Cultural and Religious Holidays
Wentworth Institute of Technology recognizes the importance of cultural and religious observances in a student's spiritual identity. 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.
January 9 Mahayan New Year (Buddhist)
January 23 Chinese New Year
February 4 Mawld-al-Nabi* (Muslim)
February 22 Ash Wednesday (Christian)
March 8 Purim* (Jewish)
April 5 Holy Thursday (Christian)
April 6 Good Friday (Christian)
April 7 Passover* (Jewish) ends at sunset on April 13
April 8 Easter Sunday (Christian)
July 21 Ramadan begins* (Muslim) ends on August 18
August 18 Eid-al-Fitr (Muslim)
September 17 Rosh Hashanah* (Jewish) ends at sunset on September 18
September 26 Yom Kippur* (Jewish)
October 26 Eid-al-Adha* (Muslim)
November 15 Al-Hijra* (Muslim)
December 9 Hannukah* (Jewish) ends at sunset on December 16
* Begins at sunset on the evening prior to the date listed.
This list is not exhaustive. If you wish to add a holiday or observance, or believe that a date is listed erroneously, please contact email@example.com