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Observance Calendar

This calendar contains various observances and holidays that represent the diverse community at Montclair State University. Please note, this is not a comprehensive calendar. The omission of an observance is not an act of exclusion. For questions, email diversity@montclair.edu.

Calendar Key:

  • Categories: Cultural, International, National, Religious, or State.
  • *Date varies each year
January
Date Holiday/Observance Category
January 1, 2022 Beginning of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month National
January 1, 2022 End of Kwanzaa Cultural
January 1, 2022 Solemnity of the Blessed Virign Mary Religious (Roman Catholic Christian)
January 3, 2022 Epiphany/Three Kings Day Religious (Christian)
January 4, 2022 World Braille Day International
January 5, 2022 George Washington Carver Day National
January 6, 2022 Feast of the Epiphany/Theophany Religious (Orthodox Christian)
January 7, 2022 Lidät Religious (Rastafarian)
January 7, 2022 Christmas/Feast of the Nativity Religious (Orthodox Christian)
January 10, 2022 Lunar Bodhi Day Religious (Mahayana Buddhist)
January 15, 2022 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday (Observed the following Monday) Federal/National
January 16, 2022 National Religious Freedom Day National
January 27, 2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day International
January 30, 2022 Jashne Sadeh Religious (Zoroastrian)
February
Date Holiday/Observance Category
February 1, 2022 Beginning of Black History Month National
February 1, 2022 Hopi Holy Cycle Religious (American Indian)
February 1, 2022 Chinese/Lunar New Year Cultural/Religious (Confucianist/Taoist/Buddhist)
February 1, 2022 World Hijab Day Religious (Islamic)
February 1, 2022 Imbolc Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
February 3, 2022 Setsebun Religious (Shinto)
February 7, 2022 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
February 15, 2022 Nirvana Day Religious (Buddhist)
February 15, 2022 Lantern Festival Religious (Taoist)
February 26, 2022 Beginning of Ayyam-i-Ha Religious (Baha’i)
February 26, 2022 Lailat al Miraj Religious (Islamic)
March
Date Holiday/Observance Category
March 1, 2022 Beginning of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Multiple Sclerosis Month, & Women’s History Month National
March 1, 2022 End of Ayyam-i-Ha Religious (Baha’i)
March 1, 2022 Disability Day of Mourning National
march 1, 2022 Maha Shivaratri Religious (Hindu)
March 2, 2022 Ash Wednesday/Beginning of Lent Religious (Roman Catholic Christian)
March 3, 2022 Tibetan New Year/Losar Religious (Tibetan Buddhist)
March 8, 2022 International Women’s Day International
March 7, 2022 Beginning of Orthodox Great Lent Religious (Orthodox Christian)
March 9, 2022 Ash Wednesday Religious (Roman Catholic/Protestant Christian)
March 10, 2022 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
March 13, 2022 Beginning of Deaf History Month (March 13 – April 15) National
March 16, 2022 Beginning of Purim Religious (Jewish)
March 17, 2022 End of Purim Religious (Jewish)
March 18, 2022 Holi Religious (Hindu)
March 20, 2022 National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
March 21, 2022 Ostara Spring Equinox Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
March 21, 2022 Shinbun no Hi Religious (Shinto)
March 21, 2022 Beginning of Nowruz Religious (Parsi/Zoroastrian)
March 21, 2022 World Down Syndrome Day International
March 22, 2022 End of Nowruz Religious (Parsi/Zoroastrian)
March 22, 2022 Hindi New Year Religious
March 25, 2022 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade International
March 25, 2022 Annunciation Religious (Catholic/Protestant/Othodox Christian)
March 26, 2022 Purple Day for Epilepsy International
March 29, 2022 National Vietnam War Veterans Day National
March 31, 2022 International Transgender Day of Visibility International
April
Date Holiday/Observance Category
April 1, 2022 Beginning of Arab American Heritage Month, Autism Awareness Month, Month of the Military Child, and Paralyzed Veterans Across America Month National
April 1, 2022 Beginning of Black Women’s History Month International
April 2, 2022 World Autism Awareness Day International
April 2, 2022 Beginning of Ramadan Religious (Islamic)
April 5, 2022 Qingming Religious (Taoist)
April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday Religious (Catholic Christian)
April 10, 2022 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day National
April 14, 2022 End of Lent Religious (Catholic & Christian )
April 14, 2022 Mahavir Jayanti Religious (Jainism)
April 14, 2022 Maundy Thursday Religious (Catholic Christian)
April 14, 2022 Vaisakhi Religious (Hindu/Sikh/Buddhist)
April 15, 2022 Good Friday Religious (Catholic and Protestant Christian)
