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Several faith dates take place over the next few months and should be kept in mind.
For the Jewish community, Yom Kippur begins the eve of September 25 and most observant Jews will be absent from work and the classroom on September 26. Some observant Jews (Reform and Orthodox) will request accommodation for the Eve of Sukkot (September 30) and the first day (or first two days) of Sukkot (October 1 and 2). Other Jewish faith dates requiring accommodation this fall are the Eve of Shmini Atzeret (sundown, October 7) and Shmini Atzeret (October 8), the Eve of Simhat Torah (sundown, October 8) and Simhat Torah (October 9).
In addition, observant members of the Baha’i, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Wiccan and Muslim communities may require religious accommodation for the following observances/holy days. Those flagged by an asterisk fall on the weekend and are not expected to cause many scheduling difficulties. Members of the Christian community will not need to be accommodated on December 25, as the university is closed on that day.
• Baha’i faith: Birth of the Báb* (October 20) and Birth of Bahá’u’lláh (November 12)
• Sikhism: Installation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji* (October 20), Bandi Chhor Divas (November 13), Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji* (November 24) and Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (November 28)
• Wicca: Samhain(October 31) and Yule (December 21)
• Hinduism: Diwali (November 13)
• Buddhism: Kathina (October 1-28)
• Islam: Īd al-Aḍḥá (October 26)
Faith dates are available on this online Multifaith Calendar. Users may click on each particular faith date within the Multifaith Calendar for more information about the observance.
The Queen's HRO invites local artists to use one of the 63 tiles from the image above as a backdrop for
an original piece of work. Accepted artwork wil be exhibited in a 9' by 6' installation at Queen's in 2013. All media and styles are welcome.