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Holy Days Calendar

Ninth day of Rivdan - Baha'i

Ninth day of Rivdan - Baha'i

04/29/2014: all day

Beltane - Wicca

Beltane - Wicca

05/01/2014: all day

Wicca celebration of the conjoining of the goddess with the energy of the god in the sacred marriage which is the basis of all creation.

Twelfth day of Rivdan - Baha'i

Twelfth day of Rivdan - Baha'i

05/02/2014: all day

Visakha Puja - Buddhist

Visakha Puja - Buddhist

05/14/2014: all day

Buddhist marking of the birth, enlightenment and death (attainment of Nirvana) of Lord Buddha.

Theravadin New Year - Buddhist

Theravadin  New Year - Buddhist

05/18/2014: all day

Buddhists of the Theravada tradition celebrate the New Year with symbolic elements often found at the beach: sand and water.

Lag B'Omer - Jewish

Lag B'Omer - Jewish

05/18/2014: all day

Jewish observance of the counting of the days - the link - between Pesach and Shavout.

Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i

Declaration of the Bab - Baha'i

05/23/2014: all day

Baha'i recognition of the declaration in 1844 by Ali Muhammed that he is the anticiptated "Coming One" of all religions.  Work is suspended.

Lailat al Miraj - Islam

Lailat al Miraj - Islam

05/27/2014: all day

Islamic observance of Mohammed's night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension to heaven.

Ascension of Jesus - Christian

Ascension of Jesus - Christian

05/29/2014: all day

Christian recognition of the departure of Jesus from earth after the resurrection  It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.  It is observed with worship including prayers and music.

USC Office of Religious Life

University Park Campus
University Religious Center, Rm 106
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu

Health Sciences Campus
McKibben Hall, Rm 160
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(213)740-6110
orl@usc.edu

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