Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

SPRING 2019

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
New Year's Day Jan. 1 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) All NYIT campuses closed
Epiphany (Three King's Day) Jan. 6 Christian
Orthodox Christmas Jan. 7 Christian Orthodox
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses closed
Winter Holiday and Chinese New Year Jan. 7 – Feb. 13 Campus Break Nanjing campus closed
Winter Holiday and Chinese New Year Jan. 18 – Feb. 27 Campus Break Beijing campus closed
Lunar New Year (China) Feb. 5 Chinese Holiday
Losar (Tibetan New Year) Feb. 5 Buddhist
Family Day Feb. 18 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
President's Day (Washington's Birthday) Feb. 18 National Holiday (U.S.) New York campuses closed
Maha Shivaratri Mar. 4 Hindu
Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent Mar. 6 Christian
Spring Break Mar. 18 – 22 Campus Break (Students) Student break: New York, Arkansas (campuses open)
Spring Weekend Mar. 21 – 22 Campus Break (Staff) New York campuses closed
Navrati-Chaitra (Vasanta) Navratri Mar. 18 – 26 Hindu
Purim Mar. 20 – 21 Jewish
Holi Mar. 20 – 21 Hindu
Spring Break Abu Dhabi Mar. 31 – Apr. 13 Campus Break Abu Dhabi campus open
Israa wal Miraj night Apr. 3 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Qingming Festival Apr. 5 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) Apr. 13 – 15 Buddhist
Good Friday Apr. 19 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Passover (Pesach) Apr. 19 – 27 Jewish *The first two and last two days of Passover are observed as full holy days, with restrictions on work and travel.
Easter Apr. 21 Christian
Easter Monday Apr. 22 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Holy Friday Apr. 26 Christian Orthodox
Orthodox Easter Apr. 28 Christian Orthodox
May Day (Labor Day) May 1 National Holiday (China) China campuses closed
Ramadan May 6 – Jun. 4 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus open (Campus closed June 3 – 4).

SUMMER 2019

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Victoria Day May 20 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Memorial Day May 27 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses closed
Eid al-Fitr (Feast of breaking the Fast) Jun. 5 – 7 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Dragon Boat Festival Jun. 7 Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Shavuot Jun. 8 – 10 Jewish
Nanjing Campus Summer Holiday Jun. 20 – Aug. 21 Campus Break Nanjing campus closed (dates may change)
Canada Day Jul. 1 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Independence Day Jul. 4 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses are closed
Summer Holiday Jul. 5 – Aug. 28 Campus Break Beijing campus closed
Tzom Tammuz Jul. 21 Jewish
British Columbia Day Aug. 5 Holiday (British Columbia) Vancouver campus closed
Tish'a B'Av Aug. 11 Jewish
Arafat Day Aug. 10 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Eid al-Adha Aug. 11 – 13 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Raksha Bandhan Aug. 15 Hindu
Krishna Janmashtami Aug. 24 Hindu
Al Hijri New Year's Day Aug. 31 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed

FALL 2019

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Labor Day Sep. 2 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) New York, Arkansas, Vancouver campuses closed
Chinese Mid–Autumn Festival Sep. 13 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Sep. 29 – Oct. 1 Jewish
Navaratri-Ashwin (Shardiya) MahaNavratri Sep. 29 – Oct. 7 Hindu
China National Day Oct. 1 – 7 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Dussehra Oct. 8 Hindu
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Oct. 8 – 9 Jewish
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Oct. 13 – 20 Jewish
Columbus (Indigenous Peoples) Day Oct. 14 National Holiday (U.S.) New York campuses closed
Thanksgiving (Canada) Oct. 14 National Holiday (China) Vancouver campus closed
Karwachauth Oct. 17 Hindu
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Oct. 20 – 22 Jewish
Diwali Oct. 27 Hindu
Halloween Oct. 31 Observance
All Soul's Day Nov. 2 Christian
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Birthday of Mohammad) Nov. 9 Islamic
Veterans Day Nov. 11 National Holiday (U.S.)
Remembrance Day Nov. 11 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Thanksgiving Day (US) Nov. 28 National Holiday (China) New York campuses closed Nov. 27 – 29; Arkansas campus closed Nov. 28 – 29
Commemoration Day Dec. 1 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
UAE National Day Dec. 2 – 3 National Holiday (UAE) Abu Dhabi campus closed
Midyear Vacation Dec. 15 – Jan. 4 Campus Break Abu Dhabi campus open
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Dec. 22 – 30 Jewish
Christmas Day Dec. 25 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) New York and Vancouver campuses closed
Winter Break Dec. 20 – Jan. 1 Campus Break Vancouver campus closed
Winter Break Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 Campus Break New York and Arkansas campuses closed
New Year's Eve Dec. 31 Observance All NYIT campuses closed