany (Christian)
  • Saturday, January 7: Eastern Orthodox Christmas (Christian Orthodox)
  • Saturday, January 14: Sankranti (Hindu)
  • Sunday, January 22: Lunar New Year / Tet Nguyen Dan (Buddhist)

February

  • Thursday, February 1 - Friday, February 2: Imbolc (Pagan / Wiccan)
  • Saturday, February 4: Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib* (Muslim)
  • Sunday, February 5: Magha Puja (Buddhist)
  • Wednesday, February 15: Parinirvana Day (Buddhist)
  • Saturday, February 18: Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
  • Sunday. February 19 - Thursday, February 23: Losar (Buddhist)
  • Wednesday, February 22: Ash Wednesday (Christian)
  • Monday, February 27 - Tuesday, February 28: Eastern Orthodox Beginning of Lent (Christian Orthodox)

March

  • Monday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 7: Purim* (Jewish)
  • Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8: Chotrul Duchen (Buddhist)
  • Tuesday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 8: Holi* Hindu)
  • Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 21: NowRuz** (Multifaith / Baha'i / Zoroastrianism)
  • Monday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 21: Ostara (Pagan / Wiccan)
  • Wednesday, March 22 - Friday, April 21: Ramadan* (Muslim)
  • Thursday, March 30: Ramanavami (Hindu)

April

  • Wednesday, April 5 - Thursday, April 13: Passover/Pesach* (Jewish)
  • Friday, April 7: Good Friday (Christian)
  • Saturday, April 8: Hanamatsuri (Buddhist)
  • Sunday, April 9: Easter (Christian)
  • Thursday, April 13 - Saturday, April 15: Southeast Asian New Year (Buddhist)
  • Friday, April 14: Vaisakhi/Sikh New Year (Sikh) (Sikh)
  • Friday, April 14: Eastern Orthodox Good Friday (Christian Orthodox)
  • Sunday, April 16: Eastern Orthodox Easter (Christian Orthodox)
  • Monday, April 17: Laylat al-Qadr* (Muslim)
  • Friday, April 21: First Day of Ridván** (Bahá'í)
  • Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22: Eid al-Fitr* (Muslim)
  • Saturday, April 29: Ninth Day of Ridván** (Bahá'í)

May

  • Monday, May 1: Beltane (Pagan / Wiccan)
  • Tuesday, May 2: Twelfth Day of Ridván** (Bahá'í)
  • Friday, May 5: Vesak/Visakha (Buddhist)
  • Thursday, May 18: Ascension Day (Christian)
  • Wednesday, May 24: Declaration of the Báb** (Bahá'í)
  • Thursday, May 25 - Saturday, May 27: Shavuot* (Jewish)
  • Saturday, May 27: Buddha's Birthday (Buddhist)

* Starred holidays are calculated on a lunar calendar and the dates change every year. Jewish and Muslim holidays begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.

** Two stars: Bahá’í days are calculated on a solar calendar, with each day ending and beginning at sunset. The day on which a Holy Day is observed begins at sunset of the day before the Gregorian calendar dates listed.