Center for Access and Restorative Engagement

Cultural Calendar

The University of Texas at Austin is made up of people from many different cultural communities. To promote understanding, inclusion and belonging, the Division of Campus and Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has created a Cultural Calendar. This calendar is an educational resource designed to increase awareness of and respect for cultural and community observances and celebrations that may affect our community’s students, faculty, staff, and neighbors.

Note: Scroll through the list to explore faith-based dates for the 2023-2024 school year. The list is not exhaustive. If there is a date missing that would add to the inclusive diversity of this list, please let us know at

Start DateHolidayFaith
July 6-7, 2023Eid al-Ghadeer **Islam
July 10, 2023MARTYRDOM OF THE BÁB ***Baha‚Äôi
July 18, 2023Eid al-Ghadeer **Islam
July 19, 20231st of Muharram (Islamic New Year) **Islam
July 28, 202310th of Muharram (Ashura) **Islam
August 24-31, 2023Paryushan **Jain
September 16-17, 2023Rosh Hashanah *Jewish
September 17, 2023Arba’een**Islam
September 24-25, 2023Yom Kippur *Jewish
September 27, 2023Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Sunni) **Islam
September 30-October 6, 2023Sukkot *Jewish
October 7-8, 2023Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah *Jewish
October 7, 2023Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Shia) **Islam
October 16, 2023BIRTH OF THE BÁBBaha’i
October 17, 2023BIRTH OF BAHÁ’U’LLÁHBaha’i‚Äôi
November 12, 2023Diwali **Hindu/Jain/Sikh
December 8-15, 2023Hanukkah *Jewish
December 12, 2023Our Lady of Guadalupe Day Christian/Catholic
December 25, 2023ChristmasChristian
December 26-January 1, 2024KwanzaaInterfaith/African-American
January 6, 2024Feast of EpiphanyChristian
January 7, 2024Eastern Orthodox ChristmasOrthodox Christian
January 15, 2024SankrantiHindu
January 25, 2024Birthday of ‘Alī ibn Abī ṬālibIslam
February 10, 2024Lunar New YearInterfaith/National
February 14, 2024Ash WednesdayChristian
March 10-April 9, 2024Ramadan **Islam
March 18, 2024Eastern Orthodox Beginning of LentOrthodox Christian
March 20-21, 2024NowRuz ***Interfaith/National/Bahai/Zoroastrianism
March 24-25, 2024Purim *Jewish
March 25, 2024HoliHindu
March 29, 2024Good FridayChristian
March 31, 2024EasterChristian
April 2, 202423rd Night of Ramadan **Islam
April 6, 202427th Night of Ramadan **Islam
April 9, 2024Eid al-Fitr **Islam
April 13-15, 2024SongkranBuddhist
April 14, 2024VaisakhiSikh
April 21, 2024First Day of Ridvan ***Baha’i
April 22-30, 2024Passover (Pesach) *Jewish
April 29, 2024Ninth Day of Ridvan ***Baha’i
May 2, 2024Twelfth Day of Ridvan ***Baha’i
May 3, 2024Eastern Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox Christian
May 5, 2024Eastern Orthodox Easter (Pascha)Orthodox Christian
May 9, 2024Ascension DayChristian
May 23, 2024Vesak (Theravada)Buddhism
May 24, 2024Declaration of the Bab ***Baha’i
May 29, 2024Ascension of BAHÁ’U’LLÁH ***Baha‚Äôi
June 14, 2024Eastern Orthodox Ascension DayOrthodox Christian
June 15-16, 2024Holy Day of Arafah **Islam
June 17, 2024Eid al-Adha **Islam
June 19, 2024JuneteenthInterfaith/African-American
Shabbat *Jewish

* Jewish holy days begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.
** These holidays are calculated on a lunar calendar and are approximate. Muslim holidays begin and end at sundown on the first and last days listed.
*** The Bahá’í day ends and a new one begins at sunset; consequently, the day on which a Holy Day is observed begins at sunset of the day before the Gregorian calendar dates given above.

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