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Religious and Public Holidays

Common Religious and Public Holidays

The Common Religious and Public Holiday calendar provides insight into the diversity of our school community. We have highlighted many religious and cultural observances celebrated within our community. Please note that this calendar does not cover all holidays that students may observe and they may practice the same religion differently. The source of this information is the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). If you would like to see a holiday added to the list, please e-mail

NOTE:  All Jewish, Islamic and Baha'i holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the first date shown.

  • * These holidays (or dates within holidays) are designated as non-work (observance) days.
  • # Some of these dates are not fixed to a calendar but based on the actual sighting of the moon, and therefore, there may be some variance by a day.
  • Shaded holidays denotes no school days. 

Holiday or Observance

Religious Group


Eid al-Adha Islamic June 28-29, 2023 (Wed-Thurs)
First day of Muharram (Al Hijrah New Year) Islamic July 19, 2023 (Wed)
Labor Day   Sept. 4, 2023 (Mon)
Janmashtami Hindu Sept. 6-7, 2023 (Wed-Thurs)
*Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Jewish Sept. 15-17, 2023 (Fri-Sun)
*Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Jewish Sept. 24-25, 2023 (Sun-Mon)
Mawlid-al-Nabi (birthday of Mohammad) Islamic Sept. 26-27, 2023 (Tues-Wed)
*Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Jewish Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2023 (Fri-Fri)
*Shmini Atzeret Jewish Oct. 6-8, 2023 (Fri-Sun)
*Simchat Torah Jewish Oct. 7-8, 2023 (Sat-Sun)
Indigenous Peoples' Day   Oct. 9, 2023 (Mon)
Navaratri/Dassehra Hindu Oct. 15-23, 2023 (Sun-week after following Mon)
Veteran's Day   Nov. 11, 2023 (Sat)/No School Friday, Nov. 10
Diwali Hindu Nov. 12, 2023 (Sun)
Thanksgiving Day   Nov. 23, 2023 (Thurs)
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Jewish Dec. 7-15, 2023 (Thurs- week after following Fri)
Christmas Day Christian Dec. 25, 2023 (Mon)
New Year's Day   Jan. 1, 2024 (Mon)
Orthodox Christmas Christian Orthodox Jan. 7-8, 2024 (Sun-Mon)
Martin Luther King Day   Jan. 15, 2024 (Mon)
Lunar New Year   Feb. 10, 2024 (Sat)
President's Day   Feb. 19, 2024 (Mon)
Ash Wednesday Christian Feb. 14, 2024 (Wed)
Beginning of Lent Christian Feb. 14, 2024 (Wed)
Maha Shivaratri Hindu March 8, 2024 (Fri)
Beginning of Ramadan Islamic March 10, 2024 (Sun)
Purim Jewish March 23-24, 2024 (Sat-Mon)
Holi Hindu March 25, 2024 (Mon)
Good Friday Christian March 29, 2024 (Fri)
Easter Christian March 31, 2024 (Sun)
Lailat Ul Qadr Islamic April 6, 2024 (Sun)
Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Islamic April 10, 2024 (Wed)
Ram Navami Hindu April 17, 2024 (Wed)
*Passover (Pesach) Jewish April 22-30, 2024 (Mon-week after following Tues)
Orthodox Good Friday Christian Orthodox May 3, 2024 (Fri)
Orthodox Easter Christian Orthodox May 5, 2024 (Sun)
Memorial Day   May 27, 2024 (Mon)
*Shavuot Jewish June 11-13, 2024 (Tues-Thurs)
Eid al-Adha Islamic June 16-17, 2024 (Sun-Mon)
Independence Day   Jul. 4, 2024 (Thurs)
Janmashtami Hindu Aug. 26, 2024 (Mon)