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List of Religious Holidays
Often Permitting Pupil Absence From School



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Religious holidays the New Jersey department of education accepted for "excused absenses" for the 2007/2008 school year.                              

September 1 Day of Ascension (Isra and Miraj) (Islamic)
First Consecration of the Guru Granth Sahib ji, the Sikh Scripture
September 7 His Holiness Sakya Trizin's birth date (Buddhist)
September 7 Ganesha Chaturthi (Hindu)
September 13-14 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
September 13 Ramadan begins
September 14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Eastern, Greek, Russian Orthodox)
September 19  The Night of Power 9 (Laylatul Qadr) (Islamic)
September 22 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) (Jewish)
September 23 Feast of Trumpets (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)
September 27-28 Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) (Jewish)
October 2 Day of Atonement (World Wide Church of God, UnitedChurch of God and Global Church of God)
October 4 Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Sukkot) (Jewish)
October 5 Simhat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law) (Jewish)
October 7-13 First Day through Seventh Day Feast of Tabernacles (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)

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October 13 Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)/September 30 -  Dussera (Hindu)
October 14 Last Great Day (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)
October 20  Birth of the Bab (Baha'i)
October 20 Joint-Sovereignty of Guru Granth and Guru Panth declared to Guide the Sikh people
October 20 Guruship of Guru Granth Sahib ji declared by 10th Guru (Sikh)
October 20 - 23 Deepavali (Hindu)
October 31 Reformation Day (Protestant, Lutheran)
November 1 All Saints Day (Roman Catholic, Protestant & Lutheran)
November 2 All Souls Day (Roman Catholic)
November 12 Birth of the Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
November 15 Guru Nanak Dev ji's birth date (Sikh)
November 24 Guru Tegh Bahadur dev ji's Martyrdom (Sikh)
December 5 First Day of Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Roman Catholic)
December 8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
December 20 Eid-al-Adha (Day of Sacrifice) (Islamic)
December 25 Christmas (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox)
December 26 Kwanzaa

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January 1 New Year's Day
January 5 Gukru Gobind Singh ji's birth date (Sikh)
January 6 Feast of the Epiphany (Roman Catholic, Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox)
January 6 Christmas (Armenian)
January 10 Muharram (New Year) (Islamic)
January 14 Makara Sankranti (Hindu)
January 19 Day of Ashurah (10th Day) (Islamic)
January 22 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
February 5 Shrove Tuesday         
February 6 Ash Wednesday (Roman Catholic, Protestant)
February 7 New Year (Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese)
February 19 Bright Monday (Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox)
March 4 Holi (Hindu)
March 6 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
March 10 Lent (Eastern Orthodox)
March 19 Chandramana Yugadi
March 20 Holy Thursday (Roman Catholic, Protestant)
March 21 Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (Islamic)
March 21 Feast of Naw-Ruz (Baha'i and Iranian New Year, also Persian New Year and Heritage Day)
March 21 Good Friday (Roman Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox))
March 21 Purim (Jewish)
March 21 Sikh New Year/Holla Mohalla
March 27 Rama Navami (Hindu)
March 22 Lord's Evening Meal
March 30 Chandramana Yugardi (Hindu)
April 2 Passover (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)
April 3 First Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)
April 6-14 Rama Navami (Hindu)
April 14 Souramana Yugadi (Hindu)
April 14 Khalsa formation day and Vaisakhi
April 20-21 First Two Days of Pesach (Passover) (Jewish)
April 21 First Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
April 24 Memorial Day (Armenian)
April 25 The 11th Panchen Lama's birthday (Buddhist)
April 27 Good Friday (Lutheran, Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox)
April 26 -27 Last Two Days of Pesach (Passover) (Jewish)
May 1 Ascension Day (Eastern Orthodox, Greek and Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic & Protestant)
May 2 The 12th Day of Ridvan (Baha'i)
May 2 Buddha's birthday (Buddhist)
May 23 Declaration of the Bab (Baha'i)
May 27 Day of Pentecost (World Wide Church of God, United Church of God and Global Church of God)
May 29 Ascension of Baha'u'llah (Baha'i)
June 9-10 Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) 2 days (Jewish)
June 16 Guru Arjun Dev ji's Martyrdom (Sikh)
June 26 His Holiness the 17th Gyalawa Karmapa's (Ugyen Trinley Dorje) birth date (Buddhist)

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