2022-2023 School Year Observances

New Jersey 2022- 2023 School Year Observances

November 2022

Date Observance
November 1
  • All Saints’ Day (Christian)
  • Samhain-Beltane (Wicca)
November 2   All Souls’ Day (Christian)
November 8   Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday (sikh)
November 14   Milad Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
November 21   Presentation of the Theotokos to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
November 24   Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom (Sikh)
November 26   Day of Covenant (Baha’i)
November 27   First Sunday of Advent (Christian)
November 28
  • Nativity Fast begins (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Ascension of Abdul’l Baha (Baha’i)

December 2022

Date Observance
December 8
  • Immaculate Conception (Christian)
  • Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
December 19-26   Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 21   Yule (Wicca and Christian)
December 25
  • Christmas (Christian)
  • The Nativity of Christ (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
December 26 Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)

January 2023

Date Observance
January 1
  • Gantan-sai (Shinto)
  • Mary, Mother of God -Catholic Christian
January 3-10   Holy Convocation (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
January 5   Birthday of Guru Gobindh Singh Sahib (Sikh)
January 6
  • Feast of Epiphany (Christian)
  • Feast of Theophany (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Nativity of Christ (Armenian Orthodox)
January 7   Feast of the Nativity (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
January 13   Maghi (Sikh)
January 15
  • Makar Sankranti Pongal (Hindu)*
  • World Religion Day (Baha’i)
January 22   Chinese/Lunar New Year (Confucian, Daosit, Buddhist)
January 24-February 2   Midwinter Ceremonies (Native American)
January 26   Vasant Panchami (Hindu)*

February 2023

Date  Observance
February 2
  • The Presentation of Our Lord to the Temple (Eastern Orthodox Christian
  • Imbolic-Candlesmas (Wicca and Christian)
February 5   Ayyam al Beez (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
February 6   Tu B’shvat (Jewish)
February 9
  • Urus-Syedna Taher Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
  • Jonah’s Passover (Eastern Orhodox Church)
February 15   Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
February 17   Yawm al-Mab’ath (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)
February 18
  • Maha Sivaratri (Hindu)*
  • Lailat al Miraj (Islam)
February 21   Shrove Tuesday (Christian)
February 22   Ash Wednesday (Christian)
February 26 -March 1   Intercalary Days (Baha’i)
February 27   Clean Monday (Eastern Othodox Christian

March 2023

Date Observance
March 3   Govinda Dwadashi (Hindu)*
March 6   Holika Dahan (Hindu)*
March 7   Purim (Jewish)
March 8
  • Lailat al Bara’ah (Islam)*
  • Holi (Hindu)
March 8-10   Hola Mohalla (Sikh)*
March 13   L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday (Church of Scientology)
March 14   Meena Sankranthi (Hindu)*
March 20   Ostara (Wicca)
March 21
  • Naw-Ryz (Baha’i)
  • Nowruz (Zoroastrian)
March 22
  • Souramana Yugadi (Hindu)*
  • Chandramana Yugadi (Hindu)*
March 23- April 21   Ramadan (Islam)
March 25
  • The Annunciation of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Christian)
March 26   Khordad Sal (Zoroastrian)
March 30   Ramnavami (Hindu)*

April 2023

Date Observance
April 2   Palm Sunday
April 4
  • Mahavir Jayanti (Jain)*
  • Lord’s Evening Meal (Christian, Jehovah’s Wtiness)
April 5-13
  • Memorial of the Feast of the Lord’s Passover (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
  • Passover (United Church of God)
  • Passover (Jewish)
April 8   Visakha Puja (Buddhist)
April 6
  • Holy Thursday (Christian)
  • First Day of Unleavened Bread (Church of God)
  • Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)*
April 6-8   Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
April 6-12   Days of Unleavended Bread (Philadelphia Church of God)
April 7
  • Holy Friday (Christian)
  • The Last Friday of the Great Lent (Eastern Orthodox Church)
April 8   Lazarus Saturday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 9
  • Easter (Christian)
  • Palm Sunday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Shahadat – Amirul Mumineen (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 10   Easter Monday
April 12
  • Passover/Days of Unleavended Bread (Church of God and Saints of Christ)
  • Last Day of Unleavended Bread (Church of God)
April 12-13   Laylatul Qadr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 13
  • Holy Thursday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Milad Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 14
  • Holy Friday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
  • Aakhir Jumo’a (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
  • Vaisakhi (Sikh)
April 16   Easter (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 17   Bright Monday (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
April 18   Laylatul Qadr (Islam)*
April 21
  • First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
  • Eid al-Fitr (Islam Dawoodi Bohra)*
April 21 or 22   Eid al Fitr (Islam)*
April 25   The 11th Panchen Lama’s Birthday (Buddhist)
April 26   Yom Ha’Azmaut (Jewish)
April 29   Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)

May 2023

Date Observance
May 1    Beltane (Wicca)
May 2   Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
May 9   Lag B’Omer (Jewish)
May 18   Ascension of Our Lord (Christian)
May 24   Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 25   Feast of Ascension (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
May 26   Buddha’s Birthday/Buddha Day*
May 26-27   Shavuot (Jewish)
May 28   Pentecost (Christian)
May 29   Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i)


June 2023

Date Observance
June 4 Pentecost (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 12-19 Fast of the Holy Apostles (Eastern Orthodox Christian)
June 16 Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib (Sikh)
June 24 Litha (Wicca)

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