Religious Observance Dates
Please review the table below of major observances for the larger faith communities in the Christina School District that may lead to significant numbers of absences for our students and staff during the school year. The list below is a "short list" of major observances and is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the diverse array of religious beliefs and practices in existence.
|Magha Puja (Sangha Day)||Feb 16||Mar 06||Feb 24|
|Maha Shivaratri||Feb 28||Feb 18||Mar 08|
|Holi||Mar 18||Mar 7||Mar 25|
|Naw Ruz||Mar 21||Mar 21||Mar 20|
|Beginning of Ramadan||Apr 2||Mar 23||Mar 11|
|Ram Navami||Apr 10||Mar 30||Apr 16|
|Good Friday||Apr 15||Apr 07||Mar 29|
|Theravada New Year||Apr 16-18||Apr 6-8||Apr 24-26|
|Easter||Apr 17||Apr 09||Mar 31|
|Laylat al-Qadr||Apr 29||Apr 18||Apr 06|
|Eid al-Fitr||May 02||Apr 21||Apr 10|
|Vesak||May 15||May 05||May 22|
|Shavuot||Jun 04||May 25||Jun 11|
|Rosh Hashanah||Sep 25||Sep 15||Oct 2|
|Dussehra||Oct 05||Oct 24||Oct 12|
|Yom Kippur||Oct 04||Sep 24||Oct 11|
|Diwali||Oct 24||Nov 12||Nov 01|
|Sukkot||Oct 9 - Oct 16||Sept 29 - Oct 6||Oct 16 - Oct 23|
|Birth of Baha'u'llah||Oct 27||Oct 17||Nov 03|
|Christmas||Dec 25||Dec 25||Dec 25|
We have provided the information on this page to serve the following puposes:
- To inform administrators, teachers and staff about the diverse religious practices of our students and staff
- To increase awareness of major religious observances within each religious tradition that may cause significant numbers of absences from curricular, instructional, and extra-curricular activities
- To advise administrators and teachers of 25 DE Reg. 360 (10/01/21), in which a student shall be excused for any of the religious holidays listed in the table when the school district or charter school receives a signed, written excuse from a student's parent, guardian, or relative caregiver.
Schools should avoid scheduling exams, athletic events/contests and other special events, such as assemblies, field trips, and back-to-school nights, on days identified above.
Student privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance. All requests for religious accommodation (falling under 25 DE Reg. 360 (10/01/21) or otherwise) presented to any District employee shall be treated as a confidential matter involving student records.