Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

SPRING 2022

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
New Year's Day January 1 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) All campuses closed
Epiphany (Three King's Day) January 6 Christian
Orthodox Christmas January 7 Christian Orthodox
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Lunar New Year (China) February 1 Chinese Holiday
Family Day February 20 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
President's Day (Washington's Birthday) February 21 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Maha Shivaratri February 28 Hindu
Isra and Mi'raj (night) February 28 Islamic  
Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent March 2 Christian
Losar (Tibetan New Year) March 3 Buddhist
Purim March 16 – 17 Jewish
Holi March 17 – 18 Hindu
Chaitra Navratri April 1 – April 10 Hindu
Ramadan April 2 – May 1 Islamic  
Qingming Festival April 5 National Holiday (China)  
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) April 13 – 15 Buddhist
Passover (Pesach) April 15 – April 22 Jewish *The first two and last two days of Passover are observed as full holy days, with restrictions on work and travel.
Good Friday April 15 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Easter April 17 Christian
Easter Monday April 18 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Holy Saturday April 23 Christian Orthodox
Orthodox Easter April 24 Christian Orthodox
New Monday April 25 Christian Orthodox
May Day (Labor Day) May 1 National Holiday (China)  

SUMMER 2022

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Eid al-Fitr (Feast of breaking the Fast) May 3 – 5 Islamic  
Shavuot May 4 – 6 Jewish
Victoria Day May 23 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Memorial Day May 30 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Dragon Boat Festival June 3 – 5 Holiday (China)  
Canada Day July 1 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Independence Day July 4 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Day of Arafat July 8 – 9 Islamic  
Eid al-Adha July 9 – 10 Islamic  
Tzom Tammuz July 17 Jewish
British Columbia Day August 1 Holiday (British Columbia) Vancouver campus closed
Tish'a B'Av August 6 – 7 Jewish
Raksha Bandhan August 11 Hindu
Krishna Janmashtami August 19 Hindu
Al Hijri New Year's Day August 29 – 30 Islamic  

FALL 2022

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Labor Day September 5 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) All campuses closed
Chinese Mid–Autumn Festival September 10 National Holiday (China)  
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) September 25 – September 27 Jewish
Shardiya Navaratri September 26 – October 15 Hindu
China National Day October 1 National Holiday (China)  
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) October 4 – 5 Jewish
Dussehra October 5 Hindu
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Birthday of Mohammad) October 8 Islamic
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) October 9 – 16 Jewish
Indigenous Peoples Day October 10 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Thanksgiving (Canada) October 10 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Karwachauth October 12 – 13 Hindu
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 16 – 18 Jewish
Diwali October 24 Hindu
Halloween October 31 Observance
All Soul's Day November 2 Christian
Veterans Day November 11 National Holiday (U.S.)
Remembrance Day November 11 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) November 24 National Holiday (U.S.) U.S. campuses closed
Commemoration Day December 1 Islamic  
UAE National Day December 2 – 3 National Holiday (UAE)  
Hanukkah (Chanukah) December 18 – 26 Jewish
Christmas Day December 25 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) All campuses closed
New Year's Eve December 31 Observance All campuses closed