April 15, 2022 Beginning of Passover (Pesach) Religious (Jewish)
April 16, 2022 Hanuman Jayanti Religious (Hinduism)
April 17, 2022 Easter Religious (Catholic and Protestant Christian)
April 17, 2022 Palm Sunday Religious (Orthodox Christian)
April 18, 2022 National Transgender HIV Testing Day National
April 21, 2022 Beginning of Ridvan Religious (Baha’i)
April 22, 2022 Earth Day International
April 23, 2022 End of Orthodox Great Lent Religious (Orthodox Christian)
April 23, 2022 Passover (Pesach) Ends Religious (Jewish)
April 24, 2022 Pascha/Orthodox Easter Religious (Orthodox Christian)
April 27, 2022 Beginning of Yom Hashoah Religious (Jewish)
April 28, 2022 End of Yom Hashoah Religious (Jewish)
April 27, 2022 Lailat al-Qadr Religious (Islamic)
May
Date Holiday/Observance Category
May 1, 2022 Beginning of Haitian Heritage Month, Indian Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, National Asian American Pacific Islander Month, National Military Appreciation Month, & South Asian Heritage Month National
May 1, 2022 Beltane Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
May 2, 2022 Beginning of Eid-al-Fitr Religious (Islamic)
May 2, 2022 End of Ramadan Religious (Islamic)
May 2, 2022 End of Ridvan Religious (Baha’i)
May 3, 2022 End of Eid-al-Fitr Religious (Islamic)
May 4, 2022 National Day of Prayer Religious (Interfaith)
May 5, 2022 Cinco de Mayo Cultural
May 5, 2022 National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls National
May 5, 2022 National Silence the Shame Day National
May 6, 2022 Vesak (Buddha Day) Religious (Buddhist)
May 8, 2022 Buddha’s Birthday Religious (Buddhist)
May 10, 2022 World Lupus Day International
May 17, 2022 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia International
May 19, 2022 National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
May 20, 2022 Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) International
May 24, 2022 Declaration of the Bab Religious (Baha’i)
May 29, 2022 Ascension of Baha’u’llah Religious (Baha’i)
June
Date Holiday/Observance Category
June 1, 2022 Beginning of AIDS Awareness Month, Black Music Month, National Caribbean American Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ Pride Month, & PTSD Awareness Month National
June 2, 2022 Native American Citizenship Day National
June 4, 2022 Beginning of Shavuot Religious (Jewish)
June 4, 2022 Feast of Pentecost Religious (Catholic Christian)
June 6, 2022 End of Shavuot Religious (Jewish)
June 8, 2022 Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
June 12, 2022 Women’s Veteran’s Day National
June 16, 2022 Corpus Christi Religious (Catholic)
June 18, 2022 Autistic Pride Day National
June 19, 2022 Juneteenth National
June 21, 2022 Litha-Yule (Solstice) Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
June 27, 2022 National HIV Testing Day National
July
Date Holiday/Observance Category
July 1, 2022 Beginning of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month National
July 9, 2022 Beginning of Eid-al-Adha Religious (Islamic)
July 10, 2022 End of Eid-al-Adha Religious (Islamic)
July 18, 2022 Nelson Mandela Day International
July 23, 2022 Emperor Haile Selassie Birthday Religious (Rastafarian)
July 26, 2022 National Buffalo Soldiers Day National
July 28, 2022 National Disability Dependence Day National
July 29, 2022 First of Muharram Religious (Islamic)
August
Date Holiday/Observance Category
August 1, 2022 Beginning of National Civility Month, National Peace Month, & National Wellness Month National
August 1, 2022 Lughnasadh-Imbolc Religious (Wicca/Neopagan)
August 7, 2022 Beginning of Ashura Religious (Islamic)
August 7, 2022 National Purple Heart Day National
August 8, 2022 End of Ashura Religious (Islamic)
August 18, 2022 Krishna Janmashtami (Celebrated for 2 Days) Religious (Hindu)
August 22, 2022 Ghost Festival (Zhon Yuan Jie) Religious (Taoist)
August 24, 2022 Paryushan Parvarambha Religious (Jain)
August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi Religious (Hindu)
September
Date Holiday/Observance Category
September 1, 2022 Beginning of Deaf Awareness Month, National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month, & National Suicide Prevention Month National
September 10, 2022 Chuseok/Mid-Autumn Festival/Mooncake Festival Religious (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)
September 11, 2022 Patriot Day – 9/11 National
September 11, 2022 Ethiopian Independence Day Cultural/Religious (Rastafarian)
September 15, 2022 Beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month National
September 18, 2022 National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day National
September 20 2022 Beginning of International Week of the Deaf International
September 23, 2022 Mabon Religious (Wicca/Neopagan)
September 23, 2022 Fall Equinox Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
