Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

Summer 2018

Holiday or Observance Dates Religion/Role Notes/Campus closures
Eid al-Fitr (Feast of breaking the Fast) June 14 - 16 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Dragon Boat Festival June 18 Holiday (China) Beijing campus closed
Canada Day July 1 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed on July 2
Nanjing Campus Summer Holiday July 2 - Aug. 24 Campus Break Nanjing campus closed (dates may change)
Independence Day July 4 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses are closed
Tish'a B'Av July 22 Jewish  
Summer Holiday July 28 - Aug. 28 Campus Break Beijing campus closed
British Columbia Day Aug. 6 Holiday (British Columbia) Vancouver campus closed
Raksha Bandhan Aug. 26 Hindu  
Krishna Janmashtami Sept. 2 Hindu  

Fall 2018

Holiday or Observance Dates Religion/Role Notes/Campus closures
Arafat Day Aug. 21 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Eid al–Adha Aug. 22 - 23 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Labor Day Sep. 3 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) New York, Arkansas, Vancouver campuses closed
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Sep. 9 - 11 Jewish
Hijri New Year's Day Sep. 11 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Sep. 18 - 19 Jewish
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Sep. 23 - 30 Jewish
Chinese Mid–Autumn Festival Sep. 24 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Sep. 30 - Oct. 2 Jewish
China National Day Oct. 1 - 7 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Columbus (Indigenous Peoples) Day Oct. 8 National Holiday (U.S.) New York campuses closed
Thanksgiving (Canada) Oct. 8 National Holiday (China) Vancouver campus closed
Navaratri–Ashwin (Shardiya) MahaNavratri Oct. 10 - 19 Hindu
Dussehra Oct. 18 Hindu
Karwachauth Oct. 27 Hindu
Halloween Oct. 31 Observance
All Soul's Day Nov. 2 Christian
Diwali Nov. 7 Hindu
Veterans Day Nov. 11 National Holiday (U.S.)
Remembrance Day Nov. 11 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed on Nov. 12
Mawlid–al–Nabi (birthday of Mohammad) Nov. 20 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Thanksgiving Day (US) Nov. 22 National Holiday (China) New York campuses closed Nov. 21 - 23; Arkansas campus closed Nov. 22 - 23
Commemoration Day Nov. 30 Observance Abu Dhabi campus closed
UAE National Day Dec. 2 - 3 National Holiday (UAE) Abu Dhabi campus closed
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Dec. 2 - 10 Jewish
Midyear Vacation Dec. 17 - Jan. 6 Campus Break Abu Dhabi campus open
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