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Calendar of Holidays and Religious Observances

SPRING 2020

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 21 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses closed
Lunar New Year (China) January 25 Chinese Holiday
Losar (Tibetan New Year) February 24 Buddhist
Family Day February 17 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
President's Day (Washington's Birthday) February 17 National Holiday (U.S.) New York campuses closed
Maha Shivaratri February 21 Hindu
Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent February 26 Christian
Holi March 9 – 10 Hindu
Purim March 9 – 10 Jewish
Spring Break March 14 – 22 Campus Break (Students) Student break: New York, Arkansas (campuses open)
Spring Weekend March 19 – 20 Campus Break (Staff) New York campuses closed
Navrati-Chaitra (Vasanta) Navratri March 25 – April 3 Hindu
Spring Break Abu Dhabi Mar. 31 – Apr. 13 Campus Break Abu Dhabi campus open
Israa wal Miraj night March 22 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Qingming Festival April 4 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Easter April 4 Christian
Passover (Pesach) April 8 – 16 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 10 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Holy Friday April 10 Christian Orthodox
Easter Monday April 13 Christian Vancouver campus closed
Songkran Festival (Thai New Year) April 13 – 15 Buddhist
Orthodox Easter April 19 Christian Orthodox
May Day (Labor Day) May 1 National Holiday (China) China campuses closed
Ramadan April 23 – May 23 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus open

SUMMER 2020

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Victoria Day May 18 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Eid al-Fitr (Feast of breaking the Fast) May 23 – 24 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Memorial Day May 25 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses closed
Shavuot May 28 – 30 Jewish
Dragon Boat Festival June 25 Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Canada Day July 1 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Independence Day July 4 National Holiday (U.S.) New York, Arkansas campuses are closed
Tzom Tammuz July 8 Jewish
Tish'a B'Av July 29 – 30 Jewish
Arafat Day July 29 – 30 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
Eid al-Adha July 30 – 31 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
British Columbia Day August 3 Holiday (British Columbia) Vancouver campus closed
Raksha Bandhan August 3 Hindu
Krishna Janmashtami August 11 Hindu
Al Hijri New Year's Day August 19 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed

FALL 2020

HOLIDAY OR OBSERVANCEDATESRELIGION/ROLENOTES/CAMPUS CLOSURES
Labor Day September 7 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) New York, Arkansas, Vancouver campuses closed
Rosh Hashanah (New Year) September 18 – September 20 Jewish
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) September 27 – 28 Jewish
Chinese Mid–Autumn Festival October 1 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
China National Day October 1 National Holiday (China) Campuses in China closed
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) October 2 – 9 Jewish
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah October 9 – 11 Jewish
Columbus (Indigenous Peoples) Day October 12 National Holiday (U.S.) New York campuses closed
Thanksgiving (Canada) October 12 National Holiday (China) Vancouver campus closed
Diwali October 14 Hindu
Navaratri-Ashwin (Shardiya) MahaNavratri October 17 – 24 Hindu
Dussehra October 25 Hindu
Mawlid-al-Nabi (Birthday of Mohammad) October 28 Islamic
Halloween October 31 Observance
All Soul's Day November 2 Christian
Karwachauth November 4 Hindu
Veterans Day November 11 National Holiday (U.S.)
Remembrance Day November 11 National Holiday (Canada) Vancouver campus closed
Thanksgiving Day (US) November 26 National Holiday (China) New York campuses closed Nov. 27 – 29; Arkansas campus closed Nov. 28 – 29
Commemoration Day November 30 Islamic Abu Dhabi campus closed
UAE National Day December 2 – 3 National Holiday (UAE) Abu Dhabi campus closed
Hanukkah (Chanukah) December 10 – 18 Jewish
Winter Break December 24 – January 1 Campus Break Vancouver campus closed
Winter Break December 24 – January 1 Campus Break New York and Arkansas campuses closed
Christmas Day December 25 National Holiday (U.S., Canada) New York and Vancouver campuses closed
New Year's Eve December 31 Observance All campuses closed
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