The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will be sharing lists of religious holidays that occur each month so that the campus community can be aware of the celebrations and honored dates.

Dec. 7-15 – Hanukkah: An eight-day celebration in the Jewish faith that honors the victory of Jews over Syrian Greeks.

Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception: The day that Roman Catholics celebrate Mary’s conception without original sin.

Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 – Yule: A Pagan and Wiccan holiday that celebrates the winter solstice.

Dec. 22 – Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday: Guru Gobind Singh is the tenth Sikh Guru and spiritual master. This date commemorates the day he was born.

Dec. 25 – Christmas: An important Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Dec. 26 – St. Stephen’s Feast Day: The day commemorating St. Stephen’s life and service as he became the first Christian to die for the faith.

We will do our best to include religious holidays each month. Please reach out to Chaplain Alex Hendrickson with any questions or if you notice one missing.