September 23, 2022 International Day of Sign Language International
September 25, 2022 Beginning of Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Religious (Jewish)
September 26, 2022 Beginning of Navaratri Religious (Hindu)
September 27, 2022 End of Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Religious (Jewish)
September 27 2022 End of International Week of the Deaf International
September 27, 2022 National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day National
October
Date Holiday/Observance Category
October 1, 2022 Beginning of ADHD Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Depression Education and Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Dwarfism Awareness Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Filipino American Heritage Month, Italian American Heritage Month, Learning Disability Awareness Month, LGBTQ History Month, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, & Polish American Heritage Month National
October 2, 2022 International Day of Nonviolence International
October 4, 2022 Beginning of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Religious (Jewish)
October 5, 2022 American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day National
October 5, 2022 End of Navaratri Religious (Hindu)
October 5, 2022 End of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Religious (Jewish)
October 9, 2022 Beginning of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Religious (Jewish)
October 10, 2022 Beginning of Sukkot Religious (Jewish)
October 10, 2022 World Mental Health Day International
October 11, 2022 National Coming Out Day National
October 15, 2022 National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day National
October 16, 2022 End of Sukkot Religious (Jewish)
October 16, 2022 Beginning of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Religious (Jewish)
October 18, 2022 End of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Religious (Jewish)
October 24, 2022 Diwali Religious (Jain/Sikh/Hindu)
October 25, 2022 Beginning of Birth of the Bab Religious (Baha’i)
October 25, 2022 Vikram Samvat New Year Religious (Hindu)
October 26, 2022 Intersex Awareness Day International
October 26, 2022 Rosh Hashanah (Ends the Evening of October 27, 2022) Religious (Jewish)
October 26, 2022 End of Birth of the Bab Religious (Baha’i)
October 31, 2022 Beginning of Samhain Religious (Wicca/Neopagan)
October 31, 2022 All Hollow’s Eve Religious (Catholic & Christian)
October 31, 2022 Reformation Day Religious (Christian)
October 31, 2022 Samhain Religious (Wiccan/Pagan)
November
Date Holiday/Observance Category
November 1, 2022 Beginning of Diabetes Awareness Month, Epilepsy Awareness Month, Men’s Health Awareness Month, National Native American Heritage Month, National Veterans & Military Family Month, & Transgender Awareness Month National
November 1, 2022 All Saints’ Day/Day of the Dead Religious (Catholic Christian)
November 1, 2022 All Souls’ Day Religious (Catholic)
November 1, 2022 End of Samhain Religious (Wicca/Neopagan)
November 6, 2022 International Stress Awareness Day International
November 8, 2022 Crowning of Emperor Haile Selassie Religious (Rastafarian)
November 8, 2022 Intersex Solidarity Day International
November 8, 2022 Guru Nanak Gurparab Religious (Sikh)
November 11, 2022 Veteran’s Day National
November 19, 2022 International Men’s Day International
November 20, 2022 International Transgender Day of Remembrance National
November 27, 2022 Beginning of Advent Religious (Catholic and Protestant Christian/Orthodox Christian)
December
Date Holiday/Observance Category
December 1, 2022 Beginning of Universal Human Rights Month National
December 1, 2022 World AIDS Day International
December 2, 2022 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery International
December 3, 2022 International Day of the Disabled Persons International
December 3, 2022 International Day of the Disabled Person International
December 8, 2022 Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Feast of the Immaculate Conception Religious (Catholic Christian)
December 8, 2022 Bodhi Day Religious (Buddhist)
December 12, 2022 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Religious (Catholic Christian)
December 18, 2022 Beginning of Chanukah Religious (Jewish)
December 21, 2022 Yule Winter Solstice Religious (Wiccan/Neopagan)
December 21, 2022 Yalda Religious (Zoroastrian)
December 24, 2022 End of Advent Religious (Catholic and Protestant Christian/Orthodox Christian)
December 25, 2022 Christmas Religious (Catholic and Protestant Christian)
December 26, 2022 End of Hanukkah Religious (Jewish)
December 26, 2022 Beginning of Kwanzaa Cultural
December 30, 2022 Feast of the Holy Family Religious (Catholic Christian)
December 31, 2022 Watch Night Religious (Christian)

Last Modified: Thursday, March 17, 2022 12:49 pm