A Guide to Religious Observances

Have you ever wondered about the significance of sukkot? The importance of Easter? The customs of Ramadan?

Brandeis is home to rich and diverse cultural and religious traditions. We invite you to explore the significance of just some of the celebrations you might encounter here on campus.

Fall

Days of Awe, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Judaism)
Diwali (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism)
Ramadan (Muslim)
Shmini Atzeret (Judaism)
Simhat Torah (Judaism)
Sukkot (Judaism)
Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (Christian)
Eid al-Adha: "The Feast of Sacrifice" (Muslim)
Advent (Christian)
Hanukkah (Judaism)

Winter

Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent (Christian)
Purim (Judaism)

Spring

Palm Sunday (Christian)
Holy Week (Christian)
Easter (Christian)
Passover (Judaism)
Pentecost (Christian)
Shavout (Judaism)