Religious Holidays

Wentworth Institute of Technology recognizes the importance of cultural and religious observances in a student's spiritual identity. (Places of worship in the local Boston area) In the spirit of community, it is important for all members of the Wentworth campus to be aware of major religious and cultural holidays and observances. The list below is not an exhaustive list.

When a religious holiday conflicts with a student's class schedule, students assume the responsibility to discuss their absence from class to observe these holidays. Students should review the official Student Absence Due to Religious Beliefs policy in the Academic Catalog.

This list includes significant holidays from the five largest global faith traditions. However, it is not comprehensive and students may choose to observe a holiday from any tradition not included on the calendar. For information about additional holidays from these and other faith traditions, see https://www.calendarlabs.com/holidays/religious/

Spring, Summer, & Fall 2020 

BUDDHIST

  • April 8 - Buddha's Birthday 
  • July 5 - Asala - Dharma Day
  • August 15 - Obon​
  • December 8 - Bodhi Day

CHRISTIAN 

  • April 10 - Good Friday
  • April 12 - Easter
  • April 17 - Good Friday
  • April 19 - Easter
  • April 26 - Ash Wednesday
  • May 31 - Pentecost
  • November 1 - All Saints' Day
  • December 24 - Christmas

HINDU

  • March 3 - New Year
  • March 10 - Holi
  • March 25 - Hindi New Year
  • November 14 - Diwali

JEWISH
Jewish holiday begin at sundown the previous day

  • April 8-16 - Passover
  • May 29-30 - Shavout
  • September 19-20 - Rosh Hashanah
  • September 28 - Yom Kippur
  • October 3 - Sukkot
  • Decemeber 11-18 - Hannukah

ISLAM

  • April 22 - May 23 - Ramadan
  • May 24 - Eid al-Fitr
  • July 31 - Edi al-Adha
  • August 20 - Hijra
  • August 29 - Ashura

This list is not exhaustive. If you wish to add a holiday or observance, or believe that a date is listed erroneously, please contact Alex Cabal at cabala@wit.edu