Selected Religious Holidays and Celebrations
These calendars are offered by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life as a resource to the entire Vassar community. As we seek to increase our understanding of the shifting religious landscape of our campus and wider culture, we hope these calendars will increase our familiarity with religious traditions and facilitate thoughtful planning of our schedules and activities.
These calendars are not an exhaustive list either of religious traditions or of the holidays observed in those traditions. It attempts to list the holidays that may be observed by members of our community, based on our records of the religious traditions represented in our student body. You may also want to check the many websites on religious holidays, including the site maintained by PBS's "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly," available online at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/calendar.html
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (RSL) welcomes questions about and suggestions for this listing—our inter-religious staff can give you additional information or resource people to learn more about these holidays. While every effort has been made to provide clear and accurate information, some inaccuracies may remain—with the rest of the Vassar community, the RSL staff continue to learn what it means to make religious identity and formation a part of a liberal arts education. Please contact Sam Speers, Director, RSL Office, through our contact form or 845-437-5550 with your comments or corrections.